Kodi is an open-source digital Media player. It is mainly designed for home entertainment purposes. It has been on the market for more than 20 years. Initially, it was known as XBMC (Xbox Media Center). Being an ultimate entertainment center, the users can enjoy content like movies, TV shows, and local channels on Kodi. We can also go for an add-on by which we can get more other stuff for free. Above all, Kodi is a legal platform. It has been made available for many other platforms. Although Switch is the most used gaming device, only limited streaming apps support is available. Not even Disney Plus is on Nintendo Switch, and hence it is obvious if you question, “Can we get Kodi on Nintendo Switch?“.
Highlights of Kodi
Some of the key features that you will find interesting with Kodi are as follows.
- It features an easy user interface.
- With Kodi, you shall access playlists, mixes, music, and more.
- It supports displaying cast, genres, artwork, etc., for the movies.
- Since Kodi keeps the content organized, it is the best tool for binge-watching TV shows and catchups.
- It supports sharing photos on the TV screen with slideshow support.
- You can record live TV as Kodi supports PVR like MythTV, NextPVR, MediaPortal, etc.
- It supports a 10-foot user interface to access Kodi on TV and remote controllers.
Is Kodi on Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch is one of the most sophisticated gaming devices. We can download and install various games and steaming apps on Nintendo Switch. As far as streaming applications are concerned, we don’t have so many options. The apps can be downloaded from the App Store called Nintendo eShop. We have Hulu and YouTube on the eShop. Unfortunately, we don’t have Kodi on eShop.
It means we cannot download the Kodi app on the Nintendo Switch. That doesn’t stop you from streaming Kodi on the Nintendo Switch. You can, but then you have to jailbreak it. So then here comes the question, “How to jailbreak Nintendo Switch?.”
Jailbreak Nintendo Switch
There is an assumption that says we can jailbreak Android OS on Nintendo Switch. We do have lots of consequences in jailbreaking any device. It costs the safety and security of the device. And it does cost your privacy. We cannot jailbreak all Nintendo Switch consoles.
You can jailbreak Nintendo Switch that runs on the OS version 3.0 or previous versions. The above versions cannot be jailbroken. If you have upgraded software, it is impossible to jailbreak. So follow the methods given below to jailbreak the Nintendo Switch that runs on 3.0 or lower OS.
How to Jailbreak Nintendo Switch
The most popular option to jailbreak Nintendo Switch is Homebrew Launcher.
1: Download the Nx-Hbmenu version 2.0 zip file on your laptop or PC. Download it from GitHub (https://github.com/switchbrew/nx-hbmenu/releases/tag/v2.0.0).
2: Copy the file on a micro SD.
3: Then insert the SD card on your Switch. Go to Settings >> Connection Settings. And then configure your DNS server manually.
4: Now, enter the following IP address and run a connection test, 188.8.131.52.
5: Restart your Nintendo switch and run the connection test.
In addition to Homebrew Launcher, you can jailbreak Switch by using the Lineage launcher. It will let you run all the Android OS and apps on your Switch.
Steps to Install Kodi on Nintendo Switch with Lineage Launcher
1: With the Nintendo Switch setup, you shall ensure if it has a network connection.
2: Navigate to open the Play Store to search for Kodi.
3: Select Kodi from the search results and click on the Install button to get it on the Switch.
4: Allow the installation to get done. With that, you shall start using Kodi on your Switch.
How to Install Kodi on Nintendo Switch from Nintendo eShop
If you don’t want to jailbreak your Switch, you shall get it installed from the eShop.
Important Note: Currently, Kodi isn’t available on the eShop. However, you can download and install Kodi from the official Nintendo eShop whenever it is made available.
1: On your Switch, navigate to click on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
2: Use the Search bar to search for the Kodi app.
3: Select the Kodi app from the search results.
4: Click on the Download button on your Switch to install it.
5: Once done, select the Open button to launch it and provide your login details to use it.
How to Install Kodi on Nintendo Switch with Google Browser
The alternative way to install Kodi on Switch is by using the Settings with the Google Browser.
1: Turn on the Nintendo Switch and connect it to the WIFI or stable internet.
2: Now, go to Settings >> System Settings >> Internet >> Internet Settings.
3: Go ahead to select WiFi connection >> DNS Settings >> Change Settings >> choose Manual from Automatic setup.
4: Enter the IP address as 045.055.142.122 and select OK.
5: You shall proceed to connect to the required network.
6: Further select Switch Bru DNS to use the Google Search browser.
7: On the search field, enter Kodi on Google and install it to access it from your Switch.
If you want streaming apps on your Nintendo Switch console, you can install Hulu and YouTube without jailbreaking the device. Check our guide on installing Hulu on Nintendo Switch and YouTube on Nintendo Switch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can. But, it is only limited to version 3.0. You can’t jailbreak Nintendo that runs on version 4.0 or above.
Yes. On the terms and conditions page, it is mentioned that jailbreaking Nintendo Switch is against their policy.
Yes. You can put Kodi on Switch. However, the process isn’t straightforward, as you should jailbreak the device.