How to Install Kodi (XBMC) on IOS for Live TV, Movies, & Sports

(Last Updated On: September 2, 2017)

Kodi is media streaming application that succeeded the popular XBMC. It actually resembles XBMC in every sense, save for the enhanced user interface. As a media center, Kodi is powerful and has the ability to transform your device into a media hub. The app can play media items locally stored in your device or stream live TV and Movies.


Kodi can be installed on devices that are jailbroken and those that aren’t. Just make sure your device is running on any version of iOS 9 or iOS 10. The installation methods for both jailbreak and non-jailbreak differ and I will cover both of them. Before getting into that, if you would wish to install it on an iPhone, iPad Air, or iPod Touch that isn’t jailbroken, you need to have a computer, either a Mac or Windows. Jailbroken users only need to have installed Cydia.

How to Install Kodi on a Jailbroken iPhone, iPad Air, or iPod Touch

Follow the tips below to install Kodi if you have jailbroken your device:

  • Launch Cydia
  • Tap on Sources
  • Tap Edit then Add
  • Enter in the URL box
  • Tap Add Source
  • Tap to return to Cydia
  • Tap the Team Kodi Source
  • Tap Multimedia, if not available, tap Edit, then enable the Multimedia switch
  • Tap Kodi-iOS
  • Tap install

Once you have installed this app, you will need to configure it in order to access the live channels and movies. Skip the section below and head straight to the configuration.

How to Install Kodi on iOS Without Jailbreak

To install this multimedia application without jailbreak, follow the steps below:

  • On your computer, download Cydia Impactor. You can get it using this link:
  • Download Kodi
  • Connect your iOS device on the computer
  • Open iTunes and ensure that the device shows up
  • Extract and install Cydia Impactor
  • Drag the Kodi ipa file to Cydia Impactor
  • Enter your Apple ID
  • Tap OK on the message that shows up
  • Wait for it to Install
  • Open Kodi. If it says untrusted application, go to Settings > General > Device manager then find the developer and tap trust

Once you have completed these steps, Kodi should be up and running on your device. You can now follow the steps below to configure this multimedia application on your iPad Air, iPod Touch, and iPhone.

How to Configure Kodi On iOS 9 and 10

There are a couple of channels available by default on Kodi, but most of them don’t have exciting live TV and movies. Therefore, you need to install repositories that allow you to access sports channels, movie streaming apps, and live TV. Here are the steps to configure this app:

  • Open Settings > File Manager > Source
  • Tap on None
  • Type
  • On the Name section, enter Fusion
  • Tap Add
  • Tap Home > System > Addons > OK > Install from zip
  • Open Fusion > xbmc-repos > English
  • Select xbmchub and wait until an add on enabled notification appears
  • Tap Install from zip file again
  • Open Fusion > xbmc-repos > English
  • Find and tap on repository.edorado
  • Wait for the notification
  • Tap Home > Video > Get More
  • Search for Phoenix
  • Tap to install
  • Wait for it to be enabled
  • Tap Home > Videos >Phoenix


You have just installed Kodi and one of the most popular repos that contains lots of movies, Live TV, and Sports. With this being a cross between a Movie app like MovieBox and a streaming app, you have well installed a powerful media hub.

You can use the steps above to find more repositories from the fusion zip file in order to add the number of channels available in your videos section. One great repo to check out would be Exodus, which contains a wide range of movies that you can stream for free. If you encounter any problem during installation, don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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