How Do I Update Kodi?

Dan Price 05-01-2018

Kodi’s development team regularly releases new versions of the app with a near-constant stream of updates, new features, and security patches. But for all of Kodi’s incredible features The A-Z of Kodi: Everything You Need to Know Whether you're a Kodi newbie considering switching to the app, or a Kodi veteran looking to brush up on your knowledge, you should be able to make use of our A-Z of Kodi. Read More , one glaring omission remains: the app does not automatically update itself.


Yes, you can configure add-ons to auto-update, but the core app requires user input.

Thankfully, it’s not as confusing or as long-winded as it sounds. You can easily grab the latest version of Kodi and perform the update in moments. You just need to know what to do and where to look. If you want to learn how to update Kodi, keep reading.

How to Update Kodi

Remember, if you’ve installed Kodi from the Windows Store, it has a package manager and will automatically update. If you’ve manually installed Kodi on Windows or Mac, you need to follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Recommended: Make a backup of all your add-ons, skins, and settings before proceeding.

  1. Close all instances of Kodi on your computer.
  2. Head to kodi.tv/download.
  3. Click on either Windows or macOS, depending on your operating system.
  4. Download the latest version of the installer.
  5. When you run the installer, you will be warned that Windows will overwrite some Kodi files. Don’t worry, it’s expected behavior.
  6. When the installer has finished, run Kodi to ensure all your personal customizations are still available and working.

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Do you take the time to update Kodi every time a new version comes out, or do you limit yourself to updating a couple of times per year?

We’d love to hear your input. You can leave all your questions and queries in the comments section below.

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  1. Carl Eddie Cole
    October 1, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    How do I download new version on my fire stick when I can't get play store to do it on my TV

  2. Ryan Anderson
    January 6, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I thought in the last few updates they were trying to make kodi not run certain programs for streaming? That updating kodi was killing yuppie ability to find free streams? I haven't updated in awhile, any clarification on this?

  3. Jules
    January 6, 2018 at 10:34 am

    I have Hp96 pro box and was told it updates Kodi. I know I should look for what version of kodi on there to updated but I'm afraid to touch or add anything cuz I had someone load it all for me and don't want to mess it up. I did touch something a rocket shot up from bottom and wiped out something. It went black and I unplugged it to hopping it would not mess it it up but it did change it some. I'm scared to tweak anything! Any suggestions to add anything or prevent something from going wrong??? Thanks !!!

  4. Simon
    January 6, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Imo 17.1 was most stable version with no issues on most apps and less browsing and faster performance..

  5. Jessie
    January 6, 2018 at 2:53 am

    I would love for you guys to show me how to install from beginning to end and also how to get all the apps

  6. Anna
    January 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    While Kodi used to be my go to. I am finding it harder to figure out how to and where to search, streaming seems to be worse and lagging. Now it’s not my go to! I have done all updates. Someone need to make it more “user” friendly as I am sure your user base is growing

  7. Jean
    January 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    How do you update Kodi on the Kodi Android TV box??

    • Hollywood
      January 6, 2018 at 7:59 am

      It will all updated once you dl from the play site

  8. James Daniels
    January 5, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    What's the latest version for Kodi???

    • KrispyKryptons
      January 6, 2018 at 7:15 am

      As of right now, it's Krypton 17.6

  9. Jenny
    January 5, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    How do I install kodi on my android tablet. And how do I install kodi on my Kindle ?

  10. Afa
    January 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Still no answer on how to update on fire stick.

  11. Mari
    January 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    How do you update on the firestick?

    • C.B.
      January 5, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Check out Kodi No Limits on Facebook. Great videos and kodi tutorials/builds.

  12. Mari
    January 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    How do you update from firestick?

    • Hollywood
      January 6, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Go to download and type in Kodi.tv and follow the prompts. Over that's done Kodi itself will be updated. Just click on Kodi for the first run

  13. Matt
    January 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    With android devices like the Asus Google nexus player it updates by itself from the app store. You can still but the nexus players on ebay.

  14. Mike
    January 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Do you uninstall the old Verizon after successful install of the update?
    I have 2 working versions in Windows PC

    • Hollywood
      January 6, 2018 at 7:55 am

      U only need one version. U wasting memory

  15. Lissa
    January 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    How do you do it on a firestick?

    • Hollywood
      January 6, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Kodi no limits on youtube

  16. Jim
    January 5, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Kodi has become a headache with all the updates and now it seems like thier once a month. This is based souly on my opinion and I’m nobody and yes its true I’m not coming out with my own solution to the problem so I’m just venting. Rather stick with tweakbox, it seems like a lot of movies are better quality on there

    • Shelley Reeves
      January 5, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      How would one get directions to download tweakbox on a FireStick?