Mac OS X

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Kodi for OS X runs natively on Mac OS X. OS X for Mac computers from Apple can provide hardware video decoding for H.264 and MPEG-2 video, though most CPUs are able to software decode other formats in 1080 as well. Macs can use the Apple TV remote, among others, for control of Kodi. An Intel Mac running OS X 10.7 (Lion) or higher is required for Kodi.


1 Main topics

Other Mac-specific wiki pages for topics, guides, and advice. For everything else, standard Kodi pages will normally apply.

icon HOW-TO:Install Kodi for Mac OS X
icon Kodi for OS X specific FAQ
Mac FAQ
icon Supported hardware
Kodi is officially supported on a number of operating systems and hardware devices that are designed to be connected directly to a TV. Kodi runs well on what are relatively "underpowered" systems, thanks to hardware video decoding being common on nearly all supported platforms. These requirements don't include what might be required for some "advanced" features, such as PVR, which might require additional hardware.
icon Developing Kodi for OS X
Team-Kodi (formerly called Team-XBMC) first ported XBMC Media Center software to Mac OS X in 2008, and the whole project cross-platform application was renamed to Kodi in 2014. Kodi itself is a huge open source project and it takes loads of people working together to maintain it for all platforms, that is why Team-Kodi is always on the lookout for C/C++ programmers to volunteer in assisting us with the development of Kodi. Whether you have contributed to the Kodi/XBMC project in the past or not, please consider doing so now.
icon Supplemental tools


2 Requirements

  • Kodi v17 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later.
  • Kodi v18 (and its nightlies) will at least require 10.9)
  • All hardware requirements are the same as those for OS X 10.8. If your computer can run OS X 10.8 or later then your hardware should work just fine with Kodi.


3 How-tos

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