Kodi has become the most popular way to stream video content to an android TV box.
Kodi when combined with a good add-on, can stream most any type of videos that can be thought of.
While Kodi can be played on many platforms from an old computer to a Raspberry Pi 3, android TV boxes have become the go to hardware.
Android TV boxes combine fast hardware along with a nice box that fits in with a TV entertainment center.
Installing Kodi into an android box is simple as it is in the Play Store and can be installed like any other app. It also can be downloaded from the main Kodi site and installed.
While installing Kodi itself is easy, most get confused when it is time to install the add-ons which are what let Kodi stream content.
With that in mind below are the steps to installing Kodi 18 Leia and the popular Exodus add-on on your android TV box, the same will go for any android device.
If you have an older version of Kodi such as Krypton it can be updated to Kodi 18 but any installed add-ons may disappear and need set back up.
Of course, things can always go wrong with any upgrade so there is no guarantee. Also if you have a very old Kodi box it may be best to stick with the older version depending on the hardware the box has.
Kodi 18 Leia needs Android 5.0 lollipop or higher to install.
To see which version you have go to Settings–>About page.
How to Install Kodi 18 Leia and Exodus on an Android TV Box
Kodi can be installed from the Google Play Store or from the Kodi Site.
Installing from the Play Store is easiest for most but either method will work.
Installing Kodi itself is easy by downloading it and clicking Install.
Installing add-ons such as Exodus is what confuse most.
Below are the steps to install Exodus into Kodi 18 Leia with pictures.
Steps to Setup Unknown Sources in 18 Leia
Kodi 18 Leia needs a box checked called Unknown Sources to install add-ons such as Exodus.
After Unknown Sources have been set to ON, repositories and add-ons can be installed.
The steps are similar to older versions of Kodi with a repository URL needed to be setup and than the add-ons installed.
Below is a step-by-step of Exodus. The same steps can be used to install any add-on by changing the URL to the repository it is in.
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Steps To Install Exodus Add-on into Kodi 18 Leia
- At the top left click the System Settings Icon
- Click File Manager
- On the left click Add Source
- Click where it says NONE
- Enter the URL: https://i-a-c.github.io/ and click OK
- In the next box down name it Redux and click OK
- Double Check everything is correct and click OK
- Go back to the main menu and click Add-ons
- Click the Add-on Package Installer Icon at the top left
- Click Install from zip file
- A box will slide open find Redux and click it
- Click repository.exodusredux-0.0.8.zip
- Wait for the Repository to download and popup at the top right and say Exodus Redux Repo Installed
- Click Install from repository
- Click Exodus Redux Repo
- Video Add-ons
- Click Exodus Redux
- Click Install
- A box will popup showing all the dependencies and add-ons that will be install Click OK
Installing Kodi to an android box is easy but many have problems understanding how it works.
Kodi and its add-ons are all free so there is a degree of technicality to it.
Android TV boxes with Kodi already installed can be bought but with a few good YouTube videos and tutorials you should be up and running in no time.