Add-on:AppTV

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AppTV

See this add-on on the kodi.tv showcase

Author: Wyrm

Type: Skin
Repo: Kodi.tv repo v18
Kodi.tv repo v17

License: ASL v2.0
Source: Source code
Summary: A AppleTV inspired skin for Kodi
Home icon grey.png   ▶ Add-ons ▶ AppTV
Attention talk.png Need help with this add-on? See here.

AppTV is a AppleTV inspired skin for Kodi. It provides a very light weight minimalist gui while also allowing access to a number of advanced Kodi features not available in the original AppleTV interface.

1 Installing

To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to

  1. The home screen
  2. Add-ons
  3. Download
  4. Look and feel (v16 and higher)
  5. Skins
  6. AppTV
  7. Install

2 Required add-ons

To get the most out of AppTV the following add-ons are required. These add-ons should be installed automatically when you install the skin. If they are not, please install manually using the links below. Certain skin features will not be available if one or more of these add-ons are not installed on your system.


3 Supported add-ons

The following add-ons are not required but the skin does have support built-in. You might need to install these manually through Kodi's Add-on Browser if not already installed by another skin.


4 Special skin features


5 Screenshots


Home Screens

Weather Screens

Video Screens

Music Screens

Keyboards


6 FAQ's

I can't see any watched marks in my library, what's going on?

AppTV follows the Apple convention of not showing watched items but showing new or unwatched items. So a solid blue circle indicates New or Unwatched. I have added slightly to this practice by adding a blue half circle to show that an item has been watched but not finished.


Ok so what's with the light and dark circles at the top or side of the screen?

These are to indicate that there is additional content that can be navigated to (Some may show while other content may be hidden). An example of shown content is the Letterbar (requires skin setting to show) which allows you to jump to library content by the first letter in its name. Hidden content may be the Scrollbar (depending on your skin settings) or the Screen settings menu (again depending on your skin settings).


You have a thing about coloured circles don't you, so what are the red circles for?

The red circles with numbers in them generally show how many unwatched items there are in the current folder or home menu item. I have recently extended this idea to show how many updates are waiting to install.


How can I add custom item's to the skin's Home screen?

Navigate to the item that you want to add to the Home screen and make it a favourite via the context menu. Then head over to the skin's setting menu and select the "Custom Favourites" menu. From there select which menu heading you wish to place menu item under and select a empty favourite slot and follow the prompts. This has been greatly expanded in the latest version, you can now assign playlists, Kodi commands and Favourites to the home menu. Also this customisation screen is now also available from the Home screen settings menu and the Skin settings menus.


What's this Screen settings menu you just mentioned?

This is basically the same menu that other skins call the Side menu or Blade menu. This menu has settings that relate to the current screen, for example the View used. On screens where the navigation is mostly up/down, you would access the Screen settings menu by navigating left. On the other hand, screens with major navigation happening left/right you would need to navigate up to access this menu.