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Kodi KOver Skin review: make your own Kodi skin

Here’s a skin that will suit you whether you want to make your own interface, or just enjoy an attractive Kodi skin plugin. The Kodi KOver skin brings an interface composed of flat-looking card shapes that reminds us of addons such as the Kodi Unity skin. It also offers several color schemes for you to use. The most attractive factor of the KOver skin plugin is the ability it gives users to make their own interface. To allow this, there is an included editor called KOver designer. The KOver designer also allows you to import layouts previously made by other users. If you ever run out of combinations to try with this skin, you could use one of the 6 best Kodi skins we recommended in the past. It is unlikely, however, to run out of options with this customizable Kodi skin addon. [Read: 10 Top Kodi skins for tablets and smartphones]

Kodi KOver Skin main menu
The Classic Preset shows us a vertical menu on the right side of the screen and movie posters readily available for added media.
KOver Skin Plugin designer
With the KOver designer you can place elements on menus and make your very own Kodi skin to your liking.

The lack of mouse support in the KOver skin for Kodi is not really a drawback, if we consider you will not need to download Kodi skins as often with this customizable plugin. There are a bunch of prebuilt sets to use this GUI right away. They actually act and behave like different Kodi skin addons altogether, so it really is like having several plugins in one. If you change the prebuilt preset and the color scheme, you could have an entirely new experience. Use this skin with a wireless HTPC keyboard or a remote app such as Kore or Yatse. This will give you higher precision on your menu browsing, by using the arrow keys. The skin is very responsive and snappy, so it will be a nice experience.

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Logitech K410 Living-Room Wireless Keyboard with Built-In Touchpad editors pick
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iPazzPort KP-810-10AS Wireless Mini Keyboard Remote with Touch
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Aerb 2.4G Mini Wireless Keyboard Mouse IR Learning Gyro Remote
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LYNEC C120 6-Axis Portable Mini Wireless Gyro Remote Keyboard Mouse
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Kodi KOver skin: what about visualizations?

Customizable Skin Kodi KOver
The Classic Default List visualization shows a media list and its fanart on the right, with media info below it.

There were 6 different visualizations for movies and TV shows, at least on the Classic KOver preset. The KOver skin plugin actually looks really nice, no matter which visualization you use. Most of them focus on delivering minimal information and looking visually appealing. For most visualizations only a star rating for your media is visible as additional information. The large squares and menus are comfortable enough to be viewed from afar. This skin reminds us of the Kodi Conq Skin or the Kodi BOX skin, because of the prevalence of rectangles and square shapes. This being said, the Kodi KOver skin looks way more elaborate and even complex to render, so I would advice use with caution on limited hardware devices. [Read: 5 Best XBMC skins for Raspberry Pi]

Some visualizations from the Kodi KOver skin can be seen below:

Download KOver Skin poster
The Default Poster visualization mimics the Default List one, but instead of names, shows media covers.
Kodi KOver GUI fanart
The Default Fanart visualization shows info on the left and a fanart mosaic on the right, which looks amazing.
Make your own Kodi Skin KOver
The Banners visual is always appropriate for TV shows. It looks amazing on Kodi KOver, and also shows information about the show selected.
Personalize Kodi Skin KOver
The Cards visualization shows a mosaic of cards that contain the media poster and info, for easier navigation.
KOver skin for Kodi simple Fanart
The Simple Fanart visualization shows the movie or show fanart as background, and only a small card with info on the bottom-right.
KOver skin interface two thirds
The Two Thirds preset for KOver designer changes the main menu to an horizontal ribbon.

Kodi KOver skin: do you recommend it?

KOver OSD menu playback
Bug or bad configuration? a black square covered half of the screen when bringing up the OSD menu. Despite that, it was fully functional and useful.

I like the concept of making your own skin and having things placed to your liking; however, most people will agree that sometimes it’s also better to just jump in and watch your media, not worrying about configuring anything. It’s obvious a lot of work has been put into the Kodi KOver skin, and it’s also evident that it truly paid off in this case. With a versatile in-playback menu that lets you control your Kodi video options, and download subtitles for Kodi movies, the Kodi KOver skin is truly a skin that deserves, at least, to be tested.

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Alejandro is an electrical engineer, working as a software developer and part-time writer. He has a passion for technology, languages and games, and has been around the web since 2004.

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