Tutorial: How do I change Kodi’s theme / skin ?

Follow this tutorial if you’re interested in enhancing both Kodi’s look and feel so it could fit your needs better and look nicer while at it.

Updated Sep 29, 2016How To's
Change Kodi theme_skin

Changing Kodi’s theme will not only change the way Kodi looks but may also enhance the overall experience you get from it.

For instance, new themes may sometimes come with a built-in support for playing a selected playlist while browsing Kodi, or with the ability to show shortcut links right in the home screen, and more…

So, if you’re interested in customizing Kodi so it could better suit your daily work-flow and needs – changing the theme might be the best place to start at.

Changing Kodi’s theme / skin

Time to get practical, in order to change the theme we’ll need to select and download a different one.

Luckily, this feature comes built-in with Kodi so what we actually have to do is navigate (from home-screen) into System >> Settings >> Appearance.

select system settings

Kodi appearance

Now, select Skin from the left side pane (should be selected by default) then click on the row in the right pane where it also says Skin.

 kodi skin

Click on Get More… and select any theme you like from the list to the left.

kodi skin get more kodi skin selection

Tip! you may use both of the followings in order to make a wiser decision: Comparison of skin features , Kodi/XBMC Skins.

How Do I revert / change to a skin I’ve already installed?

In order to revert or to switch to a skin you’ve already installed all you have to do is return back into System >> Settings >> Appearance >> Skin, click on the row in the right pane where it also says Skin

This time, instead of clicking Get More… as before, you should also see a list of the already installed themes – choose the one you want.