How to Install Kodi on iOS

iOS is an operating system created by Apple for the company’s mobile devices. Those devices include iPhones, iPads and iPods. Kodi works flawlessly on any iOS device, and you can use it to watch movies, TV shows, live TV and much more. In this tutorial, we will explain the two ways available to install Kodi on an iOS device without jailbreaking it.


Here are the instructions on how to install Kodi on iOS:

There are two ways to install Kodi on iOS device. The first, via Cydia Impactor, requires a Windows or a Mac computer. The second, via Xcode, requires a Mac computer and doesn’t work on Windows.

In both ways, we need to convert the Kodi DEB file to an IPA file that the iOS device can install. For the first way, we will use the app Cydia Impactor. For the second way, we will use the Xcode and iOS App Singer apps.

For unzipping files, we recommend The Unarchiver for Mac and 7-Zip for Windows.

If you are using the free Apple ID, you will need to reinstall Kodi every seven days, as enforced by Apple. Keep your IPA file on your computer so you won’t need to recreate it. If you have an Apple developer ID, you can use it for one year.

How to install via Cydia Impactor:

  • Download Kodi from here to your computer
  • Download and install the Cydia Impactor on your Windows or Mac
  • Unzip the Kodi DEB file
  • Now you should have a file named data.tar, unzip it
  • Now you should have a folder named data, open it and then open the folder Applications
  • In the Applications folder, there is a folder named Create a folder named Payload next to it.
  • Drag and drop the folder into the Payload folder
  • Create a new ZIP file from the Payload folder named Kodi.ipa
  • Connect a USB-C cable from your iOS device to your computer
  • Launch Cydia Impactor. Make sure it detects your iOS device
  • Drag and drop the Kodi.ipa file to Cydia Impactor
  • Enter your Apple ID to Cydia Impactor and click OK
  • Wait for the Kodi installation to complete

How to install via Xcode:

  • Download Kodi from here to your Mac
  • Connect a USB-C cable from your iOS device to your Mac
  • Download and install Xcode
  • Download and install iOS App Singer
  • Download and install
  • Click Create a new Xcode project
  • Click iOS > Application, then click Single View Application and then click Next
  • A dialog will appear. Enter a unique name in Product Name, click Next and then click Create
  • If you see a warning “No matching provisioning profiles found”, click Fix Issue
  • If you get a message “To fix this issue, add an Apple ID account”, click Add to add your Apple ID
  • Launch iOS App Signer
  • For Input File, choose the Kodi DEB file that you downloaded. For Provisioning Profile, choose the Xcode project you created.
  • Wait till the iOS App Singer create an IPA file
  • Go back to Xcode, and on the top menu click Window > Devices
  • Select your iOS device from the sidebar, click the + sign on the right side and then select your IPA file and click Open
  • Wait for the Kodi installation to complete

After installing Kodi on your mobile device, the next step for you will be to install some add-ons to watch your favorite movies and TV shows. The easiest way will be to check out our list of best Kodi add-ons.

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