Did your Kodi automatically update to v18 Leia when you weren’t expecting? By default, the Android TV app store (Google Play) automatically updates app to their latest version when a new one is released. Stop Kodi from updating automatically with our guide below.

At the end of January, Kodi 18 was officially released after a full year of development time. The new release of Kodi comes with a few nice features, including:

  • Updated modules and dependencies for future streaming compatibility.
  • DRM support which will allow the creation of addons for applications such as Netflix and Amazon Video.
  • Improvements to the default Estuary skin
  • Retro gaming support via emulators and ROMs

And a whole bunch more!

When the Kodi Foundation is done new major versions, they post the update on their website and also submit it to the app store for Android TV and Windows users. Like the app store on your phone, these operating systems automatically update apps in the background by default unless you disable this capability.

Some users choose to wait on the old version of Kodi until the latest release is verified to be stable and working with third party Kodi addons.

While we strongly recommend upgrading to Kodi 18 for a number of reasons and for future support, below are instructions for turning off these automatic updates so that you stop Kodi from updating in the future. You will have to manually update the application by downloading the latest copy from the Google Play Store on Android TV or Windows Store.

 

How to Turn Off Automatic Updates on Android TV – Stop Kodi From Updating

  1. First, launch the Google Play Store from the main menu of your Android TV box.
  2. Click the hamburger menu icon button in the corner of the app store.
  3. Select My Apps and Games
  4. Scroll down until you are hovered onto Kodi and select it
  5. Uncheck auto update

This will stop Kodi from updating automatically in the future.

 

How to Turn Off Automatic Updates on Android TV For All Apps

If you don’t want ANY Android TV app to ever update without your permission, you can turn off automatic updates for everything as follows:

  1. First, launch the Google Play Store from the main menu of your Android TV box.
  2. Click the hamburger menu icon button in the corner of the app store.
  3. Select Settings
  4. Under General, click on Auto Update Apps
  5. Select Do not auto update apps

 

How to Turn Off Automatic Updates on Windows For All Apps

If you don’t want ANY Windows store apps to ever update without your permission, you can turn off automatic updates for everything as follows:

  1. First, launch the Windows Store.
  2. Click the three dots in the top right hand corner of the app store.
  3. Select Settings
  4. Under Home, change the Update apps automatically option to OFF

 

This will stop Kodi from updating by itself in the future.

Note that this will not go back in time and stop Kodi from updating from v17.6 to v18.

Comment below or let us know on Twitter if you are having any trouble.

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How to Stop Kodi From Updating Automatically on Android TV, Windows was last modified: February 6th, 2019 by Admin
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