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PlexKodiConnect (PKC)

Combine the best frontend media player Kodi with the best multimedia backend server Plex

PKC synchronizes your media from your Plex server to the native Kodi database. Hence:

  • Use virtually any other Kodi add-on
  • Use any Kodi skin, completely customize Kodi's look
  • Browse your media very fluently (cached artwork)
  • Automatically get additional artwork (more than Plex offers)
  • Use Plex features with a Kodi interface

Have a look at some screenshots to see what's possible.

Update Your PKC Repo to Receive Updates!

Unfortunately, the PKC Kodi repository had to move because it stopped working (thanks https://bintray.com). If you installed PKC before December 15, 2017, you need to MANUALLY update the repo once.

Content

Download and Installation

Using the Kodi file manager, add https://croneter.github.io/pkc-source as a new Kodi Web server directory (HTTPS) source, then install the PlexKodiConnect repository from this new source "from ZIP file". See the github wiki installation manual for a detailed guide. Kodi will update PKC automatically.

Warning

Use at your own risk! This plugin assumes that you manage all your videos with Plex (and none with Kodi). You might lose data already stored in the Kodi video and music databases as this plugin directly changes them. Don't worry if you want Plex to manage all your media (like you should ;-)).

Some people argue that PKC is 'hacky' because of the way it directly accesses the Kodi database. See here for a more thorough discussion.

PKC Features

  • Support for Kodi 18 Leia and Kodi 19 Matrix
  • Preliminary support for Kodi 20 Nexus. Keep in mind that development for Kodi Nexus has not even officially reached alpha stage - any issues you encounter are probably caused by that
  • Skip intros
  • Amazon Alexa voice recognition
  • Cinema Trailers & Extras
  • Plex Watch Later / Plex It!
  • Plex Companion: fling Plex media (or anything else) from other Plex devices to PlexKodiConnect
  • Automatically sync Plex playlists to Kodi playlists and vice-versa
  • Plex Transcoding
  • Automatically download more artwork from Fanart.tv, just like the Kodi addon Artwork Downloader
  • Automatically group movies into movie sets
  • Direct play from network paths (e.g. "\\server\Plex\movie.mkv"), something unique to PKC
  • Delete PMS items from the Kodi context menu
  • PKC is available in the following languages. Please help and easily translate PKC!
    • English
    • German
    • Czech, thanks @Pavuucek
    • Spanish, thanks @bartolomesoriano, @danichispa
    • Danish, thanks @FIGHT
    • Italian, thanks @nikkux, @chicco83
    • Dutch, thanks @mvanbaak
    • French, thanks @lflforce, @ahivert, @Nox71, @CotzaDev, @vinch100, @Polymorph31, @jbnitro, @Elixir59
    • Chinese Traditional, thanks @old2tan
    • Chinese Simplified, thanks @everdream
    • Norwegian, thanks @mjorud
    • Portuguese, thanks @goncalo532
    • Russian, thanks @UncleStark
    • Hungarian, thanks @savage93
    • Ukrainian, thanks @uniss
    • Lithuanian, thanks @egidusm
    • Korean, thanks @so-o-bima

Additional Artwork

PKC uses additional artwork for free from TheMovieDB. Many thanks for lettings us use the API, guys! Logo of TheMovieDB

Donations

I'm not in any way affiliated with Plex. Thank you very much for a small donation via ko-fi.com and PayPal, Bitcoin or Ether if you appreciate PKC.
Full disclaimer: I will see your name and address if you use PayPal. Rest assured that I will not share this with anyone.

Donations

Ethereum address for donations:
0x0f57D98E08e617292D8bC0B3448dd79BF4Cf8e7F

Bitcoin address for donations:
3BhwvUsqAGtAZodGUx4mTP7pTECjf1AejT

Request a New Feature

Feature Requests

Issues and Bugs

Have a look at the Github Issues Page. Before you open your own issue, please read How to report a bug.

Credits