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This tutorial will show you how to update Kodi on Windows Laptops,PC,Smartphones and Tablets. There are multiple ways to update Kodi on Windows – In this guide, I will show you both methods. The first method will be via Windows App Store, the second method will show you how to update Kodi via the official Kodi website.

There are pro’s and con’s for using each method. If you update Kodi on Windows via the App Store, it is likely that you will automatically receive any future updates without having to manually install it. Whilst this has the benefits of ‘keeping up to date’, it also means that when an update is installed, it is common for the user to loose any data currently setup within Kodi (normally a custom build, addons, or theme). This may not always be the case, but it is common when you update Kodi from one version to another (for example, from Kodi 17.6 to 18 Leia).

If you are currently running Kodi which which was downloaded and installed directly from Kodi Official – you should be able to update to a higher version without uninstalling the current version. If your current version of Kodi was installed from a third party, you may need to uninstall your current version first.

At the time of writing this tutorial, the current official release for Kodi is version 17.6 Krypton. Kodi version 18.0 Leia is currently available, but is still in a release candidate state (RC) – at the time of writing this post, which means it is likely to contain bugs.

We recommend to always update to official releases.

Please note, this tutorial is for Windows PC/Laptop/Smartphone and Windows Tablets only. Please use the below links for alternative devices.

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Follow the below, step by step, which will guide you on how to update Kodi on your Windows laptop/PC/Phone or Tablet via the Windows App Store.

  1. Kodi will then download, when complete, continue to open
  2. Kodi will then replace the existing installation and you will be up to date. Your files and data such as addons or repositories should still remain
  3. Kodi is now up to date.
  4. Head over to the Windows Store or the to Windows Store app from the Start Menu
  5. Using the search bar, look for Kodi
  6. Select Get the App under for Kodi (by the XBMC Foundation)
  7. Click on Get or Launch


Please note: Kodi 18 is currently a Release candidate which means there may be bugs and could be unstable. RC2 is now available but is recommended for testing and not daily use.

  1. Go to the Kodi Downloads page and then select Download section on the top-right corner
  2.  Navigate to the windows section and click on the Windows icon
  3.  Select the Pre-Release tab and search for the latest Release Candidate (RC2)
  4. select either 32 Bit or 64 Bit depending on your operating system
  5.  Continue to download and install Kodi
  6. Open Kodi


 Whilst this website focuses on tutorials for updating Kodi on any device, we understand some users will use the platform for third party access. It is illegal in most countries to stream/download copyrighted content and is a criminal offence to distribute or profit from copyrighted content.
Whilst we do not condone the use of Kodi for third party content, we recommend you protect your identity and hide your online activity from your ISP or authorities. When using apps and websites, they may obtain and store your data such as IP addresses, locations, history and usage. Recent cases have seen apps handing over all these types of users information to authorities, which may also be sent to your ISP.

Don’t put your acitivity at risk, protect yourself and hide your IP address and location by using a VPN service. We recommend reading the TOP 5 VPN Services of 2019 which include any discounts and work with all platforms/devices. 

I hope you found this tutorial useful, all being well, you now know how to update Kodi on your Android TV box!

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