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Kodi Transparency Skin
Appearance wise, I think the Kodi Transparency Skin is lacking a lot. There is a lot of wasted space on almost every screen, making the pages seem eerily empty. This is accompanied by the small navigation menu which sits to the left of the screen. Transparency uses random images which look like they’ve been pulled straight from google search as backgrounds. At a really low resolution, and sometimes complete irrelevance to the category they represent, they become quite an eye sore. One thing which I do like is the fact it turns your movie library into Blu-ray icons (which you can see in the gallery below).
When it comes to performance and usability, I think this is where this skin pulls it back quite a bit. Fluid animations can be noticed on practically every click, which really brings it to life. For example, when going into the settings menu, all of the icons burst out from the centre. It’s hard to tell, but this skin definitely feels really fast when it comes to navigation, the menus load instantly, even with the fluid animations.
Transparency does exactly as you’d expect in a simple manner, you choose movies and then select an item. There are no extra menus or hidden buttons, so this skin definitely gains a few points when it comes to function. Of course, everyone has their own design style and whilst this one doesn’t really suit mine, it may work for you. Check out the gallery below or even give this skin a try.
These instructions assume you are installing from Kodi V17 and the default Estuary skin.
- Go into Settings (The cog in the top centre of the home screen)
- Select “Interface Settings”
- Make sure you’re in the Skin section, and then on the right, select the “Skin” option
- Choose “Get More…” on the right
- Scroll down and look for Transparency!
- Let it install!