How to Install Kodi 20.1 on Google TV [Updated 2023]

Kodi on Google TV

Kodi is an open-source multimedia player where you can stream movies, TV shows, music, etc. You can also add Kodi add-ons to stream IPTV content such as live TV channels and PPV events. The Kodi app is supported on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and streaming devices like Chromecast, Apple TV, and Firestick. Open the Google Play Store to install the Kodi app on Chromecast with Google TV. If the Kodi app cannot be installed officially, you can use Downloader to sideload it on Google TV.


  • Google TV (or) Chromecast with Google TV
  • The Downloader app needs to be installed on Google TV
  • Stable WIFI network
  • VPN account with a valid subscription

How to Install Kodi 20.1 on Chromecast with Google TV

{1} Turn on your Google TV and click the Search bar on the home screen.

Search Menu on your Google TV

{2} Type Kodi and search for it.

Search for Kodi on your Google TV

{3} Select the Kodi app and tap the Install button on its information screen.

Install the app

{4} After installation, hit the Open button to launch the Kodi app.

Launch the Kodi app on Google TV

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

Click Continue when you launch first time

{6} Click Allow to access your local files.

Allow Permission to access kodi

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

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

access Kodi on Google TV

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

Note: You can uninstall Kodi Addons if you don’t want to use Kodi to stream IPTV content.

How to Sideload Kodi 20.1 on Google TV Using Downloader

You can download Kodi’s latest version on Google TV 4K by jailbreaking your Firestick with the help of the Downloader app. Try this method if you can’t install Kodi on Google TV.

{1} Go to the Search menu.

Click Search on the Google TV home

{2} Type Downloader and search for it.

{3} Select the Downloader app from the search results.

Select the Downloader app from the search result

{4} Click Install to begin the installation.

Click Install to get the Downloader app

{5} Click Open after installing the Downloader app.

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

  • Click Settings >> System >> About >> Select Android TV OS build for 7 times to enable the developer options.
  • Go to Settings >> Apps >> Security & Restrictions >> Unknown sources >> Downloader >> Turn ON using a toggle switch.
Enable Install Unknown Apps

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

Click Allow to access

{8} Go through on-screen prompts.

Click OK on the prompt

{9} Enter the Kodi apk URL ( and click the Go menu.

Enter the URL and click Go

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

Wait till the file gets downloaded

{11} Click the INSTALL button after downloading the apk file.

Click Install to get Kodi on Google TV

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

{13} Finally, you can install add-ons to stream live TV channels and on-demand content.

Apart from installing the app, you can also cast Kodi to your streaming device from your smartphone or PC. Sometimes, third-party add-ons may stream copyrighted content illegally as well. So, you can use IPVanish, ExpressVPN, or NordVPN to safeguard your privacy.


1. What are the best add-ons for Kodi?

Some of the best add-ons for Kodi include XUMO TV, Crackle, Gaia, Tubi, Funimation, and The Oath.

2. How to update Kodi on Google TV?

Open the Play Store on Google TV. Search for Kodi. Click Update to get the latest version of Kodi on your Google TV.

3. How to fix Kodi not working on Chromecast with Google TV?

Connect with a stable internet connection and restart the device. If it doesn’t fix, clear the cache and reset the app.

4. What devices can I use Kodi on?

Kodi is compatible with Android, iPhone, Smart TV, Android TV, Firestick, Windows, macOS, RasberryPi, and Linux.

5. How to jailbreak Chromecast with Google TV?

Installing any application using a third-party application like ES File Explorer or Downloader will jailbreak your Google TV.