If you’re looking up how to update Kodi, you clearly already know what Kodi is and what it’s good for. By keeping your Kodi-enabled device up to date, you can ensure you’re never locked out of your favourite apps or discover a glaring security hole.
Updating Kodi can be a little bit of a faff on some formats, especially as some stay up to date automatically. However, with a spare five minutes you can have Kodi v16 Jarvis up and running on your Kodi device with ease.
Tip: The £34.99 ($39.99) Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the best Kodi streaming devices. It’s wireless, cheap and delivers a solid stream – here’s our tutorial for how to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Fire TV Stick
How to update Kodi: Android
Updating Kodi to it’s latest version on an Android-enabled device is an absolute doddle.
For one, make sure your device can connect to the internet and has access to the Google Play Store. If you have automatic updates enabled, Kodi will update itself to Jarvis.
If automatic updates aren’t turned on, head to the Google Play Store and navigate to Kodi or the “My Apps” panel. Click “Update” and Kodi will begin to update on the Android device of your choice.
Remember, to get Kodi on Chromecast, updating your Android version of Kodi will also update the Chromecast build.
How to update Kodi: Windows 10 and Mac OS X
Putting the latest version of Kodi on your Windows 10 or Mac computer is incredibly easy.
While you can’t simply update Kodi from within Kodi, simply downloading and running the Jarvis executable will overwrite your Kodi installation with a fresh one. Not bad.
How to update Kodi: Amazon Fire TV Stick
Having the latest version of Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick requires you to first format your Fire TV, and then go through the motions of re-installing Kodi onto the device.
It’s far from ideal, but we’ve got a simple guide to help you through the process of performing a fresh install of Kodi on the Fire TV Stick.
How to update Kodi: Raspberry Pi
Updating Kodi on Raspberry Pi isn’t ideal. Whereas you can simply update the software on Android, Mac or Windows, for Pi you’ll need to completely wipe your Pi SD card and install Jarvis fresh.
You can follow our guide to installing Kodi on Raspberry Pi to find out how to install the latest version of Kodi from scratch.
How to update Kodi: Linux
Of all the formats you can install Kodi on, Linux makes it the easiest to update.
When a new version of Kodi is released just perform a general system/package or open terminal and type:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade