Kodi 15.0 skin showcase


Kodi 15.0 skin showcase

Community, Deep Dive 

Martijn Kaijser

August 08, 20154 min read

By default Kodi starts with the Confluence skin which gives users almost everything they need to enjoy it as a media center. Though one of the great powers of Kodi is that it can be adjusted in many ways. One of the most noticeable ones is changing the so called skin. Each version of Kodi (and XBMC in the past) had its own array of third-party skins to choose from made for that specific version. By changing this you get an entire new look and feel as well as several new perks that don’t come by default in Confluence. These skins are created by Kodi enthusiasts and they develop these skins during many months. Yes it can really take many months before a skins is close to its end result. First they will have to design the concept and then work out the details and code it all up till it’s actually usable and can be shared with all of you. The ones that have been update to work with Kodi 15.0 are listed below in an alphabetical order and not by popularity or number of downloads. Remember that they cost a lot of time to create and each has their own advantages and look and feel. As such treat them all with respect and be grateful at these developers for sharing them.

We’ve include each with a link to our Kodi add-ons website which lists all add-ons available in our official repository. As well as the dedicated forum sections, wiki page and a YouTube video showcase that should give you a general impression of how they look when using them. Of course this is only the tip of the iceberg as most if not all are highly configurable to adjust it to your specific liking (within limits of course)


Not all skins support control using a mouse or touchscreens. This is intentional as the skin developers have decided to only allow control using a remote or controller. Additionally not all support PVR. Please respect these decision of the developers as they have their reasons to do so.

Name Aeon Nox 5: Redux

Author BigNoid


Description Redux: Completely redesigned to create a modern look, while retaining the classic Aeon feel.

Name Arctic: Zephyr

Author jurialmonkey


Description Arctic: Zephyr is the third iteration of the Arctic skin created by jurialmunkey. Arctic focuses on being simple, clean and minimalistic with a light spin.

Name Back-Row

Author Sharpe


Description Back Row is all about recapturing the magic of going to the cinema in your own home. The skin has been designed with this aim in mind but has taken on board many good ideas and suggestions from the XBMC community. Over the years it has become a polished theme that can be easily customised to suit your needs. So go grab some popcorn and fool around on the Back Row.

Name Black Glass Nova

Author Tgx


Description Ported from MediaPortal, Black Glass Nova is an easy to use and fanart oriented skin designed for Full HD TV screens.

Name Cirrus Extended

Author paradix


Description A modification of the original Cirrus Extended skin created by Butchabay

Name Mimic

Author bryanbrazil


Description Mimic: A Kodi skin with touches of reFocus and Aeon Nox. Many thanks to BigNoid and Jeroen.

Name Nebula

Author Tgx


Description Simple and full-featured light or dark color skin designed for Full HD TV screens.

Name Neon

Author kib, bumpaneer


Description Neon started as the excellent Night skin by mcborzu, inspiration from djh_ and liberal amounts of knowledge, code and graphics from Jezz_x’s work on Confluence – all rolled into one by stoli.

Name Rapier

Author Gade


Description The goal is to provide a simple to use but clean and elegant interface that focuses on efficiency when browsing your media. Important considerations are put on usability, performance, and providing the user with flexibility when it comes to customization. Rapier tries to support all the latest features Kodi has to offer as long as it fits in with the skin’s design goals.

Name Titan

Author marcelveldt


Description MediaPortal’s Titan skin ported to Kodi enriched with lot’s of features.

Name Transparency!

Author ronie


Description What is Transparency!? Short answer: a fanart skin. The main goal of Transparency! is showing your fanart, fullscreen, in all of the views, all of the time. Besides this, it also tries to support every neat new feature Kodi has to offer. To save everyone a lot of time and trouble hacking the xml code themselves, all of these new features are already included in the skin, pre-configured and enabled by default (wherever possible).

Name Xperience1080

Author Piers, xhaggi, ‘Black


Description Xperience1080 provides a clean, full-width, panel-based interface. Conclusion

So far these are the skins that are listed as Kodi 15.0 compatible in our repository. This doesn’t mean that the other Skins currently listed don’t work at all. However some might lack a feature that has been added or changed in 15.0 In due time we’re sure most other skins will be updated as well to be fully compatible. Some skins have already a working version available for testing which can be found in the skin forum section. This however might require some technical knowledge to get these installed.

Leave a comment on what your favourite skins is at the moment.

That’s it for now. ENJOY!