Is Kodi not working on your Firestick? Fret not because we’ve got you covered. We know how frustrating it is whenever Kodi isn’t working, especially when it’s difficult to pinpoint the main cause. While most tech geeks can do it themselves by checking the Kodi error logs, not everyone can resolve the issue on their own.
The good news is most Kodi errors can be fixed within a few minutes. The solution to ‘Kodi Unable to Connect Error’ is simpler than you think. With this detailed guide, you’ll be able to get your favorite app working so you can go back to watching movies and TV shows on it.
Almost all Kodi users experience this error at some point. It potentially occurs on any device, so we will discuss solutions that work on all device types. Before we get to the fixes for the ‘Unable to connect error,’ the reason why it actually happens is rather simple.
Kodi shows this error if you have a spotty internet connection or have typed an incorrect URL to the repository. It also occurs when the repository or addon you’re trying to access is currently not working.
Now that we’ve understood what’s causing this Kodi error, we are all ready to fix it. Let’s dive right into the different solutions.
The first thing you should do to fix the error is check your internet connection. This is the simplest of all the solutions. Remember that you need a fast and stable internet connection to prevent buffering when you are streaming movies online. The ‘Kodi unable to connect’ error may also occur due to an unstable internet connection. Your Firestick is connected to the internet, and it is necessary to check whether your internet is working or not.
To do so, you can run any other app on your Firestick. If everything’s working except for Kodi, the problem is not with your internet connection. If they’re not working either, there must be some issue with your internet connection. Follow these steps to check the internet connection on your device:
After confirming that the internet connection is working fine, it’s time to look at another fix for the Kodi unable to connect error. It can also occur due to human error. In other words, you probably had typos when you entered the URL in the address bar. These can be small errors like an extra space or incorrect spelling of ‘https.’ To avoid such typos, it is better to copy the URL and paste it into the address bar. When you type an incorrect URL, you’ll get this message:
Getting this error means that you have typed the incorrect address. This error might be familiar to those who type URLs in haste. When you get this error, click on Yes and go back to correct the typos that you might have made while inputting the URL. Below we’ll explain how to fix this issue:
After trying the above methods, and you’re still getting the Kodi unable to connect error, you can try this method we’re about to discuss
If you’re a regular Kodi user, you’re already aware that the third-party repositories and addons keep changing frequently. Therefore, the repository or addon you’re trying to install may no longer be available. If you have already checked your internet connection and checked for typos in the URL, the reason for the error could be that the repository/add-on has been shut down.
To check if a repository is available or not, you have two ways. After typing the URL correctly in the address bar, you’ll get either of these two messages: