Getting Involved

How can I help make Kodi better?

Kodi Foundation products are for the users and created by the users. There are no highly paid developers or poorly paid support personnel on the phones ready to take your call. There are only users who have seen a problem and done their best to fix it. This means the Kodi Foundation will always need the contributions of users like you. How can you get involved?


Developers can help the Kodi Foundation by adding new features, making our technology smaller and faster and making development easier for others. Our code base consist of a variety of coding languages. Our add-ons mainly consist of python and XML.

Building an Add-on

Add-ons are what make Kodi the most extensible and customizable entertainment center available. Get started building an add-on, and learn more about the different ways you can contribute.

Helping Users

Everyday new people discover a Kodi Foundation product, and everyday they are virtually guaranteed to have questions. If you are knowledgeable in a certain area in one of our products, or simply want to try help others, we highly encourage you to field questions in the forums.

Helping with Translations

Get involved with Kodi Foundation by making Kodi, add-ons and other projects available in your language. Our translation system wiki page has more detailed information.

Performing Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance testing is one of the easiest ways to get started with one of our products and is a great way to get familiar with our code and tools. You can find more information on our wiki page.

Writing Documentation

The Kodi Foundation wiki pages are the hub for information about Kodi Foundation technologies. Help make our documentation better by writing new content, correcting existing material or translating content into new languages.


We are always happy to receive a donation. Donations are typically used for travel to attend conferences, any necessary paperwork and legal fees, and the yearly Kodi Foundation Developers Conference, where a great deal of planning and coding for the following year occurs. Donations may also be used to purchase necessary hardware and licenses for developers, along with t-shirts, stickers, and other accessories for conferences.

Buying Kodi Merch

Purchasing Kodi gear helps just as much as a donation, and you get something in return! Checkout our store for Kodi branded gear. We are regularly adding new products so check back often.

Spreading the Word

Help us spread the word about how Kodi and other Kodi Foundation projects creating a better entertainment experience. Share Kodi with the world by either one the available social channels like Facebook or Twitter. Or simply tell you friends and family about it.