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How to Install / Sideload KODI on Apple TV – 8 Easy Step by Step Guide

Getting to understand how to install KODI on Apple TV 4,3,2,1 is not an easy task. But, we have made it simple with our 8 easy steps to install KODI on Apple TV. You need to start with making sure that you have the following things ready on your Apple TV to install KODI with ease.

Before you rush ahead setting up kodi on ipad would also require the following:

  1. Xcode 8 or later (free)
  2. iOS App Signer utility for Mac (free)
  3. The latest KODI .deb file for tvOS (free)
  4. Free (but active) Apple Developer account (Sign up if you don’t have one)
  5. A Mac computer or laptop running Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

But before we go any further, we should remind you that the only reliable installation method for Kodi works on Apple TV 4 and 2. There are installation guides for Apple TV 1 and 3 as well, but sadly, they do not work. Therefore, our guide will focus on Apple TV 4 and 2.

You might be wasting your money behind expensive digital media players if you do not know the ugly truth behind the 4k media devices.


How to install kodi on Apple TV

  1. What is Apple TV?
  2. How to install KODI/XBMC on Apple TV 4th Generation
  3. Sideloading with Xcode and iOS App Signer For Kodi on Apple TV
  4. 5 Best Apple TV Games for 2018 in $5.00 only
  5. How to install KODI on Apple TV 2nd Generation
  6. Apple TV 4 vs. Nvidia Shield TV for KODI

What is Apple TV?

Apple TV is not to be confused with Macintosh TV, which was the Apple’s first computer television. Apple TV is just like other streaming boxes but with a classic Apple design and specifications.

Till now Apple has launched 4 generations of the digital media player. The first one came out in September 2006 with the shipments starting in March 2007. And the latest announced in September 2015 with major updates, as said by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) “The future of TV is apps”.

He further added that a great Operating System was required for Apple TV to capture the growing market for US connected TV users.

apple tv users

Apple TV saw a year on year drop in sales and went down till 8% right at the same time in previous year. It was not the product itself which was muddy. However, the overall experience is even more expected from a media player was not up to the mark. But it was until when Apple revamped the Apple TV 4th Generation with the amazing 4K Ultra HD resolution. Apple TV 4th generation is creating a frenzy among the users.

KODI, Media Player

KODI, also known as XBMC (Xbox Media Center), is free and is already making a buzz with millions of users from US, UK, Canada, Germany, and others. KODI is highly customizable with a variety of skins and plugins, mainly because of its open source nature.

KODI has been facing legality issues, but in simple terms, it is an elegant media player that allows users to stream any type of content, be it paid content or getting your hands on copyrighted content for free. There are lots of great KODI Add-ons for users to watch movies, sports, TV and much more.

How to install KODI/XBMC on Apple TV 4th Generation

If you are wondering whether you can install KODI on fourth-generation Apple TV, then you need to gear up. Installing KODI on this device is not as easy as installing an app in your cell phone. Start with downloading the above-mentioned software on the 4th generation Apple TV. Moving ahead read our guide for keeping your device updated, how to update kodi on Apple TV.

On top of it, you will require a USB-C to USB-A cable.

How to install KODI/XBMC on Apple TV 4th Generation Using USB C to A

USB C to USB A Cable

This process will let you setup KODI on Apple TV 4 without Jailbreak. This will allow you to sideload KODI on the Apple TV.

Sideloading with Xcode and iOS App Signer

  1. Attach your Apple TV to your Mac computer and start a new tvOS > Application project in Xcode.
  2. Create a unique identifier with a new project name as KodiApple TV. Along with it make sure to create a unique bundle identifier that uses the same project name.
  3. If you face an issue for provisioning file, click fix issue.
  4. You will be required to sign up for a free developer account.
  5. Later select your development team.
  6. Go ahead and open iOS App Signer. Select a Signing Certificate and a Provisioning Profile. Click Start and select an Output Location. At this stage pick your download KODI .deb as your Input file.
  7. Return to Xcode. In Xcode, select the Window menu and then click on Devices.
  8. To add your Apple TV, find your connected devices and select Apple TV along with the plus button to add your device.

Right after selecting Apple TV in the above field, you will be all set up to enjoy KODI on your Apple TV. But to increase your entertainment, you might want to pick one of the best KODI Addons to help you stream your favorite movie, sport or anything.


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