This article will take you through the step-by-step instructions on how to install and use the Kodi application on iPhone with and without jailbreaking. Similar instructions can also be used to install the Kodi application on an iPad.
If you love streaming as we do, you’ve probably heard about and even used Kodi. It is one of the most popular streaming services that offers a variety of unlimited content for free, such as sports, news, TV shows, live TV,
Unlike Netflix, Hulu or Disney+, you don’t have to get a subscription to use Kodi. Moreover, it supports many devices, including Firestick, Android phones and even iOS, if installed correctly. Yes, you read that right. Although Kodi isn’t officially available on Apple App Store, it is possible to install Kodi and stream unlimited content on iOS devices. So let’s get started.
There are many ways to install Kodi on your iPhone. Some of the methods require jailbreaking your iPhone. You can also download a third-party app to install the latest version of Kodi on your iPhone. Keep reading for a detailed guide on all the ways you can install Kodi on your iPhone.
Since jailbreaking is a bit tricky, let’s first understand how to install Kodi without jailbreaking your iPhone.
The first and easiest method is to download Tweakbox to install Kodi as a third-party app. Though it may feel like you are jailbreaking your iPhone, you’re not. Installing Kodi using Tweakbox is completely safe. Let’s begin:
You might find a lot of annoying apps every 5 seconds while you try to use the app. Click on the cross button to move on when you see an advertisement.
(Tip: Look for the X sign to close the ads)
You can also use the search bar to find it quickly.
Now wait for a moment to allow the installation process to finish.
Well done! You’ve successfully installed Kodi.
The Tweakbox method may not always work. If Tweakbox fails to install Kodi, it may prompt a pop notification as shown in the screenshot below.
Tweakbox may fail to install Kodi using an iOS beta version. Another reason why it may not work is if you have reinstalled the app without deleting the previous version.
If you receive any notification like this, click OK. You can also uninstall Tweakbox to save space on your device. Also, don’t worry, there is another easy method to install Kodi.
Another easy method to install Kodi on your iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking is to use the Cydia Impactor. It is a popular app that allows iOS users to install and use third-party apps on their iPhones.
Before using this method, please know that you might face some bugs while installing Kodi using Cydia Impactor. Also, you will have to install Kodi every week to keep using it for free using the iOS developer’s account. Here’s how to install Kodi on an iPhone using Cydia Impactor.
First, please make sure you have downloaded the Cydia Impactor and Kodi.IPA file on your device. You will also need a laptop.
The Kodi app is now installed on your iPhone. If you are unable to install using this method, you might have to resort to jailbreaking. Before we get into the details about jailbreaking your iPhone, let’s first understand what jailbreaking means and how you can enjoy third-party apps on iOS by jailbreaking your iPhone.
If you are an iPhone user, you already know how difficult installing any third-party app on your phone is. There are hundreds of apps that aren’t available on the Apple store but are probably available on the Google Play store. Apple has always put users’ privacy at the core of their data policy, which restricts iOS devices from installing anything that’s not available on the store.
However, iOS users can jailbreak their iPhones to enjoy their favorite apps. Jailbreaking allows you to remove all restrictions to gain full control of your iPhone. A user can enable custom modification on their device by jailbreaking it.
Jailbreaking isn’t always considered a safe method. Some users have reported problems after jailbreaking their iPhones. At the same time, many iOS users haven’t encountered any issues at all.
Now that we’ve understood what jailbreaking is, let’s move on to the methods to install Kodi. These methods are applicable only on jailbroken iPhones.
Cydia is one of the best apps that allows users to search and download unauthorised third-party apps on iPhone or iPad. Using Cydia, you can install any app that isn’t available on the Apple app store. It also lets you download and install various themes and features for iPhone.
Follow this step-by-step guide to install Kodi on iPhone or iPad using Cydia.
Well done! You can now stream thousands of movies, TV shows, on Kodi on your iPhone. If you find this method a bit confusing, you can use another way to install Kodi using the Cydia app. Remember it will only work on jailbroken devices.
So let’s get started.
This method is a bit easy and is also recommended by the official Kodi developers. These are the steps that you should follow:
That’s about it! You’ve can now use Kodi to watch your favorite movies, TV shorts, and live sports.
Let’s also learn about how to update and install Kodi on a jailbroken iPhone using Cydia.
Cydia not only helps users download and install third apps on iPhone, but it also takes care of all the updates. It also helps you uninstall the app.
When updates are available, Cydia will show them in the Changes section on the home screen.
If you want to uninstall the Kodi application, follow these steps:
If none of these methods worked for you, you can still install Kodi on your iPhone by using Xcode. Xcode is the only way to develop and integrate apps on any Apple device. IOS developers mostly use it to compile, create and test software applications designed for iPhone and iPad.
Before you install Kodi using Xcode, let’s download and install some applications on Mac.
Follow these steps:
That was a pretty long installation guide, but if you’ve made it this far, you’ve successfully installed Kodi. All you need to do now is to relax and explore the library of hundreds of attractive Kodi builds.
Please remember that you will have to re-install Kodi every week if you have a free iOS developer account.
If you have tried all the methods, none of them worked for you. That’s okay since there are plenty of other Kodi alternatives that can be installed in a jiffy. Let’s take a look at the best Kodi alternatives for iPhone in 2022:
Plex is one of the most amazing Kodi look-alike streaming services available right now. A lot of features of Plexare similar to Kodi, which is probably why it is so popular. Like Kodi, users can add their own movies and music. Additionally, it is compatible with Windows, MacOS, and Android. Users can get a subscription for as low as $4.99 a month. That said, you can also create a free account to access thousands of channels. Plex allows as many as 15 users to use Plex simultaneously using a single account.
Emby is an easy-to-use paid streaming service that users can use on all connected devices. It offers three subscriptions, and the cheapest one starts at $4.99 per month. Emby also has a cinema mode that allows users to stream content in a theatre-like setting. Users can also access trailers and custom intro to many films in this mode. Moreover, you can also play DVR recordings with Emby.
Stremio is best suited for those who are looking to enjoy their TV shows and movies using a single screen. It offers high-quality content and also lets users create a personal library of their pinned content. Stremio has a unique notification feature that notifies users whenever a new episode of their favorite TV show is available.
Serviio is a free media server that allows users to stream media files, be it sports, games, movies, music or TV shows. You may find it challenging to download and install the original Serviio server. It has an attractive interface that allows users to navigate through it easily. Additionally, it supports Windows, Mac, Linux. You can even stream media using Serviio to Xbox 360.
Alright, it looks like you are as excited as we are. Before you begin using Kodi, you should know that you might land in legal trouble for streaming movies, TV shows for free. That’s because your IP is exposed and can be tracked by your Internet Service Provider and the government.
You can avoid all these issues by hiding your IP using a reliable VPN service. A VPN will help you to hide your original IP. You can also use a VPN to watch content that isn’t available in your country. We recommend you use ExpressVPN. It is the most secure and fastest VPN service that we’ve used. Furthermore, it also has a large network of secure servers.
You should subscribe to ExpressVPN in order to get the best out of it. ExpressVPN offers a number of packages, and you can choose one according to your needs. We personally recommend opting for the annual subscription. That’s because ExpressVPN has a 30-day money-back guarantee. So, even if you don’t like the service you can always get a full refund.
Here’s a quick guide to help you download and install Express VPN:
Once you open it, you will see a Power icon which is used to connect you to an encrypted virtual server.
Once you click on it, you will be connected to a server. You can start streaming for free without worrying about the legal implications. You can also choose which country you’d like to connect to by clicking on the smart location option.
iOS users need to have iOS 6.0 or higher to install Kodi on their phone.
Plex, Emby, Serviio, Media Portal, Stremio, OSMC, Universal Media Server, JRiver are some of the best Kodi alternatives available right now. Some of these apps just look like Kodi and have a lot of similar features that will fill in the gap of Kodi unavailability on any iOS device.
The best stable Kodi release available for iOS is the Kodi v19.3 Matrix.
Kodi is a unique application that offers a bundle of features that aren’t available on other streaming services. It has a massive Kodi addons library and even allows users to watch live TV. Despite that, Kodi isn’t officially available on iOS devices. We hope you were able to install and enjoy Kodi using one of the methods mentioned above.