Kodi is an application that offers endless possibilities. Equipped with a chameleon customization capability, it allows access to local files, TNT channels and even streaming applications like Disney + or Netflix. And it’s the latter, Netflix, that I tried to install to access it from Kodi.

Netflix is ​​accessible without having to exit the Kodi app thanks to third-party repositories. It’s a process that doesn’t require too many steps and has the advantage for many of having everything integrated into one platform. These are the steps you need to follow to watch Netflix on Kodi.

Not to follow

And the first step is to get the right add-on, for which we just need to go to this Github link and download the version that matches the Kodi we have installed either Kodi 18 Leia or Kodi 19 Matrix.

It should be borne in mind that while this is a safe plugin, it is still an add-on that has nothing to do with Netflix, so it can still come with a series of risks. , despite being open source, it has already been reviewed for verification. security and confidentiality conditions. Kodi will notify us during the installation process.

You can download the add-on directly from the TV browser or if you prefer from the mobile and then send it with an app like Easy Joyn Go TV to the TV. The process in either case is very easy to do and we only have to go into Kodi to complete the process.

Now it’s about getting into Kodi and in the left column find the “Addons” section. Click on it and on the right side of the screen a window with different options will appear, from which we will choose “Install from zip file”.

At this point, we need to use the file explorer built into Kodi to locate the zip repository we downloaded and proceed with the installation, so that the Netflix icon appears with the rest of the add-ons installed.

With the Netflix add-on for Kodi, we can access the entire catalog on the TV with Android TV. All you need to do is access your account, for which you can use the registration system with email or password.

And it is at this point, that doubts can arise and that is that we must connect to Netflix with your account. And while the plugin is secure and uses encrypted connections, some may even consider entering their username and password.

Once registered, you can access the entire Netflix catalog in the same way as if you did from the official app, but now using the Kodi interface. We can go forward, backward, pause, change the subtitles, audio and much more.

Advantages and disadvantages

At this point, it remains to consider what benefits can be represented by using Netflix on Kodi instead of using the official app.

On the one hand Netflix is ​​integrated into the same application and everything is just a click away without having to leave Kodi, ideal if you make heavy use of the platform. In addition, Kodi allows the screen refresh to be adjusted to the fps of the content and thus provide a smoother viewing experience.

It also allows us to bookmark as much as we want to continue reading that part of the footage. Even Kodi lets you boost the volume so you can hear it louder than the Netflix app allows.

And that said, not all are going to be benefits. And it is that the access to Netflix via Kodi does not offer the possibility of downloading the content, at the same time that it presents a less visual interface and does not offer support for the content in Dolby Vision.