KODI 17 FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions )


Check out some of the KODI 17 usual questions below, these questions are entirely based on questions by users and by

  1. What is Kodi? What is Krypton?
    1. Kodi is the new name for XBMC media centre. “Krypton” something will be the codename for version 17, just as “Jarvis” was the codename for Kodi v16 and “Isengard was the codename for Kodi v15”. You will often see “v17” and “Krypton” used interchangeably in the community.
  2. Can I watch Movies in KODI?
    1. Yes you can, many different methods starting from CD/Blueray to Online 3rd Party add-ons
    2. You can always use google to provide storage to provide you movies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEIWZx-Ueok
    3. You can use KODI 3rd Party Builds to be installed for many easy setups www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSt21BXKwMKLQq2VKVGzbzxtht1Uwu2nB
  3. How much do I have to pay for KODI?
    1. Nothing, KODI is an open source program.
  4. Can I Pay KODI Team to support them?
    1. Yes you can, located in this web page 
  5. Can I donate to Husham.com?
    1. Yes you can donate to Husham.com using this page https://www.husham.com/buy-drink-donation-page/ or just use this link 
  6. Is KODI 17 Safe to install?
    1. Yes – Installation of KODI is safe
  7. Is KODI 17 legal?
    1. Yes – There is no legal issue for you to use a simple media player which is what KODI is.
  8. Will KODI Shut down?
    1. No – Nothing about this apart from rumors.
  9. Can I use KODI 17 with 3rd party add-ons
    1. Yes
  10. Does KODI 17 have builds?
    1. Yes – Try out some of the builds in my youtube playlist 
  11. Will KODI 17 work with my Android Device
    1. You will need android 5.1.1 to get KODI to work on your Android Device. Confirm this by going to Android / Settings / About and check the version number.
  12. Can I upgrade my android 4.1.1 to latest Android Operating system like 5.1.1.x or Android 6.x?
    1. Usually you should be able to, however, depends on your device manufacturer if they are giving you an OTA (over the air) upgrade or manual download from the manufacturer official website. In either case, go to the manufacturer only to provide you upgrade.
  13. I want to upgrade to Android 5.1.1 or Android 6 but I can't find any firmware upgrade for my device or no manufacture device page for my device.
    1. best thing to do is to buy a new device look at my review
  14. How do I get updates on KODI latest information?
    1. Subscribe to my youtube channel and activate notification 
  15. Can I install KODI 17 on iPhone?
    1. Yes you can
      1. Some methods do require a 7-day activation unless you sign up to apple $99 annual payment
      2. Some methods do require you jailbreak the iPhone
      3. for some situation, you can do it online from the web but apple is hot on these methods and tends to issue a deactivation on these methods quickly.
  16. Will KODI shuts down?
    1. Yes KODI will shutdown ( IN YOUR DREAMS ) hehe, seriously KODI is an open source program and as long as the code is open for modifications then KODI or even the IDEA of KODI will not be able to be shut down, even if Team KODI stop working on it. This idea can not stop as we have seen the many different clones or forks that are on the web, including PLEX, SPMC, DBMC and many others
  17. How do I download KODI 17?
    1. I created an article that can assist you with that
  18. How Do I download a KODI build?
    1. Check out my youtube kodi builds for current and latest builds Click Here
  19. Can you download movies to an external source for example USB stick/drive?
    1. Yes, you can add that by setting certain 3rd party add-ons to download to the external source. Example Addons are Zen and Excodus.


Any more questions about KODI 17, please put them below and I will add them to the list and have an answer for you.



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  1. Husham,
    I cannot figure out how to update Kodi from 16.1 to 17.0 on my Amazon FireTV 1. I have tried ADBfire, Downloader, and ES File Explorer. They all fail. I either get a parse error, or just a failed to download. I have been downloading the ARM version of the file. Can you help?

    • its not been updated for a while
      none of the arabic devs working on kodi now days because they dont get the support that they hoped for.. no one sharing or evening donating
      no one pressing like on the videos for the addons.. these things hurt devs man and youtubers alike

  2. you say with kodi 17 you can save to an external device but android 5 and 6 do not allow saving to say a thumbdrive or external HD..android 7 fixed this problem

  3. Hai husham

    I have a problem,when i play a m3u file on my mxq box with perfect player the channels work only for 10 sesconds..

    But on Kodi with fm4tester they work perfect,so is there something els lik f4mtestr for android box so i can watch the channels??
    With perfect player?

    Thank you very much

  4. is there any plan on having shahid repo back to work or its officially dead ? is thereamy forum or any official page where this repo (shahid) is in talks ?

  5. Hi, i followed all your instructions for shahid but il does not work, it always says trying proxy xx.xx.xx.8080 please help me
    thank you in advance

  6. Hi Husham. I am very new to Kodi.. i saw your vidoes on how easy it was to install kodi and bought H96 pro box. Now when i am trying to set up the whole thing, i am getting this Network Connection error. It reads” could not retrieve directory information. This could be because of network not being connected”. When i check Network under settings, it shows connected. I have double checked the name of the addon, its spelled right. What could be the problem? Would you pl help. its A new box. Thanks

  7. Great work Husham !
    My q. is about Shahid arabic ,we used to watch live arabic tv.
    shahid still work but I have to find another addon when it will be dead….
    I think you know what I mean ,I allready tested streamk and other addons and i still think is shahid better than those.
    وكل عام وانت بالف خير\تحياتي

  8. I just watched your titanium you tube, very nice. My question… I have KODI 17.1 not 17.3, can I download to that without issue? I already have specto and exodus on my KODI and it appears by downloading I would have duplicates? problems with that? Thanks

  9. Earlier today i installed kodi 17.3, worked fine, then i installed titanium build 2., worked fine, watched couple movies. Then exited out, went back into kodi now husham add on wizard stays at add on migration process please wait it has been over an hour now, tried restarting firestick and did the same thing for anotger hour please help thank you.

    • husham addon wizard?
      not sure what you mean that wizard has been offline for over a year so no idea where you got that from

      in any case. you need to open your firestick menu
      and clear data
      and then install kodi again

  10. I want to upgrade from Kodi 16 to Kodi 17.3 as you advise,but can I do this without losing IPVanish that I already have?
    Also I have Wookie,will I need to uninstall this before upgrading?

  11. Dear Sir I installed zem tv latest zip file 6.7.0 most of the Pakistani channels do not work ,installed f4m tester makes no difference, tried to contact shanis but cannot find them anywhere, what can be done about this why bother upgrading if most of the channels do not work.

    Do you know if their is an equivalent addon for kodi which actually works for Pakistani tv, would you be able to contact shanis?

    Apks do not work as well as addons on my android box 7.

    Thank you for your help. Naz.

  12. I have upgraded to kodi 17.5 and I have lost all sound. I have the picture which is perfect. Any ideas, cheers John

  13. Dear Sir I decided to install 17.1 kodi recently because I have heard that the newer versions do not play all the addons and the addons I installed were working fine on 17.1 , until yesterday the addons disappeared and I reinstalled them but again they disappeared. Can you tell me why this is happening now when there has been no problems in recent times and which version should I install , I was using film on simple uk turklist and sports devil. Also all my settings changed to kodi default settings .Thank you Naz

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