How to Install Netflix on Kodi

As an open-source platform, Kodi’s Netflix integration add-ons aren’t official. This means that with each update, there’s a chance your add-on may stop working. If that happens, you have two options: change the add-on or change the media player. I chose NetfliXBMC for its great track record and reliable performance. It’s tested and working at the time of writing this guide, but I can’t guarantee it will work flawlessly forever.

Get the alelec repository
The first step is to download the alelec repository, or repo. Here’s the direct link to it. Save the .zip file and remember where you saved it.

  • Launch Kodi and navigate to the Settings menu. Click on System Settings.

  • Switch to Expert Mode to enable Unknown Sources
  • Once in Expert Mode, click on the Add-ons menu and enable the Unknown sources option

  • Return to Kodi’s home screen and click on the Add-ons menu

  • Your next step is to access the Add-on browser
  • You’re looking for the Install from zip file option
  • Once you’re in the add-on browser, select Install from .zip file from the list
  • Navigate to where you saved your repo, then install it. You’ll see a notification when it’s successfully installed.
  • Go back to the add-on browser in Kodi. This time, choose the option Install from repository. You’ll see alelec Kodi Repo
  • Click on it. In the next menu, choose Program add-ons

  • There should be just one option available in the add-ons menu – Chrome Launcher.
  • Install and enable it. You might have to wait a bit until you get the notification that it was successful.
  • Once it’s installed, go back to alelecKodi Repo. This time select Video add-ons and select NetfliXBMC

  • The last step requires you to return to the Kodi home screen, select Videos, then Add-ons and NetfliXBMC. A quick login to your Netflix account later, you have Netflix available on your Kodi 17 Krypton media player!