HOW-TO:Share libraries using UPnP

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▶ HOW-TO:Share libraries using UPnP
For a more complex method of sharing using MySQL see MySQL

UPnP sharing between two Kodi devices is the easiest way to share a library. You can also share multiple libraries, one from each Kodi device, to all the other devices on the same network. UPnP also takes care of file sharing, so you do not need to do anything extra even if your files are added locally to Kodi.


  1. For Kodi device A (the "server") go to:
  2. Enable the UPnP server (Share my libraries)
    Share-upnp-library1.jpg

  3. For Kodi device B (the "client") you will need to (1) enable UPnP support in Settings → Service Settings → UPnP/DLNA and then (2) add device A as a media source: VideosFilesAdd Videos...Browse(scroll down to) UPnP Devices
    Share-upnp-library2.png

  4. A shows up there. Open the share and then hit OK.
  5. Give the new video source from A a name.
  6. You should now be able to see everything as it is set up on A on B.


For a detailed description how to add UPnP sources, please visit: UPnP Media Source

1 Other guides

1.1 Video guides

UPnP sharing (as seen in XBMC v12, Frodo)