I spent a few days to look for a solution to install Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit. There are a lot of improvements in term of speed and desktop experiences in 64-bit.
Moreover, I run my Raspberry Pi 4 on and SSD Card connected to USB 3.1 of the Pi. It works great and I enjoyed using it as a desktop. But it’s still a personal preference and you need to solve many issues due to the 64-bit is still in development.
However, I like to share this solution because I know a lot of people are looking for a good way to install Kodi on arm64 architecture.
First this is the issue when I tried to install by using:
sudo apt install kodi
pi@raspberrypi:~$ sudo apt install kodi
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
kodi : Depends: kodi-bin (>= 2:18.7-1~buster) but 2:17.6+dfsg1-4+b1 is to be installed
Depends: libshairplay0 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
To find this issue, you need first install kodi-bin:
sudo apt install kodi-bin
You should not having any issue. After you success installing kodi-bin. You can download the package of Kodi for arm64 via this link:
You can select any mirror you like, I use wget command and select US:
After that you can install it by using:
sudo dpkg -i kodi_17.6+dfsg1-4+b1_arm64.deb
Now you should have Kodi installed on your Raspberry Pi running 64-bit OS. I am not sure if it has hardware acceleration or not. I need to test it but at least, you can run Kodi for testing now.
Let me know how it is going at your side.