HOW-TO:Install Kodi for Windows

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See Migration from XBMC to Kodi for special notes about going from an older XBMC version to Kodi.

1 Installing of Kodi for Windows

The installation of Kodi for Windows is straightforward like most other Windows applications.

Download the latest version from After download open the .exe file after which you will get the installation dialog. Simply follow the shown installation screen after which the installation will begin. For most users the offered default settings are sufficient, if not, change them accordingly if you are sure you have to.

If you have Chocolatey installed you can run
cinst xbmc
from an elevated command line or powershell instance.

After the installation you can immediately start using Kodi. To start Kodi, find it under the Windows Start button in a Program Group called Kodi. or simply use the desktop icon.

You can use the keyboard, mouse or remote control to navigate through the program. Add one or more sources in Videos, Music and/or Photos, see Media Sources and you are ready to play your media. For more information you can visit the main wiki page.

2 Uninstalling of Kodi for Windows

Go to "Add or Remove Programs" in the "Control Panel" under Windows then choose to remove "Kodi". You can also find it under the Windows Start button in a Program Group called Kodi.

3 Upgrading Kodi for Windows

Unless your copy of Kodi is more than two years old, simply installing a newer version of Kodi over an older version should cause no problems. If you are upgrading your copy of Kodi, it is ALWAYS recommended that you backup your data: Backup.

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