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How to Install Kodi on Sony Android Smart TV in 2024

How to Install Kodi on a Sony TV

It requires special knowledge and expertise to install Kodi on Sony smart TV set. Although Sony is an Android TV, due to some of the unknown problems, it is always hard to install Kodi and other relevant software on Sony TV.

This guide is here to help right from the beginning till the end of the installation process of Kodi on Sony Bravia TV. Stick around so that you can populate Sony TV with Kodi 19 or any other version.

Unlikely other smart TV sets, it is always difficult to install and use Kodi on Sony TV. Let’s explore the reason behind it. Due to some reported bugs, Sony has stopped Kodi from installing on its TV sets.

This was all due to the bugs in the Kodi software. Another possible reason for the blocked Kodi on Sony TV is the pirated content. Kodi is a popular platform for watching TV shows, Movies, Documentaries, Sports and other relevant content without any cost.

The main reason is free of cost provided by Kodi to the Sony TV users. Sony Pictures and Music always support original content, and they want their customers to pay for the content they watch or listen to. So due to this fact, it is a big fact that Kodi is blocked on the Sony TV sets.

How to get Kodi on Sony smart TV?

There are certain ways that you can use to install Kodi on Sony TV. One such method is renaming the complete Kodi package to something new. If you are unable to find or install the Kodi package on the Android Play Store, then have a look at the below-given hints.

How to Install Kodi on Sony TV from Google Play Store

On some of the latest Sony TV sets, you can find Kodi on the Google Play store. But in the older versions, it is not visible on the Play Store. If you have the older version of the Sony TV, it is almost impossible to install from Play Store, but if you have a newer Sony TV, you are lucky as Kodi is available on the Play store for the new TV sets.

Click on the “Get More Apps and search for Kodi Android TV from the Google Play Store.

Once you see the Kodi on the search screen, the first thing you should do is to verify the Kodi app. Kodi comes from the XBMC Foundation. Check for this name and if it appears, then click on the “Install” button.

Wait for some time for the installation process. Once done, go to the Apps section, and you will see Kodi in the app’s library.

Further, you can find some relevant Kodi addons so that you can enjoy Kodi at its best. These third-party add-ons include addons for sports, addons for anime, Bollywood addons, Spanish addons and much more.

Install Kodi on Sony TV by Using Sideloading & Downloader App

In most cases, you may not be able to find the updated version of Kodi on the Play Store. There might be various reasons for it, and the most appropriate reason will be your Sony TV hardware release date. Also, in most cases, Google hides Kodi from installation. Either the case, you need to sideload Kodi on a Sony TV set.

What is Sideloading Kodi on Sony TV? Well, it is the process by which you can install Kodi on any Android TV set without the need for App Store.

How to install Kodi on Sony Bravia TV without Android?

For this purpose, you will need the Downloader app. The Download app can be installed directly from the Play Store without any hurdle.

Click on the “Get More Apps” option on the Sony TV dashboard and search for the “Downloader”. Follow the steps to install it. Also, the Download app will ask for permission for installing unknown apps; allow it.

After installing the Downloader app, your Sony TV will no longer be dependent on the Play Store to download Kodi. With its help, you can browse the official Kodi website and install Kodi from there without any hurdle.

To install Kodi on Sony TV with Downloader app, click onn the Download app and write Kodi. Tv in the search bar and click on “Go”.

Download the Kodi app on your TV set memory and wait for some time so that Sony completes the downloading process.

After the downloading, click on the package and install it on your system.

Once the installation process gets completed, close the Downloader app and go to Sony’s dashboard/app section. You will see Kodi there in the app’s library. Click on it and start using it.

Final Words

Kodi is compatible with cross platforms. However, you will need to make extra effort to install certain devices in some cases.

As mentioned above, you can find and download Kodi from the Google Play Store on most smart TVs, but you won’t get this option in some cases, so you have to look for alternatives. The best alternative is to download Kodi on Sony TV manually by the sideloading method.

Sideloading Kodi on Sony TV takes some more time than the traditional method of App store downloading, but it is a good method as it works on every single device.

You will need the Android Downloader app for sideloading and then for the Kodi installation on Sony TV.

This guide is a complete package to help you install Kodi on a smart TV. Now you are educated on how to sideload Kodi on smart TVs such as Sony Bravia or any other Android TV set.

Masri serves as the Chief Content Editor at BestKodiTips. With three years of experience, she excels in creating technical content, focusing on how-to guides, Android and Kodi tutorials, app reviews, and addressing common technological challenges. She ensures to stay abreast of the latest tech updates. Outside of work, Masir finds pleasure in reading books, watching documentaries, and engaging in table tennis.

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