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This section covers Kodi's various settings and where to find them.

Settings Levels
Note that there are four tiered settings levels where each level unlocks more settings, the levels are:

  • Basic
  • Standard (Default)
  • Advanced
  • Expert

The "Settings level" can be changed using the button in the bottom left which shows the currently selected level.


For Version 16 and below see Settings legacy

Choosing Settings from the Home Screen opens the Settings Window. In this window, you are able to configure Kodi's options:

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icon Player settings
icon Media settings
icon PVR & Live TV settings
icon Service settings
icon Skin settings
icon Profile settings
Profiles allow users to save all of settings as a profile and change them at the touch of a button. It also allows you to grant access to specific folders and network shares based on the profile being used. This is ideal for systems that have multiple users. It works much the same as setting up individual users on your home computer.
icon Interface settings
icon System settings
icon System Information
System Information

Advanced settings

The advancedsettings.xml file, which does not exist by default, can be created by a user in their userdata folder.

This file is used for advanced settings and options that do not have GUI controls inside of Kodi. Some settings are experimental or very rarely set, so they can only be used via the advancedsettings.xml file. The file is simply a plain text file and can be edited by various text editors, so long as the name is "advancedsettings.xml". These advanced settings can be used to tweak various things such as episode naming patterns, special network ports, special behaviors, and more.