In the past we covered the top Kodi skins for Raspberry Pi 3, Nvidia Shield TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Due to request from some of the readers, we decided to publish an expanded list of best Kodi Skins in 2017 for all devices. Kodi Skins not only make your media center look better, they also often times extend the features of your Kodi setup. It may add new shortcut menu (eg. Favorites) or offer more media view types. These can help you showoff your media center to your friends. Without further ado, let’s get to it and see what are the best Kodi skins.
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Best Kodi Skins 2017
In today’s article you will find my 10 best Kodi skins 2017 that offer a great interface, a wide range of customization options and great functionality. Note that this list is a recommendation based on my personal preference and your preference may be different.
Aeon Nox is one of the best Kodi skins 2017, because it has a futuristic interface and it is not a lot different from the default Kodi skin (Confluence). It has a wide range of customization settings like colors, fonts and skin theme. Besides that, you can go deeper and modify the main menu look, while enabling or disabling various settings for this skin. If you are a beginner and you looking for best skins for Kodi, then you can go ahead and try this skin right now. [Read:Kodi Aeon Nox Skin Review: a modern look for your HTPC]
2. Arctic: Zephyr
Arctic: Zephyr is another one of the best Kodi skins 2017 because it has a beautiful and functional interface showing a lot of information at a quick glance. It comes in both light and dark variants but unfortunately it does not support mouse and touch for navigating trough the menu, so you need to stick with your remote. You can easily customize the layout for your media and if you want, you can go deeper and modify even the highlight color so judging by all the features it provides, you can easily tell that Arctic: Zephyr is one of the best skins for Kodi.
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3. Aeon MQ6
It is one of the oldest and best skins for Kodi. If you’ve been around with Kodi for a while you most probably heard about Aeon MQ skin. Being one of the best Kodi themes, Aeon MQ6 offers you the power to modify every part of the skin from the menu items, widgets and media labels to the furniture from the interface. It’s hard not to find a good combination of settings that sooth your needs with this skin, so make sure you check it out.
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4.Black Glass Nova
We continue our journey trough the best Kodi skins 2017 list with Black Glass Nova, a theme that reminds me of Windows Vista’s glass windows. There are two modes available, the usual Black Glass mode which turns everything in black glass tiles, and the Black Glass Nova Mode where the glass tiles are smaller and show only in the smaller posters and menus. It’s not as customizable as other skins but if you like the glass effect, make sure you check it out.
One of the best Kodi skins started as a mod for an older skin named Niamu, but because this one started to develop a personality of it’s own, it needed a name of it’s own. Enter BOX, the skin with 15 customizable Main Menus, 5 customizable Sub-Menus and over 35 widgets for them. Besides that, BOX allows the user to change the color accents for the skins making sure there is at least one color to match your preferences. The mouse and touch support is present, so you can use this skin on any device without the need to stick with only one input device. Without a doubt, Box is one of the best Kodi skins 2017 because of it’s complete set of features offered in a beautiful package. [Read: Kodi BOX Skin review: a simple and cool skin for your HTPC]
KOver 2 is a skin sporting a futuristic look, focusing on showing information without cluttering the screen. The best part about KOver 2 is the KOver Designer feature that allows anybody to customize different sections of the interface in a professional looking interface, but without requiring special skills. The whole skin is build around KOver Designer so make sure to play around with it’s settings after you install this skin. Auto Build is another feature made for the users that allows you to build the viewtypes of the skins automatically, shortening the time needed to customize the skin. [Read: Kodi KOver Skin review: make your own Kodi skin]
The OMNI skin has it’s main feature right in the name, because of it’s omnipresent menus. This skins has some similarities to the Mimic skin but OMNI is more streamlined, and it lacks the number of customization options. The main focus for this skin is the main menu and mubmenu which are accesible from every window. By pressing left from the main menu, you get right in the submenu where you can go to another section of your Kodi player.
OMNI skin has only the List and Wall view, so if you want other views you may need to look elsewhere, but for me, this is one of the best skins for Kodi because of it’s simplicity and ease of use.
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If you like the Apple TV interface, then you will probably love the SIO2 skin because it resembles Apple’s interface and it somehow offers the same functionality. The developer for the SiO2 skin made this skin with the intention to put the least amount of clicks between you and the content you want to watch, and i believe that he did a great job because you can start watching a new movie, or play a new song in no time. Because of that, you don’t have the customizability options other skins have but keep in mind that SiO2 was created to be a minimalist and easy to use Kodi skin, so that’s why it’s on the list for the best Kodi skins of 2017. [Read: Kodi SiO2 Skin Review: Fewer clicks and more entertainment]
Pellucid is another minimal skin for Kodi with a similar left menu, positioned on the left, like OMNI. It sports a clean menu with posters on the bottom of the screen and fade in animations, earning it’s place in the best Kodi skins 2017 top. Having full PVR support Pellucid is a great skin for users that use Kodi for their Live TV media consumption. It is only compatible with Kodi Krypton but this should not be a problem, considering that the 17th iteration of Kodi is one of the most stable versions to date, so make sure you check out the Pellucid skin, one of the best Kodi skins available to date.
Rapier is one of the most complete Kodi skins for your media center. It sports a wide range of configuration options, showing a lot of information on the screen without being too cluttered. It has a clean and modern interface and which can be customized to your liking without too much trouble. Even if Rapier is one of the oldest skins available, it’s earned it place on on this top, being one of the best Kodi themes with continuous support and up to date looks.[Read:Kodi Rapier Skin Review: an amazing Kodi interface]
Best Kodi skins 2017 – Which one should I choose?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it’s hard for me to say what’s the best skin you can choose. After reading this article, I am sure you like at least a couple of themes so my recommendation is to try them out, and stick with the skin you like the most. Once you have embellished your Nvidia Shield TV Kodi interface, take it to the next level with these Kodi addons or streaming apps. Most of the skins listed in this post can be installed and configured in under 10 minutes so try them out and let us know in the comment section what is your favorite skin and why.