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Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) driver for ComfortClick bOS is the best way to manage your multimedia - create playlists, sort and watch your favorite movies and check the photos from the last holidays.

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About

Kodi plugin for ComfortClick bOS is the best way to manage your multimedia - create playlists, sort and watch your favorite movies and check the photos from the last holidays. It is also great way to include Kodi to home automation.

Kodi is a free and open source media player developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view videos, music, internet radios, podcasts from the internet and all common digital media files from local and network storage media. The software was originally produced as a media center application named ''Xbox Media Center' for the original Xbox game console and was later made available under the name Kodi as a native application for Android, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, iOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.


Help

Kodi device

bOS works with XBMC 12 Frodo or higher. To connect bOS with Kodi, the Kodi must be configured to:

  • Allow control of Kodi via HTTP (in Settings->Services->Webserver).
  • Allow programs on this system to control Kodi (in Settings->Services->Remote control)
  • Allow programs on other system to control Kodi (in Settings->Services->Remote control)

Kodi settings 1

Picture 1: Kodi Webserver settings

Kodi settings 2

Picture 2: Kodi Remote control settings

The correct IP and Port settings must be entered in bOS configuration. Username and Password can be used optionally, if enabled on the Kodi system.

If the machine running Kodi supports Wake On LAN functionality the MAC Address settings can be used to enable turning ON the Kodi machine form bOS.

If you are running Kodi on Windows machine. The bOS Client for Windows can be used to start the Kodi application. The bOS Windows Client node must be inserted in the bOS Configuration. The Windows Client can be linked to this node.

The Enable Power On Show setting shows the 'Start' button to wake up on LAN or start from bOS Client Windows. Enable Power Off shows power off button in player control. Enable Video Show video and pictures in playlist and library controls.

Kodi node

Picture 3: Kodi node

Under General, correct input values must be set for a proper connection with Kodi. Port for accessing the XBMC media center via HTTP and TCP Port Port for accessing the XBMC media center via JSON API must be set.