How to Install Kodi on Mac OS – Set Up Kodi on Mac OS

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Are you still paying for cable TV or for movie downloads?  If so, you’re wasting your money.  With the open source software known as Kodi, anyone can cancel their their cable subscription and stream free channels, TV shows and movies.  Unlike torrenting, streaming with Kodi allows you to access live feeds.

Read on to discover how to install Kodi on Mac OS and find all the best streaming sources.


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What is Kodi?

Kodi is an open source media player– that means that anyone who wants to can create software addons for Kodi without having to pay a licensing fee to do so.

With Kodi, you can easily find live streams of popular sports channels like ESPN

Over the past few years, Kodi fans have churned out all kinds of builds and innovative streaming video addons.  The best user-created software allow Kodi users to quickly and easily share links to live TV streams.

Step-by-step Kodi installation instructions for Mac OS

It’s easy to install Kodi on Mac OS.  All you have to do is download the Kodi installer to your desktop, open it up and then drag Kodi into your programs folder.  After the basic installation is complete, download and install a popular build to try out the most popular addons and get the most out of what Kodi has to offer.

Here are some screenshots to help guide you through the installation process and initial configuration.

Step 1: Download Kodi’s Mac OS installer

You can download the installer from the link above or from Kodi’s official website, Kodi.Tv.

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Step 2: Drag Kodi into your applications folder

Install Kodi the same way you would any other Mac OS program by dragging it into your applications folder.

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Step 3: Try out a Kodi build

The “bare bones” version of Kodi doesn’t do anything exciting by itself.  Here’s what it looks like:

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As you can see, “vanilla” Kodi is just an ordinary media player that can open lots of different movie, music and picture files.  If you want to stream free TV and movies, the easiest way to get going is to install a build.

My personal favorite Kodi build is Apollo.  It’s got tons of addons that contain links to an unlimited supply of streaming content and it’s totally free.  It also has a nice looking menu and custom background images on each page.

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To find out how to install Apollo, check out our Apollo guide.  Or, check out our latest Kodi builds roundup to read reviews of other builds and find out how to install them.