How to Install Kodi on Smart TV with Android OS From Sony

Install Kodi on Smart TV with Android OS compatibility built right into the TV thanks to a 4K Smart TV by Sony with Android preinstalled.

You can now install Kodi on Smart TVs that have the Android operating system built right into the TV from Sony. The obvious advantage is that you don’t need a separate Kodi box for your TV and you still get a Smart TV with Android OS compatibility.

If you are looking for a list of Smart TVs that support Kodi, go and check out our full guide.

The Sony XBR Series comes with the Android TV OS built right into the device. The TV itself boasts some great features:

Sony XBR Smart TV Features

  • Full 4K HDR video
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Non-4K HDR Remaster
  • Full-Array Local Booster and Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS display with vibrant colours and smooth gradiations
  • Motionflow for better fast-moving action

Sony Android TV Features

  • Android 5 pre-installed
  • Google Play Store pre-installed
  • 2gb RAM
  • 16gb ROM
  • Voice control remote

The Sony XBR Smart TV with Android comes in four different sizes, ranging from 49-inches all the way up to 75-inches. MSRP starts at $1000, which is in line with other 4K TVs with the added bonus of Android included. And Sony has been a world leader in high quality TV for many years now, so you know you are dealing with a trusted brand.

If you would like to check out the Sony Smart TV with Android OS pre-install, check out the links below from Amazon: (USA) (Canada)

How to Install Kodi on Smart TV With Android OS

  1. Launch the Android OS by clicking on the logo on your TV remote.
  2. From the Android main menu, click on the Google Play Store. Sign in with your google account if you aren’t already logged in.
  3. Search for Kodi using the search bar.
  4. Click on the Kodi icon and then click on Install. You may have to accept a warning that Kodi will alter your operating system.
  5. That’s it! After install, the Kodi icon will be available on your Android home screen.

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9 thoughts on “How to Install Kodi on Smart TV with Android OS From Sony”

  1. I can install kodi no problems but I can’t set any addons up. When I try to add source it just tells me I’m not connected to the internet (I am via lan cable)

    Any ideas would be appreciated

  2. I like the idea of Kodi on smart tvs, but the android concept will always be an afterthought. They are in the “tv business” not the streaming business. Ill take a “dumb” tv with an actual streamer any day.

  3. hi i install kodi in sony bravia,but kodi not connected with server ,my tv is connected with wifi i also check system setting it said kodi is connected but still when ever i try to open zip file from addson its not work and show error massage “server not connected.’
    please somebody help me what should i do to connect the kodi with wifi or with tv….

  4. I, like Tony, had Kodi stop working on by Android Bravia, and so deleted the app using the google play store. Have tried many times to re-download many times but download notice cycles endlessly without getting beyond 0%. 😔

  5. Tony
    did u completely uninstall kodi via settings on tv,reinstall Kodi again and look for new builds. i like wookie wizard.

  6. I had Kodi installed on my Sony Bravia but ran into issues with Exodus where it stopped working. So I uninstalled Kodi.
    Now for some reason it will not download from Google Play. It just gets stuck in a download loop.
    Is there anything I can do?

  7. This is a great tip, does anyone know if it’s possible to upgrade Android TV to version 7 though? What about future versions? I would hate to spend that much on a TV and then not be able to install the next version of Kodi

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