Real Debrid is a subscription service for accessing a large number of premium hosts. Those hosts are the best sources for streaming content on the internet. Using Real Debrid you can download much faster, with less buffering and have access to high-quality HD and 4K content you won’t find with free hosts. The service is not free, because the money is needed for paying for servers and ensuring a maximum download speed even during peak hours. It is intended for VOD content and won’t work with IPTV.
Chromecast mirrors the display of a device to the TV screen. This way you can stream videos from various devices at your home to the TV. Kodi may be used as the media player on those devices. It is possible to stream from Kodi to Chromcast using a computer or Android device.
Kodi is well known for its add-ons that allow watching movies and TV shows online, but you can also watch them from your local storage. The definition of local storage is broad. It can be a USB flash drive, DVD, local network, hard disk, or movies and TV shows you downloaded with Kodi. Playing videos from local storage has an advantage over online streaming, as you can play those videos offline. You won’t need to search for working links and won’t have any buffering issues.
The PVR IPTV Simple Client add-on is an excellent tool for loading M3U playlists. However, it has one big disadvantage. It can load only one playlist. When loading a new playlist it overwrites the old one. Most people have multiple playlists, so this is a big limitation. Fortunately, there is the Playlist Loader add-on that can load multiple playlists. This obviously makes life a lot easier.
Downloading subtitles for movies and TV shows is one of the common activities when working with Kodi. Every time you want to download a subtitle, you first need to open the subtitles selection dialog manually and then choose a specific subtitle. However opening the subtitles selection dialog can be done automatically by installing the AutoSubs add-on.
The most common way to control your Kodi is to use physical remote control. However, there is another way to control it using your mobile phone, which can be an Android or iOS device.
For the second option, you first need to configure Kodi accordingly. Then you need to install and configure an app on your mobile. After doing so, you will be able to control Kodi with an app that is optimized for it. Your mobile device and Kodi must be connected to the same local network for this to work.
Using an app instead of physical remote control has several advantages. The app is easier to work with and you can copy and paste long text like URLs of repositories, URLs of M3U playlists and API keys. Also, it is handy if you have lost your remote.
You can control Kodi using the buttons of your remote control, but there is another way to control it which is a keyboard. Controlling Kodi using a keyboard is a great way to speed up things and improving your user experience. You can do all the common tasks like pausing a video or increasing the volume using keyboard shortcuts.
An RSS feed is an easy way to follow news and updates. Kodi uses a cool feature called RSS ticker to display those feeds on the bottom of Kodi’s home page. This works with the default skin of Kodi or with every skin that supports RSS feeds. Unfortunately, most of the users don’t know this useful feature even exists. RSS ticker is a great way to follow news and updates without leaving Kodi.
Many Kodi users watch their favorite content online using Kodi as a streaming service for movies and TV shows. A less known feature of Kodi but an externally useful one is downloading media files to your local storage. It has significant advantages over streaming, as you can watch it at any time without buffering issues or searching for working links. You don’t even need an internet connection available.
The PVR IPTV Simple Client add-on allows loading an M3U playlist to Kodi. By loading the playlist, you can watch IPTV with thousands of channels from all around the world using the powerful live TV of Kodi. M3U is a file format for defining multimedia playlists by storing the locations of various media files.