Adding a custom background in Kodi v17 took me some time to figure out. I’ve only just started playing around with the new player and if I’m able to find a quicker way to achieve this, I will surely update you all. At any rate, here’s how I did it;
From your home screen navigate to the settings icon in the top left corner of your screen and select it.
From the list of menu items, select;
- Interface settings
From the menu on the left select the following;
- skin (Estuary)
A sub menu window will open up allowing you to add more skins. On the far right select;
- Get More…
From here, I chose Aeon Nox 5: Redux because each menu item is completely customizable. This skin should be at the top of your “Get more…” selections
Once this is installed, head back to your home screen (right click mouse for Windows; back button on remote for Android)
From the home screen select;
- Skin Settings
Select the following;
- Home Window
- Setup the Aeon Nox main menu
Note, your main menu bar selections are on the left. The window on the right will allow you to enable/disable the selection from your menu bar as well as set the item background image
When you select Set Item Background, a window will open. From the list, select;
- Set single Image Background
From here, you need to select the path for your image.
- Windows: C:->Users->Select your name->select the folder you saved your image to->select OK
- Android:External Storage->download ORApp Manager->File Manager->C->Downloads
You will repeat steps 10 & 11 for each item on your main menu
That’s it. I hope I didn’t loose any of you along the way. As mentioned, I just started messing around with v17. If I can figure out how to change the background image from Estuary, I will repost this tutorial. If you have any questions, message me from my facebook page. All the best!