Kodi Kewltv Updater

kewltv help video section

We are still using  KODI 16.1 Jarvis do not update to kodi 17 our build will not work on kodi 17 untill we update it to fix please read below:

 Please read do not update to KODI 17 or the kewltv updater app will not work if you have updated to Kodi 17 please go to setting and uninstall the kodi 17 from you device and turn off the automatic updates app from the Google's play store then run kewltv updater app again and it will reinstall kodi 16.1 again and everything will work fine or you can use the download link below on this page to download the kodi 16.1 again.

Many Android device will not be able to run this new version of kodi 17 Android device will need to have Android 5.0 OS and up ! Many device are still running 4.2 and 4.4  and will not work with kodi 17 so this creates an new problem in our app.

So right now we are working on the new app to offer both kodi 16.1 and 17 version and making the build for the kodi 17 is coming.

 If You are having problems with your Kodi kewltv updater app please make sure you first check that you have the latest version
So please go to the Google plays store on you Android device and Update your Kodi Kewltv Updater app to the new version # 4.0.19

You can if you want download the new Kodi Jarvis by clicking on the link below:

Link: version KODI 16.1 Jarvis ARM

Now if you are using and Android device that has a Intel Chip in it you will need a different Kodi version that you can get from the link below called kodi Jarvis x86
so please download and install the Kodi Jarvis x86 and after you have finished installing you can now use the Kewltv Updater to install our new build and should work
fine. Please if you need any help just email us but try to explain in a detail what the problem is and on what android device you are using kewltv updater on and we will
try to help you as quick as possible.


The video below is for people that have not updated there Kodi Kewltv Updater will have these problem so please update the app on the Googles play store to solve this problems in the old version of Kewltv Updater. version # 4.0.18


Kodi is Crashing when you try to play something or you get NO SOUND or NO PICTURE.

Also if when you start up Kodi  15.2 or 16.1 New version and it is crashing when you go to play a movie or live TV channel please make sure you go to setting in the kodi system > SETTING > VIDEO > ACCELERATION >  once you are in that menu you will see allow hardware acceleration  ( libstagefright ) and blow ( MEDIACODEC ) please turn them off !  If kodi is crashing or you have not sound or no picture this is what is causing this by default they are turned ON but many Android device do not support this below on this page is more information regarding this problem and how to fix it .


Android device with Intel chip set please read.

Please take note if you are using a tablet or TV box that has Intel chip it will not work with our version of Kodi ARM you need Kodi 16.1 Jarvis X86 version for all device using Intel processors we are change the kewltv app to support these   
Intel chip soon.

link: KODI 16.1 Jarvice X86 for Intel chip device.

You can not login any more to Kewltv updater more than one device on you account.


Also if you RESET or CHANGE your Android device you must email us back your user name or email that you used to register for us to do a reset your account or our app will not let you login it will say more than one device on this account .... below is our email :  help@kewltv .net

Also most remote controls on Android TV will not work with our APP you must connect a mouse to use our app or it will not let you register using a remote control sorry ...


OK so what to do if  kodi goes back to its default skin and lose all is add-ons right ?

1.) Never unplug the power on your device when in kodi this will cause that problem and will default back to it original skin to also check if you do not have power drops will also cause this that is the first kind of problem to check ?

2.) Make sure you have enough space on the device to turn kodi  1G  and up of free space ? You can check this by going in the Android > Setting > Storage and look at Available ? need at least 1.00 GB  available ... if you have less than  1GB you will need to remove other app or photo and video to make space or install SD CARD and move some APP data stuff over to the sd card for Kodi and out Kewltv updater to work or you will get: UPDATER FAILED

3.) Now if you don’t have power problem then you can go to the setting on you device and go to SETTING > APPS > KODI >  AND CLICK ON CLEAR CACHE AND CLEAR DATA this will make kodi restart like you start it up again like a new install then you can go back to kewltv app and do a new update of the main file on the updater but before
you do that make sure you always EXIT KODI PROPELY BEFORE DOING AND UPDATE that means go to the power button on kodi and click on it and click on EXIT and also can use the ADVANCE TASK KILLER to make
sure nothing is running in the background you can also do this before starting up Kodi it will make you device run
much faster with no app running at the same time you are watch TV .. 

4.) Very important do not use the the button on our app that says ( click to watch tv at kewltv ) this make the Android run two apps at the same time and can also cause this problem so exit our app and then find the kodi app and click on it to put less strain on the Android device. Kodi is a very heavy and demanding app on the system resources especaly on smaller device and older ones !

5.) And I would suggest you go to bottom of page and download  360 virus program and advance task kill and run them on you device also use the advance task kill to kill all task before starting up kodi it help a lot !!!



link: Download Ace Stream engine Android 3.1.6.apk 

link: Download SopCast Android 1.2.8.apk

Now important thing to do once you have download the .apk you must install it and then run them once first then you can open kodi and use the P2P STREAM the other add-ons that we have added for Sports TV.


New problem we are now become aware of is there are may people that can not pay for there subscription on the Google's play store if this is your problem unfortunately we have no control over the play store payment system but we do have a solution for you can email us back and we can send you a PayPal invoice and you can pay there using any credit card or your PayPal account if you have one so please just email us at :

Or you can go to our DR website and get a app there website is :
  We have noticed this month that may client are losing there live tv section the biggest reason for this is because you are
clicking on the LIVE TV button before it has finished loading the CHANNEL LIST you have to wait until it loads before clicking on it .   
Note we have notice that in the last Kodi 15.2 and 16.1 version that you may get NO SOUND or NO PICTURE IN PLAY BACK or IT MAY EVEN CRASH KODI and all so when we click on the fast ward or the video time line to move to a different time line in the video that kodi is sometimes crashing this can be fix by not using the ( hardware accelerated ) in the KODI you can get there by going to  SETTING > VIDEO > ACCELERATION >  once there you will see allow hardware acceleration  ( libstagefright ) and blow ( MEDIACODEC ) you can turn off one or the other and see if this stops kodi for crashing when you try to fast ward or change time line on the video you are watching note that by turning them off will maybe make 1080p video miss frames and flicker and not look so good on the kodi.

So please keep in mind that by changing these setting that you may lose video quality in 1080p and that every time you do an update on kewltv app any setting you have changed will revert back to our original setting we are using.

Kodi has NO sound or no Picture how to fix this.
1.) Most common error you will get is ( UPDATE FAILED ) this is most likely caused by 3 things.

A.) Your android device does not have enough space left on the SDCARD for load the new kodi add-ons, you need at least 1G available of free space. - use 360 security application to clean up your device of useless files and get back some space.

BB.) Before you use the Kewltv Kodi Updater you must exit KODI properly this means NOT using the HOME button on Android you have to go the POWER section in kodi and them click on QUIT KODI before using the Kewltv Kodi updater. - or use the  (Advance task killer application app ) before to make sure that KODI is still not running it he background.

C.) Have a different version of Kodi we are now using version KODI 16.1 installed on the device or more than one version of Kodi installed so please go to you Android setting and down to APPS and check if so uninstall and start over fresh again kewltv kodi updater .


1.) do not power off your KODI Android TV box you may lose all you add-ons and back to default skin

2.) Please install Advanced task killer you will need this app link is below.

3.) The best way to not lose you KODI SETUP is to go to the bottom of you screen and click on the home button and
once in the Android screen click on the Advanced task killer and kill all task and start back up kodi

How to fix this some of this problem with APP that are FREE on Google's play store and that you should have to keep you system running fast and good.

D.) This app is to make sure there and no background APPS RUNNING ON YOU ANDROID DEVICE it called ADVANCED TASK KILLER and the link is here :

E.) This APP is used to clean out your android device of old file and lost directories that are no longer needed, good to fix problem (A) not enough space left on you SDCARD it called 360 SECUITY - ANTIVIRUS BOOST link :

F.) This APP is more to test your internet speed and to see if you have a good connection to your router and what is you download speed from your internet provider and if it is sufficient to watch video, we recommend to have at least 5 Mbps and up the APP is called SPEEDTEST.NET link:

Ok so you tried the APPS above to fix kodi and still not working ? frist thing to do is what kind of device are you using on kodi 
and does it work with KODI ( XBMC)

1.) Also there is to kind of XBMC KODI for Android we only offer one like that work with 95% of Android device the
other version is for Intel processors to download this version of Kodi 15.2 and 16 ( kodi ) x86   

Note: You can install any version of XBMC KODI and still use Kewltv updater but the version you install must
be higher then what we are using so right now anything after 15.2 if fine anything below this version our
app will ask you to upgrade before it will do the add-ons.

2.) Android device that do work on KODI and to find out what you have first and is it compatible list below

3.) Amazon Five TV box and sticks do not work with our kodi kewltv updater why because they are not running
a real android OS they running a Android-based ( Fire OS ) to find out more please

4.) This is a link to tips and tricks on KODI  CLICK HERE

For most high-definition videos (1080p or higher resolution), hardware video decoding is necessary for smooth video playback on Android devices. And this article contains a list of SoC chipset hardware, (SoC stands for "System on a Chip" which contain the CPU plus GPU and VPU circuits combination, and is also known as a "chipset"), as on Android platforms this SoC chipset is what can playback common video codecs smoothly using XBMC/Kodi.

The fact is, while some devices might be able to smoothly decode standard-definition videos and even some 720p or higher resolution videos using only software video decoding with raw CPU compute power, offloading a large part of video decoding tasks to an integrated VPU (Video Processor Unit) that is optimized specifically for this job is considered essential for most Android devices to be able to smoothly playback high definition videos.

  • Due to the fractured nature of the Android operating system ecosystem and diversified hardware devices with poor usage of standard APIs by manufacturers, it makes it very hard to give exact minimum requirements, so instead the basic set of requirements includes:
    • Android 4.4 operating-system or later is recommended, though Android 4.0 or later is supported by XBMC 14 (Gotham), however the newer Kodi 15 (Helix) and later will require at least Android 4.2 or later version of the operating-system.
    • x86 (Intel) or NEON compatible ARM processor, (for example: Nvidia Tegra 3 and newer are fully supported by XBMC/Kodi, while Tegra 2 and older Tegra probably will never be supported because its processor lacks NEON instruction set compatibility).
    • Hardware decoding support in XBMC/Kodi is likely a must for high definition video playback (720p or higher resolution). Do not expect XBMC/Kodi to work properly on any device until someone knowledgeable have specifically already tested it and can confirm working hardware decoding support for that device. For more details on hardware video decoding support, see Android hardware.
  • The main aim for the Android port of XBMC/Kodi is to foremost target media-players/set-top-boxes/sticks that connect to a large screen television and uses a standard remote control as its main interface device, (that is the same market as for HTPC). However expect the initial tablet/phone/touch/mobile/etc support to eventually improve with time.

2 How do I know what chipset I have?

There are so many out there so it can something be difficult to find out, but these are some good websites for looking up the SoC (System on a Chip) chipset used in your Android hardware device:

Also as a reference you can compare different SoC (System on a Chip) chipset specifications on as well as in

3 Compatible chipsets

These specific mass-market hardware SoC chipsets listed below should have at least partial hardware accelerated video decoding support for some popular video codecs in the latest official XBMC/Kodi builds for Android. However understand that for some devices you might first need to upgrade the hardware firmware image on the device to achieve smooth playback at 1080p or higher resolution. Please contact your hardware manufacturer support for an updated system update firmware and apply that upgrade image before installing XBMC/Kodi.

SoC chipset Examples of Android media players and development boards using these SoC chipsets with XBMC/Kodi support Hardware video decoding Notes
H.264 MPEG-2 VC-1 / WMV 9 HEVC (H.265) VP9
Allwinner A31 / A31s / A33 Justop Quadro, Mele A1000G/M8/M9, Measy B4K/U4K, VidOn Box, AV200 Maybe[2] ? ? No No [2]
Allwinner A80 / A83T Tronsmart Draco AW80, Rikomagic MK80 Maybe[2] ? ? No No [2]
Allwinner H3 / H8 Orange Pi 2, Orange Pi Plus, Inphic i8 Maybe[2] ? ? ?[3] ? [2][4]
Allwinner A64 / H64 Maybe[2] ? ? ?[3] ? [2][4]
Broadcom BCM2836 Raspberry Pi 2 (2015) ?[2] ?[2] ?[2] No No
Broadcom BCM28145 / BCM28155 Amazon Fire TV Stick (2014) Yes Yes ? No No
Broadcom BCM7250 / BCM7252 / BCM72502 Smart Labs SML-482, Freebox Mini 4K Maybe[2] ? ? ?[3] ? [2][4]
Amlogic AML8726-M1 / AML8726-M3 / AML8726-M6 / AML8726-MX / AML8726-MXS / AML8726-MXL Pivos XIOS DS/XS, GameStick (by PlayJam), Geniatech ATV1220/ATV520/ATV1610, MyGica ATV420/ATV500/ATV1610, JynxBox M1/M6, Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2,WeTek Play Yes Yes Yes No No
Amlogic S801 / M802 / S802 / M802 (formerly AML8726-M8) Geniatech ATV582 / MyGica ATV582, Minix Neo X8/X8-H, Eny Technology ES8, Tronsmart Vega S89/S89-H, Beelink S82/S82H/M8, XiaoMi Mi Box Pro/Enhanced (third-generation XiaoMi Mi Box) Yes Yes Yes No No
Amlogic S805 / M805 / S806 / M806 / S812 Eny Technology EM9/M8S/M8C/EM6Q-MXQ, Geniatech ATV585/ATV1810 / MyGica ATV585/ATV1810, Minix NEO X6 /X8-H Plus, Ugoos S85, Sumvision Cyclone X4, Xtreamer Wonder, ODROID-C1 Yes Yes Yes Yes ? [4]
Freescale i.MX 6 series (i.MX6 / i.MX6S / i.MX6SL / i.MX6D / i.MX6DL / i.MX6Q) SolidRun CuBox-i, SolidRun HummingBoard, UDOO Neo/Duo/Quad, Wandboard Solo/Dual/Quad No[3] No[3] No[3] No No [3]
HiSilicon Hi3798C / Hi3798M HiMedia H7-II/M3/Q5-IV/Q10-IV Maybe[2] ?[3] ?[3] ?[3] ? [3][4]
Intel Atom E3815 / E3825 Intel MinnowBoard MAX Development Board Maybe[2] ? ? No No
Intel Atom x3 / x5 / x7 (x3-C3130 / x3-C3230RK / x3-C3440 / x5-8300 / x5-8500 / x7-8700) Maybe ? ? ? ?
Intel Atom Z3530 / Z3560 / Z3580 / Z3735 Google Nexus Player, Minix Neo Z64 Yes No No No No
MediaTek MTK6589 / MT6589 / MT6589T / MT6589M Maybe[2] ? ? No No [2]
MediaTek MT8685 / MT8685A / MT8685B UTStarcom MT8685/MC8685A/MC8685B, Xiaomi Mi Box Mini Maybe[2] ? ? ?[3] ? [2][4]
MStar MSO9180 / MSO9180D1R / MSO9810 Kaiboer F5/Q6/C9-M, MeLE V10/X2000, UyeSee T1H, Xtreamer Prodigy, Zidoo X9 Yes Yes ? ?[3] ? [4]
Nvidia Tegra 3 OUYA Yes No No No No
Nvidia Tegra 4 / Tegra 4i / Tegra 4s ZTE FunBox, Mad Catz M.O.J.O., NanoTech Nuvola NP-1 / NP-C / NP-H1, UTStarcom MC8768, Google ADT-1 (Android TV Developer Kit), Nvidia SHIELD Portable Yes Yes
? No No
Nvidia Tegra K1 (TK1) Unuiga Game PC U1, Snail Games OBox, UTStarcom MC8718, Nvidia SHIELD Tablet Yes Yes
? No No
Nvidia Tegra X1 (TX1) Nvidia SHIELD Console Yes Yes
? ?[3] ? [4]
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Amazon Fire TV (2014), Compulab Utilite2 Yes Yes ? No No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 / 615 Maybe[2] ? ? ?[3] ? [4]
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 / 801 / 805 Razor Forge TV Maybe[2] ? ? No No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 / 810 Maybe[2] ? ? ?[3] ? [4]
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Yes ? ? No No
Realtek 1195 (RTD1195) No[3] No[3] No[3] ?[3] ? [2][4]
Rockchip RK3066 Imito MX1/MX2, Minix NeoG4/X5, MK808/802, Ugoos UG802/UG007 Yes ? No No No
Rockchip RK3188 Jesurun DX05, Minix X7, MK802IV, MK809III, MK902, Ugoos UG007B, Tronsmart T428/MK908, CS968, CR11s, J22, GM282, LT88, T-R42, CS919-II, K-R42, CS918, MK888 Yes Yes
? No No [5]
Rockchip RK3036 / RK3126 / RK3128 Eny Technology EKB318 Yes ? ? Yes ? [4]
Rockchip RK3036 / RK3126 / RK3128 / RK3288 Firefly-RK3288, ChipSpark PopMetal, Uyesee G1H, Nagrace HPH NT-V6, Eny Technology EKB328, Kingnovel R6/K-R68, Beelink R28, Ugoos UT3/UM3, Rikomagic MK902 II, Measy B4S, CloudMedia OpenHour, CloudnetGo CR12/CR13CR16, Tronsmart Orion R28, Youku Box K1, Unuiga Game Box 19-6R Yes Yes
? Yes ? [4]
Rockchip RK3368 Maybe ? ? ?[3] ? [4]
Samsung Exynos 3 Single (formerly Exynos 3110) Yes ? ? No No
Samsung Exynos 4 Dual/Quad series (formerly Exynos 4210 / 4212 /4412) ODROID-U3/U2/X2 Yes Yes
No No
Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa/Octa series (Exynos 5260 / 5410/ 5420 / 5422) ODROID-XU/XU2, ODROID-XU3/XU3 Lite, Arndale Octa Yes Yes
No No
Texas Instruments OMAP4430 / OMAP4440 / OMAP5430 / OMAP5432 Yes ? ? No No

4 Common codecs currently without hardware decoding in XBMC/Kodi

Videos encoded with these codecs can only be played back in XBMC/Kodi using software video decoding using CPU, meaning no decoding tasks are offloaded to optimized VPU or GPU hardware. Many videos may still play back just fine at standard definition resolutions, while others might have severe issues with playback.

As platforms with faster CPUs come out for Android software video decoding using CPU will get better, but do not expect miracles from the average Android box. It still all can depend on how demanding the decoding of that particular video encoding is or how high resolution it uses, and how powerful the CPU is.

  • H.264 Hi10P - No hardware decoders for Hi10P (High 10 Profile, also known 10-bit H.264) currently exist for any ARM hardware. Most H.264 Hi10P videos will not play smoothly as most ARM CPUs are just not powerful enough to software decode it fast enough.
  • H.264 MVC - No open source software decoder or hardware decoding for MVC (Multiview Video Coding) stereoscopic 3D video decoding currently exist for XBMC/Kodi on any platform. XBMC/Kodi relies on FFmpeg for software demuxing and decoding, so XBMC/Kodi have to wait for FFmpeg to first add software decoding support of MVC for H.264, and for hardware decoding XBMC/Kodi relies on the SoC chipset hardware manufacturer to add support for this to their SDK (Software Developer Kits) and for the media player box manufacturers to implement that into their firmware images.
  • H.265 MVC (HEVC MVC) - No open source software decoder or hardware decoding for MVC (Multiview Video Coding) stereoscopic 3D video decoding currently exist for XBMC/Kodi on any platform. XBMC/Kodi relies on FFmpeg for software demuxing and decoding, so XBMC/Kodi have to wait for FFmpeg to first add software decoding support of MVC for H.265 (HEVC), and for hardware decoding XBMC/Kodi relies on the SoC chipset hardware manufacturer to add support for this to their SDK (Software Developer Kits) and for the media player box manufacturers to implement that into their firmware images.
  • RealVideo/RMVB (RV 8/9/10) - There is currently no support in XBMC/Kodi for RealVideo hardware video decoding, though software decoding of RMVB videos is possible via FFmpeg but can struggle with high definition sources on older or low-end hardware.
  • VP8 (WebM v1 video) and VP9 (WebM v2 video) - There is currently no support in XBMC/Kodi for VP8 hardware video decoding, though software decoding of VP8 videos is possible via FFmpeg but can struggle with high definition sources on older or low-end hardware. Most hardware manufacturers have not even implemented API support for VP8 decoding in the firmware images of Android for their devices, and this is despite the fact that the WebM project licenses VP8 hardware accelerators (RTL IP) to semiconductor companies for 1080p encoding and decoding at zero cost. Nvidia and Rockchip and a few other less known companies does however provide hardware decoding of VP8 in their SoCs, for Tegra 4 and RK29xx respectivly. ARM, Broadcom, Texas Instruments, and Qualcomm as well as ZiiLABS, ST-Ericsson, and Huawei have all announced upcoming support for hardware acceleration of the WebM format and VP8/VP9 codecs. Intel have also let its intention known that they will add hardware-based acceleration for WebM and VP8/VP9 codecs in its future Atom-based chips if the format gains popularity.

5 Notes

  1.  Such as VP8 (WebM v1), Xiph Theora (VP3/Ogg), On2 TrueMotion VP6, and RealVideo/RMVB (RV 8/9/10)
  2.  2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 There are mixed reports about reliability of hardware video decoding support in official XBMC/Kodi on these SoCs. Until users can reliably confirm hardware video decoding, do not assume that is will work as it you would normally expect.
  3.  3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 While this hardware does support hardware video decoding for most common codecs, there is not yet official implementation for its VPU offloading in XBMC/Kodi on Android. There is no ETA on when of if XBMC/Kodi will add official support for it on Android, so recommendation is not to buy one if you main reason for will will be using XBMC/Kodi on Android.
  4.  4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 HEVC (H.265) support in any versions of Kodi should be considered slightly experimental.
  5.  Some devices might need an updated firmware system update image from the hardware manufacturer for smooth 1080p playback.

6 Device specific info

Here are a few device-specific guides/help areas that the community has provided.

Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV is an Android-based (Fire OS) set-top-box that contains a very powerful ARM processor (that can even handle some of the more heavy XBMC skins). Fire TV stands above some of the other Android-based offerings due to Amazon's strong product support and because it contains more remote friendly versions of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and other video service clients, making it a good pairing with XBMC/Kodi.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire TV Stick is a newly announced low cost Android-based (Fire OS) set-top box in a HDMI-stick format. Amazon Fire TV Stick contains a little less powerful ARM processor but technically provides all the same features as its big brother, Amazon Fire TV.

Both Amazon Fire TV Stick and the original Amazon Fire TV stands above some of the other Android-based offerings due to Amazon's strong product support and because it contains more remote friendly versions of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and other video service clients, all this should make it a good pairing with XBMC/Kodi.

Google Nexus Player
Nexus Player is an x86-64 (64-bit Intel Atom CPU) based Android digital media player co-developed by Google and Asus. Running the Android 5.0 "Lollipop" operating system, this Nexus Player was the first device to employ Google's Android TV platform.
MK808B Plus
MK808B Plus (not to be confused with the very different MK808 or MK808B), is a small ARM-based Android "stick" hardware that uses an Amlogic S805 SoC chipset. MK808B Plus is also able to run XBMC/Kodi on Linux using unofficial third-party firmware images of example OpenELEC.

While the integrated WiFi support in it is not great, but for about $35 USD, the MK808B Plus is a fairly decent 1080p set-top box device for cheap that can decode all the most popularly used video codecs today, including HEVC (H.265).

Nvidia SHIELD Console
Nvidia SHIELD Console is an upcoming next-generation Android-based set-top box and game console that will contains a very powerful ARM processor, (and should be able to handle the most heavy of XBMC/Kodi skins). It will be one of the first Android-based which features high-fidelity audio support, HDMI 2.0 output, and is built to handle Ultra HD digital media playback and output in 4K resolution at 60 Hz, including 60 frames per second decoding of the more recent HEVC (H.265) and VP9 video codecs.

Running the Android TV operating system (based on Android 5.0 "Lollipop") on a Tegra X1 SoC (System on Chip), the Nvidia SHIELD Console will stand above most of the other high-end Android-based hardware offerings not only because of its graphics and audio capabilities, but also because due to Nvidia's strong product support. It will come with remote friendlyversions of Netflix, Hulu, Google Play Movies, YouTube and other video service clients, with many supporting videos in 4K (Ultra HD) resolution.

Adding to that its comes with Nvidia's gaming ecosystem capable of running all graphically intensive AAA ("triple A") games for Android in 1080p at 60fps, as well as supporting Nvidia's low-latency GameStream technologies for GeForce-equipped PC game streaming, and Nvidia's GRID cloud game-streaming service.. All this making it a very good pairing with XBMC/Kodi.

ODROID-X is a series of powerful ARM-based single-board computers (developer boards), manufactured by Hardkernel Co., Ltd., an open-source hardware company located in South Korea, capable of running Android or Linux. XBMC/Kodi should work on Hardkernel ODROID-X, X2, U2, U3, XU, XU2, XU3 and XU3 Lite.

The ODROID-X series was primary designed to act as a development platform for developers wanting to prototype embedded systems based on Samsung Exynos 3, 4, and 5 series of System-on-Chips (SoC), but have since also been made popular for multi-purpose use by low-power device enthusiasts and hobbyist alike, including those using it for as HTPC (Home Theater PC) for XBMC/Kodi.

OUYA is an Android-based game console and set-top-box that contains a relatively powerful ARM processor that can handle most heavy XBMC skins, in addition to outputting video in Full HD (1080p). The first version of XBMC to officially support the OUYA was v13 "Gotham" which can easily be sideloaded. Two unofficial versions are also available; "XBMC for Ouya" (an unofficial build submitted to the Ouya Store by Ouya themselves (which lacks DTS and AC3 audio decoding support due to licensing issues) and "SPMC" (a fork of XBMC released by XBMC developer Koying that have Ouya support but must be sideloaded).
Pivos XIOS DS is an ARM-based media player set-top box that can run XBMC on either Android or Linux. This Pivos XIOS DS was the original reference hardware target for the XBMC for Android port development. Pivos XIOS DS performs roughly at the level as a jailbroken ATV2, but also comes with USB ports, micro-SD card, and doesn't need to be jailbroken.
Pivos XIOS XS (or "XIOS XS Media Play") is an ARM-based media player set-top box that can currently run XBMC/Kodi on Android, and in the future might also be able to run XBMC/Kodi on Linux using unofficial third-party image firmware, similar to its predecessor Pivos XIOS DS.

This Pivos XIOS XS and its predecessor Pivos XIOS DS doesn't need to be jailbroken and was previously both reference hardware target for XBMC/Kodi on Android development. While Pivos XIOS DS only had a single CPU core and performed roughly at the level as a jailbroken ATV2, Pivos XIOS XS have a dual-core CPU which can perform about twice as fast as its predecessor. Both also come with comes with USB ports, micro-SD card, Ethernet port, integrated WiFi, and a remote control.

SolidRun CuBox-i
CuBox-i series (which includes CuBoxTV) is SolidRun's second-generation family of multi-purpose ARM-based mini-computers that is capable of running either XBMC/Kodi on Android or on Linux, both using firmware images provided by SolidRun development team and third-parties of which many comes with XBMC/Kodi pre-installed.

With its hardware built around SolidRun MicroSOM platform the CuBox-i series uses scalable and open source friendly Freescale i.MX6 family of SoC (System-on-Chip) ranging from a single to quad ARM Cortex-A9 processor cores, 2D/3D hardware graphics processing unit, video decoding and encoding acceleration hardware, and HDMI 1.4 1080p 3D output support.

WeTek Play
WeTek Play is an ARM-based media player device that can currently run either XBMC/Kodi on Android or on Linux, both using official first-party firmware images provided by WeTek development team which comes with XBMC/Kodi pre-installed. WeTek Play is also one of the first XBMC/Kodi based set-top box devices that have support for integrated DVB TV-tuners, which are currently fully functional via plug-and-play under Android and Linux in combination with Tvheadend PVR backend or VDR PVR backend and its matching PVR client addon for XBMC/Kodi.

1 XBMC KODI Default keyboard controls

The default keymap can be found at

Key Global Video playback Music visualisation
0 (zero) Go between the two last channels (live TV)
A Audio delay control
B Live TV: Schedule recording timers Live TV: Schedule recording timers
C Contextual menu Playlist
D Move item down (Playlist editor & Favorites window)
E Live TV EPG/TV guide Live TV EPG/TV guide
F Fast forward Fast forward Fast forward
H Live TV channels window Live TV channels window
I Info Info Info
J Live TV: Radio channels window Live TV: Radio channels window
K Live TV recordings window Live TV recordings window
L Next subtitle Lock preset
  • Player controls (OSD) (if something is playing)
  • Move (File manager)
Player controls (OSD) Player controls (OSD)
N "Now playing" playlist
O Codec info Codec info
P Play Play Visualisation preset list
Q Queue
R Rewind Rewind
S Shutdown menu Shutdown menu Show preset
Ctrl+S Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot
T Toggle subtitles on and off
Ctrl+T Subtitle position control
U Move item up (Playlist editor & Favorites window)
V Teletext Visualisation settings
W Marked as watched / unwatched
X Stop Stop Stop
Y Switch/choose player. For example, can be used to switch between internal player or a UPnP target player. Switch/choose player Switch/choose player
Z Zoom/aspect ratio
  • Pause/Play
  • Now playing playlist (video & music listings)
  • Highlight (File manager)
Pause/Play Pause/Play
  • Step back 30s (videos)
  • Prev channel group (live TV)
  • Step forward 30s (videos)
  • Next channel group (live TV)
  • Step forward 10min OR Next chapter (videos)
  • Channel up (live TV)
Increase rating
  • Step back 10min OR Prev chapter (videos)
  • Channel down (live TV)
Decrease rating
Ctrl+ Variable seek backwards Variable seek backwards
Ctrl+ Variable seek forward Variable seek forward
Ctrl+ Move subtitles up
Ctrl+ Move subtitles down
PageUp Page up
PageDown Page down
 Enter return Select Player controls (OSD) Player controls (OSD)
← Backspace Back Back Back
Esc Previous menu OR Home screen Exit full screen
. period Skip forward Step forward 30 seconds Skip forward
, comma Skip backward Step backward 30 seconds Skip backward
' quote Small step backwards 7 seconds
Tab  Fullscreen playback Fullscreen playback Fullscreen playback
PrintSrc Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot
- minus Volume down Volume down Volume down
+ plus Volume up Volume up Volume up
= equals Volume up Volume up Volume up
\ backslash Toggle between fullscreen/windowed mode Toggle between fullscreen/windowed mode Toggle between fullscreen/windowed mode
[ left bracket Step forward 10min
] right bracket Step backward 10min
CTRL+END Exit XBMC (Only on Home Screen)
DEL Delete file (if enabled in settings) Remove from playlist (Playlist editor only) Remove from playlist (Playlist editor only)
Home Jump to the top of the menu (..)
[numbers] thenReturn Jump to that time in playback. (E.g,,1+2+3+4+return will jump to 12 minutes and 34 seconds.) Jump to that time in playback. (E.g,,1+2+3+4+return will jump to 12 minutes and 34 seconds.)
[numbers] then Jump backwards in that amount of time. (E.g,,1+0+ will jump back 10 seconds.) Jump backwards in that amount of time. (E.g,,1+0+ will jump back 10 seconds.)
[numbers] then Jump forward in that amount of time. (E.g,, 1+0+will jump forward 10 seconds.) Jump forward in that amount of time. (E.g,, 1+0+will jump forward 10 seconds.)
 Shift+LETTER Jump to that letter in a list

2 Mouse controls

Key Description
Left Click on item Select
Middle Click on item Queue to playlist
Right Click on item Context menu
Right Click on blank area Back
Mouse Wheel Up Up
Mouse Wheel Down Down