The NVidia Shield TV box is undoubtedly a monster under the hood compared to other streaming boxes including the Apple TV, ROKU, Boxee and many others. Much is attributed to the NVidia Shield’s powerful Tegra XI Processor (primarily meant for Tablet PCs & PCs) and mammoth Maxwell 256-core GPU. The NVidia Shield is also a brilliant gaming console and is usually partnered with a gaming remote.
One frequent query from NVidia Shield users has demanded to know how to install Kodi on NVidia Shield. The answer is simple and promising, you can install Kodi on the NVidia Shield TV box in 4 steps.
How to Install Kodi Krypton on NVidia Shield in 4 Steps
One lovely feature of the NVidia Shield is the full version of Android Nougat OS preinstalled on the device. Yes, since it has the full Google Play Store, you can install any Android app on nvidia shield as you do on an Android Phone or tablet PC. DO remember that the Google Play Store only hosts the latest complete version of Kodi (currently Krypton) and will not let you download or install Kodi Jarvis on nvidia shield.
To install Kodi on your NVidia Shield TV box here is what to do:
- From your Home Screen locate and click Google Play Store
- In the search bar type “Kodi”
- In the search results click Kodi by XBMC Foundation
- Click Install and wait for the NVidia Shield to complete the installation
How to Install Kodi 16 Jarvis on NVidia Shield
Just to remind NVidia Shield users you cannot officially install Kodi Jarvis on the NVidia Shield TV box anymore. Since the device accesses the Google Play Store for apps, older versions of apps are removed and not available to install. The issue isn’t really that you can’t install through the Play Store, even the official Kodi website doesn’t offer downloads for the older version on nvidia shield.
The easiest way to install Kodi 16 Jarvis on your NVidia Shield TV is from Softonic – Kodi Jarvis for Android. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend downloading Kodi media center on the NVidia Shield from sources that may contain malware & viruses. To install Kodi 16 Jarvis on NVidia Shield follow the steps below:
- From your Home Screen Open a browser
- Visit the Softonic link above
- Download the Kodi APK
- Go to the download folder
- Select the Jarvis APK Installer
- Click Install when prompted
- Wait for installation to finish, the Kodi icon should appear on your Home Screen
- Enjoy the kodi xbmc on nvidia shield.
How to Install Kodi Add-ons on NVidia Shield
Once setup you can easily install Add-ons on Kodi NVidia Shield like you normally do on an Android Phone or Windows PC. You can follow our guides to add Kodi add-ons in the blog. Installation of add-ons on kodi nvidia shield is done through the browser as with all other versions of Kodi Krypton. If you are a Jarvis user you will find some of the guides below were specifically designed for the older version of XBMC so they should help you setup your media center.
Here are some guides to start off with:
Best Kodi Build for NVidia Shield
According to the official Kodi website the best build for any of your devices now is the Krypton v17 media center. Although Jarvis v16 is much more stable and has working add-ons for nvidia shield, Krypton comes with a better UI and added features to help with HD streaming on nvidia shield. There are certain channels that don’t work with Kodi Krypton currently but after its final release more add-ons for nvidia shield have being updated with latest tweaks.
As a Krypton user myself I will recommend users to install Kodi Krypton v17 rather than any of the older versions. The good thing is you can install the latest Kodi build and change the UI theme from within Kodi’s settings.
In a Nutshell
I hope you liked my simple guide to install Kodi on NVidia Shield TV. In case you have an issue do remember to let us know in the comments section below. I may have missed out installation of dependencies in the guide you in case you need one for any of the add-ons just leave me a message and I will get the link for you.
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