Apple TV 4 Kodi Updates – January 15, 2017

This post contains all Kodi updates for Apple TV 4. As new updates come out, they will be added here.

If you have a paid Apple Developer account, your app will last a whole year before you have to re-sign and reinstall it. Using your Free Apple ID, your app will last only 7 days which means you will have to re-sign and reinstall it once a week. For now, the only way to bypass the 7-day expiration is to obtain a Paid Developer Account which costs $99 a year.


What you will need

To install Kodi on the Apple TV 4, you will need a Mac. The next thing you will need to do is download Xcode from the Mac AppStore. The app is free so I recommend only downloading it from the Mac AppStore. The last thing you will need is a USB Type-C cable. This is to connect the Apple TV 4 to your computer.


Updates are listed from newest to oldest

*I’ve deleted some unimportant updates in order to make this post much cleaner*

Jan 15, 2017 – Latest update available. You can download it from the Downloads page. Check this post for a tutorial on how to install or update Kodi. This update is based on Kodi 17 Release Candidate 3. If you would like to know what is new in rc3, check out the official Kodi changelog here.

Jan 14, 2017 – Outdated. System info says it is still based on Beta 7. If you would like to know what is new in Kodi 17.0 beta 7, check out the official Kodi changelog here. (Filename still has last month’s date. Just pay attention to the date it was compiled)

Dec 5, 2016 – Outdated.  This update is based on Kodi 17.0 beta 6. If you would like to know what is new in beta 6, check out the official Kodi changelog here. What I noticed right away was the improved skin interface. It looks much cleaner than it was before.

Nov 4, 2016 – Outdated.  This update is based on Kodi 17.0 beta 5. If you would like to know what is new in beta 5, check out the official Kodi changelog here. Beta 4 does not exist.

October 10, 2016 – Outdated. Version info now reflects beta 3. Previous versions have been deleted from Kodi mirror. If you would like to know what is new in beta 3, check out the official Kodi changelog here.

August 24, 2016 – Outdated. This update is based on Kodi 17.0 beta 1. If you would like to know what is new in beta 1, check out the official Kodi changelog here.

More info: Same as below. Fixed some issues with IR remotes. Most of the add-ons I tried worked fine, however, some gave me trouble saying “dependency error.”

August 22, 2016 – Outdated.

More info: We now have beta! We are very close to seeing a stable release for the first time on Apple TV 4. Some changes listed on the Kodi forums include the ability to map the Siri remote keys. I’m not an expert in that field, so you will have to do a search. Other changes include the hiding of settings not applicable to tvOS. Basically, a much cleaner interface. The problem I had with the last update where the app kept force closing did not affect me this time.

August 13, 2016 – Outdated. This update is based on Kodi 17.0 alpha 3. If you would like to know what is new in alpha 3, check out the official Kodi changelog here.

Note – When I tried to open Kodi after updating, it would force close every time. The only way I was able to fix that was by uninstalling, then reinstalling. Of course, you will lose everything if you do that. 

July 30, 2016 – Outdated. This update is based on Kodi 17.0 alpha 2. If you would like to know what is new in alpha 2, check out the official Kodi changelog here.

July 2, 2016 – Outdated. Read below for all new changes.

A new version of Kodi for the Apple TV 4 has been released. As you can see from the image at the top of this post, we are presented with the beautiful new logo which will be part of Kodi 17.0 also known as Krypton. First, let me say I am actually very excited for this release because I am a huge Superman fan. Okay, I got that out of my system.

This build is based on Kodi 17.0 Alpha 2. All previous versions were far behind in development to be considered Alpha. The exciting thing to know is that the devs are clearly making some progress which could eventually lead to an official stable Kodi release. One which we haven’t seen yet for the Apple TV 4.


Other information

Do take in considerations that since Kodi for the Apple TV 4 is still in Release Candidate stage, it may not be 100% functional. Although in my testing it seems to work pretty well, I thought I would put that disclaimer out there so no one gets upset if something doesn’t work correctly. Something is better than nothing!

I have installed a handful of my favorite add-ons in order to test these new versions. So far everything looks good. There’s of course, the exception of Navi-X which does not work, but that is because it has not been updated to work with Krypton. I installed SportsDevil using my very own video guide here. That is pretty much it for now.

21 thoughts on “Apple TV 4 Kodi Updates – January 15, 2017

  1. I am using the July 30 build as it seems to be the most stable and customizable build the August 13 build blocks downloads from Dropbox unlike the July 30 build. Sure would like a navi-x update for the apple tv 4

      1. Same with me; every build since the 7/30 one immediately crashes. I do have a developer acct., so I’m not obliged to re-install Kodi weekly. Also, although the 7/30 build itself doesn’t crash and still launches fine after a week, none of my video add-ons are able to connect to the internet after 7 days (though I can still browse my network to play saved files with Kodi). However, in order to get my add-ons working after a week, I still need to re-sideload the 7/30 build every 7 days. Weird.

  2. I am using May 20, 2016 deb….alpha 2 and Aeon Nox skin. What works – EXODUS and 2% of Phoenix. What is NOT working – Ccloud, sports devil, USTV Now, 98% of Phoenix, dexterTV, areis wizzard and everything else.

    Any recommendation which (1) .deb file, (2) date of .deb file and (3) skin to use?

    1. I always update as soon as its available. Currently running the 8-24-16 build. And I prefer installing Confluence because it’s what I’m used to.

    1. Same way you install it for the first time. Hit the Plus and add the IPA. Do not do anything else! And if done correctly, your data will still be there. There’s a video linked in the article if you’re confused.

        1. Correct, and since you have to do it every 7 days it’s a pain in the butt. No GUI option at all unless you were lucky enough to jailbreak version 9.0

  3. With the Nov. 8th build I can load Ares Wizard, but after installing the ‘Pulse CCM’ build, it never loads. When re-opening Kodi, Pulse CCM is nowhere to select or automatically load. Does Pulse work on this version?

  4. Hi Guys,
    I’m using TvOs10 with Kodi and Yes also Ares, but this way of installing Skins or Build doesn’t work for Kodi on AppleTV 4! We are lucky that Kodi is working on ATV4, keep that in mind.
    Use the basic skin and only install and activate what you need.
    On the ATV4 you have to do it all by hand like many years ago! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Grtz Mike

  5. I paid for a dev account come down to 8-9$/mo for me to get rid of my cable bill, yes i still have internet but I can watch whatever I want when I want with 0 commercials. My ATV4 is on iOS10.(latest). Kodi is the Nov-23 build and I put the schism build and have used the Dimitrology build both for Krypton and have had 0 issues with either one thus far. I also use a ATV1 with Kodi 16 running on it, no issues with OSMC running on it. There are already pages documenting how to update and keep you plugin installs, but really if things are working – if its not broke don’t mess with it.

  6. Was using the Dec.23 2016 Kodi build happily on my ATV4 (iOs10) right up to the point I updated the firmware on my Airport Extreme 802.11ac router from 7.7.7. to 7.7.8 yesterday. After that, my video addons in ATV4 Kodi slowed to a crawl (5+ minutes for title searches, and the same wait to load episode lists of TV shows, etc.). Downgraded the Airport Extreme back to 7.7.7 and all video addons are now working like before, with no changes needed to the ATV4 or its Kodi app whatsoever.

  7. Installed Kodi on my ATV4 around Mid-December, worked nicely for about a week. From then, and still now, attempting to open the Kodi app nothing happens, maybe a slight shake of the ATV4 homescreen, but that’s it. Do I need to re-install? Why did it break?

  8. Thanks again for all the help with the Kodi apple tv 4 Luis.
    I have joined the developers account for 100 dollars so that Kodi wouldn’t expire in 7 days. BUT I’m still having the same problem of kodi expiring in 7 days. It seems that the Provisioning Profile hasn’t changed….. can you please assist me with this issue?
    Thanks in advance

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