Getting Started

Khee-Hong Loke edited this page Feb 4, 2015 · 1 revision

Setting Up

For Play to XBMC/Kodi to work, you'll first have to setup XBMC/Kodi, then setup Play to XBMC/Kodi with the correct IP address and port. This page will guide you step by step on how to achieve this.

Setting up XBMC/Kodi

  1. Navigate to System > Settings > Services > Webserver
  2. Check and make sure that "Allow control of Kodi via HTTP" is enabled
  3. Leave all the other options here as they are, and write down the "Port" number on a piece of paper
  4. Navigate back to the home screen by hitting backspace
  5. Now navigate to System > System info > Network
  6. On the right side of your screen, you will see some numbers. Write down the numbers next to IP address, including the dots.

Setting up Play to XBMC/Kodi

  1. After installing Play to XBMC/Kodi, you should now have a new TV icon on the top right section of your Google Chrome, that's Play to XBMC/Kodi, click on it.
  2. You should now see some media control buttons and on the bottom left, some gear icon, click on it.
  3. You are now in the settings page. Fill in the URL field with the "IP address" that you wrote down earlier.
  4. Now fill in the Port field with the "Port" number that you wrote down earlier.
  5. Click "Save"
  6. You're done!

Using Play to XBMC/Kodi

  • "Play now" button sends the currently playing video of your active tab to XBMC. If there are videos currently in a queue, it would be cleared and the current video would be played.
  • "+Queue (X)" button puts the video of your current tab to the end of the playlist on XBMC. A number in parenthesis shows the number of items currently in the queue.
  • "+Favourite" button keeps the video of your current tab in your favourite list for easy access.
  • Drag and drop your favourites to rearrange them.
  • With the extension window open, you can use some of your keyboard keys to remotely control XBMC. These keys are: Arrow keys, Backspace, Enter, "I" and "C".
  • Right click on YouTube links to play or queue.
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