Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is a free and open-source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

In this how-to guide, we will show you how to use Kodi in combination with your seedbox.

Download

The first thing you need to do is to go to this page: https://kodi.tv/download and download the latest version of Kodi for the platform that you are using.

Install

When the download finishes, install it and run the Kodi application.

Configure the File Manager

When Kodi starts go to the “System” (gear icon) and click on “File Manager” in the sub-menu.

Add Source

When you click “File manager” a new window will open, you need to find the “Add source” line and click on it.

When you click “Add source” a new window will pop up, in the right corner you will have a button “Browse”, so you need to click on it.

After that new screen will be opened and you will see all available resources, you need to select “Add network location” at the bottom of the list.

When you click it, this screen will open up choose FTP as protocol, as shown below, click on the server address, and put in it your host address without any HTTP or FTP, if you have the IP address you can put in directly, leave the remote path empty, port 21, and put in your FTP username and password for your seedbox.

Once you are done with it, your seedbox will be visible in your browse list.

Click on your seedbox and you will enter the new window that will allow you to choose a directory from which you want to stream your content.

Click on the “Browse” button and all your seedbox directories will be listed. Chose the one that you want and click “OK”.

The directory that you choose will be visible in your source menu. The only thing left to do is to enter it select the file that you want to stream and double click on it.

Setting up the connection via sFTP is the same as for the FTP only difference is that you need to install the sFTP addon which will love you to chose SSH/sFTP as a protocol.

To install sFTP addon, navigate to "System" then click on "Add-ons" in the sub-menu.

Once you are in there navigate to the search button and enter "SFTP", select the result that appears and install it.

From here the process is the same as for adding FTP, the only difference is that you will now use SSH/SFTP protocol and port 2222.

After this is done just follow the steps from above because the process is the same.

Happy streaming!

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