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Kodi: The Official Guide To Cutting The Cord


 


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Kodi: The Official Guide To Cutting The Cord
 

 
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*DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS WITHOUT READING THIS POST FIRST! YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY IF YOUR QUESTION HAS ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED HERE*

*DO NOT ASK ABOUT A "JAILBROKEN" FIRE TV/FIRE TV STICK! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "JAILBREAKING" ON ANDROID!*


About: Kodi™ (formerly known as XBMC™) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.



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Recommended Android Boxes:


Guides:


Recommended Movie / TV Show Add-ons:
  • 13 Clowns

    * Install from the 13 Clowns repository


  • Seren

    * Install from the Nixgates repository


  • Yoda

    * Install from the supremacy repository



Recommended Sports Add-ons:
  • Rising Tides

    * Install from the Rising Tides repository


  • SmoothStreams

    * Paid add-on
    * Post in the thread if you want the sign-up link


  • Sparkle

    * Install from the iwannabelikemike GitHub


  • Sport365

    * Install from the bugatsinho repository



Recommended Live TV Add-ons:
  • USTVnow Plus

    * Install from the TVADDONS.CO repository



Recommended Music Add-ons:
  • MP3 Streams

    * Install from the bugatsinho repository



Recommended Skins:
  • Titan

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  • Xperience1080

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8432 comments for "Kodi: The Official Guide To Cutting The Cord"

 4 years ago '05        #2
Adamsville 131 heat pts131
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Good sh*t yo, bout to scoop up a Nexus Player; definitely gonna use this guide

fu*k Samsung
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 4 years ago '08        #3
BrwnSkinHustler 1 heat pts
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All u need is the The Beast Build lol.

Look it up

 4 years ago '05        #4
Y.G. 27 heat pts27 OP
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 BrwnSkinHustler said
All u need is the The Beast Build lol.

Look it up
Not everyone wants all the crap or instability that comes with builds.
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 4 years ago '07        #5
strongthetruth 12 heat pts12
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 Y.G. said
Not everyone wants all the crap or instability that comes with builds.
It's very stable bruh. The custom skin they include is laggy but all you have to do is set it back to confluence. They do include addons most people will never use but so does fusion. For someone that's just looking for quick and simple, beast is the route to go.

 4 years ago '14        #6
Falcons88 10 heat pts10
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Damn...I approve of this thread...and I'm running beast build...It's dope

 4 years ago '13        #7
Jubz 22 heat pts22
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Already using Kodi but this seems like a useful thread..bookmarking for later
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 4 years ago '05        #8
slanger55 2 heat pts
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Can I do this with a roku?

 4 years ago '07        #9
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I used to use Kodi but it lags too much. got damn xfinity giving me sh*tty a*s speeds. i gotta do something.

 slanger55 said
Can I do this with a roku?
hell nah son. Roku is peasant race.


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 4 years ago '05        #10
P-Hill|M 28 heat pts28
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I just need to know why HD links never work (ice films, genesis) and why Istream only works when it feels like it.

 4 years ago '05        #11
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 st21 said
I used to use Kodi but it lags too much. got damn xfinity giving me sh*tty a*s speeds. i gotta do something.



hell nah son. Roku is peasant race.
Lol aight. Guess I gotta order one those bi*ches online

 10-10-2015, 07:21 AM         #12
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How do you deal with buffering?

 4 years ago '13        #13
mad hatt3r 21 heat pts21
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Before you plan on buying a firestick or using one, find a disposable usb drive to connect to your router to store all video cache and thumbnails over network. And modify the advanced xml file for buffering.

Skins on firestick makes it laggy and take up storage space. Also sideload a file manager so you can go in and manually delete some cache files when space get low from watching movies or tv shows.

If you dont have a usb or usb on router, you will routinely have to delete cache files every couple of days to free up storage space.

Edit: if you router brodcasts two frequencies(2.4 and 5ghz) then connect to the 5ghz since 2.4 tends to be a more crowded frequency. Issue with 5ghz is that it doesnt have a wider range as 2.4 so get somewhat close to the router unless you have repeaters


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 4 years ago '05        #14
Y.G. 27 heat pts27 OP
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 strongthetruth said
It's very stable bruh. The custom skin they include is laggy but all you have to do is set it back to confluence. They do include addons most people will never use but so does fusion. For someone that's just looking for quick and simple, beast is the route to go.
I wouldn't recommend any custom build over stock Kodi. My thread isn't about custom builds. This thread is about setting up Kodi in the most stable and most reliable way. You or anyone else can make your own thread if you want to recommend custom builds.
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 4 years ago '05        #15
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 mad hatt3r said
Before you plan on buying a firestick or using one, find a disposable usb drive to connect to your router to store all video cache and thumbnails over network. And modify the advanced xml file for buffering.

Skins on firestick makes it laggy and take up storage space. Also sideload a file manager so you can go in and manually delete some cache files when space get low from watching movies or tv shows.

If you dont have a usb or usb on router, you will routinely have to delete cache files every couple of days to free up storage space.

Edit: if you router brodcasts two frequencies(2.4 and 5ghz) then connect to the 5ghz since 2.4 tends to be a more crowded frequency. Issue with 5ghz is that it doesnt have a wider range as 2.4 so get somewhat close to the router unless you have repeaters
I don't have any issues with WiFi on my Fire TV Stick and you don't need to sideload a file manager anymore. You can download ES File Explorer straight from Amazon's Appstore.

 4 years ago '04        #16
mainevent23 60 heat pts60
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Anyone know where can you get an Amazon Fire TV in Canada? I checked the amazon.ca website and they have them for sale but they're preloaded with Kodi already.

 4 years ago '05        #17
Y.G. 27 heat pts27 OP
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 Adamsville said
Good sh*t yo, bout to scoop up a Nexus Player; definitely gonna use this guide

fu*k Samsung
Glad to see that you've finally given up on that garbage Chromecast.

Don't disrespect the King though.

 4 years ago '05        #18
Y.G. 27 heat pts27 OP
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 mainevent23 said
Anyone know where can you get an Amazon Fire TV in Canada? I checked the amazon.ca website and they have them for sale but they're preloaded with Kodi already.
eBay

 4 years ago '04        #19
dank 19 heat pts19
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 B.LeSs said
How do you deal with buffering?
I know right, I hate that sh*t....

 4 years ago '07        #20
Itzike 
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@ propz for this useful thread. Some of these addons i dont have

edit: You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Y.G. again.

 4 years ago '07        #21
Itzike 
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 dank said
I know right, I hate that sh*t....
video I used to fix buffering.

[video - click to view]


 10-10-2015, 08:28 AM         #22
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 Jayg36 said
What should I do if links stop working? Genesis the main one acting up

I've tried clearing the cache. Can't think of what else. It seems to only work with brand new episodes. But old joints are pretty much pointless. They never work
How often should we clear cache? Is that in system settings?

 4 years ago '07        #23
strongthetruth 12 heat pts12
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 Y.G. said
I wouldn't recommend any custom build over stock Kodi. My thread isn't about custom builds. This thread is about setting up Kodi in the most stable and most reliable way. You or anyone else can make your own thread if you want to recommend custom builds.
You say stock but you're recommending add-ons. Stock Kodi doesn't come with Genesis, iStream, etc. so that defeats your point. All custom builds do is add all add-ons at once instead of doing it one by one like you're recommending. That's literally the only difference. There's nothing more stable or reliable about adding each repo one by one.
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 4 years ago '05        #24
Y.G. 27 heat pts27 OP
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 strongthetruth said
You say stock but you're recommending add-ons. Stock Kodi doesn't come with Genesis, iStream, etc. so that defeats your point. All custom builds do is add all add-ons at once instead of doing it one by one like you're recommending. That's literally the only difference. There's nothing more stable or reliable about adding each repo one by one.
I said I recommended stock Kodi, meaning the stock build, over custom builds fool. Custom builds are more than just add-ons, which is why they aren't (and never will be) as stable as stock Kodi. It's crazy that you thought custom builds are just Kodi with add-ons.

You're not a developer so I wouldn't expect you to know that. Regardless, make your own thread if you want to recommend custom builds cause I won't be doing that in my thread.


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 4 years ago '13        #25
mad hatt3r 21 heat pts21
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 Y.G. said
I don't have any issues with WiFi on my Fire TV Stick and you don't need to sideload a file manager anymore. You can download ES File Explorer straight from Amazon's Appstore.

My post wasnt tailored for you. Alot of people experience issues with the kodi on the firestick. From Wifi issues to low storage space where the only option is to clear data.

I just want people to know what they are getting themselves into especially if they are a heavy kodi user

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