Mac OS X

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XBMC for Mac runs natively on Mac OS X. Mac OS X can provide hardware video decoding for H.264 and MPEG2 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 XBMC. An Intel Mac running OS X 10.6 or higher is required for XBMC.

1 Main topics

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

icon HOW-TO:Install Kodi for Mac
icon XBMC for Mac specific FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions for OS X and Mac hardware from Apple.
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 Mac
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 How-to's
icon Tips and tricks
Boost performance, troubleshoot, enhance, and more.
icon Helpful applications
icon Device specific info
icon Supplemental tools for OS X
icon Random notes

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-to's

4 Device specific info

Stop hand.png These pages are maintained by the community and should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation. Device pages are made when there's a bunch of useful information for a particular device, and someone takes the time to make that page. Keep in mind, some devices simply don't need a page of specific information, but are still excellent devices. *


5 Random notes

Feel free to place various notes, tips, and links here. As this section of the wiki gets more organized, those notes will be properly sorted. Consider this like a dumping ground for when you're not sure where to put something.