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How To Update Kodi On Android TV Box

How To Update Kodi On Android TV BoxThis article will teach you how to update Kodi on Android TV Box by using Google Play Store that comes installed with most devices.

Most of the time when you purchase an Android TV Box, it will more than likely have Kodi loaded but it will be out of date.  Since Kodi comes out with new updates on a frequent basis, this will probably be one of the first things that you will want to do when you boot up your new Android TV Box.

I am a huge Fan of the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick and unfortunately, the process to update Kodi on those devices isn’t as easy as an Android TV Box.  The reason for this is because the Fire TV doesn’t include Google Play Store and they also don’t allow Kodi within their Amazon App Store.  This is a huge benefit of owning an Android TV Box as they are easy to update Kodi.  I wrote a guide on how to update Kodi on Fire TV or Fire TV Stick and you can use that to update your Amazon device if you have one.

Below, you will find the steps necessary on how to update Kodi on Android TV Box.  You will also find a video as well that I recommend you watch for a more detailed process.  As of this tutorial, the latest update is Kodi 17.6.

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How To Update Kodi On Android TV Box Steps – Kodi 17.6 Krypton

  1. Register for a Google Account if you don’t already have one.  It is free.
  2. Launch the Google Play Store on your Android TV Box.
  3. Login with your Google Account credentials that you setup in step #1 above.
  4. You will be asked to setup a payment options, but you can click “Remind Me Later” since Kodi is free so we won’t be paying for anything.
  5. You will be asked if you would like to backup your Google Apps, settings, etc. for your Android TV Box, this is completely up to you.
  6. After you finish the login process, you will be presented with the home screen of the Google Play Store.
  7. Click the three horizontal lines in the top right-hand corner and then click “My Apps”.
  8. After you do this, your applications will be listed and if Kodi is not up-to-date, it will be listed in that section as well.
  9. If you would like to update all of the applications at once, click the “Update All” button or if you would like to only update Kodi, click the Kodi application within the list.  After you do this, it will open a screen specifically for Kodi and you will then click the update button within that screen.
  10. After the update has been applied, launch Kodi to ensure that Kodi has updated on your Android TV Box.

Please post your questions or comments in the Comments Section below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Video Tutorial

In this video, I am using the MXQ Pro 4K Android TV Box, however this process will work with any Android TV Box which has Google Play Store installed.


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2018-02-22T18:37:28+00:00 Android TV Box, Kodi|153 Comments


  1. Berta March 19, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Hi, hope I can get a fix, my t95kpro won’t connect kodi because the android browser home says net:err_access_denied any idea how to get it to work again?

  2. Dena Martell March 16, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    How can I update my kodi 4.4? None of the previous things worked:(

    • Troy March 17, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Hi Dena, the most recent stable version is Kodi 17.6.

  3. IVANA A OLIVEIRA March 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Hi Troy, stumbled on this post when searching for help on Kodi updates. Hope you can shed some light.. When I click ‘my apps’ nothing happens, no list, nothing. I went to the Apps list and uninstalled Kodi all together, as I was thinking that we might had some collision.. but it continues not showing any list on the google store.
    Any idea how I can get it back from scratch?

    • Troy March 9, 2018 at 10:27 pm - Reply

      Ivana, first I would try restarting your device. If that doesn’t work, you may want to do a factory reset within Settings / Storage/Data. That is usually where it is located. If you do that, you will lose all apps installed and need to reinstall all of them.

  4. Heather February 12, 2018 at 2:51 am - Reply

    My box is a 5.1.1 but I get the message that Kodi 17.6 is not compatible. It was previously 16.0 and was not on my google apps either. I have uninstalled previous Kodi app. Are you able to help?
    Thank you.

  5. April Manes January 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Troy I have the MXq box with an older android version. If I uninstall Kodi and reinstall the new version will I lose all my add-ons?

    • Troy January 18, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

      Yes, but you can get my Supercharge Guide above and that will show you how to install all of the best current addons with a few clicks.

  6. Denis Fortier January 13, 2018 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I have a new T95M 4K TV box and it has Kodi 17.1. I followed your video exactly and two things happen……1. Google Play Store cuts out after a minute of so and 2. when I manage to go fast enough and click on “my apps” I dont get the same “update all” window you show. When I go to the Kodi app it doesnt give me an option to update, that button only shows open. Can you help?

    • Troy January 13, 2018 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Denis, some of these Android Boxes come with a fork of Kodi and not the actual Kodi itself. I usually uninstall the fork and then go back into Google Play and install the true Kodi version.

  7. mandy January 10, 2018 at 5:30 am - Reply

    my screen says “your device is not compatible with this version” when I tried to update!! what do I do !

    • Troy January 10, 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Mandy, Kodi 17.6 requires Android 5.0 or higher. You can see what version of Android you have by looking in your Settings / About tab. Should be somewhere in there.

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