How to Set Time in Kodi; Correct Time and Date

Something so simple but lots of confusion, how do you set time in Kodi so that you have the correct time and date? Follow our guide below if you need help.


The confusion on how to properly set time in Kodi comes from the fact that your Android box will have an Android date and time, as well as a Kodi date and time. And depending what device and operating system you run, one is more important than the other. The easiest answer is to make sure both are set correctly.

If you’ve ever noticed that add-ons such as Exodus don’t show any movies or shows released after a certain date, you have the wrong date set. If your Kodi clock is wrong, you have the wrong time set.


How to set time in Kodi

  1. From the Kodi main menu, navigate to Settings > Interface > Regional
  2. Make sure your settings level is set to Expert and if it isn’t, click on it until you are.
  3. Scroll down to your time zone and make sure it is correct.


What if your timezone is greyed out or not selectable? That’s a sign that Kodi is getting your date and time from your operating system such as Mac, Windows, Linux, or Android TV. If you are on a computer, make sure the date and time in the corner of your window is correct and Kodi should adjust appropriately. For Android TV:


How to Change Android TV Date and Time

  1. Exit Kodi and go back out to your Android TV home menu.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Preferences > Date and Time
  3. Verify and change your time, timezone, date, and 12/24 hour clock as necessary


Now, you should have a set time in Kodi that matches what you want.

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15 thoughts on “How to Set Time in Kodi; Correct Time and Date”

  1. Region is correct, time is still wrong. Why is there no way to just manually change the time? Such a simple solution for a problem that has been going on for years.

  2. Kodi Leia on the FireTV stick. The timezone option did not even exist in my version. This page explained the issue exactly. Updating the timezone in FireTV Settings did the trick.

  3. In Kodi’s settings you have basic and advanced setting (look in the bottom of the left menu when you navigate in different settings). Try advanced settings to modify time format.

  4. I have tried all settings, before kodi and after kodi My time is correct but 24 hr format
    I can’t believe something this simple is so difficult

  5. Wow you are a lifesaver I just spent all day on different web pages trying to figure it out on my own. I was ready to throw in the towel and reset back to factory and lose all my data but I looked one more time and BAM!! It was so easy Thank you so much ☺️☺️☺️

  6. Raymond on June 14, 2017 at 8:03 am
    Everything looks right now. When I get into a movie area time shows Wed June 14, 10:09 am then switches to 4:39 AM
    Did I pick a wrong link in settings.
    I am in EDST

  7. Everything looks right now. When I get into a movie area time shows Wed June 14, 10:09 am then switches to 4:39 AM

    Did I pick a wrong link in settings.

    I am in EDST

  8. I have Kodi installed on a boxee box and I cannot change time zone as Kodi loads right away. How do I change it. Also I would like to know how to make sure my wifi is input correctly

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