Sideload Kodi to Apple TV 4

Learn how to install Kodi (XBMC) to your Apple TV 4. Kodi (XBMC) is a media center for playing videos, music, and more. Kodi gives you access to add-ons like 1Channel, Genesis, Icefilms, SportsDevil, SALTs, and more.

Kodi for Apple TV 4

This tutorial will show you how to download and install Kodi (XBMC) to your Apple TV, how to set up Kodi (XBMC) with all the essential add-ons, and how to update Kodi (XBMC).

Note: The current tvOS Kodi (XBMC) version is in pre-alpha. It is not a stable build and includes bugs and errors. However, most of the major functionalities work including most add-ons. You can give it a try if you cannot wait for a more stable release.

What you will need:

You do not need a paid Apple Developer account, simply sign in with your Apple ID (or create one if you do not have one). Please note that if you signing in with an Apple ID, the app will expire and you will need to repeat this process every 7 days.

Check out our new tutorial on how to jailbreak your Apple TV 4.

How-to Sideload Kodi (XBMC) to the Apple TV

1. Download and install Xcode from the App Store to your Apple computer

Download Xcode

2. Open Xcode and select Create a new Xcode project

Create a new Xcode project

3. Go to tvOS > Application

Go to tvOS - Application

4. Select Single View Application and hit Next

Select Single View Application and Hit Next

5. Name Product Name “Kodi” and name Organization Identifier “com.YOURNAME” (replace YOURNAME with your name – no spaces) and hit Next

Enter Project Information

6. Save Git Repository to your computer

Save Git Repository onto Computer

6a. If you see a “No matching provisioning profiles found” (if not applicable, skip):

Click Fix Issue

Hit Fix Issue, log into your Apple ID account, and select your profile

Select Your Profile and Hit Choose

If your Bundle Identifier is not unique, you will need to rename it. Follow the format, com.UNIQUENAME.Kodi (replace UNIQUENAME with something else).

7. Download the Kodi (XBMC) tvOS .deb file to your computer

Kodi tvOS .deb Download

8. Download and open App Signer

App Signer Download

8a. If you are getting the “iOS App Signer can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer” error (if not applicable, skip):

iOS App Signer Can't Be Opened

Right-click App Signer and click Open

Right Click and Open

9. For the Input File, hit Browse, and select the .deb file from step 7. For the Provisioning Profile select the profile you created earlier in Xcode and hit Start

Complete App Signer and Hit Start

10. Save the .ipa file to your computer.

Save File to Computer

11. Connect Apple TV to computer with USB-C cable

Connect USB-C to Apple TV

12. In Xcode, go to Window > Devices

Go to Window - Devices in Xcode

13. Select Apple TV

Select Apple TV

14. Hit +

Hit the Plus Sign

15. Open the .ipa file downloaded from step 10

Select Signed ipa

Kodi will begin to install on your Apple TV. Once installed, you will see it under Installed Apps

Kodi Installed to Apple TV

Kodi will now be available on your Apple TV home screen.

Kodi Installed for tvOS

Credits to Memphiz and DanTheMan827  (click on name to make a donation)

How-to Set Up Kodi (XBMC) for the Apple TV

Follow the tutorial to learn how to install some of the best add-ons to Kodi for the Apple TV.

1. Launch Kodi

2. Go to Settings > File Manager

Go to Settings - File Manager

3. Hit  Add Source

Hit Add Source

4. Add “” and name it “super

Add SuperRepo

5. Go back and go to System > Settings

Go to System - Settings

6. Go to Add-ons

Go to Add-ons

7. Hit Install from zip file

Hit Install from zip file

8. Go to super > isengard > all >

Install SuperRepo

9. Hit Install from repository

Hit Install from Repository

10. Go to SuperRepo All > Video add-ons

Go to SuperRepo - Video add-ons

11. Select and install desired add-ons

Install Video Add-ons

Recommended Kodi Add-Ons (Confirmed Working for the Apple TV)

    • Genesis – HD Movies/TV Shows
    • 1Channel – HD Movies/TV Shows

The list will be updated as we test out more apps.

How-to UPDATE Kodi (XBMC) for the Apple TV

To update Kodi (XBMC) for the Apple TV, you will  follow the same procedure as the installation and use the updated .deb file. The only thing you will need to verify is that the Bundle Identifier for Kodi is exactly the same as the first time you installed it. Otherwise, it will install another Kodi to your Apple TV. All add-ons and settings will carry over to the updated Kodi.

If you forgot the original Bundle Identifier name, go to Window > Devices

Go to Windows then Devices

Click on Apple TV and your Bundle Identifier will be displayed under Installed Apps

Kodi Bundle Identifier

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