Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, is a terrific open source media center. It makes ultra-convenient to browse and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a hard-drive, optical disc, local network, and internet. Even better, you can easily set up Kodi on your NVIDIA Shield Android TV.
Installing Kodi on NVIDIA Shield Android TV is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is download its Android app from Google Play Store and you are ready to make the most of it. There are a lot of best Kodi add-ons which you can use to rev up your user-experience. What’s more, you can even customize it to your best liking. Let’s swim across to discover all the tricks!
How to Set up Kodi on NVIDIA Shield Android TV
Note: The basic 16GB model of the NVIDIA Shield TV is available for $199. It’s great for streaming media content using the add-ons. You would need the 500GB NVIDIA Shield TV Pro ($299) if you have got a lot of media.
Step #1. Open the Google Play Store app on your NVIDIA Shield Android TV.
Step #2. Now, you need to search for Kodi.
Tap on Install to download the app.
Now, you would have to transfer your media files to the internal storage on the console or download some exciting Kodi add-ons in order to stream content using Wi-Fi.
How to transfer files to your Shield Android TV
ES File Explorer File Manager app lets you transfer files like videos, music, and photos to your Shield Android TV a lot easily. Moreover, it has got several features to only manage files perfectly but also transfer them using Dropbox, Google Drive.
Step #1. Open Kodi on your TV and choose the category of files you’d like to set up.
As for instance, you have the options like photos, videos, and music. In this test, I’m going to select music.
Step #2. Select Files and choose Add Music.
You will need to tap on Browse in the pop-up window.
Step #3. Tap on External storage.
Step #4. Next, you have to scroll down and choose the folder. Then, select OK.
It has been perfectly set up now in Kodi as a source for your music. Go ahead and add or remove music to that folder.
How to Customize Kodi on Shield Android TV
Generally, Kodi uses Confluence skin that provides a bit basic user interface which is very handy for the folks who are new to this. If you want to make it more exciting, there are other skin options to entertain you as well.
Step #1. Choose System on the main menu in Kodi.
Step #2. Head over to Appearance and choose Skin.
Step #3. Next, you need to select Get More.
Step #4. Next up, you will have to browse the skin options available and choose the one you like in order to install it.
How to install (legal) add-ons to your Shield Android TV
Kodi boasts of tons of tons of add-ons. You can easily install them on your Shield Android TV.
Step #1. Open Kodi and head over to System from the main menu. Then, you need to choose Settings in the submenu.
Step #2. Now, you will have to open settings and click the icon named Add-ons.
Step #3. Next, you should see the icon that reads Install from repository or Get add-ons. You have to click it.
Step #4. You will have to select Kodi Add-on repository.
Now, browse the available add-ons. You have the option to choose from Video Add-ons, Music add-ons, and Picture add-ons.
Simply find the one that appeals you the most and click it to install.
How to Access Add-ons in Kodi on Shield Android TV
Step #1. Open Kodi and go to the main menu.
Step #2. Choose the particular category, then choose the “Add-ons” from the submenu.
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