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

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.

Yatse vs Kore: a comparison to help you decide

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

No Limits Build

– 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:

If you wanna do your own addons and avoid builds, here’s a start

VPNRanks favorite Kodi addons

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

update 11-1-17

SportsDevil fixes if u get no stream found

Sportie (sports channels)

Trending Kodi Builds

SubZero addon

Subzero is rightly billed as an all-in-one Kodi addon. However, you’ll find it heavy on specific content, namely boxing, MMA, and other combat sports, along with a healthy helping of adult-oriented cartoons. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at the interface, installation process, content options, along with a way to stay safe when using Kodi. Read on!


For the major US Sports, including NBA Basketball, MLB Baseball, American Football, and NHL Ice Hockey, there is plenty to keep you happy. There is also a great selection of MMA Mixed Martial Arts. But you will also find motorsports, soccer tennis, rugby, and much more besides. In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about the Sparkle addon, what you can find on it, and how to download and install it onto your Kodi device.


It features a massive variety of movies and TV series packed into a single unified interface.


FightTube offers links to streams of almost every combat sport you can think of. It covers all the main events and international channels which show them as well as plenty of smaller sports and events too. There is no shortage of live and on-demand content and is a must-have for fans of any combat sports.

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

(SN: haven’t seen any FTG updates of late…)

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


good site for APK downloads for the Firestick




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