In both iOS and tvOS, there are many quality media players. In this case we talking about Kodi, the player formerly known as XBMC (Xbox Media Center). Admittedly not the most intuitive program in the world, I says someone who tried XBMC many times and take advantage uninstalled before, but worth more, if we learn to use it.
Is there a version of Kodi for iOS or tvOS? Well the answer is yes, is available for both operating systems. Even if we use iOS 9 or later and Xcode 7 or later, we can use it without jailbreak. This article will explain how to install Kodi both your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as your fourth-generation Apple TV, also explaining how to install it if we use jailbreak on iOS (easier and more durable).
Install Kodi on jailbroken iOS
Undoubtedly, this is the best option and, indeed, many users would make the jailbreak to your device only using Kodi. Although, as explained below, install Kodi in iOS 9 or later without jailbreak is not a very complicated process, certificates of Xcode expire first 3 months and then every week, which is a problem, especially if we use it:
- Logically, if we explain how to install Kodi on a device with jailbreak, the first step will cater if we have not already done so. At the time of writing this guide, the latest jailbreak available is the iOS 9.1. If you are in that version and want to make the jailbreak your device, you just have to follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 9.0-9.0.2, but downloading the latest version of the tool from en.pangu.io.
- Then we need to open Cydia, go to the Manage tab and then tap Sources.
- Within, touch Edit, and then click Add.
- In the window that appears, enter the repository Kodi, which is as follows: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/apt/ios/
- Once the update packages, and install Kodi look like any other Cydia tweak or application. Easier impossible.
How to install Kodi without jailbreak, also in tvOS
As I mentioned above, install Kodi without jailbreak is not complicated, but the problem is that certificates expire (and can not be updated with the free account). To install this and other packages .deb without jailbreak, we will need:
- Download iOS App Signer from here.
- Apple developer account, free (tutorial coming soon).
- Xcode 7 or later.
- In the case of iOS, iOS device 9 or later.
- USB-C Cable for Apple TV 4.
The process to follow is the same in both cases. The only difference is, of course, that to install on the iPhone we will need the .deb of iOS and tvOS for the Apple TV4. You’ll have to do the following:
- Download the .deb package for Kodi (here). Best to download the latest stable version.
- Open Xcode.
- Go to File / New / Project.
- Chose Single View Application and click on Next.
- In the next window, name the project and click on Next.
- Indicate where to store it (is provisional, can then be removed after the entire process is performed) and click on Next.
- Select your device, then your Apple ID, and click on Fix Issue.
- Now open iOS App Signer and click on Browse. Here we have to find the .deb package that you downloaded in step 1.
- Provisioning Profile drop down the menu and select the one that we have created with Xcode, it will be something like the following capture.
- Finally click on Start and Save to save the file in IPA format.
- When the process is complete (click “Done” at the bottom left), back to Xcode and go to Window / Devices menu.
- Now we just have to click on the symbol add (+) and choose the IPA we have created with iOS App Signer.
- If there has been no error, you will see installed in your home screen application.
- Now that you have installed Kodi, clunky repositories and install add-ons