Steps on How to Install Kodi 18.5 (Leia) On Windows 10

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Last Updated on August 25, 2020 by Jenny L

XBMC Foundation is a no-profit organization from the USA. The XBMC Media Center has been renamed as Kodi and now it’s #1 media player globally. Developers regularly working for the betterment of Kodi. A few months back, XBMC developers have released the beta version of Kodi 18 Leia. But, now Kodi 18.5 Leia (stable) version is available. So, in this guide, you are going to learn the step by step process to install Kodi 18.5 (Leia) on Windows 10.

Kodi 18.5 (Leia) Stable Version

The first beta testing of Kodi Leia 18.0 was done in December 2017 but later it removed from the official website due to lots of bugs. Again, the second beta version was released in August 2018 and people are testing it. Many changelogs have been done in the latest version of Kodi Leia 18.5.

Kodi 17.6 is the most stable version available in the market. Still, Kodi is offering 17.6 Krypton to its users while Kodi 18.5 is released in the back-end for beta testing. People are reporting the bugs and developers fixing it.

I was testing Kodi v18.5 (Leia) on my Windows 10 from the last three weeks. Now, I’m writing about my experience with this beta version. Many changes have been done in Kodi 18.5 (Leia). Here, I’ve written about 5 important visual changes in Kodi 18 Leia.

If you also looking to install Kodi 18.5 (Leia) on Windows 10 then follow this tutorial.

Note- It’s strongly recommended to use a strong VPN on Kodi to hide your privacy.

How to Install Kodi 18.5 Leia on Windows 10

There are multiple methods to install Kodi Leia 18.5 on Windows 10. I’m showing two different methods to install it on Windows PC-

Method- 1: Install Kodi 18.5 via setup file

This is the easiest method to install Kodi 18 on Windows 10 PC. All you need to do is, remove existing Kodi from your PC and delete all associated folders for the better experience with the new version. So, here I’m going to divide this tutorial into two segments.

The first segment is about removing Kodi and it’s associated folder and then we’ll install Kodi 18.0 Leia on Windows PC.

Part:1- How to remove Kodi 17.6/18.1 on Windows 10?

Follow these steps to uninstall Kodi 17.6/18.1 from Windows 10 PC-

Step-1: Go to Control Panel

First of all, press the Windows button on your PC keyboard. Now type control panel in the search box. Then open Control Panel. Else, you can ask Cortana to open Control Panel directly.

Uninstall Kodi 17.6 on Windows 10 PC

Step-2: Click on Uninstall a Program

Below the Programs option, there is an option to Uninstall a Program. Click on that…

Uninstall Kodi 17.6 on Windows 10 PC-2

Step-3: Double-Click on Kodi

From the list of all your installed programs, you have to double click on Kodi. It will prompt new windows containing the uninstall wizard.

Uninstall Kodi Krypton

Step-4: Click on Next

Here you’ll see Kodi Uninstall wizard appearing on your desktop screen. Click on the Next button to continue to uninstall Kodi 17.6.

Remove Kodi from Windows 10

Step-5: Again click on Next

You’ll have the install folder. It will ask your permission to uninstall Kodi from the Program Files.

Delete Kodi 17.6 on Windows 10

Step-6: Click on Uninstall

There is an option to delete all the associated folder of Kodi. Check this option “Yes, I am sure and grant permission to also delete the profile folder”. Then hit the Uninstall button.

Kodi 17.6 Uninstall

Step-7: Wait…

As soon as you click the Uninstall button, Windows will start removing Kodi 17.6 or Kodi 18.0 from your device. Just wait for few seconds to finish the process.

Delete Kodi 17.6 on Windows

Part:2- How to install Kodi 18.2 (Leia) on Windows 10?

Now, we are going to start the installation process of Kodi 18.2 on Windows 10. Follow these steps-

Step-1: Download Kodi 18.2 (Leia)

Kodi 18.1 (Leia) stable version has been released for Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. You can download the setup file from the official website as per your operating system.

Go to this link and choose Windows from the OS list-

Install Kodi 18.0 on Windows 10 PC

Step-2: Choose the 64bit installer

Click on the 64bit installer of Kodi v18.2 “Leia”. Once you click on that, a file will start downloading.

Kodi 18.2 Windows 10

Step-3: Wait… Setup is downloading

As you can see, a setup file is downloading in your browser. Now, wait… It can take 1 minute to download (depending upon your internet speed).

Kodi Download for PC

Step-4: Double click on the setup file

Go to download folder and double-click on the Kodi-18.2-Leia-x64.exe file to being the installation.

Install Kodi 18.2 on Windows

Step-5: Click Next

A Kodi Setup Wizard is appearing on your screen. Click on the Next button as shown below.

Kodi Leia installation

Step-6: Agree to license

You must have to agree with XBMC license in order to use Kodi. Click on “I Agree”

Kodi 18 Leia Setup

Step-7: Click Next

Choose all the Kodi components you want to install and then click on Next button.

Kodi 2018 update for Windows

Step-8: Click Install

Kodi 18.0 for Windows 10

Step-9: Wait…

Wait… All the Kodi components are being installed on your Windows 10 device.

Kodi Leia for Windows 10

Step-10: Finish

Check “Run Kodi” box and then hit the finish button. Kodi 18.1 will be launched on your device.

How to install Kodi 18 on Windows 10

Final Words

I understand this tutorial has gone quite long. But, I’ve explained everything clearly. Now, you can also install Kodi 18.1 Leia on Windows 10 PC. If you still getting any issue in installation, please write in the comment box.


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