Kodi is an amazing solution for your media needs as it allows you to stream content with a lot of flexibility and in an easy way. With Kodi, it is possible to enjoy your favorite videos, TV series, movies and more, using a practical interface. Kodi is becoming more and more popular, and thanks to the variety of add-ons on offer, it is possible to watch a great deal of content. PlayStation 4 is also a very popular device so it is not a surprise that many people are looking for ways to install Kodi on it. With Kodi on your PS4, you will be able to watch content, play more games and enjoy a varied entertainment experience.
Why is Kodi so popular?
Kodi is an open source media player that was originally known as XBMC. Since Kodi is a versatile media player that works with a wide variety of platforms and operating systems, it has become the favorite choice for people who want to get access to more content. It is flexible, convenient and it offers amazing performance. Kodi works on your TV via an Android box and it can be installed on your computer, tablet or laptop. It has the advantage of not requiring a lot of hardware power, which means that it can run on older devices.
With Kodi, it is possible to play media that is already on your devices such as movies and videos that are stored in the hard drive. You can also play media online using add-ons. There is an extensive list of Kodi add-ons available, including third-party options. These are not supported by the Kodi team, but many of them offer access to a wider selection of content for free, including TV shows, movies, sports, news and even games.
The main downside is that these add-ons are in most cases offering content from sources that are not authorized by the copyright holders. While we don´t encourage online piracy, in the end, the decision is yours. Just keep in mind that if you access copyrighted content from unlicensed sources, you are likely to receive warning letters and face issues with copyright enforcement agencies. In order to be able to stream content anonymously and protect your privacy, you need to use a VPN. VPNs encrypt your traffic, preventing others from seeing what you are doing. They also allow you to bypass restrictions and keep your identity hidden since they mask your real IP address. Providers like ExpressVPN, NordVPN, PIA and IPVanish are leaders in the industry, thanks to their high security, advanced technology and great speeds.
Is it possible to install Kodi on PS4 or PS3?
Having Kodi on your PlayStation 4 or 3 sounds like a great idea. However, it should be noted that although Kodi works on most platforms, there is no dedicated support for PlayStation. This means that you won´t find a version of Kodi that has been specifically designed to work on PS4. The good news is that there is an alternative that will allow you to enjoy movies, music and other media for free on your PS4. Plex is a solution similar to Kodi that will enable you to stream media on your PS4 or PS3.
Like Kodi, Plex Media Server allows users to stream media on any device that is compatible, which facilitates access to your own collection of movies and music. The first step is to create an account on the PLex website so that you can start using the app. In order to set up the account, you need to use an internet browser so it is best to use your laptop or PC for this purpose. Just go to the Plex website https://www.plex.tv/sign-up/ to complete the signing up process.
After creating your account, the next step is to create and configure the server, Plex works as a media player that lets you stream media that is already on your device. It allows you to stream the content to your PS4 using your home WiFi network. Plex transforms your computer into a server. Before starting the installation process to get Plex on your PS4, you need to ensure that Plex is set up on your device and that you add media like movies and music to the Plex media library, so that you can stream it to PS4. Keep in mind that since you will have to check your online browser and PS4 almost at the same time, it is more practical to have your computer nearby while you are completing the installation.
How to install Plex on PS4
After setting up your Plex account and configuring your computer as a server, you can follow the below steps to get Plex on your PS4.
- Switch on your PS4 and connect to the internet
- Select and click the Apps options on the start homepage
- In the Apps section, you can scroll through Popular Apps or use the Search Function to locate the Plex App.
- After you find it, select and download the app. This would normally only take a few seconds to download and install.
- Once the installation process has been completed, you can proceed to open the app.
- When the application is running, a sign in option will appear at the bottom of the screen.
- Click the button and type in the Plex username and account that you previously created. If you don´t have a Plex account yet, now it is the time to do it so that you can move forward to the next step.
- After signing in, you will see a linking/pairing code on the screen.
- Go back to the Plex web browser and then go to the app linking page.
- Sign in and you will be asked to enter the code. Once you do it, the app will confirm that the linking was successful. Otherwise, you can simply generate a new code on your PS4 and repeat the step.
That is all. Now, you have successfully set up Plex on your PS4, which will allow you to stream your favorite TV shows and movies directly to your big TV screen. In addition, Plex supports a Channel function, which allows you to watch the majority of popular TV channels including YouTube and others.