Kodi Fuse Neue Skin – Review, Preview & How to install


Fuse Neue Skin for Kodi

Starting this post off, I don’t see the Fuse Neue Skin in many custom Kodi Builds. I’ve come across one or two in the past month or so. However that doesn’t mean this skin is bad at all, as it’s actually pretty good and lightweight.

Kodi Fuse Neue Skin Movies


I really like the Fuse Neue Skin for Kodi. It doesn’t seem bloated or congested, it just has a minimalist look. It goes back to it’s roots with a horizontal menu which can be found at the top of the screen, with a sub-menu below similar to Aeon Nox.

Firstly I took a look at some of the customization options. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to change the highlight color from the default red. The option was there but no interface would open.

It also feels like a lot of wasted space occasionally when looking at TV Episodes or movies. However, fan art will soon fill that void when hovering over a media file. There was only 2 views for me to switch between, and neither produced an outcome I had really hoped for.

Fuse Neue is naturally dark, and no customization options could change this. Although dark Kodi skins always look better, they aren’t harsh on the eyes. Some customization options that did exist allowed me to remove shadows and use flat colors.

Kodi Fuse Neue Skin Episodes

Thankfully, compared to Estuary this skin has a lot of different ways to change the appearance and customize home menu items. No extra mods or third party tools are required for Fuse Neue.


I struggle to see any reasons why this skin wouldn’t be a great choice for smaller devices like the Amazon Fire Stick. It’s minimalist, looks great, easy to navigate and it runs well.

The Fuse Neue Skin was tested using a mouse and keyboard for this review, and I faced quite a lot of navigation issues. Therefor this skin should definitely be used with a remote control, or at least the arrows keys only on your keyboard.

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How to install the Fuse Neue Skin on Kodi 17

Installing this Kodi Skin is simple, and the instructions below will work from the default Kodi Krypton Skin ‘Estuary’.

  1. Go into Settings (Cog icon in the top centre of the home screen).
  2. Select “Interface Settings”.
  3. Skin on the left, and then on the right, select the “Skin” option.
  4. Choose “Get More…” on the right.
  5. Scroll down and look for fuse (neue). Select it.
  6. Let it install!
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!