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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Most of the time when you purchase an Android TV Box, it will more than likely have Kodi loaded but it will be out of date.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.

Click Here To Get Your Free Guide “Supercharge Your Android TV Box”

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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  1. Tonya June 12, 2018 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    So when I go to apps I don’t even see Kodi listed what should I do now

    • Brett June 13, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply


      Look Under Settings/Apps and see if it is listed there. Or you may have to re-install.

  2. Raymond Smart June 4, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Hi I am trying to update from 17.3 to 17.6 I have followed all your instruction and when I come to my apps kodi is not on there to update, and at the moment can’t get anything on my box any suggestions thanks

    • Brett June 6, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply


      You might have to re-install Kodi.

    • Glenna Siviter June 9, 2018 at 10:31 am - Reply

      We’re do I find what box I have for Kodi

  3. Anthony MCQuillar June 2, 2018 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    how to fix the[app not installed] error when first installing kodi on mxqpro 4k 6.0

    • Troy June 3, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

      Anthony, this error usually indicates that the app is installed. Go into your Android TV Box settings / Apps and it is probably listed there.

  4. Eustace Fernandes May 29, 2018 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    I have kodi 17.6 on mxq pro 4 anaroud but none if the Add ons work. Plus need to fix buffering thx already subscribed

    • Brett May 29, 2018 at 6:25 pm - Reply


      Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing Kodi? Or resetting your device could help as well.

  5. richard trahan May 21, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I have Android version 5.1.1 on TV Box model T95m and when I open my google play store the only apps that are listed are Facebook, Skype, Google Play Services and Netflix, why isn’t android in my list?

  6. Linda May 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I get to the my apps section and then it tells me kodi isn’t compatible with my device . I am using M9C MINI android box with kodi installed

    • Troy May 21, 2018 at 9:15 am - Reply

      Hi Linda, this probably means that you are on Android 4 or lower due to the fact that new version of Kodi will only work on 5.1 or higher.

  7. Carol May 17, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Hi. When I go to the google play store, I get a different screen than you do, I get “add a google account?” existing or new? it doesn’t matter which I pick, I don’t get a log in, it goes right to the available wifi accounts.

    • Troy May 18, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Carol, this probably means that you aren’t connected to WiFi yet. If it is kicking you back to that screen, make sure you are connected. Also, try restarting your router and then connect to WiFi and then go back into Google Play.

  8. sharon ruddy May 13, 2018 at 11:53 am - Reply

    hi im connected to the internet,but it wont connect to play store?.what am i doing wrong?

  9. Lorraine Sims May 12, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

    My google play store , saying pending and it will not install, when I open it ,16.1 comes up, needs help

  10. binnie1961 April 29, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Hi My android box is RKM Mk12 version 4.4.2. I can’t update to anything newer as it says it’s up to date.
    Does this mean I need a new android box

    • Troy April 29, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      For Kodi 17 and higher, you must be on at least Android 5.1.

  11. Sarah Acland April 21, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

    My box won’t communicate with Google servers so how can I update the box?

  12. kenneth April 12, 2018 at 4:59 am - Reply

    Thanks this was quite helpful though i have lost sound, Where could the settings be? i have tried everything but all tv programs and movies are lacking sound.

    • Brett April 12, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply


      Try resetting your device and see if that helps.

  13. Luis Laborda April 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I’ve been trying to set a google account for a while, and never works. Always ask me to come back later. I need to update my Kodi on my tv box. The version I have is too old (Kodi 15.2 Insergard) and nothing is working. Is there any other way to do so?

  14. Nick Alvis April 3, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    I purchased a AX9 Max and it basically has a lot of stuff on Covenant app, but I wanted to add IPVanish to the box and I spent an hour tonight trying to see the Google Play Store on the box….its nowhere? If these boxes come preloaded, how do you access the Google Play store?

    • Troy April 4, 2018 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Hi Nick, I have never seen and Android Box that doesn’t come with Google Play Store. Check on the screen that lists all of your apps and maybe it is names something else like Store, App Store, etc.

  15. Liane April 2, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Troy

    I just wrote about my mxq pro box, saying it wasn’t compatible with this version, however, I read one of your recent answers to someone else’s question and I have version 5.1.1. It should work right?

    • Troy April 3, 2018 at 10:52 am - Reply

      Yes, that should work and you should be able to install Kodi 17.6 through the Google Play Store.

      • Tori May 6, 2018 at 7:05 pm - Reply

        Hi I’m having same issue it’s not compatible thru Google play and when I got to official site to download from there it downloads and when I press install it tells me app won’t install

  16. Paul commers 1774 578 8700 winchendon mass 01475 usa April 1, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Hello I bought the the Ott TV box my pro4 k I plugged every thing in but I can’t get it to work

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Sherry January 9, 2018 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Kodi isn’t included in my apps on the play store. I still have 17.3 and wanted to update to 17.6, is there another way that I have to do this. I have a T95 android box. Thanks

  25. Maxine January 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    I am attempting to update my 15.0 Kodi to the 17.6. I didn’t see the selection that was in your video. Which selection should I select?

    • Troy January 3, 2018 at 10:09 am - Reply

      Hello Maxine, I strongly suggest uninstalling and then reinstalling the latest version. When jumping up 2 complete versions you will probably have problems. You can then get my Supercharge Guide above that will show you how to install the best addons.

  26. Sue December 31, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    I was wondering how to get my check marks back on shows and movies tbat I have watched on my Kodi. Sometime this past spring they changed something and now all my check marks are gone.

  27. Christina Barker December 30, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I lost all my TV and movies that originally came with my Kodi box I was able to go to ABC CBS all that that’s all gone new movies full movies everything gone what do I do

    • Troy January 1, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

      Hi Christina, get Supercharge Guide above. I go through all of that within the guide.

  28. Yvonne Brown December 26, 2017 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    I dont see KODI in my apps on Google…

  29. Kenny December 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    I get a problem with parsing mess age when trying to upgrade to 17.4

  30. Stan Adler December 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    I can’t get 17.6 on google play on my second android box and it won’t install from downloaded file from kodi what can I do

  31. Susie Duzie November 28, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I can’t seem to update Kodi on my Preyda box which I only bought at the beginning of the year

  32. A November 19, 2017 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I don’t see Kodi in the apps.

  33. Melissa November 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Been running “checking for updates” for 10 min

  34. Greg November 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    I had to uninstall old kodi (mine was called codi) then installed and marked auto update and all is well

  35. Ramona November 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    All it’s saying is download pending and nothing is downloading. Been about 10 minutes now

  36. Gillian November 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Is there a Lower version than Kodi 17?
    I have an MXQ which is not android 5 or higher & will not upgrade. So does morning support Kodi 17 or higher

  37. Shirley November 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    I downloaded it on my phone under my google account, but on the box under kodi it says this version is not supported

    • Troy November 5, 2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

      Kodi 17 only works on Android 5.0 and higher. You must have an older version of Android operating system.

      • Ade November 24, 2017 at 10:39 pm - Reply

        Hi Troy. I’m having issues launching my newly updated Kodi 17.6 after I reloaded my Playerklub addon. It try’s to launch but then shuts downs immediately. I use the android box and it worked fine this morning till the 17.6 update came on. Please advice.

      • John W December 26, 2017 at 11:16 am - Reply

        Troy, My Android box is 5.1.1 version and each time I try to go from Kodi 17.4 to 17.6 it will not install update..
        I have tried clearing cache, reboot, and wifi is all good ay 5G .
        I had no issues with your Troypoint on Firestick updating using downloader, its only o the Android.
        Any suggestions..

        • Troy December 27, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

          John, you may want to try uninstalling completely and then install new Kodi version on your Android Box.

  38. Eric Curtis November 3, 2017 at 7:28 am - Reply

    I have a MX111 and have downloaded kodi 17.4 a number of times including fresh starts but it crashes regularly in the middle of films or TV series. I get a message ‘unexpected error’ and a list of PVR clients that have failed to load. Eric

  39. Jackie Lucas October 28, 2017 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    My MXQ box updated to 17.5, now I am getting the message Kodi has stopped working. I have deleted and reloaded but still getting the same message. My box is 6.1

    • Joseph Nicholas Digilio October 29, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

      I had the same issue … Kodi has stopped working kept coming up .. Finally had to Delete Kodi and Reinstall through Google Play. Just hate starting from scratch again but No issues since reinstall …

  40. Kathy Banker October 27, 2017 at 10:59 am - Reply

    I have MX Pro Android Box Amlogic S905 Chipset [1G/8G] Android 5.1 Lollipop OS Android Box Quad Core 4K Google with WiFi HDMI DLNA Smart Android Box. I have Kodi 17.1. It does not come up on my update list. When I go into it from My Apps, it says “Your device is not compatible with this version.” Referring to 17.5. Why can’t I update?

  41. Christine K October 26, 2017 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Thank you!!!!!! I have looked all over to figure out how to do this!! Who knew it was that easy!! I was still on 15.2 or soemthing like that so it stopped working altogether a few months back.

  42. Shirlee October 25, 2017 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    I go to kodi in play store but there isn’t an update button. Only uninstall or open

    • Diane Findlay November 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      I have the same issue, did you get an answer?

  43. Jane October 15, 2017 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Please help….i get to the update screen and Kodi isn’t on the list. What should I do? I know it’s installed as I can see it! If I unistall and the reinstall, will I loose everything on it?

  44. Fly Gal BrittBrat October 4, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    I followed the steps but kodi isn’t on the update screen..I’ve had my mxq 4k box for awhile an I’m trying to update to the 17.4 please

    • Troy October 5, 2017 at 7:10 am - Reply

      This is probably due to the fact that your Android Box isn’t on Android 5 or higher which is required for Kodi 17 Krypton.

      • Vee October 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply

        My android box is a lollipop 5.1 and it says the device doesn’t support the version. Is my version bare minimum?

        • Troy October 16, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

          Vee, yes it should work fine since the requirement is 5.0 or higher for Kodi 17.

  45. Marty Heard September 26, 2017 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    I have a kahosII4K ultra HD Tv Box.I did a factory reset now the box says Google is not supported by my device when I try to install the play store it tells me that it is installed but won’t let me open the app any help would be great.

  46. Diane Kennedy September 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    I just got done watching a show everything works great now kodi will not come up. I found this site and some others say you have to update . My box has been updating everything I guess it does not update Kodi? I do what you say on video but my box is not on 1st list it is on a drop down that say no carrier. I don’t know if everyone is using a carrier I thought that was the whole idea. But my kodi is 16.0 so I am way behind and I figure that is the problem. Is there a way to down load from computer or a way around this. Thank you

  47. Carissa Brookens September 8, 2017 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    So I bought a mini tv box. Which tells me under the apps it has kodi 16.1… So i followed your instructions to update. However it’s not on my list to update. Yet when I start up my box and go to kodi it tells me verison check error. Can you tell me what the heck that is and how to fix it?

    • Alex Rios September 30, 2017 at 12:04 am - Reply

      Same issue

      • Chris October 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Reply

        Shut up, alex.

  48. Leessa August 29, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Thank you, thank you………..thank you. (y)

  49. Jennifer Ann Hakze August 18, 2017 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I’m tring to update kodi on an android box it dosnt even show the kodi app to install what?

    • Shannon Harvey August 27, 2017 at 9:13 am - Reply

      I am trying to update my android box and im not able to factory reset.. please help

    • Mystie Ref September 4, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      Same here Kodi is not listed

  50. Aizuddin Harizan August 11, 2017 at 4:18 am - Reply

    I just update and upgrade my kodi to kodi 17.3.. after that im having problem updating the add on. Keep getting failed to update/install notification. Any idea why and how to fix?

  51. Mandy Sparks August 5, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    I cant even get to google play it keeps saying go to settings and uninstall the updates, but theres no uninstall button, please help , im just a girl..

    • Therooke August 7, 2017 at 2:37 am - Reply

      Do a factory reset on your boxthen try again.

  52. Jenn Stoker July 24, 2017 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Kodi isnt listed in my apps to be updated. Its only showing FB, Netflix, Twitter and Skype.
    Should i download kodi since it isnt listed??

  53. Yvette Gibbs July 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    What’s the latest kodi update!?? The one that everyone is using now…

    • da nuttyone July 28, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply


  54. Yvette Gibbs July 16, 2017 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Can’t get the kodi update too install on my Android box please help thanks..

  55. Anne Simmons July 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    What if kodi isn’t listed as an app in my apps?

  56. Katie Jones July 15, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Hi so after I go into my apps it just says “checking for updates” and continues to load for a very long time. Nothing eventually ends up loading.

    Also I can’t figure out how to change user accounts for Google play.

  57. Chris July 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    When I go to install after I download kodi 17.3 it says there was a problem parsing the package any ideas

  58. Tom Metcalf July 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I seen where you were using a wireless keyboard with mxq 4k box. I tried connecting one but this box says it doesn’t have BT connectivity. Any insight on how you connected would be helpful.. thanks!

  59. Julie June 25, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I updated my new MXQ pro 4K box to kodi 17.3 but when I got into kodi there is nothing there. It says “Your library is currently empty. In order to populate it with your personal media, enter “FIles” section, add a media source and configure it. After the source has been added and indexed you will be able to browse your library”.

    I tried to click on addons but nothing happened.

    Please help me!!

    • Cindy Zadorozny June 26, 2017 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      Same thing just happened to me

      • Robin McKenzie July 18, 2017 at 1:32 pm - Reply

        I am having this issue as well can someone help me please

        • Therooke August 7, 2017 at 2:35 am - Reply

          You need to install the right repositories to get the addons you want. Kodi starts off blank basically. Search for how do I install xxxx. Xxxx being the addon you used to use to watch your stuff.

    • Adam Worts July 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      I also have this issue. Did you sort it out Julie

    • Aaron Lewis August 27, 2017 at 9:39 am - Reply

      U have to reinstall all your repositories then after u unzip them you can install all your add-ons

  60. Owen Michael Thomas June 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Hi I have a android box and when I go to use it there is no add ons at all or when I go to update my box it won’t install it

  61. Sym JU June 15, 2017 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Help! The streams are not playing at all and they seem limited in number not matter the show I select the same streams appear. Sighs

  62. Kim June 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    I tried to download Kodi 17 and I get a message that says the app is not installed. Is there anyway I can uninstall the download and then reinstall it?

    • Troy June 15, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

      This error means it is already installed. You can confirm by going into Settings / Applications / Manage Applications / and Kodi should be in that list.

      • Kim June 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm - Reply

        Troy first let me say Thank you for getting back to me I appreciate that. Second I am not using the fire stick. I’m using an android tv box. So is the procedure the same or maybe a little different? Also my box is 6.0 so it should be compatible.

        • Troy June 15, 2017 at 5:42 pm - Reply

          Kim, you can still get into your Applications menu on your Android Box through Settings and then find the Apps section.

          • Kim June 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

            Ok Troy Kodi is in my apps and my downloads. But when I click on it to install it. I get a message that says app is not installed. What can I do to correct this?

            • Kim June 26, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

              Troy just wanted too let you know that I finally got Kodi 17. I had to uninstall Kodi 16 completely. Once I did that I was able to successfully install Kodi 17. I have another question for you. I tried to add an add-on and I put in the wrong info. Is there anyway I can erase it and retry it. Please advise.

              • Kim June 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm - Reply

                Troy can you give me any input. Thanks

                • David Small June 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm - Reply

                  Kim I found that I can remove from the file manager list of addons by long press on left click opens a menu page. One option is to delete entry. EG long press on say Exodus you can remove entry from page. Or simply type in addon again without errors, then name it different to your wrong entry. So you know which is the correct entry (Just change one letter or add/remove one ) So if listed as ABC change to ABC1 hope this helps

                  • Kim July 23, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

                    Troy as always thanks for your help. That helped me on the regular Kodi 17.3 build. Now I’m having the same problem on the no limits build. I have 2 Ares I need to delete one. Please advise . Thanks

  63. samuelstorns June 10, 2017 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Kodi doesn’t show in my apps. So I searched for Kodi and Google Play says it is not compatible. I have android 4.4.2 and I am unable to update that.

    • Troy June 15, 2017 at 10:16 am - Reply

      Unfortunately, new Kodi 17.3 Krypton requires Android 5.0 or higher.

  64. Jennifer-Adam Billy June 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    I’ve added Kodi 17.3 but I seem to have issues and it may be with my area pulse build. I like the areas pulse build and how it’s set up but it seems buggy. Not all the addon are loading URL’s are failing and then some reason it just went back to the KODI screen but with all the build addons listed but the actual build was gone. Does anyone else have a better build suggestion for 17.3 Krypton?

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  66. Arch00 May 31, 2017 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I am trying to update to KODI 17.3 from KODI 17.1. Using the instructions, when I open the installed apps on my adroid TV box, I don’t see KODI listed at all. When I click on ALL, it doesn’t show KODI, however it shows all my apps on my smart phone. If I go to the Google playstore, I honly have the option to uninstall or OPEN. there is no choice to INSTALL. If i select OPEN, I just get my current KODI 17.1 app. Please advise.

    • Karen Williams June 9, 2017 at 1:58 pm - Reply

      Karen Williams
      I am having the same issue as Arch00. What do I do if Kodi is not showing up in my apps even if I clicked on all and still doesn’t see Kodi. Is this happening because someone else did my android box for me and now that person is nowhere around to update it. WHAT DO I DO?

    • Kim June 26, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      Uninstall Kodi and then reinstall it will take you right to Kodi 17. I tried that and it worked for me.

  67. Tradd Edwards May 28, 2017 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    It says cannot praise !!!

  68. Aras Kassem May 28, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    On my box it doesn’t say UPDATE kodi it says Open and i have 16.1 Jarvis

    • Mon S May 31, 2017 at 4:30 am - Reply

      I have the same question but on a different product. Since I just logged in with a google play account and my android Box came preloaded with kodi, it won’t show anything needs to be updated. The only option I have is to uninstall or open. I don’t want to lose anything on kodi so I didn’t uninstall. Any advice?

      • Aras Kassem May 31, 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

        I uninstalled and reinstalled it from Google play, you can download all the add ons again or download a fancy build….

        • Mon S June 1, 2017 at 3:53 am - Reply

          I tested it on an android box we don’t use, doing so erases all my data within the application. Even though I use the same login for the Google play store it doesn’t show on my second android box that I have downloaded it

          • Aras Kassem June 1, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply

            I’m not sure actually look it on YouTube there’s lot’s of videos to help you

      • Kim June 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm - Reply

        Uninstall Kodi and then reinstall it. When you reinstall it it will take you right to Kodi 17. It worked for me.

    • Kim June 26, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Uninstall Kodi and then reinstall.

  69. DaMario Mitchell May 27, 2017 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Will I lose every add on that I have after I update? I heard this can happen.

  70. Adrienne Spence May 27, 2017 at 2:58 am - Reply

    How can I disable audio description on kodi

  71. De Fra May 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Do the same subtitle vulnerabilities exist on Kodi 16??
    I have an old box running this still, is it safe?

  72. Diana Pabon-Rafiq May 24, 2017 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    I have a qbox version 5.1.1 and there’s an app already installed called kodi update, when I click it, it says download failed. I’m trying to update kodi to the latest version
    On my list of apps that need updating, kodi isn’t on there
    Please kindly help me

    • Kevin-Paul Johnson May 28, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      I am having this same issue. Can someone advise on how to proceed from this point? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • Kim June 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      Uninstall Kodi then reinstall it. It will take you right to Kodi 17. I tried it and it worked for me. Then go to youtube and they will show you how to install the working add-ons.

  73. Vicki Haley May 18, 2017 at 10:21 am - Reply

    My box is not working. When I turn it on it shows MBOX, nothing else. What is MBOX?

  74. Neil James May 13, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I have a q android box (6.0.1 Android) with Jarvis pre-installed. No matter what I do, it just won’t have Krypton. Do I need to uninstall Jarvis first and will Krypton install if I do, or should I just leave it alone?
    Thanks in advance.

  75. Kari Mackenzie May 10, 2017 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    We have lost everything on ours when we did the update to 17. No exodus, or Phoenix or any channels. Any ideas on how to get it all back???

  76. Keith Cummins April 29, 2017 at 8:15 am - Reply

    I have lost Kodi on my Cocoon media player and have a weird launcher which doesn’t allow me to reinstall Kodi. How do I get Kodi back?
    Confused Old Fart

  77. Brian Santillan April 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Anyone have a Z-Stream box? Im having the same issue trying to update to Kodi 17 and to android 5

  78. […] How To Update Kodi On Android TV Box […]

  79. Michael Rivera April 21, 2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I see a lot of people asking how to update their Android Box so that they can use KODI 17. I have not found a way but if you happen to have either a laptop or Android based smartphone then you can send Kodi 17 to your device via IP address.. the steps are somewhat simple 1) download kodi 17 apk on your pc also download adblink on your smartphone the app is app to fire.. adblink == go to new and where is says address enter the Ip address that connected to your device ( go to setting network and you will see your ip address )
    on a smart phone make sure your connected to the same internet connect and scroll down the list in app to fire and locate kodi and click send .. ADBLINK after putting the Ip address as the address give it a name and click save. Once save click new locate the name click connect then go to browse and locate your save kodi apk on your pc and click send.. Once it sent through Ip address using those programs KODI will be on your system

  80. Troy April 19, 2017 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    See second video above for reinstalling.

    • Joe Flack April 23, 2017 at 10:18 am - Reply

      Only seeing one video, but will try reinstall.

  81. Stu Mac April 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    I had the same issues when attempting to upgrade to Kodi 17.1 Krypton…..I had 4.2.2 loaded as well….the problem is that the chipset in these older Android boxes isn’t compatible with 6.0 or anything higher than 4.2.2. You need a minimum of 5.1 to install Kodi 17.1. Only solution that I know of is to upgrade your tv box or settle with Kodi 16.1.

    • Jason Thibodeaux April 18, 2017 at 6:46 am - Reply


    • De Fra May 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm - Reply

      You can install E box MC which allows a 4.2 machine to run a version of Kodi 17 runs just fine on older machines

  82. Jason Thibodeaux April 12, 2017 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    I’m having trouble updating my MXQ box to three newest kodi. The Android version my box has is 4.2.2 and it says that’s the latest version for the MXQ box also. Anyone know of some way I can get it to update to the newest version?

  83. martin huerta jr April 9, 2017 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    I have the MXQ Box and is saying “Your devise isn’t compatible with this version” any help will be appreciated

  84. DP April 5, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Currently am not able to upgrade to 17.1 through Play Store, only gives me the option to uninstall or open but my Kodi version is only 16.1. Do I need to uninstall the current version?

    • Paula Mary Sherren April 8, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

      I have the same issue. Looking forward to an answer.

      • Marge Benedict April 16, 2017 at 9:44 am - Reply

        Same here and I just bought this box. Really looking forward to an answer! Thanks!

    • Baz Howard May 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled and now on 17.whatever now stuck as to how to use it!!!!

  85. Roger Campe April 2, 2017 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Just went to update Kodi through Google Play. When I click on the Kodi Icon it says, “Your Device isn’t compatible with this version.” I have an Android Streaming Box.

    • kevin April 3, 2017 at 10:18 pm - Reply

      I am having this same issue. Unable to open Google Play Store. Can’t even remove it to reload. Any help would be appreciated.

      • Chris Delay April 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

        same problem… what we should do?

        • Gerald Price May 24, 2017 at 5:01 pm - Reply

          You’ll either have to upgrade your box OS or get a new box. Just make sure it has OS 6.0 on it.

  86. Shannon Fraser Lee April 1, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

    I just got a Kodi box and it is stuck on the main screen with a message on top that says
    “New Version Available….” cancel or update but everything is frozen??? It also keeps asking me about cloud tv

  87. Steve Rager March 28, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I have an mbox version 5.1 with Kodi 16.1. Kodi wasn’t downloaded from the Play Store since it does not show up in My Apps. I have downloaded 17.1 files from the Kodi site, but the install fails every time. Any ideas? Would a data reset to factory settings be the way to go or a fresh install? I’m stumped and really wanting to upgrade! Thanks!

    • Karl Goldsmith March 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      I had the same problem with my V88 updating to 17.0, failed every time. So did a fresh install.

      • Steve Rager March 29, 2017 at 7:55 pm - Reply

        I did a fresh install and data reset, still no luck. Going to uninstall Kodi and try installing from the Kodi website. If that doesn’t work, I just read two great reviews of a much better streaming box that is very tempting and reasonably priced!

    • Stu Mac April 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      Not sure how you have downloaded Kodi 17.1? If the Google Play store on your tv box doesn’t work ….try downloading the 17.1 version to a usb drive or simm card….load this onto your tv box and search your downloadd files, install it….should work!

      • Steve Rager April 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

        I uninstalled Kodi from my android box, then installed 17.1 from the Kodi website. Solved the problem!

    • Joe Flack April 23, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Try downloading another .apk maybe. I thought my system was a 64bit ARM. But it was 32. Install went through but now won’t load. Have Android 5.1.1. Going to try a reinstall.

      • Joe Flack April 23, 2017 at 11:07 am - Reply

        Uninstalling Kodi and re-installing from my .apk again worked. So for anyone stuck in this situation, maybe back up your configuration first. I didn’t really care, so I uninstall/reinstalled clean.

  88. Cathy Da Silva March 27, 2017 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    I updated. Now when I try to open kody I get a black screen then it goes back to home screen almost instantly. What now?

    • Thomas Morgan March 29, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Need to do from fresh start its prob because you didnt have the default skin on before updating

  89. William Burden March 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    One observation: If Google Playstore was NOT used to install Kodi on your Android box, you will not see Kodi as an installed in My Apps so you will have to select ‘All’, uninstall, then re-install it to force an upgrade. You will lose any builds, favorites, etc. so backup. Inmost cases this is not a big deal and a quick re-install of your ‘build’ will put everything back in place. I was able to upgrade 2 boxes and re-install my ‘build’ of choice in less than 15 minutes.

    • Steve Rager March 27, 2017 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      Select “all” from where and “uninstall” from where? Thanks! I believe my mbox 5.1 kodi pre installed explaining why kodi is not listed in my apps and is not available for upgrade thru play store.

  90. NyMargarita March 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I just received a preloaded Tx1 box. I’ve connected to my wifi, but I am unable to access nearly everything. When trying to open Netflix, google settings or play store, it says it cannot be reached. You tube won’t open at all and I can get into kodi addons until right before the screens with tv or movie titles show. Can you help me?

  91. Troy March 17, 2017 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Kodi is still in Google Play Store. Nothing has changed on my device.

  92. Troy March 17, 2017 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Kodi is still in Google Play Store. No changes on my device.

  93. Scott Clark March 11, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

    my MXQ S805 box doesn’t have the google play store on it and I have no access to Kodi. Help?

  94. Matrell McClain February 27, 2017 at 3:04 am - Reply

    I tried updating my mxq box to Kodi 17 via play store and it says”this version is incompatible with this device”…then I try the other ways and once it finish downloading it says some type of parsing error. Can anyone help me with this issue?

  95. Dave Ulrich February 8, 2017 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I have a XBMCMART Android box and when I go to my apps on the Google store the only thing that comes up is you tube.Is there something else I need to do?

  96. Brick Pappi January 13, 2017 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Does kodi v17 work with the mxq S805 android tv box ? Anyone who may know please tell me.

    • Troy January 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm - Reply

      Hello, yes, it should work fine. But, not all addons and builds work properly with it right now. Still not stable release.

      • Stacy Snorf February 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm - Reply

        How can I revert back to an older version instead of the version 17 that is in the Google Play Store on my G-Box device?

    • Bojan Radovanovi? January 18, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      I have problem with installation…
      One of my favorite addons requests kodi 17,but i just can’t install it… Not from Play store as developer, not from kodi site…

  97. Snagglepusbucket November 26, 2016 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Bro-in-law’s Google TV’s Kodi wasn’t working after migrating from an obsolete video add-on to its successor. Could get to list of movie sources, and select one to play, but always got “no stream available.” Tried reinstalling video add-on, but never got the “Add-on enabled” message.

    None of this was internet connectivity issues, because Kodi was fully working on my phone – – but he had an older version: 15.2, where my phone claimed version 17. Decided to try reinstalling Kodi, but winged it before coming here. Deleted Kodi 15.2, created Google account, got into Play Store, downloaded and installed Kodi 16.1 “Jarvis”. (Download took over 2 hours. Is that normal?) Now Kodi starts up, displays splash logo, but crashes back to the Android “desktop” before getting to the top-level menu.

    I’m wondering whether Kodi 16.1 isn’t compatible with Android 4.4.2 which the device is running. Tried updating Android but got a message “Check Failed! Check your OTA Server Argent” – – whatever that means. Stuck.


  98. Des Keech October 9, 2016 at 5:43 am - Reply

    Hi Troy,
    Cant get my M8S Pro android box to update fro, Isengard to Jarvis. I get to play store but when I click on Kodi 16.1 icon I get Uninstall or Open but not update.

    If I hit three lines in playstore tag line I can get to my apps but no update for Kodi showing as needed.

    Help please.

    • Mike B October 10, 2016 at 12:56 am - Reply

      16.1 is jarvis

      • Des Keech October 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm - Reply

        Yes I realise that. What I meant was if I click on 16.1 (isengard) in play store I only get open or uninstall, I don’t get update option. I don’t want to do clean install and loose all my set up.

        • Troy October 11, 2016 at 11:06 am - Reply

          16.1 is the latest stable version available. The others are beta versions.

        • firefox599 January 11, 2017 at 8:20 am - Reply

          back up your whole setup to a sd card, after installing usb wizard from the xunity repo, uninstall then install xunity repo and usb wizard, go to usb wizard and do full restore

    • Troy October 11, 2016 at 11:08 am - Reply

      If you still can’t get it to update, I would suggest uninstalling Kodi and then reinstall.

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