Kodi has become very popular, thanks to its powerful performance and the fact that it works with several platforms including Linux, Windows, Mac, Android and Amazon Fire TV. Previously known as XBMC, this convenient software allows you to play your favorite music, movies and TV shows and you can even record live TV. What really makes Kodi stand out from other similar solutions is the extended functionality that can be obtained through its addons. While performance is a crucial aspect in the Kodi experience, many users would also like to enhance the appearance of the media player. This is possible using different skins. Before we go through the list of the most convenient options to change the look of Kodi, let’s check the steps to change Kodi skins.
Changing Kodi skins
After installing Kodi for the first time, you will get a skin called Confluence. This default skin is actually one of the best options for Kodi, but if you want a different skin, you can change it following these steps:
- Open Kodi and then go to System.
- Go to Settings and select Appearance.
- In Appearance, go to Skins and select Get more. Now you can choose more options and we recommend the below.
Tgx has designed a Kodi skin that is not only very easy to use, but that also comes with a great selection of features. There are many ways in which you can customize Black Glass Nova. Apart from allowing you to customize home items, Black Glass Nova supports Artwork downloader, skin widgets, clear logo, clear art and more. It is optimized for full HD TV screens.
Nebula was also created by Tgx and while it may be a simple skin at first sight, but it will impress you with its great deal of customization options. Nebula is at its best when used with HD TV screens and it supports custom home items, Extra fanart, Touch support, Live TV/PVR and more. Although it is not the most remarkable option in terms of design, its performance won’t disappoint you.
The amazing design, varied features and flexible customization that ReFocus offers, make it another great solution for Kodi users who want something different. With ReFocus, you can customize home items, touch support, skin widgets, artwork downloader and much more. It was created by Jeroen.
If you grow tired of the default Kodi skin (Confluence), you can try Aeon Nox. It is not only a convenient option that works well with a variety of devices. It is also lightweight and doesn’t have a significant impact on the system. Aeon Nox is both beautiful and easy to use. You can also customize it without hassle. It was created by BigNoid.
Bryanbrazil is the author of Mimic, a skin that comes packed with great features and that resembles Aeon Nox and ReFocus. It works well in a variety of platforms and it has a clean design. You can get it in different colors and customize home items, enjoy touch support, obtain additional fan art, TV shows logos and much more.
Elegant and efficient, Eminence is also worth considering, in spite of the fact that it doesn’t offer as many features as other Kodi skins. It was created by Jurialmunkey and while it is limited in terms of customization options, Eminence stands out for offering a great design and seamless experience.
Created by Piers, Xperience 1080 is a full width (1920 x 1080) panel based skin that supports a good variety of features. It offers horizontal home menu, TV shows logos, custom home items and more. The main downside is that it only provides partial touch support.
Created by Pecinko, Amber is a feature-rich option that supports a wide selection of features ans it works well on all devices. You can easily customize home shelf in a vertical or horizontal position. Amber also gives you the option to customize the home menu, the home shelf and to add a customized background.
Ace is a lightweight skin that provides many customization options and it also offers pretty much every feature that you may need. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support Live/PVR but you can pass beyond that, it will be a good alternative to the default Kodi skin. Ace was designed by MarcosQui.
The highlight of Transparency is its ease of use. It is fanart skin and it supports crucial features like custom home items, vertical home menu, TV shows logos and custom home items. It was created by Ronie.