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Manufacturer OUYA, Inc.
Released June 25, 2013 (Retail)
OS Android 4.1 "Jellybean") with custom Ouya launcher
CPU Nvidia Tegra 3 (T33) SoC with Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU @1.7 GHz
Storage 8 GB internal eMMC flash memory + USB Memory Stick support
Display 1080p
Graphics Nvidia GeForce ULP GPU
Connectivity HDMI 1.4b (female), 2 x USB 2.0 host port + 1 x Mini-USB OTG-port, Bluetooth LE 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, 10/100 Ethernet, 12-volt DC-power
Dimensions 75×75×82 mm (2.95×2.95×3.23 in)
Weight 300 g (11 oz)
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OUYA is an Android-based game console and set-top-box that contains a Nvidia Tegra based ARM-processor that can handle most Kodi skins, in addition to outputting video in Full HD (1080p).


1 Main topics

Other OUYA-specific wiki pages for topics, guides, and advice. For everything else, standard Kodi pages will normally apply.

icon HOW-TO:Install Kodi on OUYA
OUYA uses Kodi for Android.
icon Android FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions for Android.
icon How-to's
icon Controller
icon Known issues
icon Random notes
icon Links

2 Installing

Stop hand.png OUYA's default OS is based on an older version of Android that can only run up to Kodi v14.2. To install Kodi v15 and higher users must replace the OUYA OS with a newer Android version using third party community firmware. For more information on this see HOW-TO:Install CyanogenMod on OUYA.

Old how-to for Kodi v14.2: HOW-TO:Install Kodi on OUYA.

3 How-to's

Assorted how-to's related to Kodi running on OUYA that have been added to the wiki:

HOW-TO:Add local media sources on OUYA
Ouya has a bit different setup than normal Android devices with Kodi for adding local media, but is roughly the same.
HOW-TO:Install CyanogenMod on OUYA
This is a guide to installing CyanogenMod 11 to the OUYA, which effectively updates the OUYA to Android 4.4 (Kitkat). This is required for running Kodi v15 and later on the OUYA, as the normal OUYA OS, which is based on Android, no longer meets the minimal install requirements. Kodi v14.2 and earlier versions of XBMC will continue to work on the original OUYA OS.
HOW-TO:Install Kodi on OUYA
OUYA uses Kodi for Android.

4 Controller


5 Known issues

  • Audio passthrough for some users will likely require SPMC, which is a modified version of Kodi.
  • Wifi on the OUYA might not be enough for some high bitrate HD streams. In this case, using wired ethernet is recommended.
  • Android, which OUYA's OS is based on, is limited right now to 60Hz. Those with media that plays back at 50Hz might see occasional stutter.
  • Volume control does not adjust the volume level. It will mute the audio if volume is turned all the way down.

6 Random notes

Feel free to place various notes, tips, and links here. As this section of the wiki gets more organized, those notes will be properly sorted. Consider this like a dumping ground for when you're not sure where to put something.

  • If you want to open Kodi automatically when the OUYA boots up, you can choose between two applications, "BootyCall" or "Auto pilot", both are available on the OUYA store.
BootyCall [1] ($2.99) - This application functions as a default launcher ensuring your chosen application, XBMC/Kodi in this case, is the first application loaded and also is returned to upon exiting other applications.
Auto Pilot [2] (Free) - When installed the name will show up as "BOOT". Connecting the BlueTooth remote may close Kodi after, to avoid this issue, use an Kodi remote (Official, Yatse, etc...).

  • Easy Infra red remote (no root): I figured the easiest way on getting IR is to use a cheap "PC Remote". The "PC Remote" receiver actually emulates a full keyboard based on infra red and starts at 5 USD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0050PUGZE/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new). You can later swap this remote for a remote with learning capabilities, as the Sony RMVLZ620 (~25 USD), you learn the codes from the "PC Remote" and you get yourself an awesome IR solution that will keep working even if you get those pesky Ouya updates.

  • OUYA Specific Addon Repo: You can find an OUYA specific repository of addons available, [3](Eldon's Kodi Repo). Some of the plugins are specific to the OUYA platform, while others will work on android devices in general.

7 See also

  • Android hardware - Other Android platform which Kodi supports hardware video decoding on.
  • Android - Android operating system information in regards to Kodi usage.

8 Links

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