Kodi on Nvidia Shield Android TV sucks

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wjdzm

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It's been about three weeks since I got my Shield TV. Everything's running as expected except Kodi.
There hasn't been a single day where I used it without crashing for once - more like freezing I had to force stop. But I force stop Kodi once and if it freezes the second time, I have to restart the whole system since force stop is not available...
Bottomline is that Kodi is glitchy af when played around via Nvidia Shiled android TV. Am I the only one with this opinion?
 
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I play with Lodi a little but always go back to Plex. Plex is awesome especially with the plug in called SS-Plex

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I haven't had any problems running Kodi on my Shield TV.
My guess would be that it's not Kodi per se that is causing the freezes and the reboots.. It's likely one of the addons you installed that is the culprit.

Kodi takes a lot of unwarranted crap for 3rd party addons that are not officially supported by them that causes problems for the end user. If all the addons are officially support by the Kodi team then I would goto their site and describe your problem... If not, then start by removing them one at a time to see if the problems persist.

Also, Are you rooted ? Using custom rom ? Using alpha v17 of Kodi ?.. Hard to offer more advise w/o more info.
 
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Miamijerry

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You might try a different version of Kodi, I am running 16 with no problems.

Also you can install SPMC as another install of "Kodi", they co-exist without any problems. So you will have two installs to play with, try different setups.

The person who is developing SPMC, uses a NSTV for the development.
 

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I agree with burkett375. SPMC is much better. It's actually created by the lead Kodi android developer that has left Kodi. It's more optimized for Android Tv' devices and the latest version 16.2 has integrated voice search for SPMC. http://spmc.semperpax.com/

In general with KODI / SPMC you need to clear you cache and purge packages. Uninstall any addons or repos that not longer work to keep your system clean. I hear some people have issues with kodi downloaded directly from the playstore so it may be a good idea to download from the website and transfer it to your device.
 
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First thing I did when I got my shield was to upgrade the Kodi( I believe it was 15 version at the time) , this was prior to the shield update.
I then used the Chris B wizard the beast ..check it out on youtube and I have not looked back, it is very smooth and has never crashed for me...hope it helps
 

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Interesting... I use Kodi pretty much everyday, on many different devices (Windows, Samsung Android tablet, kid's amazon fire tablets, Shield TV, iMac, iPad, MX2 boxes...) and never have any single issue with it. Never force close, never crashes, always plays anything I throw at it. This is I think the most accomplished open source software that exists. I have used it for many years, went through many versions, and absolutely love that piece of software. Just saying "Kodi on Nvidia Shield Android TV sucks" without any detail of what you are trying to do with Kodi when it crashes is an insult to those developers who put so much of their personal time aside for us to freely download and enjoy their work.

Please take a look at this post from their website concerning non-official Kodi addons:
https://kodi.tv/the-piracy-box-sellers-and-youtube-promoters-are-killing-kodi/

For those who have mentioned SPMC, thank you, I never heard of it before!! Being developed by their original Android lead developer seems legit enough for me to test it out!
 
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There's some strife with the lead developer of SPMC and the Kodi foundation. That's why he left but it works to our advantage as he's implementing things the regular version of kodi doesn't have. He left Kodi as he didn't like the direction it's going and those who follow the community know the deal.
As far as third party addons go for the most part they're fine just because "kodi" hasn't supported or endorsed them doesn't mean much. They are trying to protect themselves. We all know that the "kodi" endorsed addons don't really offer much. Furthermore TVaddons is not KODI there a development team ( that also have a fork of kodi TVMC) and there developers also create their own addons that you probably use but don't release it.
 

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I experience the same problem with Force close not being available all the time when i need it. that pisses me off. also my sheild randomly exits back to the home screen whenever i am using the remote instead of controller.. I found a thread about a lot of others with the same problem.
 

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anyone who's having problems with Kodi: step 1) go to settings from the main leanback launcher , and go to apps and delete KODI's data / cache etc... then after that delete the app. Go to Kodi's website, download their latest version of Jarvis , as an APK , transfer it using your prefered method ( I use ES File explorer and go to network > Remote manager, turn it on, and access the FTP server from a computer or whatever, send files that way) ... and open it in ES file explorer or whatever... then you should have a working KODI that is more stable. Add your addons you wish, you'll find it SHOULD be tons more stable. I've had problems with the KODI from the playstore.
 
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anyone who's having problems with Kodi: step 1) go to settings from the main leanback launcher , and go to apps and delete KODI's data / cache etc... then after that delete the app. Go to Kodi's website, download their latest version of Jarvis , as an APK , transfer it using your prefered method ( I use ES File explorer and go to network > Remote manager, turn it on, and access the FTP server from a computer or whatever, send files that way) ... and open it in ES file explorer or whatever... then you should have a working KODI that is more stable. Add your addons you wish, you'll find it SHOULD be tons more stable. I've had problems with the KODI from the playstore.

Thanks, I'll try that. I have to agree with OP. Kodi Jarvis on Shield Marshmallow sucks! Scrolling is extremely choppy! Exiting Kodi takes FOREVER!

I came here to ask if anyone else has had issues with Kodi Jarvis, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

This looks pretty cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVyNISBZvfA <---- No longer works!

But we shouldn't have to mod Kodi just to get it to work the way it should in the first place!
 
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Miamijerry

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Kodi 16 is working perfectly on my NSTV, but I am on [ROM][Full Android Marshmallow for Shield TV][v.1.2]

It is slow to close after using for awhile, but no big deal, when you accept that as normal close behavior.
 
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Noobs and nerds community portal doesn't allow you to install builds on SPMC. So I have kodi for community builds and Schism for SPMC.

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    It's been about three weeks since I got my Shield TV. Everything's running as expected except Kodi.
    There hasn't been a single day where I used it without crashing for once - more like freezing I had to force stop. But I force stop Kodi once and if it freezes the second time, I have to restart the whole system since force stop is not available...
    Bottomline is that Kodi is glitchy af when played around via Nvidia Shiled android TV. Am I the only one with this opinion?
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    I haven't had any problems running Kodi on my Shield TV.
    My guess would be that it's not Kodi per se that is causing the freezes and the reboots.. It's likely one of the addons you installed that is the culprit.

    Kodi takes a lot of unwarranted crap for 3rd party addons that are not officially supported by them that causes problems for the end user. If all the addons are officially support by the Kodi team then I would goto their site and describe your problem... If not, then start by removing them one at a time to see if the problems persist.

    Also, Are you rooted ? Using custom rom ? Using alpha v17 of Kodi ?.. Hard to offer more advise w/o more info.
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    I agree with burkett375. SPMC is much better. It's actually created by the lead Kodi android developer that has left Kodi. It's more optimized for Android Tv' devices and the latest version 16.2 has integrated voice search for SPMC. http://spmc.semperpax.com/

    In general with KODI / SPMC you need to clear you cache and purge packages. Uninstall any addons or repos that not longer work to keep your system clean. I hear some people have issues with kodi downloaded directly from the playstore so it may be a good idea to download from the website and transfer it to your device.
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    Interesting... I use Kodi pretty much everyday, on many different devices (Windows, Samsung Android tablet, kid's amazon fire tablets, Shield TV, iMac, iPad, MX2 boxes...) and never have any single issue with it. Never force close, never crashes, always plays anything I throw at it. This is I think the most accomplished open source software that exists. I have used it for many years, went through many versions, and absolutely love that piece of software. Just saying "Kodi on Nvidia Shield Android TV sucks" without any detail of what you are trying to do with Kodi when it crashes is an insult to those developers who put so much of their personal time aside for us to freely download and enjoy their work.

    Please take a look at this post from their website concerning non-official Kodi addons:
    https://kodi.tv/the-piracy-box-sellers-and-youtube-promoters-are-killing-kodi/

    For those who have mentioned SPMC, thank you, I never heard of it before!! Being developed by their original Android lead developer seems legit enough for me to test it out!
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    anyone who's having problems with Kodi: step 1) go to settings from the main leanback launcher , and go to apps and delete KODI's data / cache etc... then after that delete the app. Go to Kodi's website, download their latest version of Jarvis , as an APK , transfer it using your prefered method ( I use ES File explorer and go to network > Remote manager, turn it on, and access the FTP server from a computer or whatever, send files that way) ... and open it in ES file explorer or whatever... then you should have a working KODI that is more stable. Add your addons you wish, you'll find it SHOULD be tons more stable. I've had problems with the KODI from the playstore.