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If you’re new to Kodi and have been drawn to it via the promise of cutting your cable bill, my Kodi for Beginners tutorial will show you how, with one simple install, you can access all your favourite television shows and movies. The process will take approx 10 min to complete. I will show you step by step how it’s done and do my best to explain it along the way.

Please note, what I’m about to show you involves installing a 3rd party add-on which does not have authorization from the copyright holders. You should familiarize yourself with the copyright laws in your country before proceeding. I would also suggest a good VPN which will allow you to send and receive data anonymously. Without further delay  let’s get into it!

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xbmckodi-krypton-v17-logoKrypton v17 Repo Install

This tutorial will show users how to install a Repository/3rd Party add-on for the new XBMC/Kodi Krypton v17 release. If you’re new to Kodi, this tutorial is for you.  If you’re an experienced user to previous versions of Kodi, take note as the interface has changed. Much of what was common practice in previous versions may not appear as obvious right out of the gate. There is a minor learning curve involved but have no fear, it’s pretty straight forward once you get the hang of the new layout. This tutorial already assumes you have downloaded and installed the latest Kodi Krypton v17 release from Kodi.tv. Without further delay, CLICK ON THIS LINK and let’s dive into this tutorial

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xbmckodi-CustomBG-v17Change Skin to Aeon Nox and add Custom Background Image for Kodi v17

Kodi version 17 is getting closer to mass release. This tutorial will show users how to change the default skin from Estuary to Aeon Nox. From here, users can then add custom background images to each menu item on the main menu screen. CLICK ON THE LINK to proceed to this tutorial

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Exodus-LogoSync My Trakt Account to EXODUS

So what if you only wanted to sync your Trakt account to EXODUS only. How would one go about doing that? Excellent question! Here’s how to do just that. Click here and I’ll show you step-by-step how it’s done.

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youTube LogoFix YouTube

YouTube stop working? Me too!. Not to worry, I searched the web for a fix and found one. I didn’t find it to be terribly straight forward however, I gave myself an extra vein in my forehead to keep you from getting one. Click on the link to follow my step by step instructions to get the YouTube add-on up and running again.

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SybuSync Sybu Kodi Remote

Looking for a great remote ap for your iphone?? Try the Kodi Remote from Sybu Data. They specialize in creating software that interfaces with your devices. The best part about this remote ap, it’s FREE!! Second best part, it works flawlessly! Click on the link to follow my step by step instructions to sync your iPhone Sybu Kodi Remote to Kodi.

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SALTSSALTS:Stream All The Sources

With the ability to integrate your Trakt and Debrid accounts, SALTS can be configured so you only get the best HD streams, making this more than just another add-on for movies and television shows. This offering is available from the developer tknorris and comes bundled with the Fusion/TVAddons Reposiotry. If you’ve installed this repository then SALTS should be available by default in your Video Add-ons library. Here’s a simplified tutorial on how to configure this bad boy and get the most out of this great add-on. Please note: The streams offered in this add-on DO NOT have authorization from the copyright holders.

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Trakt LogoSet Up a Trakt Account

If you have yet to set up a Trakt Account and sync it to Kodi, now is your chance to do just that. More developers are encouraging users to take this leap by making Trakt Accounts a part of their add-on builds. It’s another demonstration of the brilliance of Kodi; the ability to sync your personal viewing preferences customized by you, set up in an account outside of Kodi. Regardless of any changes you might make to Kodi and the potential loss of data, your favorite movies and television shows are stored safely in the cloud, a mere sync to Kodi away. Click on this link to get started.

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LogFileDebug and Upload Log Files

Ever get one of those annoying “One or more items failed to play. Check the log file for details” messages? Not sure what this means or better yet, what to do with it?? Click on the link and I’ll show you how to enable the debug feature in Kodi and send the file to someone who can help.

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Subtitles-logoEnable Subtitles

Ever watch a movie or television show on Kodi where the characters are speaking another language. You know it must be important to the plot however, there are no subtitles on the screen? Well, there’s a fix for that. Click on the link and I’ll show you how to enable/disable subtitles in Kodi.

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SurroundLogoEnable Surround Sound

Here’s a quick and simple tutorial to show you how to enable surround sound with Kodi. Users should keep in mind two things; 1) you will need a surround receiver capable of either 5.1 or 71 surround Sound. 2) Just because the stream you watching may have said 1080p in it’s title, doesn’t mean the host enabled the file for surround sound. Many hosts focus on the digital quality of the file at the expense of the sound reducing the file for 2 channel stereo taking into consideration compression and streaming. High Definition digital quality combined with surround sound audio makes for a big file and depending on your internet connection and speed, this may cause buffering. With that out of the way, proceed to the Surround Sound Tutorial

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logoEnable the Download Option for EXODUS

EXODUS add-on offers users the option for downloading movies or television shows. Not that I’m condoning downloading however, it’s been pointed out to me not everyone lives in a place where the internet is 24/7. So, if that’s you and you’re of the adventurous sort who likes to live life on the edge, here’s a quick tutorial to show you how to enable that option Click on the link and I’ll show you how to set it up.

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Change24-smAdd a Custom Background Image

Does your root path start with “special://”? Do you have the Maintenance Tool installed? Follow this simple work around and customize your Kodi background image to something more your flavour.

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WeatherLogoSet up your Weather Add-on/Fahrenheit vs Celsius

In this tutorial, I will show you how to set up your Weather add-on, change Fahrenheit to Celsius and add Weather to your menu bar. Click on the link to get started.

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CacheLogoClear Your Cache

Cache in Kodi generally refers to temporary data that is locally stored on your device. Since not all add-ons behave in the same manner, some of these cache files can build up over time causing your system to slow down or crash. Getting into the habit of clearing these temporary files from your local storage drive on a regular basis can help to improve the performance of your system. If you have the Raw Maintenance Tool installed, click on the link for a short and simple tutorial on how to Clear Your Cache.

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CacheZeroLogoSet Cache to Zero

In this tutorial, I will show you how to set up your Cache to Zero. This setting is specific to those who have the Maintenance Tool add-on installed. What it does is to redirect the video cache to your local storage. Please note, this setting SHOULD NOT BE USED on devices operating with 1G RAM and 8G hard drive. Click on the link for a short tutorial on how to Set Your Cache To Zero

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Untitled-6Manually Adjust Cache Size

By default in Kodi, your video cache size is limited to 60MB. That’s not a lot of space dedicated for video playback. With a few adjustments, users can manually adjust the amount of RAM dedicated to the video cache size, allowing your device to grab larger portions of the temporary video files, reducing some buffering issues and improving playback performance. Click on the link to get started

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KVC-LogoCheck What Version of Kodi You’re Running

Not sure what version of Kodi you’re currently operating? Not sure if you should update? This is a pretty simple procedure, one that you can do in 1 step. Click on the link and I’ll show you how it’s done.

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RepoRemovalRemove a Repository in Kodi

There are two ways users can remove a repository in Kodi. Click on the link and I’ll show you both methods.

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KodiWindow4Display Kodi in a Window

Believe it or not, “How do I display Kodi in a window instead of fullscreen mode?” is a common question from XBMC/Kodi users. By default, XBMC/Kodi is set to fullscreen mode. This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to Display Kodi in a Window. Click on the Link and let’s get started!

Without further delay, let’s dive into this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-acestreamsLogoAcestreams for Kodi

Acestreams for Kodi is just an application (and engine if you will), that enables HD streaming for some of the live content (and not all). I’m sure you’ve seen the links in some of your add-ons, particularly when you’re trying to watch live sports. If you click on the Acestreams link without the engine running in the background, you will have received and error message. This tutorial will show you how to install the Acestreams engine.

***Please note:

  • The Fusion/TVAddons Repository is required to run Acestreams
  • Both Plexus and Acestreams involve Torrent streaming whereby YOU become a host for these streams. THIS IS NOT LEGAL
  • The tutorial is based on Kodi Krypton v17 set up

Without further delay, CLICK ON THIS LINK and let’s dive into this tutorial.

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More to come, please check in from time to time and thank you for your support!