Getting Kodi/SPMC formerly known as XBMC (XBox Media Center) up and running… an easy guide!

Kodi/SPMC/XBMC is one of the coolest media player apps that is open source and cross platform (even on Android/IOS) and can do all sorts of things like stream video for various websites and put it where u can watch from your couch. You can get mobile apps to remote control your Kodi and use it like the old TIVOs to record video as well…. and watch LOTS of free TV!

How to Start – AddonsBoxes & Sticks

Kodi Home Page

step 1 install Kodi

step 2 install Fusion addon

step 3 install apps including add-on installer .. consider it the playstore/appstore for Kodi/XBMC

Step 4 Install the mobile remote apps…

u can control it with a webbrowser from any PC on your wifi once u set it up and then with the mobile apps u can browse thru your library and everything from the web or smartphone/tablet… and or even control your tablet with your smartphone! If the IP address is then to access the web interface you would enter in any web browser and be able to control your Kodi box/stick..

XBMC remote app comparison

Yatse is my new favorite Android remote for Kodi…. you can load playlists and files from the app and the remote control apps are customizable and it just has more features!

Kodi Remote Control is also a great remote

Kore is the official Android remote for Kodi…  and recommended to start out with.


How To Control Kodi Over The Internet With The Kodi Web Interface

A Guide to Configure Kodi on any device

How to Setup Homescreen Shortcuts

How to Setup Multiple Profiles in Kodi

How to Start – AddonsBoxes & Sticks


“We have over 3.000 unique addons in our repositories including the top 10 video addons and best live sport streams. Supercharge your TV or multimedia center for free in 5 minutes and check out our unique features.” A site with a listing and setup for all the latest Kodi addons.

I have recently been informed on a few Kodi addons that saves u from having the install individual skins, plugins and so on to Kodi… looks cool and easy for newbies to use


Ares Wizard

No Limits Magic

– Easy Setup Tutorial with Step-by-Step Directions
– Powerful, Fully Featured & Easy Navigation
– Filled with Top Movie, TV Show & Live Sports Addons & Repos
– NO PIN Numbers needed to Install
– Works on any device: Android Boxes, FireStick, Fire TV, iOS devices, Windows, Linux & Mac computers

Official Link for Kodi No Limits Builds:

Other Builds by KodiNoLimits:
★No Limits Magic (Full): Direct Download=…
★No Limits Magic (Family): Direct Download=…
★No Limits FireStick (Full): Direct Download=…
★No Limits FireStick (Family): Direct Download=…

Titanium build 

Addons to get:

BEST KODI ADDONS & SOURCES – DEC 2016 – KODI 16.1 Jarvis- Super Repo, Fusion, Ares, Merlin Wizard

VPNRanks favorite Kodi addons

SportsDevil (for ESPN, NBA TV, and most sports events including PPVs)

update 10-2-15

update 12-13-15

update 10-10-16

update 11-1-17

SportsDevil fixes if u get no stream found

Update 4-01-16

How to Install Latest SportsDevil (March 7 2016) on Kodi / XBMC
(supposedly auto-updates now)

Navi-X (lots of user generated playlist for all kinds of movies and TV)

Sportie (sports channels)

Echo Wizard install (and how to reduce buffering)


TED Talks

Khan Academy (free educational videos)

Al-Jazeera (alternate news channel)

USTVNow (for free cable channels after you register on their site)

How to Make Kodi Automatically Play the Next Episode (Like Netflix Does)

How To Install Kodi (and Fusion) on a Amazon Firestick

Oh and the Amazon Fire makes a great Kodi/XBMC device… especially since it’s Android based…. the remote works waaay better than most Android boxes/sticks BUT u can’t use external storage (like USBs or SD cards) or non Amazon peripherals (like wireless keyboards and controllers)

there are other Android sticks and boxes that come preinstalled with Kodi/XBMC so just search Amazon

Another option for Android devices is a fork of the Kodi code called SPMC

Semper Media Center (SPMC in short) is a android-minded fork of Kodi, by the former Kodi android maintainer, Koying

SPMC has a different app ID from Kodi, so both can be installed side by side at the same time.

There are version of it for various devices and you can find a specific one made for Amazon Firesticks called FTG SPMC. You can download it an other Android apps at

He also has a Facebook group

And there also OpenELEC which is a lightweight linux distribution that you can use as an alternate OS (operating system) on your system or from a USB flash drive to turn your PC/laptop/netbook into a HTPC (Home Theatre Personal Computer). I currently have my Netbook and a full HTPC  loaded with OpenELEC and it’s really nice and easy to update to the latest version of OpenELEC.

There is a fork of OpenELEC called LibreELEC which is updated more frequently than OpenELEC…

LibreELEC is ‘Just enough OS’ for Kodi, a Linux distribution built to run Kodi on current and popular mediacentre hardware. We are an evolution of the popular OpenELEC project. LibreELEC software will be familiar to OpenELEC users, but the project follows its own path and has intentional differences


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