5 Solutions on How to Fix Kodi Not Working Issue

Is Kodi not working on your device? Well, we have the solutions for you.

In fact, the fixes are very easy since it is not a major problem of Kodi. This error might need just a few tweaks on your device and the app itself and Kodi will be working again.

Fix Kodi not working

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In today’s post, we will provide some common reasons why Kodi is not working plus its basic solutions. So, make reading a habit until you found what you are looking for.

What Are the Most Common Problems with Kodi?

Here, we want to talk about the 5 most common issues you may encounter with Kodi which only requires simple solutions.

  1. Kodi crashes and freezes
  2. Issues with hardware acceleration
  3. Kodi buffering
  4. Kodi Video stuttering
  5. Kodi Black screen

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Fix Kodi Not Working Issue

Solution 1. Restart Kodi and your Device

The first solution you can do is restarting the app and your device. Sometimes, rebooting is all you need to do allowing the app or your device to recycle the process from the beginning.

Solution 2. Clear Kodi’s Cache

When you download files on Kodi, it stores data on the cache. If the cache has been filled up, Kodi might not behave well and you will encounter issues like app crashing or freezing. What you need to do with it is to manually flush the cache on Kodi and give it enough space to breathe.

However, Kodi does not support or has any tool for flushing the cache. You need to install an add-on that will help you do the cleaning.

Solution 3. Remove installed add-ons and updates

If the issue happened after you install any updates or add-ons, then the problem may arise because of that. Try deleting the recently installed updates and add-ons to see if it will work.

#4. Disable hardware acceleration

One of the main reasons why Kodi crashes is because of hardware acceleration. If you have tried the first three solutions and nothing worked, check Kodi if you have enabled the hardware acceleration. If so, try to disable it and see if the problem will be fixed.

To do that:

  • Go to Settings Menu and click Player Settings.
  • At the bottom, you can see a gear icon with the word “Basic” beside it. Click that 3 times and it will turn to “Expert.”
  • Highlight the Video tab and scroll down.
  • Once you see the option for Allow hardware acceleration, click on the switcher to disable it.
  • Restart Kodi.

Solution 5. Update, Uninstall/Reinstall Kodi

Your last choice, if it is not yet working, is to install the latest app (if you have older version) or uninstall/reinstall Kodi on your device.

Due to system updates, apps installed on your device might not work or perform well. So along with it, you need to have the latest version of Kodi on your device given that it will meet the minimum requirements for the app to run.

If you already have the latest version but keeps crashing, try to uninstall and reinstall Kodi. That should fix the problem by now.

In Conclusion

We have covered the five common problems and five basic solutions you should try to fix Kodi. If in case you have other issues with Kodi that we haven’t included in this post, do let us know in the comment box below.