Tutorial How to Create Your Own TMDB API Key for Kodi Third Party Addons

Many users notice that sometimes the links in Covenant and Elysium are not working. For example "People Watching", "Popular", "Top Rated" etc. These licks actually try to get information from TMDB (The Movies Database) and require an API key. Kodi third party addons come with the API key. However, when too many people using the same API key from third party addons at the same time, TMDB will block APIs with excessive requests to their servers. When the API key is down, addons will not be able to display the requested data (movies).

As we all know, new Elysium in 2018 will need users to enter their own API key. So it is good that we get one now. This article will help you to get your own TMDB API key and configure third party addons.


Tutorial How To Stop Buffering Issues on Kodi 17 Krypton

Did you ever encounter video buffering when you watch movies or tv shows on Kodi? In fact, this is a very common issue.
There could be many root causes to this problem.
1. Your internet connection is slow.
You need a minimum of 8MB/s connection to have stable 720p and 1080p streaming, and 10MB/s for live TV streaming.

2. Network slow down from Internet service providers.
There is nothing we can do about it until your ISP fix the problem.

3. Video streaming source is slow.
Change video source or subscribe Real Debrid for quality and stable streaming.

4. Your ISP is throttling customers that stream videos.
This could happen to some ISPs in some countries.

5. You have not optimize video cache in Kodi.
This is what this article about. I will show you a very simple way to change default video cache settings in Kodi, then you will be able to enjoy your movies and tv shows without interruptions!

I was using Easy Advanced Settings to change Kodi 16.x video cache settings. It involved many steps including calculating cache size to set. However, this add-on no longer supported and could not be used for Kodi 17.x.
Here, we going to use an even better and simpler way to set video cache.


Tutorial How to Change Screen Keyboard Language in Kodi Krypton

Majority of Kodi's addons today is in English. The default keyboard setting for Kodi is English (Romans alphabet). This is very convenient to most of the users.  

However, there are some addons that is using Chinese, Arabic language etc, especially Youtube addons that contains almost every languages possible. For example, you can use Simplified Chinese to search for videos with title in Chinese. This is also to videos with title in other languages.

There is a way you can set Kodi's screen keyboard to the characters set that you want, and use it to search video's title in that specific language.

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