How To Install Kodi on an Android Smartphone

By | February 2, 2018

How To Install Kodi On a Android Phone 2017

Kodi is a popular media center that when combined with add-ons allows for streaming all kinds of content such as TV shows and movies.
 
In the past Kodi was confined to a media center box such as a dedicated computer. Now Kodi can be installed on an android phone or tablet, and play the same media anywhere bandwidth is available to stream content.
 
Kodi 17.6 Krypton is the newest version to be released and has some major updated and interface changes.
 
Kodi Krypton should install on any android smartphone or tablet that has at least Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher installed.
 




 
To install Kodi on an android phone or tablet and watch your favorite TV Show / Movie is a two step process.
 
First we need to install Kodi then we need to install a program called an Add-on to stream the content.
 
Be sure to be connected to a WiFi signal unless you have a unlimited data plan as streaming movies uses a lot of bandwidth and data.
 
Below is written step-by-step instructions for how to do both first installing Kodi then the popular Covenant add-on.
 
Steps For Installing Kodi To an Android.
 
The first step is to install Kodi from the Play Store or from the Kodi site.
 
Kodi Play Store Link
 
Kodi Website Link
 
It is much easier, and automatic, to install from the Play Store than the Kodi download page but either option will work.
 
How To Install Covenant Addon
Once Kodi is installed on your android add-ons need to be added to Kodi to stream content.
 
The Kodi Covenant addon is a new updated version of Exodus, and is currently the most popular Kodi addon but there are many more available.
 
Steps to Setup Unknown Sources in Kodi Krypton
Kodi Krypton needs a box checked called Unknown Sources to install add-ons such as Covenant.
 
Click the Settings Icon in the top left corner
New KODI-17 Krypton Setup and Exodus Install 2 Settings
 
System Settings
New KODI-17 Krypton Setup and Exodus Install 2 Settings System
 
Be sure to be in Expert Mode
New KODI-17 Krypton Setup and Exodus Install 2 Expert Mode
 
Add-ons
New KODI-17 Krypton Setup and Exodus Install 2 Settings Addons
 
Turn ON Unknown Sources
New KODI-17 Krypton Setup and Exodus Install 2 Unknown Sources
 
A warning box will come up click Yes
kodi-17-krypton-add-ons-unknown-sources-6
 
After Unknown Sources have been set to ON, repositories and add-ons can be installed.
 
There are many other add-ons and it is best to have a few if one stops working.
 
Read Here To See a List of the Current Top Kodi Add-ons
 
Covenant is currently the most popular and is an updated version of Exodus which had been the most popular in the past.
 
Keep in mind there are many more plugins for Kodi available.
 
Using a good VPN with Kodi is always suggested for privacy and security. If you need a good low cost VPN to use with Kodi Try IPVanish it has multiple high speed servers with no throttling or logs.
 
*WirelesSHack.org is not affiliated with Kodi, or any Addons or Builds. WirelesSHack.org is a news and informational site which does not support or condone copyright infringement. Kodi should only be used with content that is bought and owned personally or is in the public domain.
 
Steps To Install Covenant Add-on into Kodi Krypton
 
1… Click the System Icon from the top left
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 1
 
2… Click File Manager
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 2
 
3… On the left click Add Source
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 3
 
4… Click where it says None
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 4
 
5… Enter the URL: http://archive.org/download/repository.xvbmc
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 5
 
6… In the next box down name it xvbmc and click OK
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 6
 
7… Double Check everything is correct and click OK
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 7
 
8… Go back to Main Menu and click add-ons
How To Install iStream addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 8
 
9… Click the Package Installer Icon from the top left
How To Install iStream addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 9
 
10… Install from zip file
How To Install iStream addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 10
 
11… A box will slide open find xvbmc and click it
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 11
 
12… Click repository.xvbmc-4.2.0.zip
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 12
 
13… Wait for the top right to popup xvbmc Repository Installed
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 13
 
14… Click Install from repository
How To Install Smash Repository Kodi 17 Krypton step 1515
 
15… Click XvBMC (Add-ons) REPOsitory

 
16… Video Addons

 
17… Covenant
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 17
 
18… Install
How to Install Covenant Kodi Add-on Using Colossal New Repo Step 18
 
 
19… After it installs it will be located from the main menu Video Add-ons
How To Install Colossus Repo Using Ares Wizard Kodi step 24
 
 
How to Stream A Video With Covenant and Kodi
After the Covenant add-on is installed it will be located from the main menu under Addons–>Video Add-ons
A Step by Step Guide To Kodi and Streaming Movies or TV Shows C 2017
 
Finding movie or TV show within Covenant is easy to do what confuses most is how the servers work.
 
Once a video is selected to play a server list will come up with available streams. Covenant will take 60 seconds to pull in all the best server links.
A Guide To Kodi and Streaming Movies or TV Shows Server Links
Servers can become full and kick a connection or start to buffer, if this happens simply move on to another server.
 
Sometimes 4-5 servers will need to be tried before a good one is found.
 
The servers are simple enough to understand, basically if one becomes full and doesn’t allow any more connections, then a server that is not full needs to be found.
 
Sometimes a server will come up that ask to PAIR with it. Simply hit the cancel button on any Server asking to Pair and move on to the next on the list.
 





 

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167 thoughts on “How To Install Kodi on an Android Smartphone

  1. Jason

    I am familiar with kodi and have it on all my devices but for some reason on step 12 nothing appears! I can’t click on a zip file cuz there isn’t one there, never had this issue before

    Reply
    1. April

      I am having the same issue. I click the correct file on step 11 but nothing is there to unzip. I have uninstalled kodi and repeated the steps but still nothing. I’ve even waited to see if it was just slow accessing it but after 15 minutes, still nothing. I have double checked everything. This is frustrating!

      Reply
  2. Anton Chetty

    Hi thanks kodi works fine

    I need some assistance please , I have an LG smart tv to which I want to screen share kodi from my android phone , I can watch kodi on my phone but cannot share to tv ….hovever I can share my you tube videos on screen share to my lg smart tv.
    I had tried chromecast but it does not pick up my tv .

    Please kindly assist

    Reply
  3. Nolly kouwenberg

    Hello,

    I try to do this, but with step 11 (click xvbmc) nothing happened.

    Can you help me out?

    Reply
    1. Sonia Ellis

      It seems like nothing is happening but if you wait awhile you will see at the top right when it is installed

      Reply
  4. Nicole

    I have tried restarting Kodi twice and every time I click Ares Project from step 15 and it says it can not connet to the repository. Any help?

    Reply
  5. tommy

    Im getting the error unable to connect after I name ares wizard and click OK. says couldn’t retrieve directory info. won’t do it on wifi or cellular data. galaxy s6

    Reply
    1. Casey Lamperez

      You are having problems because Ares wizard is dead . Try no limit or wookie lee

      Reply
  6. H. P. G.

    I used to use kodi on a galaxy j7,but when I installed localcast for the chromecast, my factory video player doesn’t work anymore. The only option that’s works is to use it thru chromecast. I uninstalled localcast, and videos still won’t play thru my device! What the hell just happened!?
    How do I get add ons to play thru my device again?

    Reply
    1. Bob Genos

      Yeah same, the folder xvbmc wont open and it always redirects back to the original menu.

      Please send help

      Reply
  7. Lindsi Agnew

    Okay so I got it to download, but for example the movie Snowman is literally bringing up a Santa Claus movie. Does that mean that none of the links have the actual movie yet?

    Reply
  8. Durkster

    I’ve had a digixstream streaming box that was preloaded with all the great Kodi apps. I can’t live without that box. I recently upgraded my cell phone to a Samsung Note 8. Thanks for this fantastic step-by-step installation tutorial. It couldn’t have been any easier! I never would’ve figured this out myself. Now I can watch my favorite shows and catch up on my teams in bed or on the go. The world is a better place now. Thanks again!

    Reply

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