There was a time when running the most popular open source media player “Kodi” on android was next to impossible but now the task is much easier with Android smartphones with bigger screens and latest Android versions. In this Post we are going to give you all a detailed description of “how to setup kodi on android”
How To Setup Kodi On Android
Hardware And Software Requirements
If you want to install Kodi on your Android Smartphone then you have to know about the hardware and software requirements and criteria for it. The developers themselves have declared that it is not designed for small screen size so if you want to run it you will need a phone with minimum 5″ screen size.
The software requirement includes a device having Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or above version of OS.
After the requirements let us proceed to the steps of how to setup kodi on android.
Step 1 : Installation
First of all we need to install the Kodi app on our android for which you can follow the links below
If you are downloading it from the official website make sure your setting for unknown sources is on. For this you will have to follow the path settings<Security<Unknown sources<ON and it will allow the installation from the sources other than play store. After this go to your file browser, find the apk file of it and manually install it.
Step 2 : Setting Up Kodi
Now open the app and go to the Settings which is placed in the upper left side of the screen in the middle of the panel.
In the settings you will have to go into System Settings which appears as right most window of second row.
In the System Settings you will be by default in the standard mode to which you have to change to Expert mode. You can change it by tapping the mode appearing on the bottom of menu panel.
After getting into expert mode go to the add-ons where you have to allow the unknown sources. You will get a warning pop-up on which tap the yes button.
The latest version of kodi does not have any content. It runs with the third-party add-ons to stream your favorite media. To install these add-ons you need to allow the unknown sources.
Now go back to the settings and open the File Manager which is the last window in settings.
Here you will find two windows one at right and the other at the left side. Select the Add Source in the left side window.
Step 4 : Installation of Add-On
As you tap the Add source a pop-up will appear. Here you will have to give the path of the add-on at upper column and the name in the lower column.
There are so many add-ons available for Kodi but here we are installing BOB Unleashed. This is one of the most popular add-ons for Kodi and developed by Noobs And Nerds Repository.
Set the path http://noobsandnerds.com/portal/ and name as Noobs and Nerds.
Ones check for the errors and then click OK.
Now, go back to the add-ons on main menu and click on the package installer wizard. You can find it on the upper left side of the screen. The first icon on the left side is the package installer.
Now click on the Install from zip file
Here tap on the tab reads “Noobs And Nerds” as you have given the name.
Here you can see “noobsandnerds Repo (2.3.0).zip”. Click on it and after few moments there will be a notification at the upper right side of the screen that conforms the installation.
Now after getting the notification as you can see on upper right in the screenshot below, click on install from repository and find and click noobsandnerds repository.
Now click on video add-ons at the bottom of the list
And then on BOB Unleashed
Now you can go back to the file manager where you can find and open BOB Unleashed
BOB Unleashed is one of the most used Add-ons and the reasons behind it is that it has so much to offer. There are so many categories and subcategories for streaming TV shows, Movies, Sports, Kid Shows and so many others which no other add-on provides. If you want to install other ad-ons as well, you can find top 8 kodi ad-on paths and names here.
So, this is the full step by step guide of how to setup kodi on android. We have given one example of the add-on here. The steps of installing others are also similar. If you find any kind of difficulty you can let us know in the comment section and we are here to help you out.