If you’re already a fan of Kodi and now want to set it up in a proper way, then you can follow the post below.
How to Download and Setup Kodi?
Based on the type of the device, you have got a number of options about the installation process of Kodi. However, you’d always discover each and every latest version on the particular official Kodi download page. Android users can also easily complete kodi setup wizard from the Google Play Store directly in case it is available on your device or sideload the Android application making use of the latest APK. If you don’t know what it is, then remember – sideloading is an application when the application is not available on an application like Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. And whenever that happens, you can download the APK (Android Application PacKage) that would help you in setting up Kodi manually. In case you want to go to the manual route and sideload it, you have to make sure that you’re making use of the appropriate version. Since Android is able to run both on Intel and ARM processors, a different version of Kodi is there for each CPU architecture. As Kodi is now available in the Google Play Store, you probably don’t need to sideload it on any Android device that you have.
How to use Kodi \ XBMC?
As it’s your first time to complete kodi setup wizard, you should know the navigating procedure around the Kodi user interface (UI). I hope you have heard the terms “10 foot user interface” and its meaning is that the older versions of Kodi had the main controls present in a ‘ribbon’ through the center of the respective screen and had been configurable to a certain level. Kodi 17 has introduced a new theme or skin that had aligned everything through the left-hand side of the respective screen to match Plex and Netflix. The main menu is featured with such categories by default – TV Shows, Videos, Music, Music Videos, Movies, Radio, TV, Weather, Pictures, and Add-ons. Based on the skin, sometimes, you can add additional categories or hide the unused ones.
What is Context Menu?
The context menu would offer additional functionality based on which screen you’re on while you click it. Actually, the context menu provides the users with the option to play the video, mark that video as watched or pull up extra information on the movie. In other screens, the options you see might be different- based on what makes sense for the specific type of media.
How Can You Organize Your Media Library?
In total, two common ways are there through which you can organize your media folder:
One folder consists all of the media files you have
Each and every movie or TV series in its own folder
Now, it is your personal preference for how you like to organize your media library. However, each method has its own flip sides. In case you hold a larger library, it would be easier for you to manage in case each movie is present in its own separate directory.
How Can You Add Music to Your Library?
First, you have to scroll down to “Music” on the particular side menu. The submenus below Music might look different, as compared to the screen on the left side. However, Kodi is enough smart to realize that whether you’re going to install a music add-on or want to set up your library. There is no requirement to display any sort of additional information, including Artists, Songs, Albums, or Library, as they don’t exist yet.
What is Kodi?
Kodi is a popular open source software media center that enables you to access all types of contents, such as music and videos. You are free to run that content on any type of device, as per your choice, including TV, phone, laptop, and tablet etc. You can also run Kodi on the Raspberry Pi. Kodi has come with its own UI (User Interface) and it works both local as well as network storage services– you are already using. Albeit it doesn’t come with out-of-the-box content, some third-party add-ons are available that you can use to improve your Kodi experience.