How To Install Kodi on an Android Smartphone 2017

By | August 2, 2017

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 a android phone or tablet, and play the same media anywhere bandwidth is available to stream content.
 
Kodi 17.3 Krypton is the newest version to be released and has some major updated and interface changes.
 
Kodi 17.3 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 than 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 17 Krypton
Kodi 17 needs a box checked called Unknown Sources to install add-ons such as Exodus or Phoenix
 
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
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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.
 
Steps To Install Covenant Add-on into Kodi 17.3 Krypton
 
1… Click the System Icon from the top left
How To Install iStream addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 1
 
2… Click File Manager
How To Install iStream addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 2
 
3… Click Add Source on the left
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4… Click where it says None
How To Install iStream addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 4
 
5… Enter the URL: http://mediarepos.net/kodistuff
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6… In the next box down name it Smash Repo and click OK
How To Install Smash Repository Kodi 17 Krypton step 6
 
7… Double Check everything is correct and click OK
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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 Smash Repo and click it
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12… Click Repocolossus (this pulls from github)
A guide To Kodi and installing Repocolossus 777
 
13… Wait for the top right to popup Colossus Repository Installed
A Step by Step Guide To Kodi and Streaming Movies or TV Shows S13
 
14… Click Install from repository
How To Install Smash Repository Kodi 17 Krypton step 1515
 
15… Click Colossus Repository
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16… Video add-ons
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17… Find and click Covenant
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18… Install
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19… After it installs it will be located from the main menu Video–>add-ons
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If there is problems with installing the Smash repository Covenant can also be installed using the Ares Wizard. Read Here For How to Install Covenant Using Ares Wizard.
 
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, than 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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138 thoughts on “How To Install Kodi on an Android Smartphone 2017

  1. Shawna K Steele-hesson

    Thank you so oo much I have used configurations and had to uninstal and reinstall kodi twice. I followed your instructions, did it once and PERFECT. FRUSTRATIONS OVER THANK YOU

    Reply
  2. Lake

    Thanks ,it works flawlessly on my S8 plus.
    For those complaining… Make sure your phone setting no just Kodi unknown apps are also checked or allowed. Other than it was easier than I thought.

    Reply
  3. Kristine

    I’ve followed your instructions to the letter …I get to the part to open zip file and there’s nothing in the folder for me to continue I’ve checked Web..one person says remove an S (what s)… this is frustrating the hell out of me now.. I’m on a Samsung g7 tablet and fone… my hubby can’t work it out either…. any step by steps to rectify this would be very helpful please

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    1. Stanielle King

      Make sure you are in expert mode… That was my issue also.

      Reply
  4. know about aadhar

    You make it seem really easy together with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be actually something which I feel I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and very broad for me.

    Reply
  5. Kristina Nolen

    Woot!woot! I’ve had kodi on my firestick and finally got it on my Samsung galaxy s7. Love it. I also got it on my tablet an ellipsis 8 (I had to update it to lollipop but it was simple after that.) No issues installing or streaming. Thank you guys for putting these steps out there. Amazeballs!

    Reply
  6. Henrietta

    Hey guys, I updated to Kodi Krypton the other day but it hasn’t been acting right since. You about have to do a performance of the Fonz from Happy days to get it to work. Kodi keeps reverting back to the home screen after booting up. Also, my box is full and I have cleared stuff out and it keeps showing its full. I know I can’t clear data for Kodi because it will delete content. Please shed some light on this issue and what I can do. Thanks!

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  7. Cassandra Bergeron

    I tried downloading it on 2 different tablets. A ZTE tab and a acer tab. Both tablets crashed after a few minutes. I uninstalled the app.

    Reply
  8. Choco-latte

    I have an Oppo F9. Whenever I try to install the Exodus Add-on it comes up with a little tab saying “The dependency on script.module.metahandler version”. How do I fix this to install the Exodus Add-on?

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  9. John

    Everything seems to work until the final install step. I go to video add-ons, exodus, install. But then a notification pops up saying “Exodus: The dependency on script.module.metahandler version” and then nothing. The same for Pheonix. What am I missing?

    Reply
  10. Maggiexxxx

    I love keep kodi on my Galaxy s7 but it’s driving me mad I can not find how to save my programs to favorites can you help please

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    1. JC

      Press on the program icon for few seconds and a menu will popup to allow you to save to favorites.

      Reply
  11. Chucky

    Thank you. I kept running into roadblocks with the addon installer not being able to be installed. Your site was one of the few that recommended for the android phones to set the system settings to ‘Expert’. I believe that made everything work.

    Reply
  12. Samuel Arzate

    Have galaxy s6 edge plus

    Did step by step but still cant get exodus to appear in video add-ons? Can you help

    Reply
  13. JB

    tried to install on samsung galaxy s6 edge and get to step 12 and get error installing.

    Reply
  14. Ashley

    I’m trying to download spectrum on kodi for an lg phone. I keep getting to the section where you have to download from repository under video addons but nothing is showing up? has anyone else had this problem? Can anyone help?

    Reply
  15. Nicholas

    work like charm on note 4, android box, and IPad mini 2 . Thank u very much

    Reply
  16. Martin Lindström

    Hi.
    I’ve installed this on a Samsung Note 7. I’m trying to install a remote app on another android phone, but neither the yatse or the Kore apps can seem to find the media center… Is there a general problem with using two android devices or am I just doing it wrong? 😀

    Reply
  17. Aqeef Aniq

    Hi, I’m using smartphone galaxy tab 10:1. But I unable to install kodi. Did I must use 4.4.2 kitkat android or higher than that?. Currently I’m using 4.1.2 lolipop. Can I have also zip file for kitkat android version? Appreciate if u can help .thanks

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  18. Joseph A ScottI

    Can’t get CODI orEXODUS to work on my cell phone. I get bored working security and like to watch a movie from time to time. I have a flip phone from 2002. I don’t know why it’s not working but I know it’s not my phone cos I can still make calls and even text on just my little old flip phone, any one have any ideas, would be appreciated

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  19. jambo

    Thank you so much. So easy to follow your instructions and works like a dream!

    Reply
  20. KITTY TAYLOR

    HELP

    I am trying to get exodus on my mobile phone on KODI how ever it gives me no menu options so I cant install
    for example if you look at step 7. You can see he is clicking in add ons. Mine is completly black. so is the other options. so clicking on something is complete guess work.

    how do I get the text on? so I can actually see what I need?

    help:(

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  21. desperate

    trying to install kodi on Samsung 10.1 but it keeps saying not compatible. How do I update software to 4.2 so that I can install kodi? I tried doing it from settings on it says its up to date but it is 4.1.2. Anyone please help.

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  22. michele

    I bought a kodi box from Amazon worked only for two days I followed these step by step to get kodi again all it has given me was trailers for movies so I deleted the whole thing I want to get kodi but can’t install it right so forget it I will stick to my cable

    Reply
  23. Joey

    Hey guys love the great work you all do at the wireless shack! Quick question, what would you say is the most stable add on for Android cell phones for streaming as everyone else is wondering this same exact thing? Thanks in advance cheers

    Reply
  24. Ernie B.

    I’m trying to watch UFC but it says YouTube access not configured. How can I Fix that?

    Reply
  25. Jonte

    Hi I have fusion installed and navix but I constantly get a message saying no ” sources” found so basically nothing works and I would really like to have live TV without having to pay someone else a fee for the app .please help

    Reply
  26. Joe Cedatol

    I installed on my elipsis 8 tablet. Followed everything and says cannot connect to server. I’m using my wifi. Shut off wifi and still said can’t connect. I installed it on my phone and it worked just fine. Please help.

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  27. Joe Cedatol

    I installed on my elipsis 8 and followed everything. It says can’t connect to server. I’m on !y wifi and my 4g is good. I was able it install on my phone, but not tablet. Please help.

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  28. Chuck

    Thanks so much for your great instructions! My buddy told me about KODI briefly, but wasn’t able to offer any installation instructions (I think his kid installed it for him, lol). After a quick internet search I found your instructions. I followed them, and am currently watching one of my favorite series! thanks again!

    Reply
  29. Don

    I have followed all the steps and everything looks fine. When I go to select an add on , for example 1 channel it will not install as all the add ons from superrepo are not enabled.how do i enable these add ons to install them. I’m using a Samsung s6.

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  30. matt

    does it work on a samsung j5 and will it show premier pass and other sport channels ?

    Reply

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