Have you ever used Kodi? It is a universal media center designed to watch series, movies, home videos, or listen to music on a television. It also works on mobile devices, in addition to PCs with Windows, Linux, MacOS, and even on a Raspberry Pi. We show you how to install it, how to configure it, how to use it, and what it is used for.

It is Free

Kodi is a free and open source application maintained by volunteers and donations. The official version does not include any type of multimedia content, only the options for you to manage your own. They can come from your disk, from a remote location, a DVD, a Blu-ray, a cloud service, etc.

How to install and configure Kodi

The installation of Kodi is extremely simple, you just have to go to the download page and choose your platform. If you use MacOS simply download the available installer and run the package.

If you use Windows, you have two options: the classic installer or the Kodi version in the Microsoft store.

Basic configuration

The first thing you need to know is that you will not have any content, and the second is that it will be in English. Both things are easily solved. Also remember that Kodi runs full screen.

When the menu is presented with the different system options that you can adjust, click on "Interface settings":

The next thing is to pass the mouse pointer by the "Regional" option that appears in the menu on the left, and when you see the option language on the right side, click on it to change to your language.

Change Kodi Language

Once you have chosen a new language the interface will change automatically; you do not have to restart the program or anything. You can also take advantage of that same screen and change the type of regional format.

Regional Adjustments of Kodi

Add content to Kodi

At the beginning your collection will be empty, so you must go into the "Files" section to add a source folder from where Kodi will search for movies, music, series, etc., to add to your multimedia center.

Depending on the type of content, simply choose an option from the list on the right. We will choose "Videos" for this example. The next thing is to click on "Files" and once in the list of files, click on "Add videos".

Add Videos

Then you have to add a video source, that is, the folder or location from which Kodi will search to index your content. You can click on "Search", and start browsing your disk until you find the folder where you have the videos and choose it.

Set Content

In this part you have several options, such as defining whether it is series, movies or video clips, in addition to choosing an information provider, that is, the one that gives you the names, the description and the covers in the multimedia center. When you're ready press "OK" and Kodi will start indexing. Then you can add more video sources following the same steps. Now when you go to the section you will see indexed videos appear in the list.

Install add-ons in Kodi

To do things like watch YouTube videos on Kodi or listen to the radio, you will need to install add-ons. The list of add-ons for Kodi is huge, and there are communities and sites that are dedicated only to gathering add-ons for Kodi. For your info, you can get Kodi Addons on VPNpro.com.

One of the easiest to install is YouTube, just click on the search button above and to the left of the main screen and then in the popup window click on "Search on YouTube". This will make Kodi ask you if you want to install the YouTube Addon and by choosing yes, it will guide you through the process automatically. Now when you move the mouse pointer through the Add-ons section in the menu on the left you will see the YouTube logo in the list of video add-ons.

This post is just a pretty basic guide for you to get a global idea of what you can do with Kodi and that you have almost infinite possibilities to enjoy all kinds of multimedia content.