Configure Kodi to work with remote controls
In your Kodi media center navigate to Settings, then select Services, and then Control:
- Enable the option Allow remote control via HTTP;
- Enable both options Allow remote control from applications on this system and Allow remote control from applications on other systems. These are optional and can be left disabled for security reasons, but are recommended for better performance with Kore;
- Take note of the Port number that is selected. If it is different than 8080 you’ll need to input it into Kore;
- If Require authentication is enabled, make a note of the Username and the Password. You’ll need to input this in Kore;
To enable Kore to automatically discover and configure you media center, you should also enable automatic configuration:
- Navigate to Settings, then select Services, and then General. Enable the option Announce services to other systems
Otherwise you’ll need to know and input your IP Address on Kore, which can be found in Kodi’s Settings under System information.
Enable automatic configuration
Kore can automatically discover and connect to your media center if you have Zeroconf installed and enabled.
To install Zeroconf:
- In Windows, you need to install Apple’s Bonjour. You can install iTunes to get Bonjour, or check this page to get Bonjour only.
- In Linux, you need to install avahi or other package that provides Multicast DNS. Search your distro’s documentation for instructions on how to install it.
- Android should have it installed by default.
After installation, enable Zeroconf in Kodi:
- Navigate to Settings, Services and then select General. Enable the option Announce services to other systems
Get Kodi network information
If Kore isn’t able to automatically connect to your media center, you’ll have to input its network information. To get that information, in your Kodi:
- Navigate to Settings, System information and take note of its IP address;
- Navigate to Settings, Services, Control and take note of the selected Port number.
You’ll need to input these values in Kore, when configuring your media server.