How To Add Shortcuts On Kodi

Kodi is the best media centre you can use, and while you can customize the skins, adding Kodi home screen shortcuts to your favourites is tricky for many users. One way around this is the favourites menu, which is a convenient way to organize your favourite media content or add-ons quickly.

The favourites menu shines as it enables you to see how to add shortcuts to Kodi quickly. In our guide, you can learn how to add a Kodi favorites shortcut.

By the end, you’ll see how to do this using the two most popular skins (Estuary skin and Confluence skin), although the same way on Kodi, adding shortcuts can be done on other skins too customize your Kodi media centre. (Learn How To Install Stream Hub On Kodi)

Adding Kodi Shortcuts

How To Add Kodi Shortcuts to Confluence Skin

Here are the easy steps to follow to create shortcuts for your favourite add-ons on the Kodi home screen using the Confluence skin.

  1. Open Kodi.
  2. Select SYSTEM.
  3. Select Appearance.
  4. Select Skin > Settings.
  5. Select Add-On Shortcuts.
  6. Choose the video submenu you want to add on shortcuts to show from this screen. You can pick from video, music, or Program.
  7. Here as an example, choose Home page “Videos” submenu, and select Add-On 1.
  8. In the following screen, select the add-on to use as your homes screen shortcut.
  9. When you return to the previous screen. You will see the add-on has been added as a shortcut.
  10. Now, navigate to your home screen, and you’ll see a shortcut for that add-on. Kodi lets you install five shortcuts for each sub-menu.

Thus, you can easily add your favourite movies, music, and video add-ons for quick access.

Method 2# How To Add Addon Shortcuts To Kodi Home Screen

Select Add-Ons – My Add-Ons (Under categories) on the right

Video Add-Ons or Program Add-Ons depending on what to add

Pick your Video Add-On or Program Add-On to bring up the Context Menu.

  • On the Remote: Guide Button
  • Using a Mouse: Right-Click
  • On a Keyboard: Letter C
  • On a Tablet: Double-Finger Tap
  • Using an Amazon Fire TV Remote: Button with 3 Horizontal Lines
  • Apple TV Remote: Hold the Menu Button
  • Nvidia Shield: Hold the A button down
  1. Select Add to Favourites – Return to Kodi home screen.
  2. Click “Favourites” to view Add-ons you’ve added.
  3. Always use the exit button when finished with Kodi, or you could lose your shortcuts.

Adding Shortcuts to Estuary Skin

  1. Navigate to settings using by clicking the highlighted gear icon.
  2. Click on interface settings.
  3. Head to Skin and select Configure skin.

Kodi Main Menu Customization

Main Menu Customization

As illustrated above, go to the main menu items, and scroll down until you find Favourites. Then check the button to make it white rather than grey. (Learn How To Install Aftershock on Kodi)

  1. The favourites menu should appear on the home screen as nothing has been set as a favourite.
  2. Here, you can see how to set an add-on as a favourite; use a YouTube add-on as an example.
  3. When your cursor or remote is hovering over a piece of content, such as the YouTube add-on, right-click it and click Add to favourites.
  4. Choose the home screen and look through your favourite’s menu.
  5. It shows that the videos add-on has been installed.

Simply click one place to reveal the sub-menu. Next, find the addons you want to add to Kodi’s main menu.

Now select the addon you wish to install after you scroll to find the ones you want.

Shortcuts for Kodi 17 Krypton

The default theme of Kodi 17 Krypton has been altered from previous versions. In addition, Kodi now comes with two pre-installed skins.

Estuary and Estouchy are two new Kodi default skins; Estouchy is designed for touchscreen devices. In the meantime, the new default skins do not provide shortcuts for add-ons. (Learn How To Install Vidtime On Kodi)

Add Icons to Kodi Home Screen?

  1. Select SYSTEM and then Settings.
  2. Click Interface.
  3. Select the submenu for the add-on shortcuts on the Add-on menu.
  4. You can select categories such as video, Movies, music, widgets, folder, or program.

How do I add menu items to Kodi?

How to use the Estuary Mod skin to add on shortcuts for categories and menu options

  1. Click the gear icon at the top of the main menu.
  2. Select skin settings.
  3. Choose to customize the main menu.
  4. Click the plus sign and create new addon shortcuts.
  5. Click your new menu item on the left of the screen.

How do I change Kodi skin settings?

  1. Begin by going to the home screen.
  2. Select the System Settings (the gear) icon at the top of the menu.
  3. Choose a user interface.
  4. Select Skin in the Interface settings, then Skin under Look and feel.

How To Add Shortcuts On Kodi