This article here will provide you the complete guidance and knowledge regarding the procedure of update of Kodi application on your Android TV box with the help of Google Play Store. Google Play Store application comes already installed in your Android TV Box when you purchase it from the manufacturers.
How To Update Kodi On Android TV Box
Many Android TV box manufacturers and providers provide an Android Tv box with some pre-loaded applications such as Google Play Store and Kodi. But you may find them out of date as there is always an updated version banging the market every couple of months.
And to enjoy the latest and updated version of Kodi or any other software you require to update it. However, by updating many of the bugging issues are solved, and new features that the developers have added can be experienced by updating any application.
Hence to enjoy the latest version of Kodi you require to update it now and then as the Kodi developers bring a better version of it on a frequent basis. So an update is probably the foremost activity that you may require to perform as soon as you boot up the new Android TV box that you have brought home.
Kodi being such a competent application, we all know how wonderful this application is. It provides us ultimate entertainment and is highly loved by all. But the only issue of Kodi is that it is quite a task to update this application. And maybe the Kodi that you are having is about versions old when talked about the latest update. However, it does not matter which Android TV box you possess, Kodi update is not an ease task. Thus there are various questions regarding the procedure to update Kodi on your Android TV box. So let us see how to update Kodi and install it.
Step 1: Kodi Add-ons Backup
Kodi media center has various add-ons that enhance the functioning of Kodi. And you may even have pre-installed add-ons or may have custom installed them. Perhaps, you won’t want them to lose. So let’s first take the backup of those application add-ons so that we have them even after we update the parent application, Kodi.
Even add-ons that you have installed in Kodi may require update so check for that too. But for now, let us assume you do not have to update the add-ons that are there with you and we only need to take their backup. So first and foremost thing that you do is take the backup.
Now to do so go into the <Program> section that is available in Kodi. Here you will see the <Program add-ons> option, click that and later select the <USB-SD Card Wizard>. As you click on this option, there will be a confirmation on the right-hand side on the screen written- Enabled. Again select the option of USB-SD Card Wizard and a menu will pop-up on the screen. Choose the <Configure> option.
Now before going further, insert the SD card in the SD card slot, or you can even attach the USB to the Android TV box. Later, choose the <USB/SD Card> option once you have inserted the storage device. Now select the folder in which you would like to take the backup and press <Ok>.
Now carefully read and follow the procedure. Go back to the previous menu of USB-SD Card Wizard and below configure option you will see another option <Open> click that. In this select the <Backup> option and in it select <Just the add-ons>. By doing so, you have taken the backup of your add-ons into the storage device.
Note: If you see any error message showing ‘USB-SD Card Wizard Error’ then change the location of storage for the backup.
Step 2: Delete Kodi
To delete the application means to uninstall the application and that is what you have to do with Kodi. Go to the <Google Play Store> and check <My Apps> and uninstall the Kodi application. The other way to uninstall this app is through settings. Enter the <Settings> and then into the <Application Manager> or <Apps> and uninstall the Kodi application.
Step 3: Download and Install Kodi
Now, you need to have the latest version of Kodi, and for that, you require to download it. And to do so, you need to go to the Google Play Store. Search for Kodi and open it. There you will find an option <Install>. Click on that option and the download will start. Here you will get the latest version of Kodi.
To proceed further, you will need to download this installation file into your Android TV box device. Now switch to the <Unkown sources> installation option from the settings menu. Go to the download folder where the installation file of Kodi is being downloaded. Double click the file and start the installation of the application. Before this, you will be asked for the location of installation of this application. Select the internal storage or say Local Disk option when asked.
Step 4: Reinstall the USB – SD CARD WIZARD
Open the recently installed and updated Kodi application from the main menu of the interface. There you will find the drop down menu with the title of <System>. Under this, there are various options, and from this, you have to choose the <File Manager> option.
By doing so, you will enter into the next menu where you will see the screen divided into two different parts, that is A Root and B Root. Look at the A Root side of the screen, and there you have to select the <Add source> button under the <A Root> part. A new window will pop-up
A new window will pop-up asks you the file which you want to browse and select for the further process. Here you need to type exactly this http://xunitytalk.me/xfinity written text.Now type the name of the media source which is asked at the bottom of the pop-up. Name it whatever you want it to be, but please remember it as you will need it further (let it be ABC for instance). Later go to the home screen of the Kodi and select the <System> menu. A new window will pop-up and in it choose the option of add-ons. This will take you to a selection window where you have to select the <Instal from zip file> option so that the back-up that you toke earlier before updating the Kodi can be reinstalled in the Kodi.
Here you have to select the file which you named earlier in this step as the media source file (ABC file). Now select the <XunityTalk_Repository> option from the list. It is a zip file that you will be selecting so take care of that. As soon as you select the XunityTalk_Repository option, wait for the enable notification of the software program. As it will get installed, you will be asked again by the pop-up window of Add-ons and this time you have to select the <Instal from Repository> option.
Select the <.XunityTalk Repository> option and you will be facing a new list from which you have to select the <Program add-ons> option, and in that, you have to select the <USB – SDCARD WIZARD> option. Now click on the <Instal> option when the new pop-up of Add-on Information window comes on the screen. Wait for the process enable notification.
Step 6: Get the add-ons back
To do so, you will have to open the <USB-SDCARD WIZARD> option, and there you will have to select the <Restore> option through which you will be able to get the earlier add-ons back to the updated Kodi.
So basically, it was bit complicated stuff to get the backup but however to update the Kodi wasn’t that difficult. But let us hope this article will and might have helped you in a great way. Kodi being a great platform for entertainment for all the media sources it is quite essential for us to keep the Kodi application updated. And this in return will offer us the new and updated features of this beautiful application so that we can enjoy and have the greatest of fun using it.
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