Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2017

By | February 7, 2017

Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2017
Kodi can be run on many hardware platforms from a Raspberry Pi 3 to a smartphone.
How Kodi is played often depends on what hardware you have laying around.
The minimum requirements to run Kodi are a Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and 3D render capable video card.
Of course the faster the CPU and more RAM the better Kodi will run.
In 2017 it is best to have at least 2GB of RAM to run the new Kodi 17 Krypton.
Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2017
Old Desktop or Laptop Computer
Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2017 Old Computer
A old Computer can be setup to run Kodi as long as it has the minimum requirements.
This is often the best place to start and then later move onto other dedicated hardware.
Running Kodi from a desktop is easy to do with the only real downside being that a large computer needs to sit next to your TV.
This is a good option though especially if just starting out with Kodi.
While many people love Kodi there are some who don’t understand how it works. For this reason starting out with something that is laying around is always a good idea.
A Guide to Kodi and Streaming Videos
Dedicated Android TV Kodi Box
Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2016 android TV Box
There is an abundance of dedicated Android TV Kodi boxes for sale that come pre-loaded with Kodi.
This is often the best way to run Kodi if you have a choice.
These boxes can come loaded with good hardware in a variety of price ranges. They also are small and fit nicely in with a TV without taking up much space.
The top Kodi box is the Nvidia Shield which also has a higher price tag. There is a new 2017 version that is smaller than the old model and comes with a redesigned controller.
There are also many lower cost units that run Kodi good and stream videos fine.
Read Here for Our Picks of Best Hardware Boxes To Run KODI Media Center 2017
Android Smartphone
Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2016 android Smartphone
Kodi can install and play very well on an android smartphone.
It can even be connected to a large TV and play movies and TV shows quite well. Common ways to connect to a TV are with a HDMI Cable and Miracast.
The new Kodi 17 Krypton requires Android 5.0 lollipop or higher to be installed which came out in November 2014.
How to Install Kodi on a Android Smartphone or Tablet
Raspberry Pi 3
Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2016 Rasbbery Pi 3
A Raspberry Pi 3 has a 1.2 GHZ quad-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU with 1GB of RAM which runs Kodi well.
It also has built in 802.11n WiFi.
The only real downside to a RasPi setup is all the extras needed to get Kodi working, such as a keyboard, mouse, WiFi dongle, HDMI cable, Power supply and so on.
If you have all the extra small things laying around and the technical ability the Raspberry Pi 3 is a good option.
How to install Kodi on a Raspberry Pi model 3
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2016 Amazon fire TV Stick
The Fire TV Stick has become a popular option to run Kodi since it is low cost and works well.
The Fire Stick will need to side load Kodi which can be a bit technical. Since it does only have 1 GB of RAM it is best to stick with Kodi 16.1 Jarvis and not the new Kodi 17 Krypton, at least in my opinion.
If you have one laying around and the technical ability then it is a good option.
How To Install Kodi on the New Updated Fire TV Stick
Kodi has been coded to be installed on many different devices and all for free.
While it can be installed on many devices unless the hardware is fast enough it can lag at times making it an unbearable experience.
For example a Raspberry pi 2 will run Kodi but freezes at moments and buffers videos constantly.
Sticking with at least a Dual Core 2.0 GHz processor, and 2GB of RAM, will run Kodi nicely in most cases.
If you only have older hardware then it wont hurt to try it our and see how well it runs.

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20 thoughts on “Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2017

  1. Dae

    I was just told by Amazon that KODI has taken the Amazon Fire Stick and Box off it’ s list of compatible devices. I do not believ this, is it true?

    1. Nickie

      I just bought another Fire Stick yesterday and downloaded Kodi on it. Still works great. Use Covenant and the Super Repo for movies and tv shows.

    2. Amanda

      This is not true I bought a fire stick a few weeks ago and have put kodi on it

  2. Keith

    I bought the mxq box about 5 months ago and so far not t happy with this box or the Kodi on it. Those damn apps on it don’t want to work. The only one that works a little is the channel1 and then half of those links keeps giving me error codes or they keep freezing on me. I was told on the 1page booklet that came with it and on YouTube to just plug it in and I’m ready to watch Bullshit. You need to download a bunch of crap like respirators etc just to get one link to work and then after that watching only 3episodes of whatever you have to clear the cheache. Now you have to download crap like maintance tools clear cheache crap and a bunch of other stuff. But the big problem is nothing tells you what goes with what. I can say I will never buy another one of these mxq boxes ever again.

    1. John Holt

      You obviously dont know what you are doing. Also there are better addons than Channel 1.
      For example Exodus ,Specto Fork and Elysium. Sometimes you have to clear cache But all in all it works just fine.

    2. Chris

      You need to clear all data in your kodi and then re load each addon what you need.
      Get the list off google an install it step by step.
      I did this to my mxq box and everything has worked great ever since.

  3. jp

    i’m using kodi on w7 with 16go of ram, whatever i put on the config.xml file, kodi will only use the hard drive for caching, no ram is used at all (when streaming iptv) is that normal?
    here s an exmaple of config :


  4. Parth Modha


    I am using kodi Java16.1 since 2 years on my ( Ikon android TV ) . now days kodi is not working in TV. i do uninstall and try to install again from Play store but it says my device is on compatible for this ? if is not compatible than why before is working ,

    Please try to fix this issue

    1. David

      basically because now on play store , the only version you can download is 17.0 and to do so you need a android 5.0 or higher, so the best option is to install the kodi 16.1 using the browser.

      1. Bill

        If the problem is that you are running android 4.0, why not just reinstall your operating system to 5.0 or higher? 6.0 is also available.

        You should consider checking out the speed of your computer. Kodi 17 won’t run on many older computers because the processors are not fast enough. If your processor speed is around 2.0, and your computer is a single or dual core, it probably is not fast enough to run Kodi 17. Apparently, Kodi does not intend to fix this problem.

        I just bought a 3.0 processor for my old Lenovo desktop. I am going to replace the processor and see if the 3.0 is fast enough in a dual core computer.

  5. Devvon Elwart

    I shared the same opinion about the fire stick with kodi 17 but … I found an two addons that fixed the memory and buffering issue. Now the fire stick runs amazing. Echo repo (helps auto clearing the cache every time kodi loads and kinkins repo (easy advanced settings) to help rewrite the buffering and loading issue for media playback …

    1. Ronald M Corbin

      Mr. Elwart, please share how I can add the two addons, Echo repo, and kinkins?

  6. g. carson macdonald

    HI, I have a mbox android box kodi jarvis16.1 works great but when I tried to update to kodi 17 is comes wont purge how can I fix this problem thanks carson

    1. John Holt

      You cant update 16.1 to 17.0 on your M Box , you need to buy a new box with 5.0 or higher Android and the M Box does,nt have Android 5.0 or higher

  7. david white

    The Cellardoor build on Kodi. For android box fire stick small build works great.

  8. Ron Anderson

    Love my KO’d so far—- only have a problem to get adult movies activated—— some show no longer available or will not access——- would appreciate any suggestions you may have!!!? Thanks!!


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