The 7 Best Custom Kodi Skins

Personalize your Kodi 18 Leia viewing experience

Kodi is a free, open-source media player and entertainment hub available for multiple operating systems. Third-party skins boost Kodi's customizations and create a better media-watching experience.

We looked at the best custom Kodi skins around and evaluated each for ease of use, functionality, and design. Here are our picks for the top seven best Kodi skins.

Installing a Kodi skin is easy. From the Kodi home page, select Add ons > Download > Look and feel > Skin. You'll see a list of available skins, which you can download and install like any other Kodi add-on.

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Aeon Nox Silvo

Aeon Nox Silvo Kodi Skin
What We Like
  • Simple navigation.

  • Clean interface.

  • Customization options.

What We Don't Like
  • No background images by default.

  • Finding add-ons could be simpler.

Aeon Nox has been a popular theme for quite a while. The Silvo variant is the latest iteration that supports Kodi 18 Leia. In addition to Leia support, Aeon Nox Silvo includes a few additional enhancements and tweaks.

Aeon Nox Silvo looks and feels somewhat similar to the previous default Kodi theme, but enhanced. Aeon Nox offers more customization than the default. It also moves system tasks out of the way and replaces these tasks with more media categories and options on the home screen.

Aeon Nox Silvo is an excellent option for nearly any screen size or setup. The interface is free from clutter, and it's simple to navigate with a mouse and keyboard or a remote.

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Pellucid Kodi Skin
What We Like
  • Minimal design.

  • Crisp visuals.

  • Easy navigation.

What We Don't Like
  • May hide too much by default.

Pellucid is a departure from the norm. It's beautifully minimal and puts your library front and center. With Pellucid, most of the screen motion, extra animation, and large graphics are removed in favor of a simple menu on one screen, highlighted by a large background image.

Add-ons, programs, and system settings are conveniently stored under one menu in Pellucid. It displays your options in a grid, and you can quickly choose what you need. The layout is well designed and features smooth minimal animations to spice things up.

Pellucid is another great option on any screen. Its more minimal layout makes it a particularly good option for smaller devices.

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Box Kodi Skin
What We Like
  • Simple navigation.

  • Great customization options.

  • Convenient layout.

What We Don't Like
  • Really plain by default.

BOX takes a minimal approach by condensing your library options to one area of the screen. It relies on a tiled layout to make efficient use of that screen space and to position library options in a convenient way.

By default, BOX offers three media screens for music, movies, and TV, and it can be customized. Cycle through the screens by moving from side to side using your mouse, keyboard, or remote. Settings and add-ons occupy the fourth screen. The default Box configuration is rather plain. There are no background images, and the library screens look incomplete and empty. When you start customizing and add in your library, things get livelier.

BOX is another great option on all screens. It makes efficient use of screen space and offers multiple ways to navigate.

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Revolve Kodi Skin
What We Like
  • Quick and responsive.

  • Easy to find everything.

  • Simple navigation.

What We Don't Like
  • The mouse doesn't really work.

Revolve takes a radically different approach. With this skin, the menu revolves around a circle to the left of the screen. It may sound awkward, but navigation is smooth and snappy.

Revolve is designed to be used with a keyboard or remote, rather than a mouse. With either method, you can zip through your media library, moving easily through each level of navigation. It's an unusual layout, but it's surprisingly effective.

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fTV Kodi Skin
What We Like
  • Familiar layout.

  • Super simple navigation.

  • Great media integration.

What We Don't Like
  • No mouse support.

  • Really plain without a library.

fTV brings the original Fire TV user interface to Kodi. Its layout is reminiscent of Netflix, giving it a look and feel familiar to anyone who uses streaming services.

Each category unfolds into a series of rows in the right portion of the screen. Each row represents a different way to sort and categorize your media. Moving around in fTV is simple, and you shouldn't have any trouble adapting.

fTV doesn't work with a mouse. It even warns you to disable your mouse. For this reason, fTV is best suited for media PCs you control with a remote or Bluetooth keyboard.

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Chroma Kodi Skin
What We Like
  • Fast and visually complex.

  • Simple navigation.

  • Looks great.

What We Don't Like
  • Not appropriate for low-end devices.

Chroma is well-designed and fast. Everything has an elegant look, from its icons to the seeking bar, and the interface is responsive. Chroma offers five themes with varying color palettes and supports multiple input devices, though the keyboard seems to work best. This skin's mix of colors and designs is beautiful. Its level of detail means it wouldn't be appropriate for a lower-end device.

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Mimic Kodi skin
What We Like
  • Simple, uncluttered design.

  • You can customize its color and appearance.

What We Don't Like
  • Not as interesting as some of the other skins on this list.

Mimic has a clean, uncluttered design, but you can change its colors and alter its appearance with various display options. Mimic is an older skin with a loyal user base that appreciates its no-nonsense appeal. This is a great skin if you're looking for something lightweight that performs well.

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