Update XBMC: Easy Methods For The Newbie

Update XBMC: Easy Methods For The Newbie – Most tech-savvy people know what XBMC stands for but for those who do not, XBMC means “XBox Media Center. The Xbox – Microsoft’s game console, which tweakers modded to become media centers.

XBMC was first released on June 29, 2004 and is now on its sixteenth iteration (renamed “KODI“). The software was updated last April 24, 2016. Though XBMC was initially released exclusively for the Xbox, it has now become a cross-platform app which is compatible with almost all operating systems and devices.

XBMC/Kodi can now be installed on android and Apple (iOS) devices, Macs and Windows computers. The Kodi Team and other developers have ported the program to run on the Raspberry Pi. XBMC/Kodi is the most versatile media player program to date.

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Related: Backup XBMC/Kodi

For this article, we are going to show you how to update XBMC installed on your devices. We shall particularly focus on updating the software for the Apple TV 2. Your Apple TV 2 should be jailbroken to install/update XBMC 14.0.

Update XBMC: Apple TV 2 Procedure

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XBMC on Apple TV 2

Follow the procedure below to install/update XBMC (Kodi) on your Apple TV 2.

Step 1. Log in to your Apple TV 2 via the terminal/ssh application by entering the command shown below:

ssh root@AppleTV2.IP.Address (Replace AppleTV2.IP.Address with your Apple TV 2 IP address).

Step 2. Enter alpine when prompted with a password.

Step 3. Proceed by entering the following commands below:

  1. apt-get install wget
  2. wget -O- http://apt.awkwardtv.org/awkwardtv.pub | apt-key add –
  3. echo “deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org/ stable main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list
  4. echo “deb http://mirrors.kodi.tv/apt/atv2 ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list
  5. apt-get update
  6. apt-get install org.xbmc.kodi-atv2
  7. reboot

After the reboot, you should have XBMC 14.2 for Apple TV 2.

Install/Update XBMC Using The NitoTV

You can also install/update XBMC on the Apple TV 2 by using NitoTV. Follow the instructions below to do this.

  1. On the Apple TV 2, find NitoTV Menu and select “Install Software“.
  2. Find “Kodi-ATV2” by scrolling down and select it.
  3. Choose “Install” from the Menu. Your Apple TV 2 will install Kodi.
  4. Soft reboot your Apple TV 2.

After the soft reboot, you should see “Kodi” on your Apple TV 2 Menu. Just click on it to start the program. You can update XBMC on your Apple TV 2 using Nito TV, or just follow the procedure below if you want to do it manually.

  1. Log in to your Apple TV 2 by opening the terminal/ssh application and enter this command: ssh root@AppleTV2.IP.Address
  2. Enter “alpine” when prompted for a password.
  3. Enter “apt-get update“.
  4. Enter “apt-get install org.xbmc.kodi-atv2“.

Enjoy your newly installed and updated XBMC/Kodi on your Apple TV 2!

Watch the video below to see how the install/update is done.

Update XBMC: Android Install

Installing/updating XBMC on Android devices is much easier. XBMC/Kodi is already available in the PlayStore and you can download it by clicking this link.

Watch the video below to learn how to install/update XBMC/Kodi on your Android gadgets.

Update XBMC: Windows Install

If you enjoy tinkering with your Windows PC or laptop, then you can install/update XBMC by following our guide below:

  1. Get the latest Windows XBMC/Kodi release here.
  2. After the download completes, click the installer.
  3. Let the installer run to install the program.
  4. After XBMC/Kodi is installed, click the icon on your Windows desktop to start the app.

You can install add-ons from the Kodi menu and update the program using the “Settings” from the program itself. You can now enjoy all the movies, music and other multimedia files available from your computer or online.

Here’s a video guide for the XBMC/Kodi install/update.

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