I posted earlier about the Aura skin, claiming that it brought the best Netflix experience to Kodi. While the Aura skin is a great skin, I now have to retract my claim because Titan Bingie Mode is so much better of a Netflix clone UI (user interface) for Kodi. It’s so good that people might not notice that it’s Kodi and not actually Netflix.
See How Much Titan Bingie Mode Looks Like Netflix
Here are some screenshots to show what it looks like…
How to the Install Titan Bingie Mode Kodi Skin
First things first, this skin only works with Kodi 18 Leia. If you are still using the older Kodi 17 Krypton, you will need to update Kodi in order to use this skin.
Now, without further ado…
- Go to the Kodi settings
- Go to the File Manager
- Add a Source and enter the following URL exactly…
- You can leave the name of the source as “repository.bingie”
- Now, go to Settings > Add-ons and select Install from zip file.
- Select repository.bingie
- Select repository.bingie-1.0.0.zip
- Go back to Settings > Add-ons and select Install from repository.
- Select bingie repository.
- Select Look and feel.
- Select Skin.
- Select Titan Bingie MODE for Kodi Leia.
- Select Install.
- Select OK on the popup of dependencies.
- Once it finishes installing, it will ask you if you want to switch to the new skin. Select Yes.
How to Configure Titan Bingie Mode Skin for the Best Experience
Right out of the box, this skin does not look very good with the default settings, but the good news is that you’ll have it configured and looking awesome in no time!
A tip before we get started… clicking the back button on your remote or backspace key on your keyboard while on the home screen will bring up this side panel so you can get to the settings.
Change the Homescreen Layout
- Go to Settings > Skin settings.
- Go to Homescreen layout > Homescreen layout.
- Change your homescreen layout to Netflix bingie MODE.
Configure Menu Widgets
Each row of the Netflix-style interface is a widget that is part of a menu item. This actual menu item shortcuts are only accessible from that slide-out side panel, but the homescreen layout displays the widgets that are associated with the menu items. You will need to set up each of those widgets to start filling in rows of content to browse through. The beauty of it is that you can configure these widgets to point deep inside of Kodi streaming add-ons like Exodus, etc.
- In the Skin Settings, go to Configure shortcuts > Edit menu shortcuts.
- With the first menu item highlighted on the left, move to the right and select Widgets.
- Here you can configure up to 8 widgets for each menu item. For example, if you followed my Ultimate Kodi Setup, you can configure one widget to show your Exodus – New Episodes from your Trakt Progress.
Note that you can change the layout of each widget to be Landscape vs Poster, and even Landscape Small.
Here’s what it looks like after switching that widget to Poster.
By default when you are browsing around through shows, seasons, and episodes, it will be using the default view which doesn’t look very good. First play around with the views using the side panel when viewing these things. Then, you can set your forced views for different types of content.
In the Skin Settings > Forced views, you can enable force views and then set TV Shows to Netflix, and set Seasons and Episodes to Wide Netflix.
Change the Color Theme
So far, all of these screenshots have been using the default blue color theme, but you can change it to the Netflix red, black, and gray colors called the Bingie MODE Color Theme.
- Go to Skin Settings > Color Themes.
- Select bingie MODE.
Now, your home screen should look something like this (with the red instead of blue).
Troubleshooting Issues With Titan Bingie Mode
If you get a failed to install a dependency error having to do with script.module.cherrypy, then you need to install the Marcelveldt Repo.
To install the Marcelveldt Repo, download this file to your device, https://github.com/kodi-community-addons/repository.marcelveldt/raw/master/repository.marcelveldt/repository.marcelveldt-1.0.1.zip and then go to Settings > Add-ons > Install from zip file, and then browse to this file that you downloaded.
Thoughts and Tips?
If you want more information about this skin, visit this official thread from the developer.
Let me know what you think of this skin. Leave a comment below.
Also, since there are a TON of settings in this skin, if you find any other tips to make this even better, please leave me a comment down below. Thanks!