Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2019

By | November 5, 2019

Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2019
Kodi can be run on many hardware platforms from an android TV box 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 2019 it is best to have at least 2-4GB of RAM to run Kodi 18 Leia.

Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2019

  1. Old Desktop or Laptop Computer
  2. Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2017 Old Computer
    An old computer can be set up to run Kodi as long as it has the minimum requirements.

    This is often the best place to start and 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 with Kodi.

    While many people love Kodi some don’t understand how it works. For this reason, starting out with something that is laying around is always a good idea.
     
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  3. Dedicated Android TV Kodi Box
  4. Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2016 android TV Box
    There is an abundance of dedicated Android TV boxes for sale that plays Kodi nicely.

    This is a good low-cost way to run Kodi with most boxes having many more features such as Netflix and Youtube.

    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 fastest is the Nvidia Shield but there are many more options.

    There are many low-cost units that run Kodi well and stream videos fine.
     
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  5. Android Smartphone or Tablet
  6. Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2016 android Smartphone
    Kodi can install and play very well on an Android smartphone or Tablet.

    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 Micro-USB HDMI Cable, Type-C USB, and Miracast.

    Kodi 18 Leia requires Android 5.0 lollipop or higher to be installed which came out in November 2014, so most any older phone laying around can stream with Kodi.
     
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  7. Amazon Fire TV Stick
  8. 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 but there are many online tutorials.

    If you have one laying around and the technical ability then it is a good option.
     
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  9. Smart TV
  10. Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From Smart TV
    Smart TVs have become very common in the last few years with many units now loaded with smart TV hardware.

    How well the TV runs Kodi will depend on how good the hardware built-in is with both good and bad sets.

    If your TV has fast hardware it may run Kodi well and all packed together in one unit.

    Not all smart TVs can run Kodi or install it.

    Most Smart TVs that use the Android operating system install Kodi the same way as a smartphone or android TV box from the Play Store.

Summary
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 3 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 won’t hurt to try it out and see how well it runs.
 

 




 

15 thoughts on “Top 5 Devices To Run KODI From 2019

  1. spoddy

    Buy a Sony Smart TV. It runs on the Android platform and uses Google Play Store from where the Kodi app can be installed in 2 minutes or less. No box/stick/wires necessary.

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    1. Sam

      I use EXODUS Redux and I clear the cache on it and the cache and memory on the device I am using. Sometimes that works. if it doesn’t work then I unplug the device for a hard boot.

      Reply
  2. whitehazzle

    Kodi works great on my philips android tv (7.2) I can even install Exodus on it and it plays everything really smooth, compared to my old android box (H96 pro) wich was a lot of problems with (now in the trash) 🙂 This is the best way too run kodi on your tv with no doubt.

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  3. Keith

    I bought the mxq box about 5 months ago and so far not to 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 exodus 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 Bullsht. 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 cache. Now you have to download crap like maintenance tools clear cache 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.

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    1. IRvin p.

      Its not that complicated man,go YouTube and follow directions,just set up a build,that’s the easy way for you, I’m in San Antonio,tx , if you near I could help.

      Reply
    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.

      Reply
  4. 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?

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    1. Nickie

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

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    2. Amanda

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

      Reply
    3. David Manevich

      I have kodi on my Amazon fire stick and it works great. I watch all the new episodes of tv shows i want plus all the new movies as they hit the theater
      Good luck very easy to install also

      Reply

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