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Downloads of v 20.0-beta1:


Last Update:

08 Nov 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • XBMC Foundation


kodi admin xbmc media mediaserver video dlna music podcast


This is a prerelease version of Kodi.

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20.0-beta1 | Updated: 08 Nov 2022



Downloads of v 20.0-beta1:



Software Author(s):

  • XBMC Foundation

Kodi 20.0-beta1

This is a prerelease version of Kodi.

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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

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 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'" --version="'20.0-beta1'" --prerelease [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'" --version="'20.0-beta1'" --prerelease

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: '20.0-beta1'
    state: present
    allow_prerelease: yes

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'kodi' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '20.0-beta1'
  options  '--prerelease'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller kodi
    Name        = "kodi"
    Version     = "20.0-beta1"
    Source      = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
    chocoParams = "--prerelease"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'kodi':
  ensure          => '20.0-beta1',
  install_options => ['--prerelease'],
  provider        => 'chocolatey',
  source          => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 08 Nov 2022.


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            = ''
    url64bit       = ''
    silentArgs     = '/S'
    checksum       = '7c8375f0601eb7dc9504456e04db0041a7271ae8ce9b66e27bb78e4bc69e8623'
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    checksum64     = '9bc6aa0949100c8e3d4201c7f270231e55b20ba5595b2b4eac7a1997dcfbc426'
    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 20.0-rc2 37 Monday, December 19, 2022 Approved
Kodi 20.0-rc1 33 Sunday, December 11, 2022 Approved
Kodi 20.0-beta1 45 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Approved
Kodi 19.5 1906 Monday, December 26, 2022 Approved
Kodi 19.4 6978 Thursday, March 3, 2022 Approved
Kodi 19.3 5043 Sunday, October 24, 2021 Approved
Kodi 19.2 2119 Friday, October 8, 2021 Exempted
Kodi 19.1 6525 Sunday, May 9, 2021 Approved
Kodi 19.0 4859 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Approved
Kodi 19.0-rc1 164 Saturday, January 16, 2021 Approved
Kodi 19.0-beta2 141 Monday, December 7, 2020 Approved
Kodi 19.0-beta1 135 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Approved
Kodi 18.9 5779 Saturday, October 24, 2020 Approved
Kodi 2851 Sunday, September 13, 2020 Approved
Kodi 18.7 4737 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Approved
Kodi 18.6 4226 Monday, March 2, 2020 Approved
Kodi 18.5 4051 Saturday, November 16, 2019 Approved
Kodi 3109 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.4 1206 Saturday, August 31, 2019 Approved
Kodi 2690 Saturday, June 29, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.3 193 Saturday, June 29, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.2 2594 Sunday, May 5, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.2-rc1 198 Monday, April 15, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.1 2792 Sunday, February 17, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.1-rc1 189 Monday, February 11, 2019 Approved
Kodi 18.0 1767 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Approved
Kodi 7327 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.6 2123 Saturday, November 18, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.5 1433 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.4 1872 Monday, August 28, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.3 2303 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.1 4446 Friday, February 24, 2017 Approved
Kodi 17.0 1278 Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Approved
Kodi 16.1 3384 Sunday, April 24, 2016 Approved
Kodi 16.0 1551 Saturday, February 20, 2016 Approved
Kodi 15.2 1134 Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Approved
Kodi 15.1 538 Thursday, September 3, 2015 Approved
Kodi 15.0 571 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Approved
Kodi 14.2 1618 Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Approved
Kodi 1199 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Approved
Kodi 14.1 655 Monday, February 16, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

Discussion for the Kodi Package

Ground Rules:

  • This discussion is only about Kodi and the Kodi package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the Google Group.
  • This discussion will carry over multiple versions. If you have a comment about a particular version, please note that in your comments.
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