Kore Manual

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Kore is the official, full featured, Kodi remote app for Android based devices.

1 Installing

To install Kore on your Android device Android 4.0.3 or higher is required.

Kore is available on the Play Store, on F-Droid and directly here.

To install Kore *.apk file, you need to enable the 'Unknown sources'-option at Settings -> Security -> Unknown sources.

2 Kodi settings

Kore is able to scan your network for existing and running Kodi instances. In order Kore being able to fetch those instances it has to be in the same network as your Kodi instances and you need to enable the Kodi webserver via "Allow remote control via HTTP" as seen here: Settings/Services/Control#Web_server

If, for whatever reason, Kore doesn't show the instance you want to add, you might need to do the manual setup which will be explained below.

3 First run

After starting Kore for the first time you will be prompted to a screen like this:

Kore 1.jpg

After hitting NEXT >, Kore will start scanning your network for running Kodi instances. If it will find some it will look like this:

Kore 2.jpg

Now just click on the instance you want to add.

Note: If you push NEXT > you will get to the manual setup which will be explained later

After doing so Kore will connect to your Kodi instance and if everything went file the next screen will look like:

Kore 3.jpg

To finish the first run wizard, you need to push FINISH >. Kore will start syncing your library (if one exist on the running Kodi instance) and your media should be available after a few seconds.

4 Manual setup

Sometimes (unfortunately), if the automatic scan for existing Kodi devices doesn't work, we need to do the manual setup. In order to do so, Kodis webserver needs to be enabled like explained above. So, if your screen looks like this:

Kore 4.jpg

Then just push NEXT > and you will enter the manual setup screen:

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Media center name: Enter any name you like to identify your Kodi instance. For example: "Kodi Living Room" or "Kodi Bedroom"
Address: Enter the IP-address of your Kodi instance, which can be found under Settings -> System information -> Network. For example:
Port: Enter the port of the webserver. If you have changed the port, just look at Settings/Services/Control#Web_server to what it is set and use that. The default is: 8080
Username: Enter the username for the Kodi instance. Check the webserver settings if you have changed the username. The default is: kodi
Password: Per default there is no username set. If you have changed that, just use the password you have given.
Use TCP: We recommend to not to touch this setting and leave them blank for defaults.
Use EventServer: We recommend to not to touch this setting and leave them blank for defaults.
MAC address: This is needed if the machine you are running Kodi at is capable of WoL (Wake on LAN) to turn it on via the "magic paket"-method. You need to enter the NICs MAC address for that to work if it is cabapble of WoL.
WoL port (9): This is the default port for the WoL magic paket to be sent to. Leave it blank if you are unsure.

After you entered everything it might look like this:

Kore 6.jpg

If everything went well you will see again the "All done!" screen and after finishing the wizard you will be able to control your Kodi instance

5 Usage

5.1 The GUI

This is the main screnn you will see after the installing process and the adding of a Kodi instance is being done. Below are the explanations for the specific numbers according to their buttons on the screen:

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1: Side menu button which will show you additional options to specific sub-sections like Movies and/or TV-Shows or being able to switch existing Kodi instances. More explanations below.
2: Power button. Available options might depend on the system you are using Kodi on. Some are: Wake up, Quit, Suspend, Reboot, Shutdown.
3: Options button. At this section you are able to send text to Kodi, do the library management and toggle fulllscreen. More explanations below.
4: Information about what is currently playing. Movie-, TV-Show-, Artist- or Trackname will be mentioned here as well as some controll buttons for pausing or stopping the video for example
5: Arrow buttons to navigate through Kodi
6: Context menu button.
7: Info button. This will, for example, show the movie, tv-show and/or the track or album information depending on which section you currently will be.

By long pressing this button while a video is currently playing you will get the PVR info(Player process info.

8: OK/select button
9: Back button
10: Player control bar. This one will open the videoOSD while a playing a movie or a tv-show.
11: Home button. This one will get you back to the Kodi Home screen.
12: Movies library button. This one will get you directly to the Kodi's movie library
13: TV-show library button. This one will get you directly to the Kodi's tv-show library
14: Music library button. This one will get you directly to the Kodi's music library
15: Pictures library button. This one will get you directly to Kodi's pictures library

5.2 The side menu

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1: This section shows the currently activated machine you are connected to. By pushing it you are able to manage (add, edit, delete) hosts.
2: Remote Shortcut
3: Shortcut to the movie-library.
4: Shortcut to the TV-show library.
5: Shortcut to the music library.
6: Shortcut to the Kodi PVR section, with the option to control (nearly) everything Live-TV related.
7: Shortcut to favourites.
8: Shortcut to videos -> files
9: Shortcut to the add-ons section to start specific add-ons directly from the remote.
10: The settings for Kore

5.3 Refreshing Content

To ensure that KORE is showing all content present on KODI, go to the section of interest, one of Movies, TV Shows, Music etc, then pull down on the list to refresh it. This may take a few minutes depending on how much content resides on KODI. While the refresh is working you will see a white circle containing a spinning arrow.

6 Trouble shooting and FAQ

6.1 Am I able to adjust the volume using Kore?

Yes. The volume adjustment is done with the physical buttons on your smartphone.