Buildozer itself doesn’t depend on any library Python >= 3.3. Depending the platform you want to target, you might need more tools installed. Buildozer tries to give you hints or tries to install few things for you, but it doesn’t cover every situation.

First, install the buildozer project with:

pip3 install --user --upgrade buildozer

Targeting Android

Android on Ubuntu 18.04 (64bit)

(expected to work as well in later version, but only regularly tested in the latest LTS)

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y git zip unzip openjdk-8-jdk python3-pip autoconf libtool pkg-config zlib1g-dev libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev libtinfo5 cmake
pip3 install --user --upgrade cython virtualenv  # the --user should be removed if you do this in a venv

# add the following line at the end of your ~/.bashrc file
export PATH=$PATH:~/.local/bin/


Buildozer stuck on “Installing/updating SDK platform tools if necessary”

Press “y” then enter to continue, the license acceptance system is silently waiting for your input

Aidl not found, please install it.

Buildozer didn’t install a necessary package

~/.buildozer/android/platform/android-sdk/tools/bin/sdkmanager "build-tools;29.0.0"

Then press “y” then enter to accept the license.

Targeting IOS

Install XCode and command line tools (through the AppStore)

Install homebrew (

brew install pkg-config sdl2 sdl2_image sdl2_ttf sdl2_mixer gstreamer autoconf automake

Install pip and virtualenv

python -m pip install --user --upgrade pip virtualenv kivy-ios