How to Change Language on Kodi


Kodi media centre can be operated in a whole host of languages from around the globe. There may be times when you need to change this and the Kodi language setting is easy to find and select. Your system may have defaulted to the incorrect language for your country or you may have foreign relatives who want a Kodi profile on your system. Either way you can make the Kodi language change in a couple of minutes and have your system outputting information to you in a dialog you understand.

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How to Change Language on Kodi

If you need additional help then video tutorials are available at the end of the post. I suggest that you be careful when you make this switch. Change Kodi language to something that you don’t understand and it can be difficult to find the settings to revert. Always ensure that you backup Kodi prior to altering any of its configuration. In this change Kodi language guide post we will be using Kodi 17 Krypton but the process is the same on most versions of the application. If you are running an out of date version consider upgrading Kodi. [Read: 30 Best Kodi Skins – The Complete List]

If you are interested in learning more about Kodi then check out some of our other guides and tutorials. We include areas such as how to play games on Kodi, how to use Kodi as a media server and how to setup Kodi Airplay.  We also cover many other areas of home theatre PCs.

Kodi Language Setting Location

To change language on Kodi select the settings cog to enter the main settings menu. The location of this may vary depending on which Kodi skin you are running. With Estuary it is located above the main left hand menu.  This is shown in the image below. From here select Interface settings which is highlighted in the screenshot. [Read: How to Install Kodi Skins – Change the Look & Feel]

Change Language on Kodi
Select Interface Settings

The Interface settings menu is shown below and contains all of the settings for your Kodi GUI. Select Regional from the left hand menu and this will change the options on the right. The Kodi language setting is shown at the very top and next to it you will see the language that you are currently set to. Click on Language. [Read: How to Customize Kodi Home Screen – Add Kodi Menu Items]

Change Kodi Language
Kodi Regional Language Settings

A popup box will now appear containing all of the Kodi language setting options available to switch to. Scroll down until you find the language you are looking for. Select it to make the Kodi language change. [Read: How to Play Background Music on Kodi Media Centre]

Kodi Language Setting
Choose Your Kodi Language

A progress bar will appear for a few seconds whilst Kodi retrieves the language pack for the country you selected. Once the change Kodi language process is complete it will automatically make the switch. If you have make and incorrect selection or simply want to revert back repeat the steps. Although the language will be different the menu items should be in the same places. [Read: How to Setup Official Kodi Remote on IOS & Android]

Change Kodi Language Video Tutorial

Watch the below video to see the Kodi language change step by step.

Kodi Language Change -Final Thoughts

If you want to change language on Kodi you can tweak just a couple of settings to get your media centre where you want it to be. It will take just of a couple of minutes but as I have already stated it can take you longer to revert it back if you make an incorrect selection. Take your time and ensure you make the right Kodi language change first time!