How to install Kodi on Apple TV 3 and Other Apple devices

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Hi peeps! I want to talk about the most up to date, best working jailbreak for Apple TV – all models, 1,2,3,4 AND all other apple devices! Unsure of why you should jailbreak yours? Honestly, there are lots of reasons.

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Update: May 05, 2017

Due to the complications in getting a lasting Kodi on apple devices, I firmly believe the much simpler solution is to purchase an android device and set that apart for Kodi. Android devices are very efficient and as low as $30 bucks. With Kodi on android, you will get speedy updates, more support and tutorials and easy setup. I, an iOS user personally think it is not worth the time to constantly loading Kodi on my apple devices. Most free methods to load Kodi to iOS devices will only last a short period, while on android it last forever. Kodi is also on Google Play Store so you will get auto updated when a new version is out.

If you decide to go android, please use my app, Configurator for Kodi to setup your Kodi on android in 1 click. Easy setup with literally no hassle nor migraines. One click does the trick!

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Anyway, if you want to continue the struggle with iOS, then please proceed!

 

After you jailbreak your Apple TV you have the freedom to:

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  • Get Kodi. Say goodbye to cable payments! Stream from tons of new sources, including those that Apple doesn’t want you to know about!

  • Open and play file types that are unavailable on a non-jailbroken TV, such as .AVI, .MKV and more

  • Use various USB devices with your ATV

  • Get more use of your iPhone or iPad by using it as a HD remote control for your Apple TV

  • Surf the web with a browser on your Apple TV

  • Quickly download subtitles for all of your favorite movies and shows

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Below, I will list solutions that will jailbreak your Apple TV automatically, meaning all you have to do is simply download the software and the program does the rest for you in a matter of a few minutes. The people who created the software keep it up to date to ensure that the latest versions are always available to you. Plus, when you buy the jailbreak for one device, you can jailbreak all of your other iDevices at no additional cost. That means you get to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, etc. too and you only have to pay for the software once!

 Note:

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All of these sites feature jailbreaks for iPads and iPhones because they are the most popular sellers, but they also have Apple TV jailbreaks! Don’t worry, they are there. The one on the iJailbreakpro site, for example, is hidden at their pricing page.

 How the Apple Jailbreaking Process works:

 The process is very easy with the solutions I will list. Just install the program on your computer and connect your computer and Apple TV with a USB cord. Let the jailbreak program run on your computer – and that’s it! There are instructions to guide you and customer support is available if you have any questions or get stuck. That’s all there is to it!

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 If you’re serious about jailbreaking your Apple TV – don’t try to be a hacker and do it all alone. I’ve done it before with the first Apple TV I had and it was a huge hassle. Enough to say that you run the risk of losing all the data on your ATV – including all your apps and history. Using one of the following solutions gives you peace of mind, and it’s guaranteed to work!

The Best Jailbreaks for Apple TV

These are my two top picks, in order.

Number #1- iJailbreakpro (Editor’s top Apple TV jailbreak)

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No doubt this is the fastest and best jailbreak software available to jailbreak the Apple TV. The jailbreak takes less than 5 minutes to complete! Not to mention the whole process is completely reversible should you change your mind for any reason, and risk free! I could not ask for more!

I recently used iJailbreakpro to jailbreak the latest generation Apple TV that I just bought AND my old Apple TV, which is now in my son’s room. It was quick and easy and I had no problems with either TV. Plus I did jailbreaks on my iPhone and iPad and didn’t have to pay anything additional. Fantastic bonus there!

iJailbreak Pro really showed me they had great customer support too. I did have one technical question – I just missed something that was in the instructions. I ended up reaching out to customer support. They were really great and answered my question in no time.

I learned a lot from the support staff about how to get the best use of my iDevices. They assured me that they were there to help anytime I needed them. The guy who runs the site really cares about helping people get the maximum enjoyment of their iDevices! Excellent service!

So in the end I got the fastest jailbreak, and awesome customer support. These guys certainly impressed me. And the best part, they provided better service than sites I have used in the past, but I didn’t have to come out of pocket with more money! I rate them 9.5 out of 10. Check out their site here.

Number #2- Jailbreak Unlock

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I have used this site a couple of times on older Apple TV ios versions. I can’t wholeheartedly recommend them. The jailbreak does work, but it takes a bit longer, like 15 minutes or so, for the jailbreak to complete. They actually were my top choice before I found iJailbreak Pro, but why go with second best, right?

Using this software did present a couple of concerns for me, mainly:

  • These guys didn’t seem too up to date on Apple TV. I recently saw that they actually don’t even publish the ATV jailbreak anymore, though the info is still available for members. To me it screams not enough customers or expertise to keep the ATV jailbreak going, and of course that means they may end up not supporting it in the future (like a lot of other sites wound up doing). I wouldn’t want to be stuck without updates for future iOS versions.

  • Customer support was just not on a level that I would expect. They had a phone number, but when I called I couldn’t get an answer. All I could get was a recording that told me to email them for customer support. Really, I don’t see the point in listing a phone number if it only directs you back to email. And when I did email these guys, it took until late the next day before I ever heard back from them. If I am paying for a service, I want it now, not tomorrow or when you decide to get around to it!

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All in all this site isn’t absolutely terrible. The software does work and the directions are simple. They are a decent fallback if iJailbreak Pro is unavailable. I mean, at least it works right? I rate them 7 out of 10.

Check out their site here.

To Sum it up

Right now these are the only sites doing jailbreaks for the Apple TV. There were others, but they didn’t stick around too long, instead they focused on the more popular jailbreaks for devices such as iPad and iPhone. My favorite Apple TV jailbreak is definitely iJailbreak Pro.


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I am extremely happy now that I no longer pay for cable or satellite! An ATV box and internet connection are all I need to enjoy primewire.ag through Kodi on my HDTV!

Thanks for reading and happy jailbreaking!

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Auto boot to Kodi Android

Android is great thanks to its versatility and the ability to install the apps you need. However, if you have an Android set-top box or mini PC connected to your TV, you may just want to use it as a media player running Kodi, and clicking on the Kodi icon each time you start your device is not ideal. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to autostart Kodi in Android:

  1. Install AutoStart – No root in your Android device.
  2. Run the application and select Kodi as shown below. There’s no need to tick “Show notification at boot-up”, since Kodi will just show in the foreground.
    Autostart_XBMC_Androd
  3. Done! Next time you restart your device Kodi will run automatically.

 

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Auto boot to Kodi Windows Setup

If you are going to use Kodi for Windows as your primary media center, you probably want your HTPC to boot directly to Kodi with as little distraction as possible. The more your Kodi Media Center functions like an “appliance”, the more seamless your home theater experience will be. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to replace the default Windows “shell”, which is “explorer.exe”, with a program that will directly launch Kodi in full-screen

Using EventGhost Method

The program “EventGhost” is a very powerful way to manage remote controls, auto-starting of programs, and other macros.

It supports many common remotes out of the box, such as the Microsoft MCE remote, several X10 remotes, the Sony PS3 Bluetooth remote, the ATI Remote Wonder II, USB-UIRT, and the original Xbox DVD remote.

You can use EventGhost to load the plugin for your favorite remote, load the Kodi EventClient plugin, then load Kodi itself.

1.1 Setting up EventGhost

INSTALLING EVENTGHOST

  1. Download and install the latest EventGhost Beta.
  2. Right-click and disable any plugins in the right-hand pane that you aren’t using (Winamp, etc.)
  3. Install the plugin for the remote receiver you wish to use
    • (click “add plugin” and select your Remote from the list of “Remote Receivers”)
  4. Install the Kodi EventClient plugin
    • (click “add plugin” and select “Kodi” from the “Program Control” section.

CONFIGURE YOUR REMOTE IN EVENTGHOST

  1. Press a key on your remote that you would like to cause an action in Kodi.
  2. Drag the event that shows up in the left-hand pane of EventGhost to the Kodi action that you want in the right-hand pane.
  3. Repeat for each button that you want to use with Kodi

SET XBMC TO AUTOSTART IN EVENTGHOST

  1. Under “AutoStart” click “Add Action”
  2. Under “System”, click “Start Application”
    • Filepath to executable should be:
      • C:\Program Files\Kodi\Kodi.exe (unless you’ve changed it)
    • Command line options are:
      • -fs (for full-screen)
    • Working Directory is:
      • C:\Program Files\Kodi
  • Add any other programs you want to start automatically in the same way.

1.2 Preparing your Desktop Background (optional)

You may safely ignore this section if you don’t care what color your screen is when Windows boots up.

CHANGE YOUR DESKTOP BACKGROUND TO BLACK

  1. right-click on your desktop, and click properties.
  2. click the “desktop” tab, and set background to “none”
  3. click the “appearance” tab, click “advanced”, select the item “desktop” and set the color to black.

CHANGE YOUR LOGOFF SCREEN BACKGROUND TO BLACK

  1. click “Start -> Run” and type “regedit”
  2. Navigate to the following key:
    • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors
  3. In the right pane, double-click “Background”
  4. In the Edit String dialog box, type “0 0 0” without the quotes (“0 0 0” is RGB for “Black”)
  5. Click OK
  6. Close Regedit

1.3 Set Windows to AutoLogin

  1. Click Start -> Run, and type:
    • control userpasswords2
  2. Uncheck the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” check box.
  3. Click Apply.
  4. Enter the user name and password you want to be automatically logged-on, and then click OK.
  5. Click OK again and you’re all done.
  • Note: This works in Windows XP/Vista/7

1.4 Set your “Shell” to EventGhost

  1. click “Start -> Run” and type “regedit”
  2. Navigate to the following key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    1. right-click on “Shell” and rename to “FakeShell” or something similar (so you can restore it later if you wish to)
    2. right-click in the right-hand pane and select New -> String Value
    3. name it “Shell”
    4. double-click Shell and paste the following value (with quotation marks):
      • “C:\Program Files\EventGhost\EventGhost.exe”
    5. close regedit
  • A shortcut to this step is to use InstantSheller and set the “Application to shell” to “C:\Program Files\EventGhost\EventGhost.exe”
  • Instead of changing the system wide “Shell” value
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    you can simply create a new string value “SHELL” in

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    which will only change the shell for a specific user.

1.5 Notes on EventGhost Method

You can now restart your computer; it should appear to immediately run Kodi and nothing else.

If you need to run other programs, close or minimize Kodi and press <ctrl-shift-esc> to run the task manager. Go to File -> New Task (Run…) and type the name of what you want to run.

ie. cmd for the command prompt
regedit to undo the changes we made earlier
firefox to run firefox
explorer to explore your computer (this won’t bring up the start menu and taskbar)
etc..

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Kodi Devices

icon Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV (first and second-generations) is a series of Android-based (Fire OS) set-top-box that contains a powerful ARM processor (that can even handle some of the more heavy Kodi skins). First released in 2014, Amazon’s Fire TV series stands above some of the other Android-based offerings due to Amazon’s strong product support and because it contains more remote friendly versions of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and other video service clients, which generally makes it a good pairing with Kodi.
icon Chromebox
The Chromebox is an inexpensive small form-factor PC which runs Google’s ChromeOS; it is the desktop variant of a Chromebook laptop. Although Kodi does not run natively under ChromeOS, the Chromebox can easily be made to run Linux (or Windows) and Kodi.
icon Cubox-i
CuBox-i series (which includes CuBoxTV) is SolidRun’s second-generation family of multi-purpose ARM-based mini-computers that is capable of running either Kodi on Android or on Linux, both using firmware images provided by SolidRun development team and third-parties of which many comes with Kodi pre-installed.
icon CompuLab Utilite
CompuLab Utilite multi-purpose ARM-based mini-computer that is capable of running either Kodi on Android or on Linux, both using firmware images provided by CompuLab development team and third-parties of which many comes with Kodi pre-installed.
icon Google Nexus Player
Nexus Player is an x86-64 (64-bit Intel Atom CPU) based Android digital media player co-developed by Google and Asus. Running the Android 5.0 “Lollipop”operating system, this Nexus Player was the first device to employ Google’s Android TV platform.
icon Intel NUC
The Intel NUC is a series of small, awesome, x86 hardware based PCs that works fantastically as an HTPC. Can run a full desktop OS if desired. Reasonable starting price considering size and power. Uses Celeron to Core i5 CPUs. Can run fanless with a replacement heatsink case.
icon Nvidia SHIELD Android TV
NVIDIA SHIELD TV (originally known as SHIELD Console) is an Android-based set-top box and game console that contains a very powerful ARM processor, (that should be able to handle the most heavy of Kodi skins and more). It is one of the first Android based devices featuring high end media playback capabilities such as of and support high definition audio at up to 192 kHz, automatic refresh rate switching, 10-bit HEVC (H.265), and VP9 video codecs, and 4K UltraHD (2160p) resolution via HDMI 2.0 output with support for Kodi.
icon ODROID
ODROID is a series of powerful ARM-based single-board computers (developer boards), manufactured by Hardkernel Co., Ltd., an open-source hardware company located in South Korea, capable of running Android or Linux. Kodi has been ported for use on Hardkernel ODROID-X, X2, U2, U3, XU, XU2, XU3 and XU3 Lite. As an Kodi HTPC, the ODROID-C series supports Full 1080p (Full HD) video playback of the most commonly used codecs, support for most if not all Kodi add-ons, and offers good GUI performance.
icon Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi (and Raspberry Pi 2) is an series of ARM powered, credit card sized single-board computers (developer boards) made in the UK by the non-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation organization for educational and hobbyist purposes. These low power computers is mass produced at very low prices and the high number of units sold gives it massive community support. As an Kodi HTPC, all Raspberry Pis supports full 1080p (Full HD) video playback of the most commonly used codecs, support for most if not all Kodi add-ons, and reasonably responsive GUI performance.
icon Razor Forge TV
Razor Forge TV is an ARM-processor based Android digital media player running theAndroid 5.0 “Lollipop” operating system using Google’s Android TV platform.
icon WeTek Play
WeTek Play (also sold as an WeTek OpenELEC edition) is an ARM-based media player device that can currently run either Kodi on Android or on Linux, both using official first-party firmware images provided by WeTek and OpenELEC development teams which comes with Kodi pre-installed. WeTek Play is also one of the first Kodi based set-top box devices that have support for integrated ATSC and DVB TV-tuners, which are currently fully functional via plug-and-play under Android and Linux in combination with Tvheadend PVR backend or VDR PVR backend and its matching PVR client addon for Kodi.
icon x86 hardware
Computers and appliance devices with an x86 processor (a “desktop class”/”normal” Intel or AMD x86/x86-64 based CPU) are the usually the most stable option for an Kodi powered HTPC (Home Theater PC) / media center computer.Using standard x86 computer hardware provides a great amount of flexibility and can be made from spare parts, old laptop/desktop computers, or new dedicated hardware, and as such are also by definition upgradable.

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Creating a Kodi Custom Build

This is a very basic guide for beginners who want to know the various steps needed creating their own custom build.

I will use the Aeon Nox skin as this allows a good level of customisation so you can have a nice looking build. I suppose that this can also be classed as a bit of a beginners guide to using Aeon Nox.

In this guide I will show you how to:

  • Install a Skin
  • Edit the Main Menu
  • Change Backgrounds
  • Edit Shortcuts
  • Add Widgets
  • Change Default Actions

What you won’t see in this guide is how to install add-ons & how to make your own wizard, it’s a basic guide. This site has plenty of guides on installing add-ons so I am going to presume you already have the add-ons you want installed. What I would also recommend is adding a lot of stuff to your favourites because favourites can be useful for adding stuff to your Main Menu and SubMenu’s.

I am confident that after following this guide you will have a basic understanding of editing a skin so you have it looking the way you want.


Install a Skin

  • Select SYSTEM

  • Select Appearance

  • Select Skin > Skin

  • Select Get more…

  • Select Aeon Nox

  • Select Yes when the skin has finished installing and you are asked if you would like to keep the change

If you now go to your home screen it will look like this.

Next we can move on to the skin settings and make a few changes


Home Window

  • Select SYSTEM > Skin Settings

  • Select Home Window

In this section we will ignore Setup the Aeon Nox main menu for now and come back to that later. Here we can choose the position of the main menu: Low or Default. Most people prefer low and it is my personal preference too. Choose which you would prefer.

You can also turn on/off Music and Video information. With these turned on you should see widgets like the following

You can also choose to have 3 or 5 items in the main menu layout or an extra option of icons. You can see the difference between those 3 below

Personally I use Low for the menu position and 3 items for the main menu layout which then looks like this

So choose whether you want the main in the middle or lower and choose if you want 3, 5 or icons for the menu layout and then we can move on to the next step


General

  • Select General

In this section the only thing I change is Setup background images. The background images we change here are the background images when you open up a section from your main menu and not background images on your home screen. That is something we will get to later.

So what you are going to need is a collection of images that you would like to use. You can have these images stored locally on your device or on a device on your network, but these could load slower.

When we select Setup background images we see the following

Each section in this menu relates to the default sections in your main menu: Videos; System; Power etc. At the top of the menu is Fanart. Enable this and you can have fanart used as backgrounds & Kodi will pick random fanart for TV Shows/Films/Music depending on which section you are in.

We will just change the Music section background for now so select Music and you will see the following

You now have the following options:

Set single image background – If you select this you can choose a single image to have as the background for the section you are editing. A new window will open so you can navigate to where the image is stored on your device/network share

Set multi-image background – Same as above but you can choose multiple images which will change every few seconds when you are in that section

Random Movie/TV Show/Video/Music Fanart – Choose any of these and as the name suggests it will pick random fanart images based on your Music/Film/TV Show library

So selecting random music fanart and opening my music section I would see something like this

So you can now go through each section and decide what you want to use as backgrounds in each section. When you have done that we can move on to the next step


Advanced

  • Select Advanced

In here you can change the following:

Hide Infopanel on scrolling – With this turned on the infopanel will hide (for however long you choose – 2, 3 or 5 seconds) when you scroll through your library in Showcase or Landscape view (I will show these views later in the guide)

Kiosk Mode

If you enable this it will disable the side menu when you are browsing your library

Navigation Style for Horizontal Lists

Here you have 2 options: Default & Fixed

If you leave it as default you can continually scroll through your main menu. Choose fixed and when you reach the last section of the main menu you can’t scroll any further and must scroll back.

Watch Status Indicator

Select this and you will see the following

You can select and deselect any of these. When enabled these markers will appear on pictures of your TV/Films when they are Watched, Part Watched, Unwatched and the number of Unwatched Episodes

List View Layout

In here you have 2 options: Default & Slim List

Choosing Default will show 7 items in lists and Slim List shows 14 but a more basic layout

Hide Ratings in List Views

This toggle will hide/show ratings in certain view types: List; Low List; Tri Panel. Except when you have your lists set to sort by rating

So when you have played around with those settings we can move on to the next step


Main Menu Setup

In this step we will setup the Main Menu so you have links to your favourite add-ons or nodes from within those sections in your Main Menu and SubMenu.

Still in the same section select Home Window > Setup the Aeon Nox main menu

Something similar to the following screen will now appear

On the left hand side of the screen are the items that are currently in your main menu. The right hand side of the screen has the settings that you can change for each of the main menu items and the settings you can change are:

Enable/Disable – Select this to hide or show a certain section from the main menu. Some people will never use certain sections so if you don’t use pictures then disable it and it will now no longer appear in the main menu

Edit Label – Select this and you can change the name of the entry for this item in the main menu. So if you select Music and edit the label you could change it to My Music or something like that. We can also change font colours for those items from here but I will get to that later

Set Item Background – This is where you change the background when you highlight the main menu item on your home screen. This works the same way as the item backgrounds we edited previously with the choice of fanart, multiple images, single images etc.

Here is my Music section with the image changed

Default Select Action – By selecting this you can choose the action that is done when you select the item you are editing from the main menu. E.G you can select an item in the main menu to open up a specific add-on or a node from within the add-on

Select Widget – Here you can select a widget to appear above the main menu item. There are lots of choices which means you can put a relevant widget. E.G if you are editing your Music section you could add a widget showing: Random Songs; Random Albums; Recent Albums; Recommended Albums; Music Playlists; Music Add-Ons. Similar widgets are available for you other Main Menu items

Here is my Music section with the Recent Albums widget and background changed

Select Infoline

Selecting this will allow you to select a small information bar to show in your main menu when a main menu item is highlighted. E.G If you are editing your Music section you could choose to have information relating to: Movie Library Statistics; Music Video Library Statistics; Music Video Playlist Statistics. Whichever you choose will appear on the left hand side of the Main Menu

Here is my Music section with the Recent Albums widget, Music Library Statistics Infoline and background changed

The build is starting to look a bit more personal now. Let’s move on to adding add-ons/add-on nodes to the Main Menu and SubMenu

Still in this section on the left hand side scroll down until you see Custom 1. Underneath there you also have 2,3,4,5,6 allowing you to enter 6 of your own sections. You can also overwrite the default sections but there isn’t much point in doing that so we will focus on the custom sections.

In my example I am going to be adding a shortcut to Google Music in my Main Menu and then adding a playlist node from within Google Music to the SubMenu. You can use the same method to apply ANY add-on and just about any add-on node to your menus.

With Custom 1 selected I go to the left hand side and select Default Select Action. Always select this first so you know what you are working on and the label will not change after you have edited it.

After selecting Default Select Action you will be asked to Choose a Shortcut.

You can choose from a wide range of shortcuts but as we are going to be using an add-on we select Add-On

It is a Music add-on so select Music Add-On

Now look for the add-on you want to use and select it

What happens next is you will see the nodes within the add-on. But as we just want to use the add-on you would select Create shortcut to here. This will ensure that when you now select that section in your Main Menu it will open up to here

So now you can see Custom 1 has changed to Google Music EXP, the label has also changed to Google Music EXP and theDefault Select Action has code inside. This code tells Kodi what to do when Google Music is clicked in the main menu and that is to open the Google Music add-on.

Now let us add a link to a playlist from within Google Music to the SubMenu. Scroll down to Manage SubMenu, select it and you will see a screen similar to this

On the left hand side is the names of the SubMenu entries you have created. The middle allows you to select actions for the SubMenu entries (I will focus on the basic action of adding an entry and changing the type of entry, the stuff below that is pretty self explanatory: Set Label; Move Up/Down; Delete etc.). The right hand section allows you to choose what you want the SubMenu shortcut to be: Common (videos, movies, etc); Kodi Command (reboot, shutdown etc); Favourite (choose from your favourite list); Add-On (choose a node from with a specific add-on (playlists from within google music, latest tv episodes in Geneses etc.); Playlist (any playlists you have created), Music/Video Library (direct links to music/videos you have in your library). Have a play around with this section and add more items to get a better feel for what you will get from each section.

I am adding a node from within the Google Music add-on so I would highlight None and then select Type until the heading in the right hand section says Add-On because I want to use a section from within an add-on.

  • Scroll down and select the add-on you want to use a node from in your submenu. I am using playlists from Google Music so I would select Google Music

  • I would then select Playlists

  • I then choose Stone Roses

  • Then Create a shortcut to here. That means that my submenu entry will now have the label Stone Roses and clicking on it will open up the Stone Roses playlist

As you can see the Stone Roses list is in the left hand side (the submenu contents)

If I back out I can now edit the label of my main menu entry for Google Music

It currently says Google Music EXP so a quick change makes it Google Music

Go back to the home screen we can now see the changes we have made: Changed Background; Added Main Menu Item; Added SubMenu Item; Added Recent Albums Widget; Added Music Library Infoline. You can go back and edit the other custom items now to add whatever you want to the main menu

You can edit the submenu of any main menu item.

This is my Music submenu. As you can see from this I have added various items including add-ons, add-on nodes, custom shortcuts & library items. You can get creative and have some real fun with this making the main menu & submenus to have exactly what you need


Changing the Main Menu Font

No we will move on to changing the font in the Main Menu so you can have the font look exactly the way you want.

First you need to find a font you like. This only works with .ttf files. I recommend using 1001 Fonts.

Once you have found and downloaded the font you want you need to move it to the font folder i n the Aeon Nox directory. This can be located at:

OS X

~/Library/Application Support/Kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/fonts

Android

Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/fonts

Windows

Start - type %APPDATA%\kodi\addons\skin.aeon.nox.5\fonts - press Enter

Linux

~/.kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/fonts

OpenElec

/storage/.kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/fonts

Place your font file inside this directory. I am going to use the Pirulen font for this example so pirulen.ttf goes inside this directory.

Now we need to to tell the skin to use the font we want. We need to edit the font.xml file which can be found at:

OS X

~/Library/Application Support/Kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/1080i

Android

Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/1080i

Windows

Start - type %APPDATA%\kodi\addons\skin.aeon.nox.5\1080i - press Enter

Linux

~/.kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/1080i

OpenElec

/storage/.kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/1080i

Inside this directory you will see lots of .xml files. Look for the one called font.xml and open it in a text editor. Scroll down to line 172 to the section that is named font_MainMenu. Under that is the name of the font currently being used in the Main Menu which is BebasNeue.ttf and this is the font name we will be changing

The font name I added was pirulen.ttf so I will replace BebasNeue.ttf on line 175 with pirulen.ttf. Make sure you type the name of the file exactly as it appears in your fonts folder. Save your changes but do not close the file as it is more than likely that the font will look too small or too large so we will need to change the size

If I now reboot Kodi the main menu font will have changed to look like this

As you can see the font looks way too big. We still have the font.xml file open so we will now edit line 173 which is the size entry.

It may take a few attempts to get it to the size you want. The default is 112 and it is too large so I will change it to 50 and if it is too small I will increase, too big i will decrease the number further until I get it to the size I like

Your build should really be starting to take shape now. I will update this guide over the next couple of days to show how to change fonts in the SubMenus and other sections of the skin and also how to change font colours and the highlight colour.


Hopefully this will help a few people who are new to Kodi to setup their build exactly the way they like it. I will add more stuff to this over time as well.

Once you have these basics mastered you will be able to knock up a build in an hour or two with no problems whatsoever and unlike when you install other peoples builds you will have exactly what you want and nothing more.

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