How to Update Kodi 18.1 on Firestick / PC / Android Box

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How to Update Kodi 18.1 on Firestick / PC / Android Box: As per Kodi’s official site, ” These days keeping your software updated is becoming more and more important because of possible security risks. Although we will never claim Kodi will become risk-free when you are using it, we will certainly try to improve security and reduce possible risks in each version we release “

This not only involves the core code of which Kodi is build but also all the external code libraries we use to make it a functional program. As such it is quite important that when possible you try to update Kodi to the most recently released final version.

As we all know Kodi 18.1 Leia is not released yet but some Kodi users want to try current development version 18.1. Don’t worry, we will guide you for that using simple way.

We have also listed some methods for How to update Kodi 17.6 on Firestick, PC and Android Box. Before we go ahead let me clear one important thing.

If you want to upgrade 18.1 from 17 version then we recommend uninstalling current version first and later try a new version. We will guide you in brief later in the post.


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How to update Kodi 17.6 on Firestick from Kodi:

  • Open Kodi app from your Firestick
    How to Update Kodi 18.1 on Firestick
  • Go to Addons and Select Package installer from Top Bar.How to Update Kodi 18.1 on PC
  • Select Install from RepositoryHow to Update Kodi 18.1 on Android Box
  • Find and Select Kodi addon Repository
  • Select Program Addons
  • Scroll and Select Kodi Android Installer
  • Wait until you see pop up notification
  • Go to Home screen
  • Select Addons and then Program addons
  • Now Click on Android Installer which you have installed in previous steps.
  • You will see four options once you open Android Installer – Nightly, Releases, Snapshots, and Test Builds.
  • Now Select Releases
  • Select Latest version Kodi Krypton 17.6….apk
  • Now Downloading will start automatically 
  • Wait until download finish. 
  • Click on Install when you see dialog box 
  • Wait until update process finish and you are done. Enjoy latest Kodi version.

NOTE: This is a 3rd party addon and not supported by the Kodi Team and so do not try to post questions related to this addon on the Kodi Official Forums. 


How to Update Kodi 17.6 on Android Box : 

  • Launch your Android Box
  • Go to Apps
  • Select Browser App
  • Open this URL: https://kodi.tv/download
  • Scroll and Find Choose your weapon section
  • Now you will see different devices like Windows, Android, Mac….
  • Select Android 
  • Now you will see two option Google Play and Armv7a, Select ARMV7A
  • Select ES Downloader as your downloader 
  • Move to Home Screen again once Download complete.
  • Select AppInstaller app from Apps. If you don’t have installed, download from here. 
  • Now Select Local Disk for download path.
  • Find and Select Kodi android app from the list.
  • Now you will see a new page with update message. Ignore it and select All
  • Click on Install 
  • Wait until process complete. Now you all are ready to use latest Krypton 17.6 version. 

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How to Update Kodi 17.6 on PC / Windows : 

  • Open Kodi app on your PC
    How to Update Kodi 18.1 on Firestick
  • Go to Addons and Select Package Installer from Top Bar menu
    How to Update Kodi 18.1 on PC
  • Select Install from Repository 
    How to Update Kodi 18.1 on Android Box
  • Select Kodi Addon Repository
    Kodi addon Repository
  • Select Program Addons 
    Program Addons
  • Find and Select Kodi Windows Installer 
    Kodi Windows Installer
  • Select Install
    How to Update Kodi 17.6 on Pc
  • Wait until you see addon installed notification
    How to Update Kodi 17.6 on Firestick
  • Now go back to Home Screen. Select Addons and then Program Addons
    How to Update Kodi 17.6 on Android Box
  • Select Kodi Windows Installer. Now you will see Four options in the dialog box, Select ReleasesLatest Kodi Version Releases
  • Select Win 32
    How to Update Kodi on Firestick
  • Now Select Latest Kodi Krypton 17.6.exe
    How to Update Kodi on PC 
  • Now Download will start automatically. Wait until process finished and you are done with the update.

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How to Update Kodi 18.1 on Firestick : (Development version)

As we said earlier, We recommend a clean install of 18.1 instead of update it. Here is the process to get latest Kodi 18 on your Firestick.

  • First of all, we will uninstall old Kodi version
  •  Open Apps from your Firestick
  • Select Manage Installed Application
  • Scroll and Find Kodi from List
  • Click on Kodi and then Force Step
  • Click on Uninstall
  • Now we will install latest developed Kodi 18 from scratch.
  • Click on Search bar from your Firestick’s Home screen
  • Type Downloader and Click on it from the appeared list.
  • Please make sure you have JavaScript enabled in Downloader. You can check or Change the setting from Downloader’s Setting.
  • Go to Browser and type http://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/android/arm/master/ in URL Box and Click on Go
  • Select Latest updated apk file ” kodi-20180xxx-xxxxxxxx-master-armeabi-v7a.apk ”  [Note: APK file can update daily from developers so select latest or First APK file]
  • Now Download will start automatically. Wait until it finishes
  • Click on Install once download complete.
  • Wait some seconds and you will see latest Kodi 18 Leia installed.

How to Install or Update Kodi 18 / 18.1 Leia on PC Windows

To avoid later causes with Kodi, We’ll install latest Kodi 18.1 Alpha 3 version from scratch. Please uninstall any of Kodi version you have on your PC Windows. Installing latest Kodi 18 Leia on PC is a pretty easy task and many of you might familiar with it but still, we are providing guidance for our newbie users.

  • First of all, Uninstall current installed Kodi from your PC
  • Now visit https://kodi.tv/download from your browser.
  • Scroll down and stop to Choose your Weapon. Select Windows

Install Kodi 18 Leia on PC

  • Now pop up box will appear with three options. Choose Pre Relese. 
  • There will be all pre-release version listed. Select Installer 64 BIT from Alpha 3

How to Update Kodi 18 Leia on PC

  • Kodi 18 setup file will start automatically to download.
  • Wait for the download to finish. Double click on Setup file and follow on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
  • Click on Kodi icon from the desktop to launch Kodi 18 Leia. It might take some time to load first time. Enjoy all the new features!

Also Check:  How to Install Covenant Kodi addon on Krypton and Firestick

That’s all for now. I’ll back with some new Useful Stuff.

Thank you.


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