How to Install KODI on Chromebook?

In the last few years, Chromebook has become increasingly the most preferred laptop. It runs a wide range of applications, which even includes Linux based applications as we all Android apps, so the popularity is quite obvious.

Today’s article will gravitate the discussion towards the movie, music, sports and TV shows streaming app KODI and how to install KODI on Chromebook.

Why you Need VPN to run KODI App?

This is the most vital point to remember for all users. If you use illegal add-ons of KODI app then you are in violation of for copyrighted material.

Your activity will instantly be monitored by your ISP using your IP address. Consequently, this may lead to further troubles.

Thus, use any of these 5 best recommended VPN services while running KODI. This will hide your identity by rotating your IP address every time the app streams the contents.

Now, the methods that we would use here to install KODI on Chromebook are:

  • Install KODI on Chromebook using Google Play Store
  • Install KODI on Chromebook using Arc Welder
  • Install KODI on Chromebook using Chrome Extension

Here we go..

Method #1: How to Install KODI on Chromebook Using Google Play Store

The application is available on play store free of cost. Since Chromebook has access to the Google Play store, you can download this Android-based app on Chromebook.

The installation steps are as follows:

Step 1. Go to Play Store and search for the application on the search field. You will see many KODI name applications. But you are supposed to install the official one, created by XBMC foundation.

Step 2. Click the “Install” button and the application will be downloaded and installed automatically to your Chromebook.

That’s all. Now you have KODI among all the other apps on your Chromebook.


Method #2: How to Install KODI on Chromebook using Arc Welder

Here instead of downloading the app from Play Store, we would use a Chromebook extension known as Arc Welder to install KODI on Chromebook.

So this is how you start it:

Step 1. Go to this following link and download Arc Welder followed with proper installation on your Chromebook:

Step 2. Next, visit the official KODI application website and click on the Android logo. Use the link given below:

How to install Kodi on Chromebook

Step 3. Choose either 32 or 64 bit as per the chrome version you are using.


Type “Chrome://help” on the browser address bar to know whether you are using 32 or 64-bit Chrome version.

Step 4. After you launch Arc Welder, you will see the clear interface with a plus icon on it.

Step 5. Click on the “Plus” icon and then “Open” button to navigate the KODI’s APK file already downloaded to your Chromebook beforehand.

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Step 6.  Arc Welder will take some time to run the application. Afterward, you just click on “Test” button and KODI will now fully open after loading.

Be patient if it takes a few more minutes to load.

Method #3: How to Install KODI using Chrome Extension

This is simply a continuation of the previous method. Rather we would tell you how to turn the KODI application into a chrome extension.

This clearly indicates that you don’t need Arc Welder every time you are about to open the KODI app.

So this is what you have to do:

Step 1. Firstly, follow the steps mentioned in the previous method to run KODI via Arc Welder. Consequently, we will get a new KODI APK file that will use here.

Step 2. Now, open your Chrome browser and click on the three-dot “More” button off the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 3. Go to “More Tools” and select “Extensions”.

Step 4. Enable the “Developer Mode” option in the top right corner or leave it if it already enabled.

Step 5. Now from the top left corner, click on the “Load unpacked extensions”.

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Step 6. Now, search for the KODI’s freshly exported via Arc Welder APK file. You will recognize it by the extension name “APK_export”. Click on the APK file.

Voila! Chrome now imports KODI app and starts to recognize it as an extension.


Before embarking on the methods detailed above, don’t forget to use KODI via any of these 5 best recommended VPNs to avoid unnecessary copyright issues.

If you find the last two methods a bit hard to digest, rather stick to the first method. It is simpler and more direct.

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