How to Fix Kodi Not Working

Is Kodi not working on your device?

Kodi is an open-source software developed with one thing in mind, home entertainment. Microsoft initially developed Kodi for the first-generation Xbox but abandoned it after a few years. 

Fortunately, the program evolved beyond the Xbox console and is now offered on almost all major operating systems. 

Currently, the platform is managed by a community of fans and developers called XBMC Foundation

If you’re here, it’s safe to assume that Kodi is not working on your device. 

Being an open-source platform, there are many factors to consider why Kodi is not working on your device. It could be due to the servers, your installation files, operating systems, and system configurations.

Today, we’ve decided to make a guide for fixing Kodi if it’s not working properly on your device. 

Let’s get right into it!

1. Restart Your Device. 

If Kodi is not working on your device, the first thing that you should do is restart your system. This way, you can ensure that all of its resources are correctly loaded, and there are no bugs or glitches on your device. 

For Windows users, see the steps below to restart your system: 

  1. First, press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start Menu
  2. After that, click on the Power Options tab. 
  3. Lastly, choose Restart to reboot your computer. 
Restart Windows

If you are using a macOS device, here’s how you can restart it:

  1. On your Mac, access the Apple Menu
  2. Next, select the Restart option. 
  3. Finally, click the Restart button inside the dialog box to confirm your action. 
Restart Mac

On Android devices, see the steps below to restart it: 

  1. Locate the Power button on your Android device. 
  2. After that, press and hold the Power button to access the selection menu. 
  3. Finally, tap on Restart
Restart Android

For iOS users, check out the steps below to restart your device: 

  1. First, access the Assistive Touch on your display. 
  2. Now, go to the Device tab and tap on More
  3. Lastly, tap the Restart option to reboot your iOS device. 
Restart iOS

Go back to Kodi after restarting your device to check if the problem is solved. 

2. Update Kodi. 

Although Kodi is open-source software, it still receives updates thanks to the community and developers behind it. If Kodi is not working on your device, update the app and check if the problem is gone. 

For Android users, follow the guide below to update Kodi: 

  1. On your device, access the Play Store and tap on your Profile
  2. After that, tap on Manage Apps & Device
  3. Now, go to Updates Available
  4. Finally, tap the Update button beside Kodi to install the latest version. 
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On iOS devices, you can update Kodi by doing the following: 

  1. First, go to the App Store and tap on your Profile
  2. Next, look for Kodi on the list of apps with available updates. 
  3. Lastly, tap the Update button next to Kodi
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If you are using a computer, simply go to Kodi’s official website to download the latest installer for your operating system. 

After updating Kodi, go back to the app to check if it’s now working. 

3. Clear Kodi Cache. 

Kodi stores temporary data generated from your activity to enhance its overall performance and improve your experience. However, there are instances when Kodi’s cache accumulates and becomes corrupted. 

When this happens, the app may not function correctly on your device. To fix this, clear Kodi’s cache to get rid of corrupted data. 

For Windows users, see the steps below to clear Kodi’s cache: 

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows + R keys to access the Run Command
  2. After that, type ‘%temp%’ and hit the Enter key to open the folder. 
  3. Finally, delete all of its content to clear your Windows cache. 
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On Android TV/Phone, you can clear Kodi’s cache by doing the following: 

  1. First, locate the Kodi app from your home screen. 
  2. After that, press and hold its app icon until the options menu appears. 
  3. Now, tap on App Info and go to Storage & Cache
  4. Lastly, tap the Clear Cache button. 
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If you’re using Firestick Devices, navigate to Setting > App > Kodi and choose the Clear Cache option. 

After clearing Kodi’s cache, go back to the app and see if it’s now working correctly. 

4. Update Kodi Addons. 

Kodi supports various add-ons that function similarly to your browser extensions. They provide additional features to Kodi to enhance your media consumption. 

If some of your Kodi add-ons are not working, try updating them. 

Here’s how you can do it: 

  1. First, open Kodi on your device and click on the Gear icon to access Settings
  2. After that, go to Add-ons
  3. Now, select an add-on you want to update. 
  4. Click on the Versions button and install the update. 
  5. Lastly, go back to the previous page and enable the Auto-Update feature. 
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Once done, try using your Kodi add-on to see if it’s now working. 

5. Reset Kodi. 

If you’ve previously played around with Kodi’s settings, you may have changed some configurations that cause the app to malfunction. To fix this, try resetting Kodi back to factory defaults to roll back the changes. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Access the Settings on the Kodi app. 
  2. Next, go to the System tab. 
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  1. Inside the System tab, click on one of the options and scroll down to the bottom. 
  2. Finally, click on Reset Above Settings to Default. Repeat this process until you’ve reset all the configurations on Kodi
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Restart the app afterward and check if the problem is solved. 

6. Reinstall Kodi. 

At this point, we suggest that you reinstall Kodi on your device if it’s still not working. Some of its files may have gotten severely corrupted beyond repair. 

For Windows users, see the steps below to remove Kodi: 

  1. On your computer, access the Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel
  2. After that, click on Uninstall a Program and look for the Kodi app. 
  3. Finally, right-click on Kodi and select Uninstall
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If you are on a macOS device, follow the guide below to delete Kodi: 

  1. First, launch Finder on your Mac
  2. Next, go to the Applications folder and look for Kodi
  3. Lastly, drag the Kodi app to the Trash to delete it from your system. 

On Android and iOS devices, here’s how you can uninstall Kodi: 

  1. On your home screen, look for the Kodi app. 
  2. Now, press and hold its app icon until you see the selection menu. 
  3. Finally, tap on Uninstall (Android) or Remove App (iOS) to remove Kodi from your device. 
Kodi not working

Reinstall Kodi on your device afterward and check if the app is now working. 

That brings us to the end of our guide for fixing Kodi if it’s not working on your device. For your questions and other concerns, please let us know in the comment section, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

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