Do you like to Install Kodi on Apple Tv 4 device? This is an special guide step by step how to use Kodi on Apple Tv 4. If you want to enjoy an entirely new media player experience which is compatible with any device or operating system then you definitively need to try out Kodi. This open source media player offers a variety of third party add-ons which can be used to watch live TV, listen to music or catch up with the newest TV shows and movies.
Even though you cannot download Kodi thru the App Store, we will explain to you how to install Kodi on your Apple TV (4th generation). Unfortunately, it is not possible to install Kodi on 1st or 3rd generation Apple TV.
What is Kodi and how to Install?
Kodi which previously was known as XBMC is a open source media player that is compatible with any operating system and platforms such as tvOS, Mac, iOS, Windows, android and Amazon Fire TV.
The basic version enables the users to listen to music or podcasts directly from the internet, watch videos or run media files from local or network storages. Sure, the users will have no problems using Airplay if they want to stream content to Apple TV using an iOS device, but still, in the end the experience which Kodi offers is a bit different.
One of the differences is the customization level of Kodi. Extra add-ons are available which can provide additional functionality and on top of that the users can customize the skin of the App. Using the add-ons, the users can easily stream content thru Amazon Prime Instant Video, Spotify, YouTube or Pandora.
Several apps can also enable the users of Kodi to stream live TV with PVR and EPG support. Certainly, we do not encourage using pirated TV streams, however, nobody can deny that the main function of Kodi on Apple TV 4 is for such means.
How To Install Kodi on Apple TV 4
If you have decided to run the installation of Kodi on a fourth generation Apple TV, you will need to know that this is not as simple as installing an app from the App Store. Still, do not worry; this is totally feasible, with only a basic skills and Mac computer. This installation on kodi it’s for free and pro version, but pro version is paid not for free if like to use. To do this is need to learn guide for Apple TV 4 Jailbreak then will do the pro version of Kodi for free on your device.
Right before we start, you will be required to download some software which will help you with the installation of Apple TV 4 Kodi.
Installation for Kodi on Apple TV 4
- iOS App Signer utility for Mac – Download Here
- Xcode 7.2 or later – Download Here
- The latest Kodi .deb file for tvOS – Download Here
- Free (but active) Apple Developer account – Login Here
In addition to this, you will be required to purchase a USB-C –USB-A cable, in case you do not have one already. They are really cheap, and you can even purchase them online via Amazon for only £6.99.
After you have secured the download of the apps and you have the USB cable ready, you can commence with the Kodi Installation process on your Apple TV.
Step1: Use the USB cable and connect your Mac and Apple TV 4
Step 2: Launch the newest Xcode version and navigate to the main menu from where you will need to choose “Create a new Xcode project”. Now select “Application” which is beneath the tvOS section and then select “Single View Application”.
Step 3: Press Next
Step 4: In this step you will need to specify the options for the new project. Give the project an organization and product name and fill in the Bundle Identifier. The bundle identifiers usually have a reverse-domain style name and just like the other fields; you can make up the name. After you have filled in all the fields, press “Next” and save your project.
Step 5: Now, if everything was done correctly, at this point you ought to see an error in the main Xcode window saying that the software is unable to find a “matching provisioning profile”. Skip this and just press on “Fix Issue” and let the software take care of the problem.
Step 6: In order for this problem to be fixed, you will need to have access to an Active Apple developer Account. Once you are prompted to sign with the Apple ID associated with the developer account press the “add” button, and sign in using your current email and password. Several users have reported that the software continues to ask for the login credentials, however, skip this, because it is not a serious problem. Just press on your Apple ID from the drop-down box and press the “Choose” button to move forward. Xcode should resolve the issue now and create a new provisioning profile which is based on your developer account.
Step 7: After this problem has been successfully solved, select the Apple TV from the dropdown menu on the top of the Xcode window.
Step 8: Start the iOS App signer app and press on “Signing Certificate” button from the dropdown. Repeat the same process for “Provisioning Profile” field, by choosing the name of the project you have previously created in Xcode. Now, the “Input File” will prompt for the Kodi .deb file, so you will have to press on “Browse” and find the file you have previously downloaded. In case you don’t want to rename the app on your Apple TV, leave the “App Display Name” blank.
Step 9: After all the relevant fields have been filled in, press the “Start button”. The iOS app signer will now create an IPA file which will be based on Kodi .deb file, ready to be installed on your Apple TV 4 with Kodi.
Step 10: In Xcode, press Window and go to Devices, choose your Apple TV from the list and press on the “+” button which is beneath the “installed Apps” header.
Step 11: And lastly, find the IPA file which was created within the iOS app Signer and select it.
Video Guide How to Install Kodi on Apple TV 4
You will notice that Kodi has been successfully installed on your apple TV 4 and is ready to be used.