Buffering is the most common issue ruining user experience while streaming on Kodi XBMC. This issue is usually attributed to the cache each video add-on is using, so for all those experiencing the issue I have a massive solution to let your Kodi media center perform seamlessly when playing HD quality video.
What if you could you could manually manage your Kodi Krypton& add-ons? What if you could routinely clear cache on kodi and tune the service routinely?
I present to you, Indigo for Kodi, a brilliant XBMC maintenance plugin designed to ensure your Kodi media center never slows down, buffers video and rejects installing add-ons. Let’s begin by installing Indigo addon on your Kodi Krypton console.
How to Install Indigo Addon on Kodi Krypton
Indigo is available to install from the popular FusionRepository. Here is a simple guide to install Indigo on your Kodi Krypton media center:
- From your Kodi Krypton home screen click Add-Ons form the sidebar menu
- Next, click the Add-ons browser icon on the top left (see in the image)
- From the Installer menu click Install from Zip File>begin-here>plugin.program.indigo-1.0.0.zip, let the add-on install and wait for the confirmation message
- From your home screen, head over to Add-ons >Program Add-ons >Indigo
You have successfully setup Indigo on Kodi Krypton, next let’s go through each feature and get your Kodi Krypton media center tuned up.
Tuning Kodi Krypton with Indigo Addon
Indigo contains some excellent maintenance tools that you can use to keep your XBMC-Kodi Krypton running smooth with buffer free streaming and fast navigation. Available options provided within Indigo include:
Indigo Addon Configuration Wizard on Kodi Krypton
This is probably the only option you will use in Indigo since it makes all necessary changes to optimize your Kodi Krypton media center. All you have to do is “Install”the recommended tweaks when alerted and let Indigo take care of itself.
Indigo Addon Installer on Kodi Krypton
The built-in add-on installer in Indigo is something you will totally fall in love with. The Add-On installer feature allows you to browse through hundreds of video, audio, program, live TV and sports add-ons, plus install them directly from within Indigo. Add-on installer automatically install your favorite add-ons without having to go through setting up repositories and browsing through long menus.
Indigo is a superb add-on for beginners starting out with Kodi it allows you quick installation of add-ons, in addition to categorized lists of popular Kodi add-ons.**Do remember you may experience issues installation some add-ons through Indigo, so you might have to install using original repositories. **
Kodi Krypton Maintenance Tools Including Indigo Addon
A selection of tools designed for the tech savvy Kodi user, Maintenance Tools are a great collection of tweaks to improve your Kodi Krypton’s routine performance. This Indigo section provides information on cache, packages, thumbnails downloaded by Kodi while you use your various add-ons.
The Maintenance Tools section also provides some very useful options including:
- Installing custom Keymaps for keyboards, mice and controllers
- Delete crash logs & reports
- Configure Kodi to automatically run maintenance tasks automatically
- Force Update &Uninstall add-ons
- Check Repository health
- Disable the built-in malicious scripts blocker
- Enable the debugging mode
I’m sure advanced Kodi users will love indigo features and its ease of navigation.
Rejuvenate Kodi Krypton Using Indigo Addon
As the name suggests Indigo’s rejuvenate option completely clears all XBMC configurations and reconfigures your Kodi Krypton with the latest Config Wizard. The process is automated and only requires your permission twice. I wouldn’t recommend this unless you know your way around Kodi.
Kodi Krypton Factory Restore Using Indigo Addon
The factory restore option as its name suggests resets your existing Kodi configuration & any tweaks you have made to the official factory configuration.
Kodi Krypton Logs Uploader Using Indigo Addon
The Log Uploader feature is available in the Indigo add-on,but, as far as I can remember the repository that serves this feature has now been discontinued. I am still not sure how the logs uploader feature works since there is no surety it’s active.
Kodi Krypton Network Speed Test Using Indigo Addon
Another great feature from Indigo, the network speed test allows you to test your internet connection based on three varying tests. You can test either small, medium or large file size to determine how fast your network is performing in conjunction with Kodi. This is a great option for those who stream a lot of live TV and sports on Kodi.
Kodi Krypton System Information Using Indigo Addon
Once again, as the name suggests this feature provides information on you Kodi, your device and your internet connection.
Kodi Krypton Indigo Addon Sports Listings
The sports listing section is basically a viewer’s guide to get the latest times and streaming channels for sports events including football, cricket, horse racing, tennis, baseball, netball and others.
Kodi Krypton Backup/ Restore Using Indigo Addon
In case you ever need to factory restore or delete your Kodi media center, a backup option is also available to save all your existing settings, files and folders to restore later.
Kodi Krypton Log Viewer Using Indigo Addon
A built in log viewer is also available for you to check all events and add-on notifications for troubleshooting later. I found the interface better than I have seen in other log viewer plug-ins.
See You Again Soon!
I hope you will find Indigo a very effective maintenance tool for your Kodi media center. If you found this article helpful share with friends using the social buttons and leave a comment to let us know if there is something I missed.
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