Kodi is an open-source digital Media player. It is mainly designed for home entertainment purposes. It has been on the market for more than 20 years. Initially, it was known as XBMC (Xbox Media Center). Now it has been made available for many other platforms too. Moreover, we can enjoy content like movies, TV shows, and local channels on Kodi. We can also go for an add-on by which we can get more other stuff for free. Above all, Kodi is a legal platform. Nintendo Switch is one of the most used gaming devices. And also, Switch is a portable one. This is article will answer the question “Can we get Kodi on Nintendo Switch?“. Let’s proceed further to know the answer.
Kodi on Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch is one of the most sophisticated gaming devices. We can download and install various games and steaming apps on Nintendo Switch. As far as streaming applications are concerned, we don’t have so many options. The apps can be downloaded from the App store called Nintendo eShop. We have Hulu and YouTube on the eShop. Unfortunately, we don’t have Kodi on eShop.
This means we cannot download the Kodi app on the Nintendo Switch. That doesn’t stop you from streaming Kodi on the Nintendo Switch. You can, but then you have to jailbreak it. So then here comes the question, “How to jailbreak Nintendo Switch?“.
Jailbreak Nintendo Switch
There is an assumption that says we can jailbreak Android OS on Nintendo Switch. We do have lots of consequences in jailbreaking any device. It can cost the safety and security of the device. And it does cost your own privacy. We cannot jailbreak all Nintendo Switch consoles.
You can jailbreak Nintendo Switch that runs on the OS version 3.0 or previous versions. The above versions cannot be jailbroken. If you have upgraded software, it is impossible to jailbreak. So follow the methods given below to jailbreak the Nintendo Switch that runs on 3.0 or lower OS.
How to Jailbreak Nintendo Switch
The most popular option to jailbreak Nintendo Switch is Homebrew Launcher.
Step 1: On your laptop or PC, download the Nx-Hbmenu version 2.0 zip file. Download it from GitHub (https://github.com/switchbrew/nx-hbmenu/releases/tag/v2.0.0).
Step 2: Copy the file on a micro SD.
Step 3: Then insert the SD card on your Switch. Go to Settings >> Connection Settings. And then configure your DNS server manually.
Step 4: Now enter the following IP address and run a connection test, 184.108.40.206.
Step 5: Restart your Nintendo switch and run the connection test.
You can jailbreak it by using the Lineage launcher. This will let you run all the Android OS and apps on your Switch.
With the Android OS, you can install the Kodi app from the website or from the Play Store. Open the Play Store app on your Nintendo Switch and search for the Kodi app. Install the app and stream videos by adding the add-ons.
The above case may change in the near future. You can download and install Kodi from the official Nintendo eShop. But then we have to wait for only them knows how long? Still, have any queries write to us in the comment section below.
If you want streaming apps on your Nintendo Switch console, you can install Hulu and YouTube without jailbreaking the device. Check our guide on how to install Hulu on Nintendo Switch and YouTube on Nintendo Switch.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I jailbreak my Nintendo Switch?
Yes, you can. But, it is only limited to version 3.0. You can’t jailbreak Nintendo that runs on version 4.0 or above.
2. Is Jailbreaking a switch illegal?
Yes. On the terms and conditions page, it is mentioned that jailbreaking Nintendo Switch is against their policy.