How to Use Kodi for Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Are you a movie buff or a TV show addict? If so, Kodi for Android is the perfect app for you.

With Kodi, you can easily stream your favorite movies, TV shows, and even live TV on your Android device. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of setting up and using Kodi for Android.

Step 1: Download Kodi

To begin, you need to download the Kodi app on your Android device. You can find the official Kodi app on the Google Play Store. Simply open the Play Store, search for “Kodi,” and click on the install button to download and install the app.

Step 2: Launching Kodi

Once you have successfully installed Kodi on your Android device, locate the app icon in your app drawer and tap on it to launch.


If this is your first time launching Kodi, it might take a few moments to initialize.

Step 3: Setting Up Kodi

When you launch Kodi for the first time, you will be greeted with a welcome screen. Here, you can choose your preferred language from the list of available options.


  • If you don’t see your language listed, don’t worry! You can change it later in the settings.
  • You can also change other settings such as skin/theme preferences at this point if desired.

Step 4: Adding Media Sources

Before you can start streaming content on Kodi, you need to add media sources. These sources can be local files stored on your device or online sources such as streaming websites or network shares.

  1. From the Kodi home screen, click on the gear icon to open the settings menu.
  2. In the settings menu, select “File Manager. “
  3. Click on “Add Source.

  4. A dialog box will appear. Click on the text box labeled “None” and enter the URL or browse for your local media source.
  5. Give your media source a name and click “OK.”
  6. Once you have added all your media sources, click “OK” again to save the changes.

Step 5: Installing Add-ons

Add-ons are extensions that allow you to access additional content and features in Kodi. To install add-ons:

  1. From the Kodi home screen, click on the gear icon to open the settings menu.
  2. Select “Add-ons. “
  3. Click on “Install from repository” or “Get Add-ons” depending on your Kodi version.
  4. Browse through the available categories and select an add-on that interests you.
  5. Click on the add-on to view more details and options.
    • Note: Some add-ons require additional configuration or setup.

      Refer to their documentation for instructions.

Step 6: Enjoying Content

You are now ready to enjoy all the content available in Kodi! From movies and TV shows to live TV and music, you can easily navigate through different categories using Kodi’s intuitive interface. Simply select a category, browse through available options, and click on your desired media to start streaming!


  • Make sure you have a stable internet connection for smooth streaming.
  • Some content may require additional add-ons or subscriptions.
  • Always ensure that you are accessing media from legal sources to avoid any copyright infringements.

Now that you know how to use Kodi for Android, you can enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere. Happy streaming!

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