This guide shows you our easy workaround to install Kodi Samsung Smart TV. Samsung Smart TVs run on Tizen OS, which Kodi does not actually support. The easiest way to install Kodi on your Samsung Smart TV is to simply use an Android stick – we recommend a FireStick by Amazon. Continue reading to see how.
Install Kodi Samsung Smart TV
- Samsung Smart TVs use Tizen OS, so you won’t be able to install Kodi directly onto your Smart TV.
- However, you are still able to buy a cheap Android stick ($20) or Fire TV stick ($40), install Kodi on the stick, and leave the stick plugged into the back of the Samsung Smart TV to enjoy Kodi.
- Here’s how to install Kodi on FireStick and how to install Kodi on Android TV box.
- Simply use the Kodi install guides above to install Kodi on your new Android / FireStick, and leave the stick plugged into the TV.
Developers Resources for Kodi on Samsung Smart TV
- If you’re a coder / developer, you can mess with this development version of Kodi labeled “cisco-open-source-kodi”: https://developer.tizen.org/community/tizen-projects/article/cisco-open-sourcekodi
- We havent’ tested this resource, but we suspect it may be an open-source development version of Kodi made for “cisco” device types, which may or may not coincide with Tizen OS-powered (Samsung) devices (TVs).
Alternatives to FireStick
The streaming media devices below are great Alternatives to FireStick which are all completely capable of running Kodi:
- An Android TV Box is just like a FireStick, but is “unlocked” and usually has more power than a FireStick due to the larger form factor (size) of the unit. Android TV Boxes run Kodi extremely well.
- PCs are great Kodi devices (“boxes”), as well as Linux computers. Even old Personal Computers can run Kodi (and are actually quite good at it, too).
- NVidia Shield is a nice streaming device that’s toward the mid-to-upper price range (around $200) for streaming media devices
- Raspberry Pi is the low-power, inexpensive way to run Kodi. Raspberry Pi can be had for around $30 and it can be installed from http://kodi.tv/download