Titan Bingie Mode Kodi Skin for Leia – THE Netflix-Style Skin for Kodi

Forget Aura! The Titan Bingie Mode skin for Kodi brings you the best Netflix experience to Kodi. People will think it's actually Netflix!

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…

Netflix View
Home Screen Using Netflix Bingie Mode Layout
Netflix Wide View

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
Select the cog icon to go to settings

 

  • Go to the File Manager
On the settings screen, select File Manager

 

  • Add a Source and enter the following URL exactly…
    https://cartmandos.github.io/repository.bingie/repository.bingie/
  • You can leave the name of the source as “repository.bingie”
Bingie Repo File Source

 

  • Now, go to Settings > Add-ons and select Install from zip file.
Select Install from zip file

 

  • Select repository.bingie
Install Zip From Bingie File Source

 

  • Select repository.bingie-1.0.0.zip
Bingie Repo Zip

 

  • Go back to Settings > Add-ons and select Install from repository.
Select Install from Repository

 

  • Select bingie repository.
Install From Bingie Repo

 

  • Select Look and feel.
Bingie Repo Look And Feel

 

  • Select Skin.
Skin

 

  • Select Titan Bingie MODE for Kodi Leia.
Titan Bingie Mode Skin For Kodi Leia

 

  • Select Install.
Install Titan Bingie Mode Skin

 

  • Select OK on the popup of dependencies.
Titan Bingie Mode Skin 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.

Titan Bingie Mode Settings

Change the Homescreen Layout

  • Go to Settings > Skin settings.
Skin Settings In Titan Bingie Mode Skin

 

  • Go to Homescreen layout > Homescreen layout.
Titan Bingie Mode Homescreen Layout

 

  • Change your homescreen layout to Netflix bingie MODE.
Netflix Bingie Mode Homescreen Layout

 

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.
Titan Bingie Mode Configure Shortcuts Edit Menu Shortcuts

 

  • With the first menu item highlighted on the left, move to the right and select Widgets.
Menu Item 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.
Select A Menu Item Widget

 

Note that you can change the layout of each widget to be Landscape vs Poster, and even Landscape Small.

Layout For Widgets

 

Here’s what it looks like after switching that widget to Poster.

Widget Using Poster Layout

Forced Views

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.

Titan Bingie Mode Forced Views

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.
Color Themes

 

  • Select bingie MODE.
Set Bingie MODE Color Theme

 

Now, your home screen should look something like this (with the red instead of blue).

The Look Of Bingie MODE Color Theme

Troubleshooting Issues With Titan Bingie Mode

If you get a failed to install a dependency error having to do with script.module.cherrypy, then try this.

Go back to and select: Add-on browser > Install from repository > Bingie Repository > Context Menus > Skin Helper Service > Install (or Update)

If the above method didn’t work, then you can install the Marcelveldt Repo manually.

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.

Fix Titan Bingie Mode Stuck on Black Screen

I had this happen on just one of my devices where I tested this skin.  Later on, I got a comment from someone else who had the same thing.

If you find yourself in this situation where you have no way to get back in the settings, there is a little trick.  If you hold the back button, a bottom slide-out menu should appear letting you select the setting cog to get back into the settings.

When I had this happen, I didn’t give up.  I went back into the skin settings and played around with it for a little while until things worked properly.  Specifically, check the optional add-ons you can install from the “Supported Addons” menu.  Also, under “Configure shortcuts“, there is a “Reset menu items” link which might help as well.

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!

8 thoughts on “Titan Bingie Mode Kodi Skin for Leia – THE Netflix-Style Skin for Kodi

  1. I added my trakt progress from exodus to this but they won’t play. Movies work fine. When I click on the episode and select play, there’s no source status showing. It just shows a loading spinner and then stops. Any idea how to fix this?

      1. Yes. It works from the exodus app directly and in other skins. I e switched to a different skin for now since I can’t get this one working. The issue is exists only for TV Shows. Movies play as expected.

  2. Great write-up, thank you! Couple questions though:
    1) How does this look/work with music albums & music videos in your local library?
    2) Can you integrate the Netflix add-on to mix with local media for this setup?
    3) Does this skin utilize YouTube for trailers? Should I create a YouTube API key to properly access this function?

    1. 1) I’m not sure… I haven’t checked it with music. I’m sure it looks good.
      2) Yes, you can create widgets with local media just like you could with streaming add-ons
      3) Yes, it uses YouTube for trailers, but don’t think it requires an API.

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