Kodi - media provider configuration

Kodi require some configuration before allowing remote access by Symfonium. (See Kodi - media provider configuration)

Important: Symfonium requires at least Kodi 19 (Matrix) as it’s the first version with an efficient API for music sync and features.

Add provider

If your host was not auto detected by the wizard you need to add it manually.

The wizard support many ways to enter your provider information to be able to connect and will try to figure out the proper parameters.

  1. Full url

You should enter the full connection url in the URL field.

In that case the field port must be left empty.

  1. IP and Port

Or you can just enter the IP and port of the provider and Symfonium will try to figure out the rest.

Please note that the port field when filled takes precedence over any port filled in the URL field.
As a reminder http port is 80 and https port is 443.


If you have problems configuring your provider press the Enable button in the support card, then try again to add your host.

After Symfonium shows the error message, press the send button to open your email client with attached logs and write a message so that I can help you.

All settings

To access all available settings for a provider, you need to edit the provider after it has been added. (Settings / Manage media providers Settings - Manage media providers)

Wifi only

To prevent Symfonium from accessing the server when not connected to WiFi, please enable this option.

Prefer song thumbnail

Symfonium will store and display individual song thumbnails when available and not the album one.

Automatic image cache

Enabling this option will cache all media images locally on your device after each sync. However, it can also use up storage space on your device and potentially drain your battery faster if you have a large library with many images. It’s recommended to use this option if you have enough storage space available on your device and don’t mind the potential battery drain. If you have limited storage or battery life, it may be better to disable this option.

Automatic media offline cache

Enabling this option will cache media files from selected libraries for offline usage after sync, allowing you to play your music even when you are not connected to the internet. However, this may consume a lot of storage and battery usage, so it is important to consider this before enabling this option.

Kodi configuration

Enable remote access and auto discovery

From the home screen of Kodi select Settings

Go to Service settings

Activate Announce services to other systems

Remarks :
• On Windows platform you need to have Apple Bonjour installed. (Comes bundled with iTunes or with this tool). Required by Kodi not Symfonium.
• This part is only needed for auto discovery, you can still use manual configuration.
• On Android this option may be missing as broken and removed by Kodi team. You can still do manual configuration, there’s no impact on Symfonium usage.

Go to Control menu

Activate the options :
• Allow remote control via HTTP
• If you really want to use Kodi without a password you need to disable the require authentication option.

Please keep in mind that the HTTP server of Kodi is not really secure so you must ensure that the Kodi machine is not accessible from Internet or untrusted computers. You should set a Username and a Password to secure the connection.


• The steps shows the default Kodi skin, if the skin you use does not contains all those settings you might want to revert to the default one for the duration of the configuration.
• It is possible that some software on your computer use the same port that Kodi want to use, in this case just change the Port in the Webserver part to something else like 8888 or any unused value.
• If you use Skype on Windows 10 , do not use port 80 as it’s used but it will not trigger errors on Kodi.
• Auto-detection of hosts requires Multicast . Some routers does not support this or will block them by default. This will block Symfonium auto-detection, just continue with manual setup.
• By default, on Windows hosts, Zeroconf is not enabled and require external software to be installed on Kodi host. (Kodi requirement). Manual setup will always work.