Kodi is much more then just a player for watching movies or TV shows, it can provide additional services. Checking the weather forecast in your Kodi device is one cool feature you should definitely have. There are several weather services available for Kodi and you can choose the one you prefer.
Estuary is the default skin for Kodi since version 17 (Krypton). Kodi has many amazing skins that can replace Estuary (learn here how to change your skin), but it still remains extremely popular and many users of Kodi keep using it even though they have good alternatives.
We can customize Estuary so it will look more attractive and less boring.
Once you have many add-ons installed on your device you encounter a small but irritating issue, you have a problem locating them. It isn’t easy to find a specific add-on in such situation because the display has limited space and some of the add-ons are not shown. You need to scroll till you find it.
This is where the favourites option, located in the menu of the homepage, can help you.
If the appearance of Kodi looks boring to you, you might want to change it. You can change the colors of its interface, the background image or the way the icons are arranged. This and much more can be done easily by changing your current skin.
The default skin of Kodi since Kodi 17 (Krypton) is called Estuary and it is quite popular among the users, but you can change it and choose between the many skins which are available. Every one of them has its own look and feel including: colors, fonts, zoom and additional configuration.
Many times add-on become outdated for various reasons, like an add-on which is not maintained anymore. Having many add-ons also affect your system making it run slower, as those add-ons consume more memory, perform more queries in order to stay updated and occupies more storage.
It is a good practice to go over your add-ons, see which ones are not used anymore and if so delete them. This way you free resources from your system, improve its performance and make it run faster.
As you probably know there are some repositories and add-ons that aren’t maintained anymore for various reasons, some of them because of legal issues as they deliver pirated content and some because their developers stop updating them.
When an add-on isn’t maintained and we have is installed on our Kodi device we are at risk because an update can break the add-on which currently works properly, or even worse some hacker can take advantage of this situation and send an update with malicious code. Disabling auto update also give you more control over your Kodi device.
Many times unfortunately you encounter various problems with Kodi. Those problems can happen for example when Kodi freezes or a specific add-on can’t start or crashes without a notice and more.
How can you handle such issues? The best way to troubleshoot them is to check the log file of Kodi.
The setting menu is the main menu for configuring Kodi. Knowing how to use this menu and configure the settings in the right way can produce a far better experience for you when you watch your favorite movie or listen to a new song.