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Kodi configuration for remote access

You need to configure Kodi to allow Yatse to connect.
Just follow the instructions corresponding to your Kodi version.

If you followed this tutorial and have errors during Yatse Wizard please follow this link: Troubleshooting Yatse Wizard

Remarks:

  • It is possible that some software on your computer use the same port that Kodi want to use, in this case just change the Port in the Webserver part to something else like 8888 or any unused value.
  • If you use Skype on Windows 10, do not use port 80 as it's used but it will not trigger errors on Kodi.
  • Auto-detection of hosts requires multicast. Some routers does not support this or will block them by default. This will block Yatse auto-detection. This is not an issue just continue with manual setup.
  • Note that by default on Windows hosts Zeroconf is not enabled and require external software to be installed on Kodi host. (Kodi requirement). Manual setup will always work.
  • If you do not have Zeroconf working then Yatse have no way to find your host automatically, this means that if it's IP changes, you need to reconfigure Yatse, to address this, we recommend that you use static IP for your host. You can also use DHCP reservation or DNS names, if your network support those.

Kodi 17 Krypton / 18 Leia (Estuary Skin)

From the home screen of Kodi select Settings

Go to Service settings

Activate the option :
Announce services to other systems

Remarks:

  • On Windows platform you need to have Apple Bonjour installed. (Comes bundled with iTunes or can be installed with: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL999) (Required by Kodi not Yatse)
  • This part is only needed for auto discovery, you can still use manual configuration.
  • On Android this option is not present as currently broken and removed by Kodi team. You can still do manual configuration, there's no impact on Yatse usage.

Go to Control menu

Activate the options:

  • Allow remote control via HTTP
  • Allow remote control from applications on this system
  • Allow remote control from applications on other systems

Please keep in mind that the HTTP server of Kodi is not really secure so you must ensure that the Kodi machine is not accessible from Internet or untrusted computer
You should also set a Username and a Password to secure the connection.

Go to UPnP / DLNA menu

Activate the options:

  • Share my libraries (Needed for some streaming cases)
  • Allow remote control via UPnP (Needed to stream between Kodi instances)

Kodi 14 Helix / 15 Isengard / 16 Jarvis

From the home screen of Kodi choose System / Settings

Go to Services menu

Activate Expert mode

Click multiple times on the Settings level (1) block until it displays Expert

Go to Webserver menu

Activate the option:

  • Allow control of XBMC via HTTP

Please keep in mind that the HTTP server of Kodi is not really secure so you must ensure that the Kodi machine is not accessible from Internet or untrusted computer
You should also set a Username and a Password to secure the connection.

Go to Remote control menu

Activate the option:

  • Allow programs on other systems to control Kodi

Go to UPnp menu

Activate the option:

  • Share video and music libraries through UPnP (Needed for streaming)

Go to Zeroconf menu

Activate the option:

  • Announce these services to other systems via Zeronconf

Remarks:

  • On Windows platform you need to have Apple Bonjour installed. (Comes bundled with iTunes or can be installed with: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL999) (Required by Kodi not Yatse)
  • This part is only needed for auto discovery, you can still use manual configuration.

Special note

If you use a special Event Server port (Different than 9777 and configured via advancedsettings.xml) then you need to long press the Add host button to bypass the Event Server test.
You can then edit the host to configure your special port.

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