Kodi/XBMC Apple TV 4 Install

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  1. Skevaboy macrumors member

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    I installed Kodi on my Apple TV 4 3 months but as suspected after the 3 months it no longer works due to some 'apple signing restrictions of side loaded apps, is there a way to permenatly install without having to reinstall every 3 months?

    thanks
     
  2. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    I'd love to know as well. I'd really like to ditch my htpc but I like my CinemaVision plugin to much and going solely to an Apple TV I will loose Jodi and cinema vision.
     
  3. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    I think you have to sign up for a paid developer account, even then it's not permanent, just a longer window
     
  4. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    man...that sucks. Guess I'm sticking with a firestick as my main box. I wish it had ethernet.
     
  5. PatrycjaKozdra macrumors newbie

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    They actually change it to every week now so you'll need to resign;)
     
  6. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    I recently got ATV4 after realizing Kodi can be loaded on it, did everything last night, added exodus and after doing everything, called my wife to show her and boom everything was gone all my add ons gone, why was this does anyone know?

    Is there a quick way or reference to add all the different sources and add ons as far as for tv movies sports games etc? Seems like searching online everyone has their different ways that add different things.

    Also I tried everything to fix my TV size, when in Kodi itself or watching the size is off and I cannot seem to fix it, most people mentioned when in a video press pause but the bar on the bottom wont appear or at least wont show for me, what can I do? thanks guys...


    So does fire stick do exactly the same without the three month issue? is this a better option?
     
  7. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    As a Die-Hard Apple fan...FireTV (preferably due to ethernet) and the Firestick are better in almost every way.

    I have a Apple TV in my upstairs living room but my main home theater uses a FireTV with Kodi side loaded onto it. The only benefit the Apple TV offers is Airplay and I found an add-on that enables airplay on fire devices. My fireTV has a wired connection and it works flawlessly. The only other media box I'd maybe rather have is a Shield as it can be a standalone Plex server, but outside of that I love my FireTV.
     
  8. satcomer macrumors 603

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    You now can get Kodi for a full year without X-Code!

     
  9. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    I just went back to Plex. Kodi is ok, but I'm fine with what I can do with Plex. I don't have to worry about side loading Plex. Features for me are about the same either way.
     
  10. techwarrior macrumors 6502

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    I took a different approach. I installed Kodi on Mac, then Airplay it to ATV. There is even a remote iOS app (Sybu Kodi) in the iOS App Store (free). The Mac version of Kodi is installed outside of the MAS, so no dev certificates required.
     
  11. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    What's the benefit of this approach though? You may as well just stream Putlocker on an iOS device and then AirPlay it to  TV
     
  12. techwarrior macrumors 6502

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    Primarily, two things. Simpler to install (no side loading, no dev certs), and I find navigation on the iOS app to be better than the Apple TV navigation.
     
  13. Soondae macrumors member

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    After deciding that the developer account issue and side loading wasn't worth the hassle, I purchased an Android box last week and am using Kodi with it. I must say it is remarkable, quality of streams is top notch, the hardware in this box is amazing compared to the Apple TV. However it isn't replacing the Apple TV for me, just supplementing it.
     
  14. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    there is a new semi-tethered jb up to 10.1 (except the latest fw) if you guys haven't heard
     
  15. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't understand when I side load and after I turn it off for a few days. Then I click on Kodi and it just bounces won't open and I have to do everything over again. Why is this? Can someone suggest easier options please
     
  16. techwarrior macrumors 6502

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    I installed Kodi on Mac, then Airplay it to ATV. There is even a remote iOS app (Sybu Kodi) in the iOS App Store (free). The Mac version of Kodi is installed outside of the MAS, so no dev certificates required.
     
  17. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    I stopped using my Apple TV and got a fire tv for Kodi .. now I just use the fire tv for Netflix Hulu
     
  18. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    You guys are making it harder than it needs to be. A simple YouTube search will show you how to load kodi. And there are ways to get it for a year without a paid dev account. Even with a dev account, for what most ppl use it for. At $99, that's less than $10 a month for seeing whatever they want.
     
  19. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    I just want it on my ipad
     
  20. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    Just an FYI I tried Kodi with tv os 11, and they didn’t play well together for anyone who was wondering about trying out tv os 11.
     
  21. Bellyann77 macrumors newbie

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    Have you looked at the Build store. For a small yearly fee you can have Kodi on your iPad. I have been using it for a while and it is great. You can also install moviebox and a number of other apps.
     
  22. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    i have a developer account now so i can install it on my ipad
     
  23. Diemenz macrumors newbie

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    I have zero issues with in on iOS11 on my iPad and iPhone. It also runs with zero issues on my apple tv on tvos11.
     
  24. Wilson Drake macrumors newbie

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    I belief so that it works at Apple TV 4. This might help you

    1) First, download the most recent build from kodi store.

    2) Now download The Unarchiver for free from the Mac App Store. This little app can unarchive nearly all filetypes you might come across.

    3) Once downloaded, double-click the Kodi.deb to unarchive it to a folder. If it’s opening as a text document instead, make sure you’re opening the .deb with The Unarchiver.
    4) Look in the resulting folder for the file called data.tar.lzma. Double click it to unarchive it to a folder called data.
    5) Look in data for the folder called Applications, then inside that for the file called Kodi(.app).
    6) Make a new folder in the Applications folder, next to the Kodi.app, and call it Payload.
    7) Drag Kodi.app into the Payload folder.
    8) Right-click the Payload folder which now has Kodi.app inside it, and select the option Compress “Payload” to zip it up
    9) Once Payload has been successfully compressed into a .zip called Payload.zip, rename it to Kodi.ipa, or whatever name you prefer. Note, the filetype must be changed to .ipa instead of .zip regardless of what name you choose.

    This round up will definitely help you there try re installing.
     

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