How to use Kodi app for the first time
Kodi has always been the go-to platform for those wanting to have good entertainment at home. Many have sought out and learnt how to use Kodi app. This in order to create a personal media center that can work from a PC a MacBook and other devices running on iOS, Android, Windows or Linux, as well as the Amazon Fire TV Stick. However, if this is you’re the first time you access Kodi, here is a little guide on what you will find in the Kodi app when launching it for the first time.
When considering installing a media manager such as Kodi, you must first make sure to have full compatibility. Kodi runs the following minimum hardware requirements:
- 3D capable GPU graphics hardware controller
- Dual-core 2 GHz or better CPU
- 1 GB of RAM.
As listed above, these are the minimum specs to run Kodi, but the device you want to run Kodi on should be ideally faster. In fact, as of 2017 the minimum hardware requirements for the Kodi version releases should be at least 2GB RAM and a S905 CPU or better. There are several versions available for download, being Kodi 17 the latest stable release. But if you desire or you are compelled by your hardware specs, previous versions are available for download.
Once installed and launched, you will be welcomed to the main screen menu in which there will be displayed the different sections within Kodi 17 Krypton including, Music videos, TV, Radio, Add-ons, Pictures, Videos, Favorites, and Weather.
How to use Kodi app from the get go!
Now that you have Kodi installed, you can now add files from any local or network storage. Accomplish this by setting up the folder with any media content on the app. Adding media sources to the app allows you have, view and manage your videos, pictures, images, clips and other files, directly from the Kodi app without need any further driver or device.
For example, to add videos to your custom library, simply select on the home screen the “Videos” button. Now select “Files”, and then, “Add Videos”. If this option does not appear, you can enable it by simply going to “Settings”. Then go to “Appearance”. Next go to “File lists”. Finally select “Add Source”. This way you will be able to see “Add video source” displayed on screen.
From this point, you can either select “Browse” to select the folder containing your video files or add the network file path. Now, you can save your videos in a customized. The same steps also apply for adding pictures to your Kodi. For music, however, you need to have an ID tag scheme to customize your music library.
Another important item you will set up when launching your Kodi app is the Add-on feature. These separate patches are available for download inside the Kodi app. You can provide it with access to any kind of media content you desire to have in your media entertainment center.
Kodi add-ons are developed by their creative team and third parties. It has a growing list of online streaming content like YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, or Pandora and many other TV. Videos and movie feeds internationally. You may also find themes or skins for its personalization, and both official and unofficial repositories.