If you are a Netflix subscriber, you’ve probably always wanted a place inside of Kodi to do your official streaming. The Netflix Kodi addon is here for the upcoming Kodi 18 Leia to make all that happen!
Follow our guide below and learn how to get Netflix inside of Kodi on any operating system such as Android, Windows, Linux, and more.
Netflix Kodi Addon – Why Now?
Netflix has been live in its current form since 2007 and Kodi was created was back in 2002. So why has it taken so long for a Netflix Kodi addon to come out?
The answer in simple terms in DRM
Digital Rights Management is a technical process that restricts the use of applications inside of other applications. In order for Netflix to be accessible by an open source media center like Kodi, both sides must support DRM to read each other.
As of Kodi 18 Leia (which just reached beta status), Kodi now supports DRM. This makes official applications such as the Netflix Kodi addon more possible and is exciting for the future of Kodi addon development!
Sounds great? There are just a few other things you should know about..
Netflix Kodi Addon – Restrictions
In order for the Netflix Kodi addon, you need to have the following:
- An updated version of Kodi 18 Leia – The official beta #1 release or the nightly build will suffice.
- Inputstream Adaptive v2.0 or great. This is automatically installed with Kodi 18!
We’ve talked about Inputstream Adaptive before, but it is a Kodi module that enables streaming of DRM content such as what you see in Netflix.
The Netflix addon will NOT work in Kodi 17.
Non-Android Kodi users have one tiny more step to complete before being able to use Netflix. You must install the Widevine Libary in your Kodi folder.
Linux users have one final additional step to complete before installing Netflix. You must install the Cryptdome Python library. To do this, run the following command from a Linux terminal:
pip install –user pycryptodomex
And with that, let’s install Netflix!
How to Install Netflix Kodi Add-on (Leia Only)
From the main menu, navigate to Settings > System Settings > Add-ons > Turn On Unknown Sources > Click Yes.
- Download the Netflix repository.
- Save this zip file somewhere you can access within Kodi.
- From your home screen, select Add-ons
- Select Add-on Browser (the cogwheel)
- Click Install from Zip File
- Click the repository.netflix-x.x.zip file you downloaded above.
- Wait for the Add-on enabled notification
- Select Install from Repository
- Click Netflix Addon Repository
- Select Video Add-ons
- Click Netflix
- Select Install
- Wait for Add-on enabled notification
The Netflix Kodi addon will be found in your video addons!
Configuring the Netflix Kodi Addon
The first thing you’ll want to do is head into the Netflix addon settings (press ‘c’ to bring up the menu when hovered on the addon). Inside the settings is where you will enter in your username and password information for Netflix.
If you are using Netflix on Android, you also need to copy your Android Netflix ESN number into the Kodi addon settings.
You can find the Android Netflix ESN ID via your Android Settings in the About area. Copy this number and then come back into Kodi and paste it into the addon settings!
After that, you should be able to browse and watch Netflix on Kodi the same way you do on the standalone app!
Netflix Kodi Addon Not Working?
Having trouble using the addon? The Netflix Kodi Github repository is an active place for support and you will be able to get help from real developers.
TIP: You can sort by open issues or by closed issues!