How to update Kodi

Upgrading Kodi for Android is possible in several ways that we will explain below. You can use our website to check for a new version and install it or use the automatic update system offered by Google Play. In any case, we recommend the first option, that is, using our website since updates through Google Play could take longer to reach you.

How to upgrade Kodi through Malavida

The first thing you should check is which version of Kodi for Android you currently have installed. To do this, open the app and tap on the gear-shaped icon that is visible at the top of the left side menu of the app.

Access to Kodi’s settingsAccess to Kodi’s settings

Then, go to the System information section available among all the visible options.

Enter the System information sectionEnter the System information section

In the Summary section, which is the first available option in the side menu, look at the lower right corner. There, you can see the Version info section, where you can see the full version of the app, both the build and compilation date. Write down this data to have it ready for the next steps.

Write down the installed version numberWrite down the installed version number

Now, all you have to do is check the version number you have written down with the version number we offer on our website. Do they match? In that case, you have the latest version and you do not need to do anything else. We guarantee that our website always offers the latest version available as we check this data daily.

Is your version number lower than the one we offer? That means that there are updates available and therefore you must update your app. To do this, download the new Kodi APK file. You can download the file by tapping the green Download button at the end of this guide. Repeat the operation in the following two windows ( tap the green Download button) and in a few seconds, you will have the new file on your device.

Kodi download buttonKodi download button

When the download is complete, you will receive a notification on your phone. You can tap Open on the instant notification visible at the bottom of the interface. You can also tap on the notification that will appear in the notification center (visible by sliding your finger up and down at the top of the screen) or even go directly to your download directory, where you will find the APK file you just downloaded.

Launch the APK from the notifications trayLaunch the APK from the notifications tray

Android will detect that you have downloaded an already installed app. Tap on Install to begin updating the app.

Press Install to update KodiPress Install to update Kodi

When the process is finished, you will receive a new notification on the screen. Simply, click on Open to launch your new version of Kodi and enjoy its possibilities.

New version of Kodi installedNew version of Kodi installed

How to update Kodi for Android via Google Play

There is a second possibility to update the app, which is using Google Play directly. With Kodi installed, visit its file in Google Play. If there is a new version, instead of seeing the classic Install button, you will see the Update button. Tap on it.

Kodi’s review on Google PlayKodi’s review on Google Play

After a few seconds, your version of Kodi will have been updated and you can open the app from here.

Open your new version of KodiOpen your new version of Kodi

This process can be done automatically. If you have enabled automatic updates in your Android device settings, every time there is a new version of Kodi in Google Play your client will be updated. Keep in mind, however, as we told you earlier, that sometimes Google Play does not offer the latest version available, or it may take longer to do so. That is why we recommend you to use the first method explained in this tutorial.