How to install Kodi and Netflix on your QNAP NAS in 2017

How to install Kodi and Netflix on your QNAP NAS

Installing Kodi on my QNAP NAS in 2017

KODI LOGO 1 For many of us choosing our first NAS involved a number of important factors and features of the unit and the NAS brand. Currently one of the most popular uses is, of course, centralizing your media collection. Over the last two or three years the most popular applications for NAS that many have opted for are Kodi, Plex and Emby. All three provide an excellent platform for centralizing and distributing your media, of course each has it’s own strengths and weaknesses – luckily none of them are exclusive and there is nothing stopping you using all three on your NAS media Server. However all that changed early in 2016 when it was announced that QNAP NAS would no loner be supporting KODI in it’s app store. Of course this was a disappointment to many and those lucky few who already downloaded and installed the application from QNAP App center were fortunate enough to not have the program removed in further updates. However as of spring 2016 Kodi.qpkg file and installation could no longer be found in the app store and one of the best XMBC based and argueably one of the best and most user friendly media server applications was no longer available to QNAP NAS users.

Why is Kodi no longer available for QNAP NAS?

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 This is not the first time QNAP have removed applications from it’s large collection of available applications. For one reason or another Apps do come and go. Perhaps their licence has expired, or they did not play well with the latest QNAP QTS update, perhaps they are been superseded by something better. In the case of Kodi, it was a forced decision. I do not believe that Kodi or QNAP truly, deep down wanted to part ways and for many since the ‘break up’ they have had a hole in their NAS life that only Kodi can fill. Of course if you are using a QNAP NAS as a Plex Media Server and you have an HDMI port, you can actually access your Plex PMS directly through your TV (and control/navigate with the IR remote control provided with most HDMI enabled QNAP NAS now). But the interface for many and the catagory structure isn’t great. Plus the inability to access alternative video sources, install add-ons and plugins and of course the completely customization XMBC menu and design is something that a mainstream media application like Plex cannot provide. Luckily there is a way to bring Kodi Back to your QNAP NAS – though slightly unofficially.

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How do I install Kodi on my QNAP NAS?

kodi nETWORKA few intrepid users managed to get their hands on the original installation files for KODI before QNAP pulled it and in an effort to keep it alive, shared the files. Below you will find links to the the files for installing Kodi, Netflix and a few other applications to your QNAP NAS that are no longer available. These have been used and installed on numerous NAS devices throughout 2016 as well as a few in 2017, all working fine. However it should be stated that the downloading and installing of these programs on your QNAP NAS is done at your own risk and I cannot be held accountable for if a future update from QNAP patches out your copy of Kodi or worse. That said, they have been used for the last 10 months and the entire QNAP NAS range has had numerous updates – yet they still work fine! Also, take a moment to check the list of NAS at the bottom of the page to find your NAS Server device to ensure it has been tested.

To install these programs on your QNAP NAS, either download and upload the installation file to your QNAP NAS manually, or add the target URL into the browse bar and install from there. It should appear in the the Desktop and HD Station application soon after installation.

how to install Kodi qpkg on your QNAP NAS

KODI LOGO 1MyKODI ver. 17 for QNAP NAS

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4eCI35PXTV_RnNiWUJiV1czREE

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MyKODI ver. 16 for QNAP NAS

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4eCI35PXTV_Ny00UDdtbVlwSjg/view?usp=sharing

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Install Netflix on your QNAP NAS with KodiNetflix for QNAP NAS

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4eCI35PXTV_VFdla0tPc29BbFk/view?usp=sharing

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Install filezilla on your QNAP NAS with KodiFileZilla for QNAP NAS

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4eCI35PXTV_WWZaT3h5Vl82MzA

 

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Which QNAP NAS can I install Kodi and Netflix on?

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I have tried to keep this list as up to date as possible (testing, forums, updates, help from others) but once again a new firmware update from QNAP could make any of these NAS units no longer KODI or NETFLIX supported. If you encounter this, please take the trouble to pop a note in the comments and let me know. Additionally I have included the ratings and transcoding for Plex for those that want to also install and setup a Plex Media Server on their NAS as a backup or alternative. Thanks for reading and I look forward to updating you again soon.

QNAP NAS CPU CPU Frequency & Cores Audio 480p 720p 1080p Rating Buy
TVS-471-PT x86 Pentium G3250 3.1GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-473 GOLD x86 AMD R Series RX-421BD Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-673 GOLD x86 AMD R Series RX-421BD Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-873 GOLD x86 AMD R Series RX-421BD Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-1282T3 x86 Quad-core Intel® i7-6700 Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-882ST3 x86 Intel Core i5-6442EQ Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-453Bmini x86 Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-1685 x86 Intel Xeon D-1531 Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-471-i3 x86 i3-4150 3.5GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-671-PT x86 Pentium G3250 3.1GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-671-i3 x86 i3-4150 3.5GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-671-i5 x86 i5-4590S 3.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-871-PT x86 Pentium G3250 3.1GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-871-i3 x86 i3-4150 3.5GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-871-i5 x86 i5-4590S 3.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-871-i7 x86 i7-4790S 3.2GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-871U-RP-PT x86 Pentium G3250 3.1GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-871U-RP-i3 x86 i3-4150 3.5GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-871U-RP-i5 x86 i5-4590S 3.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-1271U-RP-PT x86 Pentium G3250 3.1GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-1271U-RP-i3 x86 i3-4150 3.5GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-1271U-RP-i5 x86 i5-4590S 3.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-1271U-RP-i7 x86 i7-4790S 3.2GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-879 Pro x86 i3-2120 3.3GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-682-PT-8G x86 Pentium G4400 3.3GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-682-i3-8G x86 i3-6100 3.7 GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-882-i3-8G x86 i3-6100 3.7 GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-882-i5-16G x86 i5-6500 3.6 GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-1282-i3-8G x86 i3-6100 3.7 GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-1282-i5-16G x86 i5-6500 3.6 GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-1282-i7-32G x86 i7-6700 3.4 GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-682T-i3-8G x86 i3-6100 3.7 GHz DC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-882T-i5-16G x86 i5-6500 3.6 GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-1282T-i5-16G x86 i5-6500 3.6 GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-1282T-i7-32G x86 i7-6700 3.4 GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-879U-RP x86 i3-2120 3.3GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-EC879U-RP x86 XEON E3-1225 3.1GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-1079 Pro x86 i3-2120 3.3GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-1279U-RP x86 i3-2120 3.3GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-EC1279U-RP x86 XEON E3-1225 3.1GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-1679U-RP x86 i3-2120 3.3GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-EC1679U-RP x86 XEON E3-1225 3.1GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-EC880 Pro x86 XEON E3-1245v3 3.4GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-EC1080 Pro x86 XEON E3-1245v3 3.4GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-EC880 x86 XEON E3-1245v3 3.4GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TVS-EC1080 x86 XEON E3-1245v3 3.4GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-EC880U-RP x86 XEON E3-1245v3 3.4GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-EC1280U-RP x86 XEON E3-1245v3 3.4GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-EC1680U-RP x86 XEON E3-1245v3 3.4GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-EC2480U-RP x86 XEON E3-1245v3 3.4GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes A BUY NAS
TS-251 x86 Celeron 2.41GHz DC Yes Yes Yes No B BUY NAS
TS-451 x86 Celeron 2.41GHz DC Yes Yes Yes No B BUY NAS
TS-251+ x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
HS-251+ x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-451+ x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-451U x86 Celeron 2.41GHz DC Yes Yes Yes No B BUY NAS
TS-651 x86 Celeron 2.41GHz DC Yes Yes Yes No B BUY NAS
TS-851 x86 Celeron 2.41GHz DC Yes Yes Yes No B BUY NAS
TS-253 Pro x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-453 Pro x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-453U x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-453mini x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-653 Pro x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-853 Pro x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-251A x86 Celeron N3060 1.6GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-451A x86 Celeron N3060 1.6GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-253A x86 Celeron N3150 1.6GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-453A x86 Celeron N3150 1.6GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-653A x86 Celeron N3150 1.6GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-853A x86 Celeron N3150 1.6GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-853U x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-1253U x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
SS-453 Pro x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
SS-853 Pro x86 Celeron 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-563 x86 AMD 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TVS-463 x86 AMD 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TVS-663 x86 AMD 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TVS-863 x86 AMD 2.0GHz QC Yes Yes Yes Yes B BUY NAS
TS-469 Pro x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-569 Pro x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-669 Pro x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-869 Pro x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-269 Pro x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-469U-RP x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-869U-RP x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-469L x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-569L x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-669L x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-869L x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-1269U-RP x86 ATOM D2700 2.13GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-259 Pro+ x86 ATOM D525 1.8GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-459 Pro + x86 ATOM D525 1.8GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-459 Pro II x86 ATOM D525 1.8GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-859 Pro + x86 ATOM D525 1.8GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-269L x86 ATOM D525 1.8GHz Yes Yes No No C BUY NAS
TS-131 ARMv7 ARM 1.2GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-231 ARMv7 ARM 1.2GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-431 ARMv7 ARM 1.2GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-431U ARMv7 ARM 1.2GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-231+ ARMv7 ARM 1.4GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-431+ ARMv7 ARM 1.4GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-531P ARMv7 ARM 1.4GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-831X ARMv7 ARM 1.4GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-1635 ARMv7 ARM 1.7GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-412U ARM ARM 1.2GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-419U II ARM ARM 2.0GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
TS-421U ARM ARM 2.0GHz Yes No No No D BUY NAS
SS-439 Pro x86 ATOM N270 1.6GHz No No No No E BUY NAS
SS-839 Pro x86 ATOM N270 1.6GHz No No No No E BUY NAS