How to Setup Screensaver on Kodi

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 setup a screensaver. We provide in this tutorial recommendations for good screensavers.

The Matrix Trails screensaver
The Matrix Trails screensaver

Kodi includes two default screensavers: Black, which blanks the screen after a configured number of minutes, and Dim, which is similar but dims the screen instead of blanking it. You can also add additional screensavers from a predefined list.

How to setup a default screensaver:

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click the Settings iconĀ  Settings icon
  • Click Interface settings
  • Hover over Screensaver
  • Click Screensaver mode
  • Select one of the default screen savers

How to setup a screensaver from the predefined list:

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click the Settings iconĀ  Settings icon
  • Click Interface settings
  • Hover over Screensaver
  • Click Screensaver mode
  • Click Get more…
  • Select one of the screensaver form the list

Once selecting a screensaver it will be added to the list of default screensavers.

Every screensaver is an add-on, and you can uninstall it like a regular add-on.

Here are five screensavers we recommend from the predefined list:

  • Bing Photos of the week – Bing, the Microsoft’s search engine, has an amazing collection of images. In this screensaver images from this collection rotate every configured number of seconds
  • Google Earth – With Google Earth you can view satellite images of earth for outer space. In this screensaver images from this software rotate every configured number of seconds
  • Unsplash Photo Screensaver – Unsplash is an internet community of photographers sharing a huge number of images. In this screensaver images from this community rotate every configured number of seconds
  • Matrix Trails – This screensaver replicates the falling green matrix code from the movie
  • CpBlobs – This 3D screensaver displays metaballs moving around inside a cube

Now you can select a screensaver for Kodi. Enjoy it!



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