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Network services settings are found here. Setup control of XBMC/Kodi via UPnP and HTTP, configure file sharing, enable zeroconf, configure AirPlay, etc. This section was previously known as "Network" in past versions of XBMC/Kodi (changed in XBMC v12 to "Services").


1 General
Setting Description Setting level
Device name Displayed name of the XBMC/Kodi installation when using various network services

2 UPnP
Setting Description Setting level
Share video and music libraries through UPnP Enables the UPnP server; this will enable you to stream media to any UPnP client.
-Announce library updates via UPnP
Tells XBMC/Kodi instances to refresh their library listing when there is an update, when using the above UPnP server.
Look for remote UPnP players
Allow control of XBMC/Kodi via UPnP Enables the UPnP client; this will enable you to steam media from any UPnP server (and most DLNA servers) to XBMC/Kodi, with a control point and control playback from that server.

3 Webserver
Setting Description Setting level
Allow control of XBMC/Kodi via HTTP Enables the webserver to control XBMC
- Port
Defines the port of the webserver
- Username
Defines the username used for the webserver (default : 'kodi')
- Password
Defines the password used for the webserver (default : 'kodi')
Web interface Select between web interfaces installed via the add-on manager

4 Remote control control.png
Setting Description Setting level
Allow programs on this system to control XBMC/Kodi Enables programs on the computer running XBMC/Kodi to control XBMC/Kodi via webserver or the JSON-RPC API.
Allow programs on other systems to control XBMC/Kodi Enables programs on any system to control XBMC/Kodi via the webserver.

5 Zeroconf
Setting Description Setting level
Announce these services to other systems via Zeroconf Announce the enabled network services using Zeroconf.

6 AirPlay
Setting Description Setting level
Allow XBMC/Kodi to receive AirPlay content Enables AirPlay target server.
-Allow volume control
-Use password protection
AirPlay password protection
Password to be used for AirPlay

7 SMB client client.png
Setting Description Setting level
WINS server
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