How to Share Libraries on Kodi using UPnP

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.
Kodi uPnP

Here is how to set up Kodi UPnP server:

This should be done for the Kodi on your computer.

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click the Settings icon  Settings icon
  • Click Service settings
  • Hover over General
  • Click Device name and give your device a meaningful name, then click OK
  • Hover over UPnP / DLNA
  • Click Enable UPnP support to enable it
  • Click Share my libraries to enable it
  • Click Announce library updates
  • Click Look for remote UPnP players to enable it
  • Click Allow remote control via UPnP to enable it

Now the Kodi media library is connected to the local network.

You can learn here how to create a Kodi library.

Here is how to set up Kodi UPnP client:

This should be done for the Kodi on your mobile device, Fire TV stick or set-top box.

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click the Settings icon  Settings icon
  • Click Service settings
  • Hover over UPnP / DLNA
  • Click Enable UPnP support to enable it
  • Go back to Kodi homepage
  • Click Videos in the main menu
  • Click Files
  • Click Add videos
  • Click Browse
  • Click UPnP devices
  • Click on the device name of your server, choose the library you want and then click OK.
  • In the Add video source window, you can change the default name given for the source, and then click OK

Now you have access to the library located on the server.

Here is how to access the library from the client:

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click Videos in the main menu
  • Click on the source you set up before

After completing all those steps, you can share libraries on Kodi and watch your videos on different devices.



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