Apple TV is a great device for media consumptions. It supports HDMI, and we can use it by connection it to our High Definition TV. You can easily control it via remote provided in the package. The remote uses the Infrared technology you can also use Apple TV remote app, and the Remote app works using Bluetooth.Apple TV uses WiFi to stream various media content from AirPlay or iTunes store of Apple. Other than iTunes, it can stream content from different sources like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. It can also live stream many events using Tune-in. There are four generations of Apple TV. The best and latest is 4th Generation. Kodi Apple Tv is great for media center. So, You should try installing Kodi on Apple TV.
Download Apple TV Kodi
Kodi is a very popular Home Theatre media player. You can download it and install it on almost any device. You can install kodi on Amazon Firestick, but unfortunately, Kodi can not be installed on Roku. You can directly install it on Rasberry Pi, Windows PC, Macbooks and Android devices. On Some smart TV, you can directly install Kodi on smart TV.
The most important and useful feature of Kodi is the third party add-ons. As Kodi is an open source media player, anyone can make an add-on for Kodi. Using add-ons Like Genesis you can stream Movies and TV series in full HD quality and using any IPTV clients you can stream Live TV on Kodi.
Kodi in simple words allows you to play media files from the Internet and Local Network. You can directly store content on Kodi device and enjoy them. The best part of Kodi is customization. You can change the skin of Kodi and customize it according to your TV, If you have proper devices, then you can stream all the content from your Cable TV provider. You can stream content from YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, so this is an adamant reason to use Apple TV Kodi Setup.
Also Read: How to stream Kodi on Chromecast.
You can also stream pirated contents using Kodi, and it is the main reason why you want to install Kodi for Apple TV.
Download Kodi for Apple TV 4 (Kodi Apple TV 4).
You can not directly install Kodi on Apple TV 4 using the app store of Apple TV, but you can install it using a Mac device. Here are the things which you need to download for installing Kodi on Apple TV 4 (Fourth Generation of Apple TV).
- Apple Developer account (Sign Up)
- Xcode 7.2 or higher (Download)
- The Latest Kodi .deb file (Download)
- iOS App signer utility for Mac device (Download)
- A USB-C to USB-A cable (To connect your Mac and Apple TV)
Steps to Install Kodi on Apple TV 4.
- Connect your Apple Tv 4 with Mac using the USB-C to USB-A cable.
- After connecting the Apple TV4 launch XCode on your Mac and click on ?Create a new Xcode project? and then select “Application” under thetvOS section. After this click on “Single View Application” and click “Next.”
- Now you need to input the details of “New Project.” Fill the Project name and Organisation name. After filling all the details click on Next button.
- Now You should see an error stating “matching provisioning profile.” Don’t panic seeing this error just click on “Fix issue” and allow it to resolve the error. Now it will create a provisioning profile based on your Personal developer account.
- Your active Apple developer account is needed to resolve the issue. Now sign in with your Apple developer account. Click on Add option and then out your login credentials,
- After issues are solved, you need to choose your Apple TV 4 from the drop down menu.
- Now open iOS App Singer and select the “Signing Certificate” from the dropdown. Do the same with “Provisioning Profile” by choosing the name of the project we created in Xcode. Now choose the “Input File” and put the .deb file we downloaded earlier.
- After filling all the details click on “Start.” It will give you an IPA file.
- In Xcode, go to Windows > Devices and here select the Apple TV 4 device and on the left side click on “+” button under the “Installed apps” section.
- Now locate the IPA file which iOS Singing app created. After this, Kodi Apple TV 4 should be ready to use on your device.
That’s it now you can easily use Kodi Apple TV 4. If you own a Firestick then you should read this article about Amazon fire stick hack.
Is Kodi on Apple TV 3 Possible?
There is sad news for Apple TV 3 users that you can not directly install Kodi on it. So, Kodi Apple TV 3 is not possible. All the videos on this topic are Fake and trying them is just wasting time. Apple TV 3 is not jailbroken so installing a third party app like Kodi is not possible. Some experienced developers can Jailbreak ATV 3, but none of them are taking interest to do that. There is a workaround to stream Kodi content on Apple TV 3. For that, you will need a iOS device and Kodi running on it, and then you can use AirPlay to cast Kodi on Apple Tv 4. I am adding the steps to do that but the experience won’t be great.
Steps To Mirror Kodi on Apple TV 3.
Kodi Apple TV 3 Using Mac.
- Download And Install Kodi From Official Site.
- Once Kodi is installed we can Mirror your screen to ATV3 and Start Kodi.
A big issue with this method is that you can not multitask because the AirPlay will change the app on TV also. In this situation, you can use AirParrot. AirParrot helps you to mirror only specific app in our case we will just mirror Kodi app on our ATV3. As I already said this not a feasible solution but if you want to use Kodi on Apple Tv 3, then this is the only solution.
Apple TV 3 Kodi Using A Windows PC.
The process is almost same for PC also here is the Steps.
- Install and setup AirParrot on your Windows PC.
- Right Click on the AirParrot icon in the taskbar and select your Apple TV 3. Now you can see your windows on TV connected with ATV.
- Download and install Kodi. (Extremely simple on Windows Device.)
- Once kodi is installed, you can use it on your TV.
Kodi On Apple TV 3 Using Android device.
This one is most difficult from above mentioned two method. If you are not good, technically I recommend you not to try this one. You will need a rooted Android device to cast the screen. Installing Kodi on the android device is incredibly simple because Kodi is officially available in Play Store. AirPlay is not supported in Android, so you need a rooted device to achieve it. If your phone is not rooted, then I don’t recommend you to root your device just to use Kodi on Apple TV. Here are the steps.
- Go to Play Store and search “Kodi” and install it. If you don’t find Kodi in PlayStore, then download APK From Kodi Official Site.
- Download and Install Mirroring360 App.
- Use Mirroring 360 and cast the screen to ATV 3 and then start using Kodi.
How to Install Kodi Apple TV 2.
If you own Apple TV 2, then there is great news for you. It is very simple to install Apple TV 2 Kodi, and You do not need to follow the big steps like Apple TV 4. But a sad part of Apple TV 2 is that Kodi no longer supports Apple TV 2 (Apple TV 2 Kodi). So, you need to use the old version of Kodi, and you will not be able to use some new features released in the newer version of Kodi. You can use old Kodi version that 14.2 “Helix.” Helix Kodi can still run all the main add-ons and media file, and it won’t is disappointing. You just need a Mac Device and your Apple TV 2 to install Kodi on it.
Steps To Install Kodi On Apple TV 2.
- Now your Mac device, Open the terminal and put the Bellow command.
Make sure to replace 192.168.1.1 with the Mac ID of your Apple TV 2. If the command works correctly, then it will ask to put the password. The Default password is “alpine“. If you have changed the password, then input the password you changed.
- Now Enter these commands one after another.
apt-get install wget
wget -0- http://apt.awkwardtv.org/awkwardtv.pub | apt-key add –
echo ?deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org/ stable main? > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list
echo ?deb http://mirrors.kodi.tv/apt/atv2 ./? > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list
apt-get install org.xbmc.kodi-atv2
- Now Your Apple TV will retart and after Restart you will be able to use Kodi Apple TV 2. The version of Kodi is old so you may face some bugs and errors.
If you are a Kodi user then you should read this guide about How to update Kodi.
Install Kodi on Apple TV 1st Gen.
Apple discontinued Apple TV 1st gen in 2010, and you can no longer buy it from retail stores. But if you own an old Apple TV 1st gen then you cam use it run Kodi on it. The built-in hard drive it can store file from 40GB to 160GB depending on your model. This allows you to download and store tons of movies and music content. You can use Kodi add-ons to dwonlaod media and enjoy it. The newer ATV does not come with the hard drive so you can not store much content on them.
The USB port on Apple TV 1st gen helps to jailbreak it quickly and also file transferring becomes easy. You can use Kodi’s File manager to transfer content from USB drive to ATV directly. Other than that it has an HDMI and optical audio out ports which makes it perfect for media center device.
Upgrading the hardware of ATV1 is easy. You can replace the hard drive of ATV with a higher capacity hard drive very easily and if you want you can install a Video card which will help you to stream content in full HD. 720p is the recommended settings on Apple Tv 1st gen, but by replacing the video card, you can easily stream Full HD content.
Note: You will not be able to use Apple TV ecosystem and features because we are going to flash Kodi directly on it. You will miss all the Apple TV features like Airplay etc.
Steps To Install OpenELEC Kodi on Apple Tv 1st Gen.
- Update your Apple Tv 1st Gen to OS 3.0.2
- Navigate to OS settings and change Audio & Video settings and HDMI output to RGB High.
- Connect the device to your network using the Ethernet cable ( Connect ATV1 to the router using the ethernet port on ATV and router). WiFi connection will not work because we are changing the OS of the device.
- Using Mac device to create OpenELEC Flash Drive. Attach a USB drive to your mac and rename it to openelec, then launch the Terminal app. Copy paste the bellow mentioned command.curl -O http://chewitt.openelec.tv/usb/install-hdd.img.gzNow we will find the USB drive. Run bellow command.diskutil list | grep -v disk0 | tail +2Now, You can see details of your thumb drive. Now we will unmount the USB drive.diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1Now, Finally run this command.gunzip -c install-hdd.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1m
It will take few minutes to complete the task. After this, you will see an error saying that Disk is unreadable. Now we are ready to flash Kodi. Remove the USB drive from your Mac device.
- Now unplug the ATV1 from the power source and attach the thumb drive. Now, start the ATV1 again. After 10-15 sec you will see OpenELEC logo on the screen. Make sure your ATV is connected to the internet using Ethernet cable otherwise it won’t be able to download the latest version of Kodi.
- Once the download is finished, the installer will start. It will show some warning messages, just ignore them it doesn’t need your input. OpenELEC will restart the system once installation gets completed.
- Now, You can remove the thumbdeive and boot the ATV. You will see OpenELEC lofo and after few mins Kodi Logo will appear. It will take dew mins for kodi to start as it is the first boot of the device.