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Kodi is a free, open-source media player that has been around for nearly two decades and was created with home entertainment in mind. Kodi also supports many streaming services such as Netflix, Disney Plus, Youtube, and more. If your device doesn't support Netflix streaming, you might want to consider using the Kodi device. This article will guide you to install Netflix on Kodi devices.
Kodi is a free and open-source media center application that runs on Android, iOS, Mac, Linux, Windows, smart TVs, Raspberry Pi, and TV boxes. Kodi is usually used to play movies, TV shows, and music. Besides that, you can also stream videos from media streaming services.
Kodi was originally named XBMC(Xbox Media Center) and created by Microsoft. It was a media player for the Xbox game console. After Microsoft abandoned the program, it continued to evolve and expanded much beyond the Xbox. Long after separating support for the original Xbox into its own software branch in August 2014, XBMC was renamed Kodi.
Kodi does not supply any content. This implies you must provide all media (music, shows, movies, etc.) by yourself. Users usually install Kodi on their devices to watch the content they want. For example, your smart TV does not support or is not compatible with a streaming website. You can install Kodi on your smart TV and then add the website to stream the content.
The answer is yes; you can stream Netflix movies and shows on Kodi with the Kodi Netflix addon. However, it can be quite challenging to install a Netflix addon on Kodi. The Netflix Kodi add-on offers a simple way to access Netflix's movies and TV series directly on Kodi. But, it doesn't mean that you can watch Netflix for free; you still need a Netflix premium account to stream.
The Netflix add-on is not officially developed by Netflix, but it provides access to multiple profiles, recommendations, library integration, watched status synchronization, and high-resolution playback (on supported devices).
Before installing the add-on on Kodi, you will need to allow third-party add-on installation on Kodi. You can skip these steps if you already allow the third-party add-on installation.
If you are wondering if the third-party add-on is safe, you can check if the add-on is official or not. For the unofficial add-ons, the popular ones are mostly safe. You just need to double-check the add-on because there have been cases in the past of add-ons operating DDoS bots and bitcoin miners.
After enabling the unknown sources option to install the third-party add-on, you can now install the Netflix add-on. Follow these steps to install the Netflix add-on.
Unfortunately, Kodi does not provide a download feature to download Netflix videos. That means you cannot watch Netflix videos offline on a Kodi device. If you want to watch Netflix videos offline on Kodi, you will need to use a downloader like StreamFab Netflix Downloader.
StreamFab is a software that you can use to download videos from multiple streaming services such as Netflix, Youtube, Disney+, and more. Meanwhile, StreamFab Netflix Downloader is a product from StreamFab that you can use to download videos from Netflix.
Follow these steps to download Netflix videos with StreamFab Netflix Downloader:
StreamFab Netflix Downloader will also download the metadata information of your file. The metadata information includes the episode's title, cast, season, episode title, and a poster will be downloaded. This is very useful for managing libraries in media servers like Kodi. StreamFab Netflix Downloader will also download the files in MP4, which is compatible with the Kodi device.
To prevent being blacklisted by streaming providers, a StreamFab licensed account is limited to 50 downloads per day and 350 downloads per week from each supported streaming service.
After downloading the videos to your PC, you can stream the video with a Kodi device. You will need to set up a shared folder and then connect the folder to your Kodi device. Here are the steps to stream video from a PC with a Kodi device. We will use a Windows 10 PC for this example.
Kodi is a free media player application that is available on Android, iOS, Mac, Linux, Windows, smart TVs, Raspberry Pi, and TV boxes. Kodi does not provide any media (not a streaming service); you will have to provide the videos or music by yourself. But, you can connect to the streaming service with an add-on, for example, the Netflix add-on for Kodi.
After installing and configuring the add-on, you should be able to watch Netflix in Kodi. Kodi also does not provide a download feature for the Netflix add-on. That means, if you want to watch Netflix offline on Kodi, you will need a downloader like StreamFab Netflix Downloader. After that, connect the Kodi device to your PC shared folder to enjoy videos offline.