Kodi APK

Version 19.0 - org.xbmc.kodi
Last updated: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 20:53:18 UTC
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Kodi apk

APP Information

Download Version 19.0 (1900001)
Apk Size73.40 MB
App DeveloperXBMC Foundation
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packageorg.xbmc.kodi.apk
Website http://kodi.tv

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App Description

Kodi is xbmc,kodi,video,players,editors, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.02 by 617 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit XBMC Foundation website who developed it. org.xbmc.kodi.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 19.0 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 9033500+ times on store. You can also download org.xbmc.kodi APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Kodi® media center is an award-winning free and open source cross-platform software media player and entertainment hub for digital media for HTPCs (Home theater PCs). It uses a 10-foot user interface designed to be a media player for the living-room, using a remote control as the primary input device. Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to easily browse and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a harddrive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using only a few buttons.

The official Kodi version does not contain any content what so ever. This means that you should provide your own content from a local or remote storage location, DVD, Blu-Ray or any other media carrier that you own. Additionally Kodi allows you to install third-party plugins that may provide access to content that is freely available on the official content provider website. Any other means of watching illegal content which would otherwise be paid for is not endorsed or approved by Team Kodi. 

Estuary is the new standard skin and is designed to be fast and user friendly. 
With the skin Estouchy, Kodi has now been enhanced to better work with larger 5" or up phones and tablets. Kodi is not designed or recommended for use with smaller phones. 

- Kodi does not supply or include any media or content.
- Users must provide their own content or install one of the third party plug-ins
- Kodi has no affiliation with any third-part plug-in or add-on provider what so ever.
- We do not endorse the streaming of copyright protected material without permission of the copyright holder.
- In order to upgrade from a previous version you must have installed an official released version by Team Kodi. Any other version may cause failure to upgrade.

License and development:
Kodi® is a trademark of the XBMC Foundation. For further details you can visit http://kodi.wiki/view/Official:Trademark_Policy

Kodi® is fully Open-Source and released under the GPLv2.0+ license. It includes many third-party libraries which use compatible licenses. Due to the inclusion of some GPLv3.0 libraries the entire application becomes GPLv3.0 as binary.
Should you wish to help on future development you can do so by visiting our forum for further questions.


App ChangeLog

  • This is the release of 19.0 "Matrix"
  • For more information visit our website https://kodi.tv
  • Feel free to make a donation while you are there.

App Screens

Kodi App Screen 1Kodi App Screen 2Kodi App Screen 3

Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,org.xbmc.kodi.apk Was Pure And Safe.

Scan Stats:harmless:0|type-unsupported:9|suspicious:0|confirmed-timeout:0|timeout:18|failure:0|malicious:0|undetected:48|
File type:Android
Magic:Zip archive data, at least v2.0 to extract
File size:76966675
Uncompressed Size:10856255
Contained Files	:3232
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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

retrieve running apps
Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.


Certificate Issuer:C:us, CN:XBMC Foundation, L:US, O:XBMC Foundation, ST:US, OU:Android platform
Certificate Subject:C:us, CN:XBMC Foundation, L:US, O:XBMC Foundation, ST:US, OU:Android platform









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Google Play Reviews

  1. dararebreed-avatar



    This version actually works like a charm if you take the time to just configure it correctly. CONNECTING NETWORK SERVER/SHARES DOES WORK!!! It WILL fail to see your server from the list of regular options (That needs fixing!).The workaround is that you just HAVE TO choose "add network location" instead, and then ONLY enter you server's IP and then click "ok". It will instantly add your server. Then right click your server > "edit" and you can browse your server for specific folders. #yourwelcome

  2. WonderGamer-avatar



    ak cakes The app at one point was the preferred app to play movies, videos, movies & older games (at least in my case) & was the app that pushed me to purchase a Android (Shield) TV device, however a recent update has destroyed network capabilities (as well as running older games & weather services), only allowing previously mapped network shares to still work if they were done before the update. I attempted to uninstall the app & reinstall after clearing out a bunch of the plugins that no longer functioned on the app to see if I could gain back functionality afterwards, all my previous shares were gone after that & network functionality still remained broken. At this point I determined there was no point in keeping Kodi on my Android TV, so I removed it & don't know that I'll attempt to use it again (unless I'm told otherwise that it's been fixed; a friend of mine that showed me how it worked when I was considering getting my first one stated he reverted back to an older version before that update). Additionally, I have removed the app from my Samsung Galaxy S9 as well (I preferred using other apps on this device anyways, it was just nice to have box art for movies in the app), even through I did not use it for network use on it, only files on the SD card. One additional point to note is the fact that I was intending on purchasing another Android TV for another room in my house; it's been determined with the destruction of network compatibility in this app, it is highly unlikely I will be purchasing another unless I can find other apps to cover the loss of functionality in Kodi as a result of their latest update... What I do know is this is going to severely lessen how much I use the Shield TV device I already own, perhaps so much that I won't even leave it plugged in while not in use anymore...

  3. L Rod-avatar

    L Rod


    ak bear Don't update to this version unless you have to. Lost all of my settings as nothing works as it did before. Add ons won't work, repo won't work until developers have a chance to redo their work, if they ever choose to. Had to delete this version and reinstall 18.9 and redo all my settings. Lost so much time doing it all over 😪 😕

  4. Rickie Flack-avatar

    Rickie Flack


    ak It's all gone south now! Version updated and EVERYTHING stopped working, really, even the stuff that was left enabled by KODI (which wasn't much) doesn't work either. Now I've worked hard on my config and it's, in one fail swoop, hosed, so I'm really unhappy that this release came out without consideration for any of the users. This must be one of the worst app dev decisions ever. I gave it a go to see if it would just take time to migrate to the newer version so I went through the add-ons that hadn't been 'disabled' and checked for updates...yada yada yada ... and started one of them. Only to watch 3 and a half hours of two circles spinning round, that's more than acceptable for something to configure itself to a new version of anything. KODI now stands for shame in my books, break everything and pat yourself on the back for it, so many people not only let down but left with trashed systems due to this ridiculous abortion of a 'new version'. The field is now open for a successor to KODI after this.

  5. Hagen Stein-avatar

    Hagen Stein


    lee I unfortunately have to agree with the negative comments. Though for me nothing broke insofar as it stopped working, Matrix has introduced an irritating behavior when playing songs from my music collection (on a NAS). Previously, when you went "Artist" and then clicked "Play" for an artist, where there are multiple albums in the library for that artist, it played album1, song1, album1, song2 ... album2, song1 etc. Basically as expected, I'd say. Now Matrix starts playing album1, song1 and then jumps to another album and another song. Haven't figured out the logic behind it so far nor did I find a setting to restore the old behavior. Which is quite annyoing, as I want to listen to whole *albums*, not songs. E.g. Live albums.

  6. Mr Fulgore-avatar

    Mr Fulgore


    ak boots After the update to version 19 the app crashes frequently, no more connection to shared files, tried on different devices, other share media apps still working fine, did even a cmplete reset off the nvidia shield pro, did not help, and why is kodi using a different gateway?? also cpu temp is -1 degrees, feels like version 19 is still in beta

  7. Enrico Sacchetti-avatar

    Enrico Sacchetti


    ak alaska I Had to learn how to prevent auto update on Android. Do NOT download this version: it just kills everything that was working before, just for the sake of it. Store your precious version 18.9 and re-install it, evwry time the system is dumb enough to upgrade it.

  8. DAVID ORLANDO-avatar



    firestick Great app!!! Holds all your media in one place and great for movies and tv shows. Version 19 has some addon issues playing 3rd party add-ons whose developers need to update to python 3. Until then keep using 18.9 which still works great for everything!

  9. Steve Cafferky-avatar

    Steve Cafferky


    ak island Worked ok with earlier versions but the latest is terrible. These comments are about how this works going over to an older "smart" TV. It can't seem to find anything on my tablet even though I tell it right where to find it. I cannot get it to show photos at all as the interface doesn't give you the choice just video and music and music has never worked. Even though I set it to "play next video automatically" it just goes back to the directory which takes about two minutes to reload. out of room

  10. Manipura212-avatar



    e shane You ever buy books for college, and find that you can't sell them back because they 'updated' them? Y'know, "Problem 29 on page 263 has been changed," so you're out $140. This update is as welcome as that, and even less useful. Unwelcome, improves nothing you wanted, takes away things you did, swapping the wheels and replacing them with hexagons. These guys have either lost their way, or sold it to the highest bidder.

  11. Jacob Dakota Olson-avatar

    Jacob Dakota Olson


    I can't get version 19 to work on my Android but it works on my computer but I'm not impressed with 19 the matrix has blacked out the screen completely on three of the five devices I tried to put it on the other two devices wouldn't even let me open the file for matrix so I am currently running 18.9 just have to go on the web browser and download the older version I do love kodi just not the new version yet that's why I'm giving it a 4 out of 5 Stars

  12. Danny Paelinck-avatar

    Danny Paelinck


    3 years later and history repeats after the installation of v19'0 Matrix ... Out of the blue, Kodi stops after a short (between 15 and 20 minutes) time. Whatever I do, reset the Minix UH 9 to factory settings, reinstalling Kodi, it doesn't dissapear and I'm getting very anoyed now. With other apps like VLC I don't have any problem at all. Since I'm only playing my own content on my own network, I also resetted my Nas's but also this wasn't the solution. :-(

  13. Steven Rog-avatar

    Steven Rog


    Is this a joke? Why would they update this to a version 90% of add-ons are incompatible with? You messed up big. Deleted and went back to 18, luckily I didn't have much to begin with so reinstalling everything was easy. Unfortunately some people who have way more stuff will find doing the rollback very frustrating. Stupid move Kodi, you suck!

  14. Moses Menard-avatar

    Moses Menard


    Unfortunately, I have to agree with the negative comments on the matrix update. Having used Kodi for 3yrs now, I was okay with the previous versions until this 19.0 Matrix update; there's a serious lag in pictures when playing VOB files on my TV from my HDD. If an update is not out I will have to embrace other players

  15. Reaxions-avatar



    My Nvidia Shield Pro (2019) automatically updated to Kodi 19, and now Kodi won't play anything from my server. The previous version was great, but apparently none of the add-ons work on 19 yet? So, what the hell's the point of forcing an update on people that doesn't work, idiots???!!!

  16. Maddie S-avatar

    Maddie S


    This works great on my tv, but no matter how many builds I tried, none of them worked. There was always something missing at one step, that just didn't come up. So dissapointed.

  17. Andrew S-avatar

    Andrew S


    This latest update is a total nightmare. My Nvidia shield just automatically updated the version 19.0 and not only did it break most of my add-ons but I can no longer view any of my media over the network from my home media server. I should have checked the reviews before uninstalling and reinstalling the app because now I have lost all my playlists and all my add-on configurations and it is still broken!

  18. Larry Laffer-avatar

    Larry Laffer


    GREAT job guys!!! I have been using Kodi since it was XBMC on the first gen Xbox console, and have even submitted quite a few bug reports and custom Linux patches, back when SourceForge hosted projects written in respectable programming languages. Java, Rust and Python 3 are nothing but shat-out corporate black-box garbage frameworks that barely bootstrap an OS on modern hardware s**t-pile devices - revisions to the Python 3 serial comm libs even managed to kill OctoPrint/OctoPi recently!!!

  19. raptor4666-avatar



    it decided to update its self even though it shouldnt be set to, then just deletes everything you have built up on kodi... dont waste hours arranging things as you have no control over the operating system.... {update; week later now & after i deleted everything and reinstalled 18.9 & then double checked all auto upates were off. it was fine for few days but today i put it on & again it began loading 19 and ruined all id installed again. no idea how it is updating itself.. need new alternative

  20. Wide Putin-avatar

    Wide Putin


    Since the last update it stops playback when I lock my phone, and it asks me to refresh tags (which would take hours) after every song, it's pretty much unusable for me, I hope this gets fixed soon because it's a great app otherwise.

  21. Larry Caldwell-avatar

    Larry Caldwell


    Worst Kodi imaginable. Trashed my Nvidia Shield, fortunately was able to reinstall Leia. Also hurried and set Google Play to not update my tablet. I guess they decided on their own to ignore that today and changed it to Matrix. Thanks for nothing Google Play.

  22. Jason Smith-avatar

    Jason Smith


    Happily updated and disabled all my add ins as incompatible without warning... uninstalled. Here's an idea, before pushing out a new version when so much has been been changed make it a separate release until rev x.5 or something so devs have had chance to update add ins. Dont want to have to disable auto update for EVERY app in future Poor show!

  23. Ryan Grooms-avatar

    Ryan Grooms


    Will not work. Download works at first then screen turns black restart, force stop app nothing works stays black have to uninstall and reinstall works for 5 minutes then back to black screen and doesn't work. Doing the same thing on 2 of my devices

  24. Jason Coletta-avatar

    Jason Coletta


    Unfortunately since the update to 19 matrix kodi is broken on Android phones, at least for my note 20 that is. Kodi launches with splash screen and then the screen goes black. If you press the phones back button you can hear kodi's back button sound.

  25. John Sanchez-avatar

    John Sanchez


    Version 19 is a nightmare. It couldn't read any drives from my main PC. Had to delete it from NVidia Shield and my Android tablet. It was easy to go back on my PC to 18.9 but I will have to side load it on my Android devices. Horrible quality control and lack of testing on the part of the programmers.

  26. omega man-avatar

    omega man


    latest update (on my philips tv running android) brought new security settings, which made it impossible to watch youtube sent from my pc on my local net. this update shows again (like with many other products in the consumer area) a total ignorance to general users. if developers feel the urge to add more security, then they should follow a simple rule: PLEASE PLEASE make such changes as an opt-in instead of an opt-out. savvy admins are paid to keep track of security, the general public is not.

  27. Jim MacKrell-avatar

    Jim MacKrell


    Auto update disabled, yet it did so anyway. Now nothing works. Regression testing? Never heard of it. Newer not better, especially with Kodi. Plexbmc? Nope. Nebula? Nope.

  28. Angelo-avatar



    Not worth the download time, every time it works for a few day and along comes Google, Samsung and their minders and destroys what works really well on all my other platforms. We ruin the USB storage as well, hold your breath for more money than you already got no more new rubbish you produce. Not sure because it is broken again.

  29. Invata Germana ABC-avatar

    Invata Germana ABC


    When I turn off the screen of my mobile device, sound goes off. 😔 Worked great with previous version, this update is a nightmare.

  30. Jay Sone-avatar

    Jay Sone


    Black screen. Does not work at all anymore. Fix this, please! Edit: problem is from >60hz refresh rate (adaptive 120 on s21u). Changing it to 60 resolves issue, but still annoying.

  31. Kerwin Medwynter-avatar

    Kerwin Medwynter


    As most of you have mentioned it's definitely best to stay clear of this update if you are currently using Kodi Leia 18.9 because it will render most of your addons useless and if you happen to own a Nvidia Shield Pro TV device then make sure that you go into the Google play store and disable the automatic update feature because for some strange reason this is always set to auto update by default, the matrix 19.0 update will probably be worth updating in the future but not for now

  32. Wout van den Berg-avatar

    Wout van den Berg


    5 stars normally. Since 19.0 Matrix just 2 stars. Why? Well I mainly use it to stream all my series, movies and documentaries from my NAS over NFS. Since 19.0 when playing 2160P LOTR any Extended version, after 1 - 1,5 hours into the movie the image begins to stutter regulary, audio keeps playing without stutters though. Very annoying. 18.9 Leia works flawlessly for me. Went back to this version. WTH does it go stutter in a new release?? Things should be improved instead of worsening them!!!

  33. Dan Rodgers-avatar

    Dan Rodgers


    I wish I had a choice between Leah and Matrix. If Android had not automatically installed Matrix, I would still have TV on my phone, but not now since Matrix will not install NPVR. Since I also use Kodi for Xbox One, I expect to have no choice there either, and my entire media configuration will be ruined.

  34. Dananjaya Udara-avatar

    Dananjaya Udara


    It may have tons of features. But it sucks at doing basic things like playing a video stored on phone or being very difficult to use because of it's UI with tiny font and buttons.

  35. Kyle Miller-avatar

    Kyle Miller


    I used to run v18 (Leia) on my previous phone, tried installing 19 on my new Pixel 5 and right after it asks for file access permission the screen goes black and the app won't do anything.

  36. Victoria Ferguson-avatar

    Victoria Ferguson


    Nothing showing on screen. Just a full black screen. But the sound is working as I can hear the back sound. Really annoying.

  37. Adam Paulík-avatar

    Adam Paulík


    Version 19 doesn't work. Asks for permision for storage, then I can only see black sceen. When I click back I can hear sound of going back, but screen is black. Fix pls

  38. Maxi Barrios-avatar

    Maxi Barrios


    The app was just updated to the new versión 19 and it uninstalled all my add-ons I've spent a lot of time configuring everything and now is all gone, thanks Kodi!!! PS: I can't even reinstall my add-ons, they're not compatible, bye Kodi, time to look for a new app.

  39. Dj Sagers-avatar

    Dj Sagers


    You auto-updated on my TV and disabled EVERY addon. I used Kodi on there for Lyrics, now it is not supported. WHY? The setting is available but the only addon, CULRC Lyrics is disabled, and it will not look for a new one. Revert my version or fix this!

  40. James Kellough-avatar

    James Kellough


    While technically Kodi 19 works as intended, less then a handful of add-ons actually work on this release making it a shell of its former self at this time. The ones that currently do work, suck. They should have waited to release this version until the add-on developer updates were also ready. If you were automatically updated to Kodi 19, sideload 18.9 and continue enjoying.

  41. Hotdogger808-avatar



    My kodi box updated itself to Matrix overnight even with updates disabled in playstore. Now I cannot see my SMB shares anymore and it wants a username and password? Not everyone on here knows how to get in and edit .xml files. What have you done to this working app? In my opinion you have broken something that was not broken.....i wasted many hours of my day working out how to roll back to an earlier version. To the developer.....please FIX it asap!

  42. Arnel A-Style Almogela-avatar

    Arnel A-Style Almogela


    With this updated version is not friendly with certain repositories. The version 18.9 (Leia) runs smoother than this version (19.0 Matrix)

  43. Kris Schink-avatar

    Kris Schink


    This latest version is horrible 😫. I can never open it crashes instantly. Do not install update. Very disappointing 😞

  44. Romanes Eunt Domus-avatar

    Romanes Eunt Domus


    Not a SINGLE one of my add-ons are compatible... I just rolled back to 18.9 and spent 4 hrs adding them all back. Thanks a lot devs, I won't be upgrading to any newer versions of kodi.

  45. Owen Layton-avatar

    Owen Layton


    The old Kodi was 5 * and was excellent to watch moves on but A Big BUT this new so called Kodi 19.0 matrix is no good to watch moves on half work and half do not work . Although I like the style of the new Kodi when will Kodi de fully up running so we can watch moves and videos.Thanks Owen

  46. Suash Maharaj-avatar

    Suash Maharaj


    Last update is terrible. Wish I could rollback. Accessing network shares is a mess. The app freezes on my Tab S7 and I can't access network mapped drives from my Nvidia Shield TV Pro. How is it that VLC has no issues accessing network shares and DLNA servers but Kodi can't?

  47. Mihai Mocanu-avatar

    Mihai Mocanu


    This new 19 version is horrible. I upgrade it from 18.9 where everything was working and now nothing is working. Network drives can not be accesed (SMB). The same 19 version is working in win 10.

  48. Erik Dickman-avatar

    Erik Dickman


    Latest update broke most of my plug-ins and frequently crashes. It's ruined my android version I hope I can block it on my shield before it gets ruined there too. Was SO GOOD before this latest update.

  49. ervin musabelliu-avatar

    ervin musabelliu


    on the new Matrix version, there are problems with selecting videos from the phone, it is almost impossible to select. So I'm giving you two stars

  50. Daria Coneghan-avatar

    Daria Coneghan


    I hate this update! I can't figure out how to go back to Leia. Stop your auto updates now if you can. The Matrix is not compatible with so many good apps.

  51. Todd Simmons-avatar

    Todd Simmons


    This auto-updated to version 19 and absolutely everything that I spent a long time setting up on the older version isn't compatible, including the skin. Lost it all. What a terrible update.

  52. Ashley Reynolds-avatar

    Ashley Reynolds


    The latest matrix update breaks the app. I've just got a black screen now. I've deleted all the data and app then reinstalled several times but it made no difference.

  53. Heather Mason-avatar

    Heather Mason


    Since the last update it only gives me a black screen and wont load anything. Tried uninstalling and re-installing and it didnt change. Please fix.

  54. DONALD LEE-avatar



    Updated to V19.0 I can no longer access my addon's on Shield! And on my Pixel phone, it's a blank screen! I was under the impression this version is the holy grail, not horror story!

  55. Drew Drake-avatar

    Drew Drake


    This automatic update from Leia to 19,0 matrix is brutal. None of my add-ons work now..I tried installing some of the add-ons that are supposed to work with this new version don't work either! So essentially this is now Useless!!!!

  56. Ching Han Toh-avatar

    Ching Han Toh


    I'm using the upnp function of this app with another app but the video always stops playing within 15 minutes because kodi doesn't stay open in the background for long. Not sure if it is an android issue. Please fix this?

  57. Jasper van Baars-avatar

    Jasper van Baars


    latest update v19 "matrix" broke my library ! gvd cant connect to any smb nfs share no matter what version i adjust to on smb on the mi-box. triple checked my shares are reachable with any device and previously with Leah version of kodi. I will turn off auto updates forever this is a nightmare so much work gone luckily i have a backup but jeez guys this is unexpected untested and unacceptable.

  58. jason bellotti-avatar

    jason bellotti


    just horrible. kodi was the go to until this new matrix. now i cant install covenant the crew tempest exodus genesis it will say installed but it shows up no where. this sucks now i have to find out how to install an older version if possible

  59. Nicoleta Lazar-avatar

    Nicoleta Lazar


    If anyone actually reads this, DO NOT INSTAL this version. It is uncompatible with qny addon. Completely useless. I downloaded the older version and deactivated the automatic updates. Works just fine like this.

  60. Doole Doodoole-avatar

    Doole Doodoole


    After todays update, the library is not working any more. All the SMB shares are gone, Kodi can't find the workgroup, and none of the shared folders. Very nice update indeed.

  61. Kevin Albert-avatar

    Kevin Albert


    Kodi 19 is Nothing but GARBAGE! There is absolutely NO point at all for using Kodi anymore!!!! Nothing works on Kodi 19, and you cannot go back and install Kodi 18.9 for some reason. Kodi 19 has no add-ons for movies and TV shows so now Kodi is Garbage to me, I will not be using Kodi anymore!!!!

  62. Gene Popowytsch-avatar

    Gene Popowytsch


    What a nightmare. PLEASE MAKE version 18.9 accessible from the Play Store so that all of us who got burned with this latest update can go back to the older version. Version 19.0 is terrible with a Capital T. And until you do you'll be getting more and more of these negative reviews.

  63. Peter Parker-avatar

    Peter Parker


    Killer Kodi. Users be aware, installing this version renders ALL repos, addons, dependacies etc totally useless. Upon installation it basically kills all existing parts and installations of Kodi, causing nothing to work. Kodi 19 will open, but that's about it

  64. Gil Ramos-avatar

    Gil Ramos


    Had to reinstall 18.9 and lost all my metadata. To avoid auto updating to 19 even after downgrading, make sure to disable auto update from the play store. Kodi 19 broke everyhting for me and wasted hours off my time.

  65. Avalon Media-avatar

    Avalon Media


    The best skins no longer work. Most addons no longer work. Why don't they just say we no longer want to support this app. Because that's what it smells like. Plex here I come.

  66. David Roberts-avatar

    David Roberts


    Lost my sport and movie addons. Nothing of value at this moment. Should not have pushed this version out on people, with so much lack of credible or insufficient volume of a variety of addons.

  67. David Corcoran-avatar

    David Corcoran


    v19 Broken on Note 20 ultra due to 120hz refresh. No issue with v18.9. Don't intend on changing device refresh rate just for one app. Uninstalled until fixed

  68. Jeff T-avatar

    Jeff T


    Version 19 doesn't work at all on my Samsung Galaxy s9+. I just get a garbled screen. V18.9 worked fine. Pathetic. Seems it doesn't work on lots of Samsung devices.

  69. Paul DeBusschere-avatar

    Paul DeBusschere


    Awful. Music player will only play one song off my playlist and then stops. Stops on screen lock, so now useless to me. Hope I can roll back to Leia.

  70. Kimberly Smith-avatar

    Kimberly Smith


    Hate the new update. Nothing works now and can't get anything to work. It forced the update and I have no way to go back. Very disappointed with this crappie update

  71. Tom Culliton-avatar

    Tom Culliton


    Broke literally EVERY addon that made this worth having installed, MythTV PBS, ... Should come with a giant disclaimer to that effect. Now I have to figure outhow to roll back to 18.9 so it's useful again, or replace it.

  72. Shiro Kyushu-avatar

    Shiro Kyushu


    (Samsung S21 Ultra) Matrix..... This update has broken kodi, I launch the app and after accepting the permissions the screen goes black and doesn't move past the emptiness that has became this once amazing app.

  73. Chad Manastyrski-avatar

    Chad Manastyrski


    Matrix is garbage! The previous version worked awesome and now non of my ad-ons work. Very annoying. Why tweek something that was working perfectly well?!?

  74. ß bob-avatar

    ß bob


    After auto update to V19, most add-ons are now incompatible, making everything useless. Not sure why it was push out to everyone. Please make an option to rollback to previous version.

  75. Charles Cachia-avatar

    Charles Cachia


    most everything NOT compatible with matrix....the update should have at least warned us before updating..only way back to previous ver. 18.9 is a total re-install of the apk manually..

  76. Km Killerbeer-avatar

    Km Killerbeer


    Great thanks to Kodi for updating to the next "stable" version and disabling or otherwise rendering unusable practically every addon I had installed. Way to go, folks.

  77. loc nguyen-avatar

    loc nguyen


    Update found a fix for the smb issue. Go to Settings -> Services -> SMBclient -> Minimum = V1, Maximum = V3. The important one is the minimum for older devices.

  78. Csaba Kemeri-avatar

    Csaba Kemeri


    The new version totally bugged my Player, lost all of my addons, doesnt see my NAS, etc, totally unusable!!! I try reinstal hand the Leia 18.0 version....anyone can help?

  79. Somex UK-avatar

    Somex UK


    19.0 is a nightmare. Give us an option to install 18.9 Nothing worked on 19.0 at present. Withdraw it until it is debugged and developers have sorted problems out.

  80. Noa Novosel-avatar

    Noa Novosel


    This app was amazing till the 19.0 version came. All my addon's were erased and i couldn't install them again because it said they were not compatible, a big shame. KODI FIX THIS

  81. Mick Erridge-avatar

    Mick Erridge


    Leia 18 worked well untill i installed matrix, lost all my data can't install the programs i had, pity i can't reinstall leia 18 i wouldn't recommend to update untill they get it sorted.

  82. allthe same-avatar

    allthe same


    To release v19 as an update and completely wipe out my setup is disgusting,. Almost no interesting add-on supports it yet and it went through my auto update and wiped out my setup without a warning..... I don't know what to tell you?

  83. John Valencia-avatar

    John Valencia


    the update broke functionality. add ons and skins are useless and it stopped detecting my external HDD. was good while it lasted. thaks for all the fish.

  84. Chris kotsiris-avatar

    Chris kotsiris


    Why auto update? Doest work.. no addons, no lists, mothing.. i uninstalled and installed the old one to olay my files, and some hours later i see the updated version installed automaticaly again.. ITS NOT WORKING. NOTHING. It cant even see the LAN files.. :( ⬇️⬇️⬇️

  85. Daniel Fitzgerald-avatar

    Daniel Fitzgerald


    Kodi Matrix update has completely broken SMB shares. Can no longer view any media on my network. "Operation not permitted" - Kodi is now absolutely useless on my TCL Android Smart TV.

  86. nv sh-avatar

    nv sh


    You should have warned major break in functionality, most of existant add ons do not work on Matrix version. Waste of time... rolling back.

  87. Scuba Steve-avatar

    Scuba Steve


    Giving it only 2 stars because when I load the app it only shows a black screen nothing, it worked fine before. Please fix

  88. lemongreen-avatar



    Version 19 keeps crashing without actually opening. Going to have to downgrade and see if that fixes anything.

  89. Sri Ram Harshith-avatar

    Sri Ram Harshith


    I just used this app on TV. I was excited about the Dolby Vision support. So, When I play a Single Layer Dolby Vision file (Dolby Vision On Off Trailer), The TV shows the Dolby Vision Logo but the Video is blank. Only the audio is played. Reviewed on Sony X90F Android 9.

  90. R Koster-avatar

    R Koster


    stops on smartphone if inactive. Used to work but this new version is useless for using as a mediaplayer. Developers need to fix this.

  91. Jeremy Siegler-avatar

    Jeremy Siegler


    Instead of updating to kodi 19. I just kept kodi 18 and everything works great if it works why get the latest and greatest!!!!

  92. YQ Cui-avatar

    YQ Cui


    After set samba maximum to 1 and restart as requested, app turned black screen, can still touch screen and hear the sound effect but can't see anything

  93. Disqus 22-avatar

    Disqus 22


    Kodi is not working properly anymore and I have removed it from my cell phone. Too bad. I liked using it for 2 or 3 years.

  94. Methodical Mess-avatar

    Methodical Mess


    Doesn't work. Everytime I open the app the screen goes black. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, hasn't fixed it.

  95. Paul Rhodes-avatar

    Paul Rhodes


    Estuary has always been the default skin, but you could download others and change it - not anymore! Most of my addons now won't work or update - uninstalled and gone back to v.18.9

  96. Fabrice Quenneville-avatar

    Fabrice Quenneville


    19's performance is horrible for my android box. Will restore to 18.9 and wait for improvements, saw it coming and did a backup before updating :)

  97. Julian Soitu-avatar

    Julian Soitu


    do not update unless you want to loose all your previous data, not compatible with kodi 19.0. My bad I didnt look up before.

  98. Ahanonu Okechukwu-avatar

    Ahanonu Okechukwu


    Please fix the exit problem we are having. If you finish watching TV, for me to exit the TV box will just hang please fix. Your version 18.7 is the

  99. Derek Blackburn-avatar

    Derek Blackburn


    Latest automatic upgrade is so bad I've lost my add-ons and the start-up screen is not clear. Avoid at all costs and uninstall.

  100. krista mulholland-avatar

    krista mulholland


    BEWARE!! I sure as heck wish I would've been able to see the reviews for this Matrix update/make app useless. After an hour of frustration & cursing I uninstalled the kodi app & downloaded an earlier version online.

  101. Louis-Guillaume Rigaud-avatar

    Louis-Guillaume Rigaud


    No longer works at all can't even open Kodi. Pixel 5. Uninstalled and started from scratch, no luck.

  102. Kanaiya Khatri-avatar

    Kanaiya Khatri


    Why Kodi did this to us, why ? I mean are this developers are using kodi for day to day basis ? If they were I don't think they would have released this kodi matrix which is actually taking things back to matrix(that movie of 90's) time... But I would definitely like to appreciate that they did in past until 18.9... I installed update and uninstall and install apk of 18.9... Thanks for new version but no thanks.

  103. Elvira Garcia-avatar

    Elvira Garcia


    The new version deleted my builds and addons and now I can't download new ones because they are not compatible. These people either need to make addons for Kodi 19 or allow is to go back to Kodi 18.

  104. Clarissa Henry-avatar

    Clarissa Henry


    Worked great until this new update now it doesn't work at all! Needs fixing ASAP!!

  105. Eric Vieira-avatar

    Eric Vieira


    Worked until the update. On Matrix, I just manged to configure two sources and then the app went black.... Odroid N2+/Android

  106. Matthew Mains-avatar

    Matthew Mains


    Can you fix it? Used to work fine, now just stops before even loading the start screen.

  107. Joseph Skowronski-avatar

    Joseph Skowronski


    Kodi 19.0 will not passthrough any audio more than dolby Digital 5.1.. No problems with 18.9 passthrough and dolby atmos, dtsx, etc. I have a Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar and Nvidia shield pro 2019. This new version is broken

  108. Greg Urban-avatar

    Greg Urban


    19.0 is incompatible with the old addons. All of them broke when it was auto updated. Have to uninstall and try to restore my 18.9 setup.

  109. Niky Nikolov-avatar

    Niky Nikolov


    The v19, SMB support doesn't work. Waisted 3 hours to read online looking for fix. Couldn't find so I downgraded.

  110. TheJlguts-avatar



    WHAT HAPPENED ? 18.9 was wonderful 19.0 has too many "incompatible add-ons" issues. Yahoo! Weather is now incompatible. Can not in good conscience advise updating to 19.0

  111. Michael Ojile-avatar

    Michael Ojile


    19.0 sucks and I can't get anything to actually work. Tried some builds made for this version of KODI and they do not work at all.

  112. martin maxico-avatar

    martin maxico


    Very bad , after using kodi for a long time this happened Why you do that and i have RD , we lost money , me my friends and family, i think its a disaster like covid 19 pls. Go back to the way it was befor the whole world loves kodi .

  113. Edgar Escobar-avatar

    Edgar Escobar


    Terrible experience. Will no load. Error message "dependency on xbmc.python 2.1.0". Waste of time.

  114. Bill Sheffield-avatar

    Bill Sheffield


    Bring back 18.9 it worked well, 19 is unstable and practically nothing works, don't load it if you have a previous version already.

  115. The Mad Hatter-avatar

    The Mad Hatter


    The new update is completely useless! I never thought I'd say it after years of using kodi but I'm uninstalling & looking for an alternative.

  116. Cal-avatar



    worked great untill kodi 19 update now the thing is just totally unstable cant use it for anything keeps telling me im not connected to a network when i am its just totally broken now

  117. Frank Cheng-avatar

    Frank Cheng


    Cannot even load Kodi. It's just a black screen after gaining permission to read and write from storage.

  118. Henno Sonn-avatar

    Henno Sonn


    Paused frame now is without any OSD, big thanks! SMB1 connection issue can be dealt with under Services: SMB client. Very happy!

  119. Glenn Lopez-avatar

    Glenn Lopez


    Update broke everything. I hope the developer that approved these changes gets COVID but lives, so they can get every strain of COVID and be in pain and agony for as it takes to get all the addons compatible to v19




    The new version you loose all the best addons. Wish I could load 18.9 Leia instead of 19.0 matrix

  121. Tanzell Willis-avatar

    Tanzell Willis


    The app shows a dark screen when trying to open it. The older version was better.

  122. Wilson Cheung-avatar

    Wilson Cheung


    Black screen when launch the 2nd time on samsung s20 FE. Try reinstall, launch first time and black screen afterward. Will reinstall 18.9 instead.

  123. Gregory Munoz-avatar

    Gregory Munoz


    Since the update to Kodi 19 matrix it does not work stops running does not allow any kinds of builds to install or add-ons due not install waste of time

  124. tony welden-avatar

    tony welden


    It doesn't work on two Samsung devices that I have Samsung galaxy Z fold 2 and the Samsung tab S7. It downloads on both but doesn't run on either

  125. Homka Lomka-avatar

    Homka Lomka


    Horrible update SMB is broken, shame. For those who don't want v18.9 to update automatically just resign apk with free Kefir500/APK Icon Editor 2.2.0 and problem solved

  126. cristov cuov-avatar

    cristov cuov


    Please fix all the mess created with new version 19, many things including add-ons are not working anymore, hope you can resolve it soon.

  127. Pat Strong-avatar

    Pat Strong


    Stopped working. Uninstalled and reinstalled a few times and it's not working at all.

  128. Christopher Livingston-avatar

    Christopher Livingston


    The addon don't work with the kodi 1, and it's hard to find a build to work with it.

  129. TERENCE WRIGHT-avatar



    Absolute rubbish ,lost all my addons nothing will work. Come on get your fingers out and fix it

  130. N Z-avatar

    N Z


    Wwith the latest update cannot access my smb drive anymore. Some streams and iptv playback is failing.

  131. Walker Beckes-avatar

    Walker Beckes


    I have used and loved kodi for years...... the new update to 19.0 is garbage. None of my current addons were compatible with it

  132. bone burner-avatar

    bone burner



  133. Vennrod Chietzcotl-avatar

    Vennrod Chietzcotl


    Doesn't run music with the screen off now. I tried to like this app, but this is it.

  134. Helen V-avatar

    Helen V


    Horrible update. Nothing is working. I want Leia version back.

  135. PlayerGamer 3547-avatar

    PlayerGamer 3547


    It was ok but now if I open it once it works but if I close it and open it again it's just a black screen

  136. Dex Wood-avatar

    Dex Wood


    Stopped working. I have used this app for several years but since updating to v 19- NOTHING. ITS DEAD!

  137. Chris Murphy-avatar

    Chris Murphy


    Terrible update now I can't even get anything on kodi to work or install... What was they thinking??? Was 5 stars b4 now 1 unreal

  138. Goran B-avatar

    Goran B


    It simply sucks!!! Nothing works with it, and why did update by itself?! How do I reinstall Kodi 18.9 back?!

  139. Joe Cha-avatar

    Joe Cha


    Last update borked something. Can't connect to my NAS. Deleted and triedto re-add but didn't work.

  140. Anny Cavatorie-avatar

    Anny Cavatorie


    Been a Kodi user forever, but v19 (Matrix) SUCKS! Add-ons don't work. Lost my faces. Lost everything. So angry right now.

  141. Tom Hunt-avatar

    Tom Hunt


    Music turns off when screen shuts off. Go back to previous version.

  142. Dcwdsg-avatar



    App not function, black screen on Samsung Note 20 Ultra, use to be good media player

  143. Angel Morales-avatar

    Angel Morales


    The new update sux...it removed the one add on I mostly use and is the only reason I have kodi...if not fixed soon I wont have a need for it

  144. Robin Larsson Lindberg-avatar

    Robin Larsson Lindberg


    Old kodi worked great, new 19 version crashes at start. Cant get it to work on my S21...

  145. Stephan Irwin-avatar

    Stephan Irwin


    doesn't work on my tablet or phone just a black screen thx to the 19.0 update loved it till this update now can't even use it

  146. Dean Merry-avatar

    Dean Merry


    New matrix build is absolutely terrible, struggling to go back to 18.9. On the nvidia shield tv.

  147. Mario Ćurić-avatar

    Mario Ćurić


    Last update broke Kodi and it is not working in like 10 devices across the house. Well done!

  148. mark adams-avatar

    mark adams


    Latest version is terrible & now, not working following Samsung update on 7.3.21

  149. Eugene Jason-avatar

    Eugene Jason


    V 19.0 Matrix isn't very helpful, all my add ons aren't there because they're “INCOMPATIBLE” Kodi isn't even kodi anymore....please return V 18.9 Leia🙏💓

  150. Graham Brignull-avatar

    Graham Brignull


    Be OK if you could find anything that works on it.cant find and builds that are compatible with it.