How to Clear Cache on Kodi

Clearing the media player's cache can resolve playback issues

As a virtual hub for both local and cloud-based multimedia, Kodi is a great tool for streaming movies, music, and TV shows. If you've noticed that videos are buffering more than usual, add-ons are running slow, or any other oddities in the way the program is functioning, you might need to clear Kodi's cache.

Information in this article applies to Kodi version 18.8 (Leia) and later for AndroidiOSLinuxmacOS, and Windows.

How to Clear the Cache on Kodi

There is no way to clear Kodi's cache through the application's native feature set, so you'll need to install a third-party add-on such as Supreme Builds Wizard. To clear Kodi's cache using Supreme Builds Wizard:

  1. Launch Kodi and select the settings gear on the main menu.

    The settings gear on Kodi
  2. Select File manager.

    Select File manager.
  3. Select Add source under File manager.

    Select Add source under File manager.
  4. Select None in the pop-up window.

    Select None in the Add file source window.
  5. Enter the URL http://repo.supremebuilds.com/ and select OK.

    Enter the URL http://repo.supremebuilds.com/ and select OK.
  6. Select the edit field under Enter a name for this media source and type supreme, then select OK.

    Enter a name for the media source, the select OK.
  7. Return to Kodi's home screen by pressing the Esc key, then select Add-ons.

    Select Add-ons on the Kodi main menu.
  8. Select the Installer icon (the one that looks like an open box).

    Select the package icon.
  9. Select Install from zip file.

    Select Install from zip file.
  10. Select supreme from the pop-up window.

    Select supreme
  11. Select repository.supremebuilds.zip.

    Select repository.supremebuilds.zip.
  12. After you're automatically returned to the previous screen, select Install from repository.

    Select Install from repository.
  13. Select Supreme Builds Repository.

    Select Supreme Builds Repository.
  14. Select Program add-ons.

    Select Program add-ons.
  15. Select Supreme Builds Wizard.

    Select Supreme Builds Wizard.
  16. Select Install on the Supreme Builds Wizard screen.

    Select Install on the Supreme Builds Wizard page.
  17. If you see a notification about a version update, select Dismiss.

    Select Dismiss on the update screen.
  18. Select Continue.

    Make sure the Clear Cache on Startup option is selected if you want the cache to be erased each time you open Kodi.

    Select Continue.
  19. Select Ignore if the Build Menu window pops up.

    Select Ignore in the Build Menu windows.
  20. Return to Kodi's home screen by pressing the Esc key, then select Supreme Builds Wizard in the Add-ons section of the Kodi home menu.

    Select Supreme Builds Windows in the Add-ons section of the Kodi home screen..
  21. Select Supreme Builds Maintenance.

    Select Supreme Build Maintenance.
  22. Select Supreme Builds Cleaning Tools.

    Select Supreme Builds Cleaning Tools.
  23. Select Clear Cache.

    You may also want to select Clear Thumbnails and Clear Archive Cache.

    Select Clear Cache.
  24. Select Clear Cache again.

    Select Clear Cache again.
  25. Repeat steps 20-24 anytime you want to manually clear Kodi's cache. To clear the cache every time you start Kodi, go to the Supreme Builds Maintenance screen and make sure the Auto Clean on Startup option is set to ON.

    go to the Supreme Builds Maintenance screen and make sure Auto Clean on Startup is set to ON.