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Downloads of v 21.0.0:


Last Update:

06 Apr 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • XBMC Foundation


kodi admin xbmc media mediaserver video dlna music podcast


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21.0.0 | Updated: 06 Apr 2024



Downloads of v 21.0.0:



Software Author(s):

  • XBMC Foundation

Kodi 21.0.0

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Exempted due to TLS requirement


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Kodi, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Kodi, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Kodi, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade kodi -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade kodi -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install kodi
    name: kodi
    version: '21.0.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'kodi' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '21.0.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller kodi
    Name     = "kodi"
    Version  = "21.0.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'kodi':
  ensure   => '21.0.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 06 Apr 2024.


Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls.

It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

# *** Automatically filled ***
$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = 'kodi'
    softwareName   = 'Kodi*'
    fileType       = 'exe'
    url            = 'https://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/windows/win32/kodi-21.0-Omega-x86.exe'
    url64bit       = 'https://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/windows/win64/kodi-21.0-Omega-x64.exe'
    silentArgs     = '/S'
    checksum       = '3a50d0d112c36920693c082d7a7f8c6965c1e10f4e2a0f40ef5771d28629c8dc'
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    checksum64     = '62768c33e149969d20bcc9e4df235e9896611d4fa1e96c5912ccc5f1d3cc34f5'
    checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    validExitCodes = @(0)
# *** Automatically filled ***

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

# *** Automatically filled ***
$packageName    = 'kodi'
$softwareName   = 'Kodi*'
$fileType       = 'exe'
$silentArgs     = '/S'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
# *** Automatically filled ***

[array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
    function Get-File ([string] $path) {
        # Remove quotes and trailing arguments if any
        if (!$path) { return }
        if (Test-Path $path) { return $path }
        function Split-CommandLine ([string] $path) { $path }
        $path = Invoke-Expression "Split-CommandLine $path"
        if (Test-Path $path) { return $path }
    $key | ForEach-Object {
        $file = Get-File $_.UninstallString
        if ($file) {
            Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                        -FileType $fileType `
                                        -SilentArgs $silentArgs `
                                        -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                        -File $file | Out-Null
        } else {
            Write-Warning "Unknown uninstaller: $($_.UninstallString)"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} else {
    Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found for $packageName!"
    Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
    Write-Warning "Please contact package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
    $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Kodi 21.0.0-rc2 31 Monday, March 18, 2024 Approved
Kodi 21.0.0-rc1 29 Thursday, March 7, 2024 Approved
Kodi 21.0.0-beta3 24 Thursday, February 15, 2024 Approved
Kodi 21.0.0-beta2 56 Sunday, December 10, 2023 Approved
Kodi 21.0.0-beta1 50 Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Approved
Kodi 20.5.0 2255 Sunday, March 3, 2024 Approved
Kodi 20.4.0 1875 Sunday, February 11, 2024 Approved
Kodi 20.3.0 2204 Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Approved
Kodi 20.2.0 5402 Thursday, June 29, 2023 Approved
Kodi 20.1 3783 Sunday, March 12, 2023 Approved
Kodi 20.0 2946 Monday, January 16, 2023 Approved
Kodi 20.0-rc2 59 Monday, December 19, 2022 Approved
Kodi 20.0-rc1 57 Sunday, December 11, 2022 Approved
Kodi 20.0-beta1 66 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Approved
Kodi 19.5 1955 Monday, December 26, 2022 Approved
Kodi 19.4 7011 Thursday, March 3, 2022 Approved
Kodi 19.3 5067 Sunday, October 24, 2021 Approved
Kodi 19.2 2151 Friday, October 8, 2021 Exempted
Kodi 19.1 6554 Sunday, May 9, 2021 Approved
Kodi 19.0 4893 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Approved
Kodi 19.0-rc1 190 Saturday, January 16, 2021 Approved
Kodi 19.0-beta2 163 Monday, December 7, 2020 Approved
Kodi 19.0-beta1 167 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Approved
Kodi 18.9 5830 Saturday, October 24, 2020 Approved
Kodi 2887 Sunday, September 13, 2020 Approved
Kodi 18.7 4773 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Approved
Kodi 18.6 4265 Monday, March 2, 2020 Approved
Kodi 18.5 4087 Saturday, November 16, 2019 Approved
Kodi 3150 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.4 1240 Saturday, August 31, 2019 Approved
Kodi 2728 Saturday, June 29, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.3 218 Saturday, June 29, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.2 2624 Sunday, May 5, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.2-rc1 225 Monday, April 15, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.1 2832 Sunday, February 17, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.1-rc1 218 Monday, February 11, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.0 1803 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Approved
Kodi 7371 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.6 2154 Saturday, November 18, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.5 1466 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.4 1910 Monday, August 28, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.3 2335 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.1 4484 Friday, February 24, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.0 1312 Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Approved
Kodi 16.1 3418 Sunday, April 24, 2016 Approved
Kodi 16.0 1593 Saturday, February 20, 2016 Approved
Kodi 15.2 1172 Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Approved
Kodi 15.1 566 Thursday, September 3, 2015 Approved
Kodi 15.0 607 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Approved
Kodi 14.2 1650 Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Approved
Kodi 1232 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Approved
Kodi 14.1 687 Monday, February 16, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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