When you’re looking to choose a media player you will have to face a tough decision. There are numerous alternatives out there and you need to find the one that has all the features you need. You will also encounter numerous disappointing players. Some will require premium versions while other players are simply not efficient.
Kodi seems to be one of the best alternatives out there. The media player is completely free and it works with most music and video formats out there. You can also use Kodi as an image galley. In this article we are going to talk about how you can install Kodi on your Chromebook.
Use Google Play Store access to download Kodi
This is the easiest way to install Kodi on your device. However, it only works for the Chromebooks that have an OS which supports Android applications and can access the Google Play Store. If that’s the case for you, then it is extremely simple to install Kodi.
Simply open the Google Play Store and search for the Kodi player. After you find it press download and then install the app on your device.
Download Kodi without using Google Play Store
If your Chromebook does not have Google Play Store access and it does not support Android apps then you need to use another method in order to install Kodi. It will take a bit longer, but it isn’t anything difficult. Here is what you should do if you wish to install Kodi.
First of all you need to make sure that your Chromebook OS is up to date. If you do not have the latest version you need to update your OS as soon as possible. First of all you need to open the Chrome web browser. Then click the three dots in the top left of the screen and open the menu. Choose About Chrome OS and see if there are any updates available. If there is an update available then the download process should begin automatically.
Now that you have the latest version you need to get the ARC Welder app on Chromebook. This app is an app development one but it can be used even by those who aren’t developers. You can find the ARC Welder app in the Chrome App Store.
The app helps you install Kodi with the help of the APK file. You need to download the APK file for Kodi, but make sure that you download it from a reliable source. Once you find the APK you have to open the ARC app and press the “+” button. Add the Kodi APK and then click the Open button at the bottom.
Use a Chrome extension
The ARC app allows you to use Kodi, but you should know that you can only run one app at a time. However, there is one way to avoid that. You need to open the Chrome browser, click the three dots in the left corner and select More TOOLS. Choose Extension > Developers mode > load unpacked extensions and then find the KODI.APK file in the download folder. Press the Open button at the button and you are done.
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