How to change the skin in Kodi

To change the skin or interface of Kodi, there are two options depending on whether you will apply a default skin or if you have downloaded it in a ZIP file.

How to change the skin between different Kodi defaults

Open the app on your Android and go to the main screen. In the left side menu, tap on the cogwheel that gives access to the settings.

Access Kodi’s SettingsAccess Kodi’s Settings

Once you see the menu of this section, tap on Interface to enter the options configuration of the visual aspects of the app.

Select the Interface optionSelect the Interface option

The first option on the side menu is Skin. Make sure that you are there. Then, on the right side, tap on the Skin entry in the list.

Press the Skin optionPress the Skin option

A pop-up menu will open with a list of all the skins you have available at that time. Select the option you prefer from the list.

Choose which skin you want to applyChoose which skin you want to apply

Confirm the changes in the last window by tapping on Yes.

Confirm the skin change for the interfaceConfirm the skin change for the interface

How to change the skin in Kodi using a ZIP file

The second possibility is that you have downloaded a skin compressed into a ZIP file. In this case, open the app and make sure you have enabled the option to install add-ons from unknown sources. To do this, go to the Home page of the app and enter the settings.

Access Kodi’s SettingsAccess Kodi’s Settings

Now, look for the System section in the lower right-hand corner.

Access the System sectionAccess the System section

From the menu on the left, select Add-ons. Now, on the right side, you will see the Unknown sources option, make sure the switch is shifted to the right.

Option to allow the installation of add-ons from unknown sourcesOption to allow the installation of add-ons from unknown sources

Confirm the setting in the new pop-up window by tapping on Yes.

Confirm the new settingConfirm the new setting

Now, go back to the main window or Home of Kodi. Go to the section Add-ons visible in the side menu and tap on the option Install from ZIP file.

Kodi’s add-ons sectionKodi’s add-ons section

The pop-up window is a file browser that lets you move through the directories on your device. Locate the ZIP file with your new skin, and once selected, press Ok on the right side of the window.

Search for the ZIP file of your new skinSearch for the ZIP file of your new skin

Your new add-on will be installed in a few seconds. To apply the visual changes, return to the Kodi home screen and enter the Add-ons section. On the right side, choose the Look & feel option as the add-on we have installed is related to this function.

Section with aspect-related add-onsSection with aspect-related add-ons

From the list of options, select Skin.

Access the Skin add-onsAccess the Skin add-ons

Select the newly installed skin, and in its menu, tap Use in the lower-left corner to apply it.

Press Use in the bottom left cornerPress Use in the bottom left corner

From that moment on, this skin will be the new Kodi aspect and you will be able to enjoy its renewed look.