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Powerful media center tool for Mac or Apple TV (was XBMC).

3.8
Based on 132 user ratesRead reviews & comments
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Kodi overview

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC updates.

What’s new in version 21.0

Updated on Apr 08 2024

  • FFmpeg 6
  • DolbyVision On-the-Fly Profile Conversion
  • macOS Now Uses "Native" Windowing
  • A New Platform: webOS
  • In-game Player Viewer
  • Behind the Scenes Improvements
View older Kodi updates

Information

License

Free

Size

87.7 MB

Developer’s website

https://kodi.tv

Downloads

424122

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13 or later
  • (Optional) Apple TV
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Kodi qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 15 2024
20.5
1.0
Mar 15 2024
1.0
Version: 20.5
I've thrown Kodi away. I won't bother with it again. It's garbage. It's developers don't care. Good riddance.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Feb 13 2024
20.4
1.0
Feb 13 2024
1.0
Version: 20.4
ARM versions of Kodi are available for SEVERAL different operating systems, but NOT for Mac. Digging around on the Internet I found there have been SEVERAL requests for Kodi to catch up with Apple M-series ARM processors with NO response from "Team Kodi". And of course, the devs are so careless and ignorant as to still call it "Mac OS X". Further digging through the Kodi Community Forum, the only useful Mac related post I found was about being able to use the Windows ARM version of Kodi running in an ARM version of Windows using Parallels. Big whoop. IMHO Team Kodi will never give a rat's about ARM macOS. As such, I continue to give it one single star. It deserves it.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 27 2024
20.3
1.0
Jan 27 2024
1.0
Version: 20.3
The dev site claims this version of Kodi is "Mac OS X native". That shows how out-of-touch they are. (1) It's been macOS for years now. (2) It's INTEL coded ONLY, meaning no way is it native to ARM M-Series Mac CPUs. (0_o) - - Catch up with reality please!
Atalantia
Atalantia
Jul 28 2023
20.2
1.0
Jul 28 2023
1.0
Version: 20.2
I don't like the hostile takeover of the display when starting the program and that's why I threw it in the bin right away. Die feindliche Übernahme des Displays beim Starten des Programs gefällt mir gar nicht und war der Grund warum ich es gleich wieder in die Tonne warf.
johngarcia118
johngarcia118
Nov 2 2021
19.3
0.0
Nov 2 2021
0.0
Version: 19.3
Upon further review. Went into system settings and changed monitor to Mac monitor. Problem resolved.
johngarcia118
johngarcia118
Nov 2 2021
19.3
0.0
Nov 2 2021
0.0
Version: 19.3
Upgraded to Mac OS Monterey and downloaded Kodi 19.3. I am having same issue with mouse not going all the way to the right.
roelmuylaert
roelmuylaert
Oct 31 2021
19.3
0.0
Oct 31 2021
0.0
Version: 19.3
there is a serious bug in Kodi 19.3 the mouse cursor is mapped incorrectly so I can't use the mouse to select stuff it only go's 3/4 of the screen and stops to the right side this is in macOS Monterey 12.0.1 and is a very annoying bug and the strangest thing version 19.2 didn't had that bug in Big Sur , where can i find kodi 19.2 to test on Monterey
dos mef
dos mef
Oct 26 2021
19.3
0.0
Oct 26 2021
0.0
Version: 19.3
Wouldn't it be just fantastic if Kodi was able to remember screen size and position of its window on macOS?
tizerthom
tizerthom
Oct 4 2021
19.1
0.0
Oct 4 2021
0.0
Version: 19.1
Have had no issues with my 4k FireStick but my MacBook installs Matrix 19.1 but none of the new apps available on the Firestick are compatible. I reverted back to 18.9 and none of the repositories will load, same issue as with 19.1 not compatible....
flintstone200
flintstone200
Feb 22 2021
19.0.
1.0
Feb 22 2021
1.0
Version: 19.0.
Not very happy with version 19. They updated their Python version. It rendered most of the 3rd party addons unusable. The warning doesn't come til after the upgrade. Check to see if your addons are compatible. I ended up reverting back to version 18.9
lwbrown
lwbrown
Oct 27 2020
18.9.
1.0
Oct 27 2020
1.0
Version: 18.9.
useless
tonyarabish
tonyarabish
Jul 14 2020
18.7.
4.0
Jul 14 2020
4.0
Version: 18.7.
iDealshare VideoGo is a powerful MKV to XBMC converter, which supports converting MKV files to XBMC more supported AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MV/MKA, MP4, Quick Time, AAC, M4A, AIFF, WAV. MPEG-4, RMVB, MPEG-2, RealVideo, etc., and enable MKV easily played on XBMC.
papaese1yahoocom
papaese1yahoocom
Jun 5 2020
18.7.
0.0
Jun 5 2020
0.0
Version: 18.7.
Is good veu
Headboto
Headboto
Mar 25 2020
18.6.
5.0
Mar 25 2020
5.0
Version: 18.6.
Simple to install, opens & closes easily, works nicely with the Media on my MacBook...
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Sep 11 2019
18.4.
1.0
Sep 11 2019
1.0
Version: 18.4.
Not compatible with Catalina.
Just-Fred
Just-Fred
Apr 25 2019
18.2.
0.0
Apr 25 2019
0.0
Version: 18.2.
I'm curious about this. I've never used Plex, or a media server per se, but I've been using VLC for quite a while. I can open VLC on my Mac and stream to my AppleTV, and there's an app for the AppleTV. But the AppleTV app is now badly broken, so I would like to be able to fetch content from another Mac's attached storage and play it on my TV. Is Kodi useful for that? Is it better than VLC, or are they apples and oranges?
Sleek
Sleek
Aug 25 2018
17.6.
0.5
Aug 25 2018
0.5
Version: 17.6.
Version for MacOS 10.6 does not work on MacOS 10.6, When I try to start it does not even start, just quits and I have to delete it from my Drive.
Macinman
Macinman
Aug 3 2018
17.6.
0.0
Aug 3 2018
0.0
Version: 17.6.
I've used KODI in the past, and I have MrMC for Apple TV, which seems to be a clone. What I am curious about, since this discussion thread hasn't been updated lately is,: Is it true KODI is dead, or dying? I've recently seen a bunch of videos popping up on Youtube regarding KODI, and legal issues, and the development being shutdown. Was just wondering, how much truth there is in this, or is it just overblown hype? I don't use KDOI like I used to, so haven't followed real close.
CODE_ASH
CODE_ASH
Jul 20 2018
17.6.
4.0
Jul 20 2018
4.0
Version: 17.6.
kodi is best
Barry5p
Barry5p
Mar 27 2017
17.1.
5.0
Mar 27 2017
5.0
Version: 17.1.
It is the best media player period. 4K no problems.
ThomasMiller
ThomasMiller
Mar 19 2024
20.5
5.0
Mar 19 2024
5.0
Version: 20.5
lodean
lodean
Mar 15 2024
20.5
5.0
Mar 15 2024
5.0
Version: 20.5
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 27 2024
20.3
1.0
Jan 27 2024
1.0
Version: 20.3
Atalantia
Atalantia
Jul 28 2023
20.2
1.0
Jul 28 2023
1.0
Version: 20.2
stephanebruckert
stephanebruckert
Nov 24 2021
19.3
5.0
Nov 24 2021
5.0
Version: 19.3
iamdavegray
iamdavegray
May 30 2021
19.1
5.0
May 30 2021
5.0
Version: 19.1
TomasStew
TomasStew
May 11 2021
19.1
4.0
May 11 2021
4.0
Version: 19.1
flintstone200
flintstone200
Feb 22 2021
1.0
Feb 22 2021
1.0
Version: null
lwbrown
lwbrown
Oct 27 2020
1.0
Oct 27 2020
1.0
Version: null
tonyarabish
tonyarabish
Jul 14 2020
4.0
Jul 14 2020
4.0
Version: null
Headboto
Headboto
Mar 25 2020
5.0
Mar 25 2020
5.0
Version: null
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Sep 11 2019
1.0
Sep 11 2019
1.0
Version: null
ygfz
ygfz
Jan 30 2019
3.5
Jan 30 2019
3.5
Version: null
Sleek
Sleek
Aug 25 2018
0.5
Aug 25 2018
0.5
Version: null
CODE_ASH
CODE_ASH
Jul 20 2018
4.0
Jul 20 2018
4.0
Version: null
Quirop-Pa
Quirop-Pa
Jan 19 2018
3.0
Jan 19 2018
3.0
Version: null
WetNet
WetNet
Oct 25 2017
0.5
Oct 25 2017
0.5
Version: null
neer
neer
Sep 13 2017
5.0
Sep 13 2017
5.0
Version: null
jmanuelouteirocom4659
jmanuelouteirocom4659
Jul 31 2017
5.0
Jul 31 2017
5.0
Version: null
Barry5p
Barry5p
Mar 27 2017
5.0
Mar 27 2017
5.0
Version: null
anbu786-1
anbu786-1
Feb 23 2017
2.5
Feb 23 2017
2.5
Version: null
Zeebie
Zeebie
Feb 17 2017
0.5
Feb 17 2017
0.5
Version: null
chipy
chipy
Jan 29 2017
4.5
Jan 29 2017
4.5
Version: null
wdonach
wdonach
Jan 29 2017
2.5
Jan 29 2017
2.5
Version: null
sk018r6431
sk018r6431
Oct 13 2016
1.0
Oct 13 2016
1.0
Version: null
lemonb3519
lemonb3519
May 13 2016
5.0
May 13 2016
5.0
Version: null
yousifmisbah
yousifmisbah
Apr 1 2016
5.0
Apr 1 2016
5.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Nov 28 2015
4.5
Nov 28 2015
4.5
Version: null
starsizzle
starsizzle
Nov 19 2015
3.5
Nov 19 2015
3.5
Version: null
arcade-points
arcade-points
Oct 22 2015
5.0
Oct 22 2015
5.0
Version: null
ThinkingFun
ThinkingFun
Sep 21 2015
5.0
Sep 21 2015
5.0
Version: null
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Sep 5 2015
2.0
Sep 5 2015
2.0
Version: null
Shallowp
Shallowp
Aug 8 2015
5.0
Aug 8 2015
5.0
Version: null
BadApplesInc
BadApplesInc
Jul 22 2015
5.0
Jul 22 2015
5.0
Version: null
jose-d-coburn
jose-d-coburn
Jul 7 2015
4.5
Jul 7 2015
4.5
Version: null
JuggleStupidity
JuggleStupidity
Jul 2 2015
5.0
Jul 2 2015
5.0
Version: null
Haliomaster
Haliomaster
Jun 15 2015
5.0
Jun 15 2015
5.0
Version: null
CDavid
CDavid
May 25 2015
4.0
May 25 2015
4.0
Version: null
xays
xays
May 25 2015
5.0
May 25 2015
5.0
Version: null
Stef-Vandenabele
Stef-Vandenabele
May 25 2015
4.0
May 25 2015
4.0
Version: null
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