How to update your Kodi installation to v17.6 Krypton
If you’re looking to update Kodi to version 17.6 – also known as Krypton, you must already know exactly what Kodi is, and why it’s one of the best bits of streaming software out there.
You probably also know that keeping your Kodi-enabled devices up to date means you’re never locked out of your favourite apps and builds – or left stranded by a crushing security hole. Well done!
Kodi officially announced on its blog that it would be releasing Kodi v17.6 to bring bug fixes to Krypton. Alongside this incremental update, Kodi announced that 17.6 would be the last Krypton version before the release of v18 or Leia, which should be arriving very soon. Ahead of that, here’s how you can update Kodi to version 17.6.
How to update Kodi to v14.6 Krypton
Some formats are easier to update than others, and for some, moving over to Krypton might take a little longer. Don’t worry though, because seven minutes is more than enough time to have your Kodi installation updated to v17.6 Krypton with vigour.
Tip: The £34.99 ($39.99) Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the best Kodi streaming devices. It’s wireless, cheap and delivers a solid stream – here’s our tutorial for how to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick.
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How to update to Kodi Krypton: Android
Updating Kodi to it’s latest version on an Android-enabled device is an absolute doddle.
For one, make sure your device can connect to the internet and has access to the Google Play Store. If you have automatic updates enabled, Kodi will update itself to Krypton
If automatic updates aren’t turned on, head to the Google Play Store and navigate to Kodi or the “My Apps” panel. Click “Update” and Kodi will begin to update on the Android device of your choice.
Remember, to get Kodi on Chromecast, updating your Android version of Kodi will also update the Chromecast build.
How to update Kodi Krypton: Windows 10 and Mac OS X
Putting the latest version of Kodi on your Windows 10 or Mac computer is incredibly easy.
While you can’t simply update Kodi from within Kodi, simply downloading and running the Krypton executable from here will overwrite your Kodi installation with a fresh one. Not bad.
How to update Kodi Krypton: Amazon Fire TV Stick
Having the latest version of Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick requires you to first format your Fire TV, and then go through the motions of re-installing Kodi onto the device.
It’s far from ideal, but we’ve got a simple guide to help you through the process of performing a fresh install of Kodi on the Fire TV Stick.
How to update Kodi Krypton: Raspberry Pi
Updating Kodi on Raspberry Pi isn’t ideal. Whereas you can simply update the software on Android, Mac or Windows, for Pi you’ll need to completely wipe your Pi SD card and install Jarvis fresh.
You can follow our guide to installing Kodi on Raspberry Pi to find out how to install the latest version of Kodi from scratch.
How to update Kodi Krypton: Linux
Of all the formats you can install Kodi on, Linux makes it the easiest to update.
When a new version of Kodi is released just perform a general system/package or open terminal and type:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
If that doesn’t work, which can be the case when additional packages are required, open terminal and use the below command:
Sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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