How to Watch Videos from Local Storage with Kodi

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 USB flash drive, DVD, local network, hard disk or movies and TV shows you downloaded with Kodi. Playing videos from local storage has a big advantage, as those videos can be played offline, without searching for working sources and buffering issues.

Local storage

Here are the instructions on how to watch videos from local storage:

  • Launch Kodi
  • Hover over Videos
  • Click Files
  • Click Add videos…
  • Click Browse
  • Choose the location of your video files, enter a name for this media source and click OK
  • Click OK in the Set content menu

Doing those steps create a new media source. Once clicking on it, you can see the video files that are located there. You can click each of those files to watch it. Once adding new files or removing existing ones from this source, those changes are reflected in Kodi.

That’s all, now you can watch videos from your local storage. Enjoy it!



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