Kodi is a free powerful media player for Mac and Apple TV. However, it takes up a significant space on your disk. If you lack free memory space, you may need to clean up your Mac. Uninstalling some apps completely, including Kodi, is one of the ways to free up HD memory. It should be mentioned that Kodi is a new version of the XBMC app, which had a rebranding in the past. In one of our previous articles, we explained how to uninstall XBMC from Mac. Today we would like to have a look at the new version of the program and tell you how to completely and correctly remove Kodi.
Way 1 – Uninstall Kodi from Mac Manually
- Go to Application folder in the Finder and move Kodi app to Trash with a context menu.
- Now remove all service files that the application has left on your hard drive. For this, go to the hidden Library folder and check the following subfolders for the application’s leftovers:
Note, sometimes applications downloaded and installed that were not from the App Store may store their service files chaotically in various directories. For example, we searched Kodi’s service files with a free app Show Hidden Files and found some files in an unexpected subfolder. Take a look at the screenshot and find Kodi’s service file located in the following directory:
~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Local Storage/
That’s why we recommend using professional removal tools such as App Cleaner & Uninstaller, for completely uninstalling any app and absolutely removing all remains. Move to the next section of this article to learn more about it.
Way 2 – Complete and Quick Removal of Kodi with App Cleaner & Uninstaller
App Cleaner & Uninstaller is a program that allows you to remove applications on Mac entirely and correctly. You can download it for Free from the App Store. It also provides a Pro mode with in-App Purchase. Learn the difference between Free and Pro modes of App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
Follow the next steps to uninstall Kodi with the uninstalling tool:
- Run the program to start scanning the Application folder.
- Find Kodi in the list of apps → Select it → click the Remove button.
If you have removed Kodi before, you can find its service files in the Remains tab of App Cleaner and easily remove them together with all other unneeded leftovers of previously deleted apps.