Kodi 15.2

Kodi (formerly XBMC) has been updated to work with iOS 9. Prior to the update, the package would download and install on your jailbroken iOS device, but would crash upon startup. The folks behind Kodi just pushed an update that fixes the crashing issue.

We’ve talked about this app many times on iDB and via our Let’s Talk Jailbreak podcast. Kodi is one of the best apps for viewing media content, and streaming media content from an IP based over the air antenna solution on iOS. You can also use Kodi to stream local content from a NAS or from a PC.

Needless to day, Kodi has lots of uses, and now it’s officially available for iOS 9. In this post, we’ll show you how to add the repo necessary to install Kodi on your iPhone or iPad running Apple’s latest version of iOS.

Kodi iOS 9 App

How to install Kodi on iOS 9

Step 1: Open Cydia

Step 2: Tap the Sources Tab

Step 3: Tap Edit

Step 4: Tap Add

Step 5: Paste the following repo address: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/apt/ios/

Step 6: Tap Add Source

Once the source is added, you should see Kodi 15.2 available for download. Install Kodi, and you’ll be able to launch the app like normal.

Kodi iOS 9

Kodi is an awesome media interface for jailbroken iOS 9 devices

Keep in mind that, due to a heavy traffic load, the download may be inordinately slow. You can also direct-download Kodi by browsing to the Kodi repo location on your desktop, downloading the .deb file, and manually installing it via iFile on your iOS 9 device.

That said, the download via the web is just as slow. If you really want Kodi, just wait for the download to finished using the instructions contained above. It takes a while, but it will eventually download and install successfully. Just be patient.

Are you a Kodi user? If so, how do you use it?

  • Ah, just spent last night compiling the latest version of Kodi and installing it onto my phone. Now installation should be much easier. 🙂

    • Fedux

      Are there any possibilities, now that, with iOS 9, it’s possible to install our own compile app with Xcode on iPhone, without going through the AppStore, to install Kodi on a non-jailbroken iDevice?

      • Absolutely 🙂
        I think Kodi’s forums have instructions and downloads for the Xcode project files.

      • Fedux

        Really?! I’m browsing the net for days and I never found more than some speculations… It would be amazing to keep your system safe and not jailbroken while running the best media center SW in the world.

  • Damian

    Let’s be honest here, What we really care is tvaddons, not Kodi by itself

    • Vince Reedy

      yup 1channel

    • Ned Scott

      You mean shitty quality video and frustrating broken links, topped off with in-app spam from tvaddons? No thank you.

      • Damian

        You exaggerate, sure sometimes you get those annoyances more often than it is acceptable, but in reality, you loose only few minutes to find and play what you want without any hussle.

      • Ned Scott

        No, that’s exactly what happens. Or do you honestly think YIFY is watchable?

        In any case, even if someone did want to use some of the streaming add-ons that use file locker websites, the “tvaddons” version (installer or actual app) is a broken pile of crap that spams users and is developed by people who are hurting the Kodi project. Just install the add-ons you want directly instead of using the bloated garbage from tvaddons.

        Even then, being totally honest here, I still don’t use any of that. I use Kodi for my private video library and my personal/paid cable TV tuner card.

      • Damian

        I honestly can’t complain, I am currently watching live CNN without an issue, and this is the same case for sports and movies. Most of the time it just works. However, you are right sometimes things stop playing, but this is streaming issue. Regarding the spams, never had them so I can’t even talk about it.

      • Alpay Barz Ozalper

        i dont know what the previous guys are talking bout, i am always streaming hd -1080p content with no spam or ads.

      • Damian

        He is some anti addon fanatic

    • Rook HD

      actually I do care about Kodi by itself. I used it to stream movies from my PC

      • Damian

        Is it any different than Plex, because Plex has been running and updated for iOS 9 long ago

      • Rook HD

        Plex is easier to use. I prefer Kodi since it’s free on every platform. It has many more features but I only use it to stream files. Kodi can read Plex’s server, too. One down side of Kodi is it needs a jailbroken iOS device, that’s why it can’t be updated until now.

      • Martynet

        No It doesn’t. I just installed kodi on my iPhone 6 Plus which is not jailbroken. Thanks to ipawind sign utility. Piece of cake 😉

  • Marcus

    I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t just use BitTorrent + VLC… Streaming kind of sucks compared to that.

    • Ned Scott

      That’s actually what a ton of people normally do on Kodi. The streaming add-ons are what the fools use.

      • Marcus

        Do you mean they just use Kodi as a normal media player? That doesn’t seem convenient at all in my opinion. VLC has a very simple interface and you can start up a video very fast. Do you prefer Kodi? I have it on my Mac, but never use it.

      • Ned Scott

        That’s exactly what Kodi was designed to be. Kodi is not meant to be a “2 foot” video player, where you are at a computer, but originally it was designed as a “10 foot” player that was designed around a remote control instead of a mouse or keyboard. Kodi has always been about local media, and the various video add-ons are made by the community outside of Team Kodi’s control.

        Even Kodi on iOS is actually just a byproduct of the old ATV2 port, where it was being used on a dedicated TV in a living room with a remote. It’s not really a great player for use on an iPhone, or even an iPad, to be honest. However, it was never really meant to be used on those.

      • Marcus

        Interesting. I sort of forgot the original purpose of Kodi. It seems like it would be great for a normal tv. I’ve never had an Apple TV though, so I certainly have never experienced a jailbroken one. It seems like Kodi would work amazing on something like that. It doesn’t seem like it’s ideal on a computer though nor on a mobile device. Do you have a preference between VLC and Kodi? I’ve been using VLC for so many years and before that it was just QuickTime. On my iPhone I use Infuse.

      • Damian

        Just buy nexus player tv and download Kodi from the store. Nexus player is Worth for just having Kodi

      • Niclas

        Infuse/Plex are the best ways to playback on IOS.

      • MjW

        Agreed. I have been using XBMC/Kodi for years exclusively on an HTPC with local files, a TV and a remote.

        This is what Kodi was made for. And the add-ons, add to that value.

  • Jon K

    Ive used XBMC on a PC and jailbroken before and the quality of the streaming add-ons simply isn’t very good. You’re better off going to Playbox or Moviebox for TV shows (added next day after airing lately) and movies. Much better quality and can download them for later too.

    • Damian

      Kodi gives you ability to easily find live sport events, something that cannot be don’t on any iOS app

      • Jon K

        Idk Comcast’s TV app lets me stream my full digital TV on any device so never needed to bother trying.

    • George

      Have you never tried Genesis?

      • Jon K

        Dont need it have Comcast which it’s app lets you stream your full digital TV anywhere plus On Demand stuff as well. that plus Moviebox/Playbox has everything you could ever need to shows or movies.

  • Andre Grey

    where can i find a list of channels to add for Kodi?

    • Damian


    • Shingo

      go to youtube lots of videos explaining and guiding this

  • Shingo

    its very slow the server download like snail…….same with you guys?

  • George

    Kodi sucks on ios. Runs great on my macbook air and note 5 🙂

  • Standout

    I updated earlier today and just watched the Eagles and giants game on kodi. I cut the cord at home also with kodi on the firestick no more cable bill! . I use sports devil and Genesis inside kodi best thing ever!!

  • Nick Kaminski

    I’ve been using Kodi/XBMC for years now. First on the Raspberry Pi, then Apple TV two, then Ouya (which I still use to this day in my living room), and then of course my phone and laptop.

  • Daniel Waske

    Why isn’t it possible to sideload Kodi through Xcode like Provenance?

  • Stéphane Guerreiro

    my kodi not open…every time i open they crash… i got iPad mini 4 iOS 9

  • Veasna Stifler

    Hi idownloadblog : can u show me how to add best TV as like HBO,Star Fox,.. on Kodi?

  • Dan

    I love Kodi, have a mini PC hooked up to my TV running Kodibuntu, but I can’t stand to use it on mobile devices.

  • YungJizz

    If you install kodi “the beast” is a must have add on!!!! Gives you EVERYTHING in source package.

  • jamster440

    Shame they haven’t smartened up the ui.

  • sillybarry

    We canceled Comcast and have codi on all of our TVs via Amazon Fire TV and Fire Sticks… I love it

  • jalexcarter

    I must be out of the loop, never heard of this app before or xbmc

  • Serdal Tatar

    will the “The Beast build” work on this ?

  • Peter

    Would you mind elaborating on the “IP based OTA solution”? The one shortcoming I mention when telling people about Kodi is that they can’t get their local TV but it seems I’m wrong? Thanks JB

  • What’s Genesis?

  • Jeff, you should make a post about explaining all the functionalities and possibilities of Kodi.
    Or at least, show us how do you use it.

  • Collin

    Can you side load Kodi on a unjailbroken device yet?

  • Fedux

    Thanks a lot!!! I only found the memphiz guide online, try to follow it and end up in a product error!!! The one you’re linking me seems a lot better!

  • Dario Nogiku Pistorio

    Please help me, i tried to install Kodi 15.2-1 from repo with cydia and from deb file too; but both times i don’t see any Kodi icon on my springboard, why? Maybe i have to try an older version? I have iOS 9.0.2

  • Benjmain Ronneling

    this method does not work on ios 9.3.3 because of stashing error. Yes i have tried stashing package from coolstar but still need more space to install kodi…