How to Clear the Cache on Kodi

Dan Price 20-11-2017

If you ever encounter playback issues, lagging addons, or other strange occurrences on Kodi, flushing the cache can often help remedy the problem. Just don’t overdo it because it isn’t as necessary as some commentators would have you believe.


Unfortunately, despite pressure from users, Kodi’s developers still haven’t incorporated a native “Clear Cache” button into the software. Instead, the only solution is to turn to third-party addons and repos How to Use Kodi Without Breaking the Law You don't have to break the law to get the most out of your Kodi box. Here's how to make it work without straying over that thin gray line. Read More .

But don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. In this article, we show you how to clear the cache on Kodi with a third-party tool.

How to Clear the Cache on Kodi

Before continuing to read, please note that these instructions refer to Kodi version 17 (codenamed Krypton). If you’re running a different version of Kodi, the methodology for installing the repos and addons may differ.

We’re going to use the Merlin Wizard addon. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to learn how to deploy it.

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  1. Open Kodi.
  2. Go to Settings > File Manager > Add Source > Add Source > None.
  3. Type http://srp.nu/ in the on-screen box and click OK.
  4. Call the source Superrepo and press Enter.
  5. Return to the Kodi home screen.
  6. Go to Add-ons > Package Installer.
  7. On the next screen, navigate to Install from Zip File > Superrepo.
  8. Go to Krypton > Repositories > Superrepo.
  9. Choose superrepo.kodi.krypton.repositories.zip from the list and wait for the ZIP file to install.
  10. On the next screen, head to Install from Repository > Superrepo Repositories > Add-on Repository > Superrepo All > Install.
  11. Return to the home screen and go to Add-ons > Package Installer > Install from Repository > Superrepo All > Program add-ons > Merlin Wizard.
  12. Click Launch Wizard.
  13. Select Tool Box.
  14. In the lower right-hand corner of Merlin Wizard, click Clear Caches, Delete Packages, and Delete Thumbnails.

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Congratulations, you’ve now cleared all your Kodi caches. Now it’s time to also uninstall outdated Kodi repos 13 Kodi Repos You Need to Uninstall and Why You should get rid of these Kodi repos because they could pose a risk to you if you keep them around. Read More  to avoid a security meltdown.

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  1. TylerDurden
    November 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    This does not work because the srp.nu repository has been shut down.

  2. Rob
    November 21, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Didn't work.

  3. Daniel
    November 20, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Superrepo is not accessible anymore or I am doing something terribly wrong... (Not.) Did it become geo-restricted?

  4. Robert Damato
    November 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I use exodus, how do i delete apps and clear cache?