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How to Use Kodi on Windows 10

Kodi is a well-known open-source multimedia software that brings media and entertainment to users’ lives through unlimited features and a user-friendly interface. It permits us a great watching experience as it works with several formats, such as PM4, MP3, AAC, and OGG. With Kodi, you can enjoy movies, play games, listen to music, and do many other entertainment activities.

This article will demonstrate how to Use Kodi on Windows.

Prerequisites: Install Kodi on Windows

To use Kodi on Windows, first install it on your system. The Kodi software can be installable from Kodi’s official website and also from the Windows Microsoft store. For a proper demonstration of Kodi installation, follow our associated article.

How to Use Kodi on Windows?

The Kodi interface is difficult to understand but it is more functional and provides many features. To use Kodi more conveniently, we have listed some methods:

How to Enable Add-ons on Kodi?

The Kodi’s Add-ons feature lets you watch or stream internet content from the Kodi application. To enable Add-ons on Kodi, go through the listed instructions.

Step 1: Launch Kodi

First, launch the Kodi by searching it in the Windows Start menu:

Step 2: Open Settings

Open the Kodi setting by hitting the “Gear” icon:

Step 3: Navigate to System Settings

Next, navigate to the “System” settings to enable Kodi Add-ons:

Step 4: Enable Unknown Sources

Enable the “Unknown Sources” toggle from the “Add-ons” Settings. This will enable the users to watch content from any internet website:

Step 5: Navigate to File Manager Settings

From the Kodi settings menu, navigate to the “File manager” settings to add content from the internet:

Step 6: Add Source

Add the source from where you want to access the content or file by hitting the “Add source” option:

Paste the URL for the media location:

Next, enter the name of the media source. For instance, we have entered “Think and Grow”:

Here, you can see we have successfully added the media source in Kodi:

How to Set Subtitles on Kodi?

Subtitles are referred to as captions or translations displayed at bottom of the screen. To set subtitles for video or music on Kodi, check out the provided instructions.

Step 1: Navigate to Player Settings

Under the Kodi settings, navigate to the “Player” menu as shown below:

Step 2: Set Subtitles

Choose the subtitles language from the “Languages to download subtitles for” option under the “Subtitles” settings:

How to Add a Repository on Kodi?

To add a repository or Add-ons on Kodi to stream video or music from an online resource, follow the given procedure.

Step 1: Open Add-ons Settings

First, visit the “Add-ons” menu under the Kodi settings:

Step 2: Add Repository or Add-ons

Choose the repository from where you want to enjoy the video or other means of entertainment. For instance, we have selected “Google Drive”:

Step 3: Install the Repository

Install the selected repository by hitting the below highlighted “Install” button:

The output shows that we have successfully added or installed Google Drive on Kodi:

Step 4: Add an Account

Next, open the Add-ons “Google Drive” or repository you have installed and set your account by hitting the “Add an account” option:

Here, visit the displayed link and add the given code to add your repository account in Kodi:

Step 5: Enjoy Music or Video

Next, navigate your Add-ons repository and start enjoying the online music or video stream:

The output shows that we have successfully added the repository or Add-ons source to our Kodi platform:

That’s all about how to use Kodi on Windows 10.


To use Kodi on Windows 10, first install it from its official website. After that, enable the Add-ons features by enabling the “Unknown Source” access. To add the repository in Add-ons to watch movies or any video, open the Add-ons menu, add the repository like Google Drive, and enjoy the video. You can also set the subtitles for your videos and music in Kodi. This post has illustrated how to use Kodi on Windows.

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