Web interface

From Kodi
Jump to: navigation, search

Web interfaces allow users to control and interact with their Kodi installation through a web browser. This can be used for a remote control, library management, visual feedback, and many other things.


1 Turning on the web interface

The webserver is disabled by default and has to be manually enabled by the user. This can be done in Settings → Services → Webserver → Allow control of Kodi via HTTP. The settings allow to specify a custom port number and an optional username and password for HTTP's Basic Access Authentication. Furthermore a Web interface can be chosen which will be used when accessing the webserver without any specific path.

2 Using the web interface

There are two options to use any given web interface:

2.1 Default web interface

To set a web interface add-on as the default web UI, go to System -> Services -> Webserver and select that add-on for the Default value. Then go to the hostname (or IP address) of that HTPC+Port number.

Note: Some platforms use port 80, which is the assumed port if no port is given in the address.

For example, or

2.2 Using multiple web interfaces at once

A listing of all add-ons with web interfaces.

Let's say is your local IP for accessing your default web interface add-on. You can access the other web interface add-ons you have installed by going to where you will see a directory listing.

For example, or

3 See also

Personal tools

Wiki help