Kodi is a popular and open-source media center that you can use to play all kinds of media. It supports all kinds of audio and video file formats. Without adding add-ons, Kodi is a simple media player which you can use to play local files. Add-ons are the backbone of Kodi software. By adding the add-ons from the official and unofficial sources, you will get access to various movies, tv shows, music, documentaries, originals, and much more. When it comes to compatibility, Kodi supports Android, Windows, and Linux. What about the newly launched Google TV? Is Kodi compatible with Google TV? The answer is Yes. Google TV officially supports installing the latest version of the Kodi app from the store.

How to Install Kodi v19 on Chromecast with Google TV

{1} Launch the Chromecast with Google TV device and navigate to the Search menu on the home screen.

Search Menu

{2} Type Kodi and search for it.

Search for Kodi

{3} Select the app and click the Install menu on its information screen.

Install the app

{4} After installing the app, hit the Open menu to launch Kodi v19.0 on Google TV.

Launch the Kodi app

{5} While launching the app for the first time, hit the CONTINUE menu on the popup.

Kodi on Google TV

{6} Click Allow to access your local files.

Allow Permission

{7} The Kodi app will take few seconds to load.

{8} The home screen of the Kodi app will appear on the screen.

Kodi on Google TV

{9} Now, you can install add-ons to access the media files.

Install Kodi v19.0 on Google TV Using Downloader

You can install Kodi’s latest version on Google TV with the help of the Downloader app. Access this method when you had a problem with the official method.

{1} Go to the Search menu.

Kodi on Google TV

{2} Type Downloader and search for it.

{3} Select the Downloader app offered by AFTVnews.

Kodi on Google TV

{4} Click Install.

Kodi on Google TV

{5} Click Open after installing the tool.

{6} Get back to the main screen and enable unknown sources for Downloader.

  • Settings >> System >> About >> select Android TV OS build for 7 times to enable the developer options.
  • Get back to the settings page >> Apps >> Security & Restrictions >> Unknown sources >> Downloader >> turn on the feature.
Kodi on Google TV

{7} Launch the Downloader app and allow permission to read your files.

Kodi on Google TV

{8} Go through on-screen prompts.

Kodi on Google TV

{9} Enter the Kodi v19 apk URL (https://bit.ly/39rXM7i) and click the Go menu.

Kodi on Google TV

{10} The Kodi apk will download on your Google TV.

Kodi on Google TV

{11} Click the INSTALL menu after downloading it.

Kodi on Google TV

{12} Click OPEN after installing the Kodi v19 app on Google TV.

{13} Now, add add-ons to stream the content that you want.

Apart from installing the app, you can also cast Kodi to your streaming device from your smartphone or PC. While accessing the media content with the help of third-party add-ons, it is essential to use a VPN service to safeguard your privacy. Third-party add-ons are known for streaming copyrighted content. So a valid VPN service is essential to hide your IP address.