UPnP is a set of networking protocols that allows devices like computers and mobile phones to discover each other seamlessly over the network and establish network services. If you have a lot of videos on your computer and you want to watch them on a mobile device or your TV, the combination of Kodi and UPnP will be an excellent solution for it. You can do it by setting your computer as a UPnP server and accessing this server with a Kodi UPnP client that may be a mobile device, Fire TV stick or set-top box, if they are all connected to the same local network.
Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service. It is used for storing files and synchronizing them across multiple devices.
You can access all your videos found on OneDrive using a Kodi add-on, without the need to use any external storage device. This add-on utilizes the OneDrive API, which means it is fast and reliable.
Synchronizing Google Drive with Kodi is an easy and flexible way to watch your movies and TV shows. You can access all your videos found on Google Drive using a Kodi add-on, without the need to use any external storage device. This way, you can enjoy a buffer–free and pleasant streaming experience from any place with internet connectivity.
One of the most useful features of Kodi is autocomplete. The purpose of this feature is to predict the rest of a word a user is typing by showing a list of predicted words. This way, the user can improve his productivity and avoid typing long text.
To activate this feature on Kodi, you need to install the AutoCompletion add-on. When searching for a movie or a song on a specific Kodi add-on using the virtual keyboard, you will get the list of predicted words, and you will be able to choose from this list.
RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) is a protocol for real-time streaming of video between a server and a client. It is a crucial part of Kodi for playing live streams. Without it, many add-ons like Netflix or Disney+ won’t work. Enabling the InputStream Adaptive and RTMP Input add-ons will fix those issues.
Screensavers were designed originally to protect the computer monitor from phosphor burn-in. The concept is simple, the screensaver appears automatically after a specific period of inactivity. However, with the advances in display technology, they are no longer needed for monitor protection. People still use them mainly because they are fun and entertaining.
With Kodi, you can easily set up a screensaver. We provide in this tutorial recommendations for good screensavers.
Kodi makes life easier when watching content with some useful parameters. Two of those are the ability to change the startup action and the startup screen. For example, if you usually watch movies, change the startup screen to Movies. If you use Kodi most of the time to watch TV, change the startup action to Play TV.
Trakt is a service that keeps track of the movies and TV shows you watch. Every title you watch is stored in your account history, and you can find new content based on your watching activities. If you have multiple devices using the same account, this information is synced across all of them. Another useful feature of Trakt is the ability to view public playlists of other users, and this way find additional content that matches your interests.
You can use Kodi to authorize and sync your Trakt account. Most of the popular Kodi add-ons support Trakt and provide perfect integration between the two platforms.
The way a movie appears on a screen is based on its aspect ratio. The aspect ratio is the proportion between the width and height of the display. If the aspect ratio of the screen and the movie are not the same, the movie will fill only part of the screen. In this case, you will see black bars on top and bottom and occasionally on the sides of the screen.
Trying to watch movies on full screen may be a frustrating task with many available media players. However, with Kodi, you can watch a movie on full screen by changing its aspect ratio. This way the movie will have the same aspect ratio as your screen. Every movie fan will love this feature.
Many times you need to enter text to Kodi like URLs for sources or API keys for various services. Typing this long text is an exhausting task and it is also prone to errors, one wrong character and nothing works. This is the reason we use copy and paste, but it isn’t easy to do it on Kodi. In the case of Windows, we can use Ctrl + v and Ctrl + c that work also for Kodi, but for Android, this won’t work. Moreover, the regular way to copy and paste on Android won’t work as Kodi uses its proprietary keyboard. However, there is a solution also for Android by using the remote app for Kodi, and this will make your life much easier.