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How to Install Aptoide Kodi Addon to Download and Install Apps from Kodi

Author by Oswald

July 16, 2020

Aptoide is a well-known software store to download popular apps. There’s an Aptoide addon on the venerated Kodi media player that allows you to browse for desired apps for your device. If your Android device doesn’t support Aptoide app, and you tend to download certain app that’s not on Google Play, then Aptoide Kodi addon is your go-to addon. In this guide, I’ll step-by-step show you how to install Aptoide addon on Kodi, and provide you with some tips for installing apps to Android devices from Aptoide on Kodi.

I’ll demonstrate the installation on Kodi Leia 18.7, the latest stable release version of Kodi. This installation guide applies to all compatible devices including Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Android & IOS, Mac, Android TV, Android Boxes, etc.

What is Aptoide

For those who don’t know yet, Aptoide is one of the better received cross-platform software marketplace on Android operating system. It doesn’t have a unique and centralized store; instead, each user manages their own store. Here you can find most of apps now available on Google Play, and also the ones that are not. That makes it an excellent alternative to Google Play store.

What is Aptoide Kodi Addon

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Aptoide addon on Kodi is a app browser as well as downloader tool on Kodi. With it, you can download any favored apps you discover from libraries including: Most Popular, Games, Applications, with further classifications, and each containing the frequently updated, latest version of apps.

Android boxes are probably the best platform for Kodi, Aptoide Kodi addon can serve as a great auxiliary app store for your Android device, on account of its handiness, navigability, and intuitiveness of categorizations.

These days, there’re a lot of repositories that offer Aptoide addon such as CellarDoorTV Repo, Absolut Kodi Repository and Ghost Repo. Here we suggest users to opt, and will demonstrate the installation with, Ghost Repository to install Aptoide Kodi addon as Ghost Repo is one of our approved Best Kodi Repositories in 2020.

· For new users, install Kodi on your device to get started. Installation guide: Windows | Fire TV Stick | Android Phone | Android Box

· Since Kodi prohibits the installation of third-party addon/repos by default for security issues, we need to set Kodi to allow installation from unknown sources to go on.

· Update Kodi to the latest version to avoid potential issues. The latest version of Kodi as of this writing is Leia 18.7. Update guide: Windows | Fire TV Stick

How to Install Aptoide Addon on Kodi

· You can click on any steps that you find hard to follow to show the demonstration snapshot.

Step 1. Launch Kodi. Hit the cog icon from the upper side of the left panel to enter System.

Hit the cog icon

Step 2. Hit File manager from System page.

Hit File manager

Step 3. Double hit Add source from the left column.

Double hit Add source

Step 4. Double hit <None> from the box in the middle.

Hit None from the box in the middle

Step 5. In the pop-up box, copy & paste or type in exactly http://ghost-repo.de/ to the media location box, and hit OK button from the lower-right side. Check for typos if you encounter Couldn't retrieve directory information.

Enter the path of media location

Step 6. Define a name for the media source we just added as ghost. Make sure all characters of the source name are lower-cases, or you might encounter a problem connecting to internet server later during installation. Then hit OK underneath.

Name the media source ghost

Step 7. Then get back to the main menu. Click Add-ons from the left panel.

Select Add-ons from the left panel

Step 8. Click the box icon from the upper side of the left panel.

Hit the box icon

Step 9. Select Install from zip file.

Select Install from zip file

Step 10. Select the media source ghost we just added to Kodi.

Select the source ghost

Step 11. Select the .zip file within.

Select the .zip file within

Step 12. Wait until you can see a message pops up on the upper-right side saying Ghost Repo Add-on installed. Please note that’s just the installation of the repository, then it’s time to add addon to Kodi from repository. Select Install from repository from the current page.

Ghost Repo Add-on installed

Step 13. Select Ghost Repository. If you encounter "Could not connect to repository" error message, check out our troubleshootings.

Select Ghost Repository

Step 14. Select Program add-ons.

Select Program add-ons

Step 15. Locate and select Aptoide for Kodi addon.

Select Aptoide for Kodi addon

Step 16. Hit Install from the lower-right side to install Aptoide for Kodi addon.

Install Kodi Aptoide for Kodi addon

Step 17. Hit OK to allow installing additional dependencies when this dialog pops up. Select No if a setup-wizard message pops up.

Hit OK to install dependencies

Step 18. Wait till you can see the message Aptoide for Kodi Add-on installed pops up. That's it! You can now find you Aptoide for Kodi addon from main menu > Add-ons > Program Add-ons.

Aptoide for Kodi addon installed

How to Use Aptoide Kodi Addon to Install Apps

As mentioned, you can use Aptoide Kodi addon to browse from its categories, and choose the favored apps you intend to install. APK will be downloaded from Kodi to your device indeed, but you can’t open the downloaded APK from Kodi.

Note that Kodi is merely a media player program, while APK files - Android application packages, run merely on Android-based operating systems, which means it’s not compatible with Kodi for sure.

With that being said, it’s feasible to install the app from Kodi Aptoide addon. Aptoide Kodi addon puts up a practical feature that it supports to automatically install the downloads to your device once the download completes. - It just does the launch job for your, outside Kodi, on your Android device.

Now, let me show you how to install apps from Aptoide Kodi addon directly to your device.

1. To install apps downloaded from Aptoide Kodi addon, you have to first define a download destination on your local storage. Right-click on Aptoide addon, and select Settings.

Select Settings

2. Define a destination path on your local storage, and click OK on the right side of the Settings menu.

Define a destination path

3. Now you can download apps from Aptoide store. Click on an app you fancy to install.

Click on a fancied app

4. If you want to install the app immediately, select Install App. (only works on Android OS)

Install app

You can also choose to install later by click Download App instead. When the download completes, you’ll have to close Kodi, browse, locate and run the APK file with your device navigation, and follow the conventional Android installation wizard.

Now it’s time for you to have a try on your own! Start installing some great apps using Aptoide addon!

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