Kodi, the popular free and open-source media-centre software, has just updated to the new v17 Krypton build. In this feature we’ll show you how to make sure you have this latest version running on your device, and some of the new features included in the upgrade. How to update Kodi on Windows PC, Mac, Android, Fire TV and Raspberry Pi.
How to update Kodi: On a Windows PC
If you haven’t already installed Kodi on your Windows PC, then all you need to do is visit the Kodi Downloads page select the Windows installer and then follow the wizard. Updating the software from a previous version is pretty much the same process.
Kodi doesn’t have an automatic updater built-in, so to make sure you’re running v17, you just download that version from the Kodi site and then when you go through the installation. The previous version will be replaced by the newer one without losing any settings, files or add-ons.
How to update Kodi: On an Android device
Many people use Kodi on Android as it’s an excellent way to maintain and consume music and video content. Thankfully, the process for updating Kodi on this platform is straightforward. If you have your apps set to auto-update, which we generally recommend, then chances are you’re already running the latest version.
If you prefer to manually update the apps on your device then you’ll need to open the Google Play Store app, search for Kodi, and then tap the update button. Whatever you do, don't delete the app and try re-downloading it, as it'll wipe any settings and add-ons you downloaded.
How to update Kodi: On an Amazon Fire TV stick
Much like the way Windows doesn’t have an automatic upgrade feature, those using Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV stick will need to completely reinstall the software if they want to run the latest version. To take you through the process we’ve created this step-by-step guide on How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV stick.
How to update Kodi: On a Mac/OS X
Updating Kodi on a Mac involves the same steps as doing so on a PC. You’ll need to replace your current version with a fresh install of the v17 release. To do do visit the Kodi Downloads page, select the OSX installer, then launch the downloaded package and follow the instructions.
How to update Kodi: On a Raspberry Pi
As with many things on the Pi, there’s a certain amount of manual work to be done if you want to update to Jarvis. Much depends on the flavour of operating system you are running, and due to this complication it’s worth reading through the dedicated page on the Kodi site that deals with the upgrade process.
How to update Kodi: Exploring the new build
With your system now up and running you’re free to experiment with Jarvis to see what’s changed. We’ve put together a quick look at Kodi 17 and also listed the additions that you’ll need to make the most of this impressive software. Have a look at our guide to the Best Kodi add-ons for 2017, and get ready to take your media centre experience to the next level.