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What's the best kodi for Android

What is the best version of Kodi for Android™?

We always get asked what’s the best version of Kodi for Android, so in this post we will look at what is the best Media centre for your Smart TV box or Phone. If you want to know what Kodi is check out our “Kodi Setup Guideit will explain more about Kodi is and how it works. Kodi formally known as XBMC has many different builds / versions it can become confusing knowing what is the best for your device and what will give you the best performance.

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The best version of Kodi for Android is EBox MC (EBMC)

I know you’re thinking it should be Kodi 16.1 right? Well sorry to break the bad news but Kodi has been very slow to develop the Android side of its software, this is mainly due to Pirate Box seller’s fully loading Android boxes then selling them on sites like eBay and Amazon. Also the main Android developer (koying) Kodi had working on the team left due to in house fighting. The good news is Koying has now developed his own version of Kodi called SPMC, this solely is a dedicated to Android. In this post we will show you how to upgrade Kodi /EBMC. SPMC has many features and bug fixes for Android then the official Kodi 16.1 build is offering. Due to the lack of support for Android we are now going to build EBox MC from SPMC not Kodi. Therefore, EBox MC based on SPMC 16.6.0 is by far the best version of Kodi for Android.

What’s the difference between XBMC, Kodi, SPMC, EBox MC

The main difference is the name, “all these media centres work in exactly the same way” you can add 3rd party add-ons allowing you to access content through the internet. They will also allow you to play any media file you have on a local drive. The other main difference is they have different fixes. Kodi will always be the best version if you’re installing it on Windows or other supported devices. But as I pointed out earlier Kodi is not too keen on supporting Android, so you are better off using our EBox MC as it will perform better on your Android device.

What is the best box for XBMC / Kodi?

The best android box for XBMC/ Kodi can be anyone of our TV boxes. All our TV boxes have been tested to run perfectly. If you are looking for the best XBMC box please visit our shop. XBMC boxes stream content through the internet. A streaming box or a streaming kodi box as its now known. Are becoming increasingly popular with people as you can get one for as little as £45.

Method 1: Update Kodi / EBMC the easy way!

  • Open apps
  • Click EBox store
  • Select the version of Kodi / EBMC you want to update
  • Done! the new version of Kodi / EBMC is installed and ready to use.

Method 2: Upgrade Kodi / EBMC

It’s very easy if you have one of our smart TV boxes that support our OTA (over the air updates) then you are in luck. If you open your EBox OTA app you will see an update waiting for you, click wipe cache and data then your Smart TV box will update automatically. If you’re only updating your EBox MC from 16.4.1 to 16.4.2 please use the direct download link in method 4.

  • Open apps
  • Locate and click the OTA
  • When prompted click both wipe data and wipe cache.
  • The box will now update and you will be running the latest version of kodi
  • Complete!

Method 3: Update Kodi / EBMC

The EBox app for Android, this app will have a direct download link to the latest EBox MC, and also the latest official version Kodi. All you need to do is open the app click on EBox MC link then check your downloads folder, click the EBox MC app to install. The EBox app is a great way for you to easily keep your version of EBox MC or Kodi on the latest Version.

  • Open the EBox app
  • Click the Kodi or EBMC icon depending on what you want to update.
  • The app will now download the latest version of Kodi / EBMC
  • Open file manager then click downloads
  • Click the Kodi / EBMC app to upgrade
  • Finished you are now running the latest Kodi /EBMC


EBox MC 16.7 Direct download

You can directly download the latest EBox MC with the link below, at the time of writing the current build is 16.7. If this changes you can always use the links below, or use your EBox App. If your updating an Android TV box, click the link below to start the download. Wait until EBox MC has fully download then open your file browser app. locate your Downloads folder and click the EBMC app to install.

Click to download latest EBox MC 16.7 (SPMC) for Android  

Click to download latest EBox MC 17.3 (Kodi)

Older EBox MC Versions 

  1. EBox MC 17.2 (based on Kodi 17.2)
  2. EBox MC 16.6.0
  3. EBox MC 16.5.5
  4. EBox MC 16.5.5
  5. EBox MC 16.4.2
  6. EBox MC 16.4.1
  7. EBox MC 16.1 (based on Kodi 16.1)

Entertainment Box

Entertainment Box offer the easiest way to buy a new Kodi box or an Android powered TV box.  We have a UK Shop, and also a dispatch centre in Chicago. You can view our top rated 2017 EBox T8 V internet box here. Furthermore you can review Android based Kodi TV boxes on our compare TV box page. Also compare Android based projectors using our pocket projector review guide. You can see the full range of items we stock by visiting our main shop. We also have tons of help and how to guides. And also the best apps for to get you set up. Are you new to TV boxes? don’t worry follow our set up a TV box guide. And you will be up and running in no time. Are you looking for the latest Kodi download? We have you covered!  


If you want the best experience when using Kodi on Android switch to EBox MC. Its faster, has better features and is developed by a very talented Kodi developer that has a passion for Android. Keep up the good work Koying.


  1. denverman65

    Will also krypton build work with the latest version of of xbmc or Jarvis???..and I just wanted to say that I love my new box you guy’s are awesome keep up the great work one happy customer here my t8v box rocks …… more question if I get the Bluetooth game controller will it play games that require touch screen like the phone games??

    • Ian Whyte

      not familiar with krypton build but you need to keep in mind the difference between builds are the versions they are created in.
      some developers have made two versions of their build so it is worth checking with them on versions available. The T8 V is a great box and is capable of running all versions of kodi their is also a kodi 4.4 version which is aimed at those running older boxes can also be installed on your t8 hope this has cleared up your question

  2. jordo

    I would like to know if this fork use 2.7 Python and amcodecs (for sample FTMC use 2.7 Python and amcodecs hardware decoding where Kodi not -specially with s912 device- ) ?
    Thank you

  3. aips_69


    Kodi krypton is crushing when shutting down from apple tv directly without exiting kodi app itself. It deletes all sources, add-ons.

    Any solution for this issue ?


    • EntertainmentBox

      Try to uninstall Kodi, then reinstall it. if that still did not help restore the ATV with itunes.

  4. Mukesh Desai

    hi i have eboxt8 tv box v 5 i install skype but camara not working i have samsung tv and samstng camara 5500
    i connect ebox usb but not working nothing led ilght also

    • EntertainmentBox

      Hi Mukesh, If the camera is not showing up, its possible that that camera dose not support the Android OS.


    The two latest versions EBMC cannot load on my box which is a M8S 2G/8G. I am getting an error message about parsing. Any information would be appreciated.

  6. Joe Ryan

    Can i install 16.5.0 straight over the older version or do i have to uninstall the older version first? Also will my home tile still work the same way if i uninstall the older version?


    • Entertainment Box

      Hi, uninstall your existing version then install 16.5.0 and if it was an EMBC tile then it will open this too.

      Thank you

  7. daa

    I have read a lot about the ebmc and used the ota updating to get the new settings on my t8 v3. So now I click on the ebmc link and taken to the home screen but it is the basic screen so what do I do to load spmc. I have seen links on google to load kodi but these are sponsored by random people. I want to use the kodi developed by koying.

    • Entertainment Box

      Hello, EBMC is based Kodi 16.1 and has been developed by us ‘Entertainmentbox’ . We have made sure that it is stable and optimised to get the best out of EBMC. CLICK HERE for more information on Kodi.

      Thank you.

  8. Martin Evans

    Can I load this ebmc system and retain my Wookie Wizard or will I lose that, if I lose it can I reload it and use as I do now with Kodi. As I’m not very computer literate will it be straightforward process or am I likely to encounter problems?


    • Entertainment Box

      Hello Martin, you can use EBMC in exactly the same way you would for Kodi. If you uninstall Kodi, any installed stuff from yourself should be deleted aswell and it is straight forward if you already know what to do with Kodi.

      Thank you for your response.

    • Entertainment Box

      Hello, depending on your device, you should be able to do an OTA update then it will give you EBMC that opens from the home screen tile. The Kodi tile will only open Kodi,
      Thank you.

  9. adyf

    Can you install a custom build over the top of Ebox MC 16.4.2 or would you need to install kodi to do this?

    Regards, Adrian.

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