Kodi is a freely available, open-source audio-visual media library and streaming entertainment center application. For most operating systems, including iOS, Kodi works on nearly any internet-capable device with even mediocre internet connection capabilities.
With Kodi installed on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, you can take your favorite movies, TV shows, and music with you wherever you go!
Be aware that many third-party Kodi addons or builds do not yet support the recent release of Kodi 19 Matrix. For that reason, I would suggest sticking with the latest version of Kodi 18 Leia at this time.
However, if your plugin of choice has been updated to work with Kodi Matrix, some great new features available… especially the live TV and PVR (Personal Video Recorder) capabilities.
In this MTM tutorial, learn how to install Kodi on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Because the Kodi App isn’t in the Apple App Store, I show you how to install it through a 3rd party app store.
No jail-breaking is necessary, and this method takes less than 5 minutes!
Kodi on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Precautions
Be sure that there is enough storage available on your iPhone or iPad before attempting to install Kodi. You will need to install an alternative app store to download the Kodi IPA file for install. It’s also recommended to install some Kodi addons to get the full benefit of this wonderful streaming entertainment app.
Take care with how you use the Kodi app on your phone, tablet, or iPod. Much of the content found by the most popular third-party Kodi addons haven’t been licensed properly for redistribution. This can make streaming movies, TV shows, and even live sports coverage potentially illegal to access in many parts of the world.
How to Anonymously Watch Free Streams Online
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Why is VPN Important?
If unsure what a VPN is, how it works, or why you really should use one, save yourself a lot of trouble and learn more about them.
Read Why Encrypted VPN is so Important: What is VPN?
Install Kodi On iPhone Or iPad Guide
Below, I demonstrate how to install Kodi on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch without a jailbreak by using TweakBox, a popular third-party app installer.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to install Kodi on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with TweakBox.
Install TweakBox on iPhone or iPad
- Go to https://www.tweakboxapp.com on your iPhone or iPad.
- Then, click Download App.
- When prompted, select Allow.
- Once you’re in Settings, click Install.
- When prompted, click Install again.
Install Kodi on iPhone or iPad
- Return to the home screen on your iPhone / iPad and open TweakBox.
- Then, click Apps at the screen top and pick Tweakbox Apps.
- Scroll down or use the search function to find Kodi and Select.
- Next, click Install, and when prompted, click Install again.
Tell Apple iOS You Trust Kodi
- Circle back to the home screen and open Settings. Click General, then Profiles & Device Management.
- Next, click on the text located underneath Enterprise App (This may read differently than shown below).
- Then, click Trust “Beijing Founder Electronics Co Ltd” or whatever text shows up for you.
- When prompted, click Trust again.
You now have Kodi installed on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. With the right Kodi setup, you can easily find and watch all your favorite streaming content, including free movies and TV shows, wherever you are! Of course, Kodi doesn’t come with any content installed, so…
Some great Kodi alternatives: free iOS movie apps
Kodi Addons for Free Movies, TV Shows, and Live Sports
As mentioned, now that you have Kodi on your iPhone, you need to add some top addons or an IPTV M3U playlist. You can then find and watch free blockbuster movies, hit TV series, music, and even live sports broadcasts online.
Check out the My True Media list of the best working Kodi add-ons available now with reviews and install tutorials.
For great free streaming IPTV channels in Kodi, jump over to our free M3U playlist lineup. Using the available M3U playlist files, you’ll have access to everything you can imagine. Along with all of the English streaming content, there are even playlists for free movies in Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, and several other languages.
Protect your privacy: Install VPN on iPhone
Kodi on iOS Extras
With TweakBox now installed on your iPad or iPhone, you have access to tons of free apps not offered on the Apple App Store.
Some apps included on TweakBox are emulators, games, and many others… all for free! Listed as one of the best tweaked App Stores today, TweakBox can also be used to install various other free streaming applications on iPhone and iPad.
Alternative Method to Install Kodi for iOS Versions
If you have trouble with Tweakbox to install Kodi on iPhone for any reason, I recommend using AppValley as a great alternative. AppValley is similar to TweakBox but hosts two versions of Kodi for different iOS version devices. Just give our How To Install AppValley article a read. I’m sure you’ll find a ton of other great free applications for your iPad and iPhone in there as well.
May your streams never run dry!