As most of you already know, we released the SkystreamTV Updater application earlier this year. The SkystreamTV Updater has been a huge success and has helped keep all of our customers up to date with Kodi. Recently we added a changelog to the updater so that our users would know what was actually going to be updated in the latest version. This step was a huge help in that users could make a decision as to whether or not they wanted to run a fresh install or skip the update.

Over the last few months we received lots of feedback about the SkystreamTV updater app. Most of it was positive, but one thing we kept on hearing was “Everytime I run the updater I have to reinstall Real Debrid, Trakt, Addons I installed on my own.”

So we hunkered down in the lab to see if we could make the updater update Kodi while leaving the users personalization in Kodi. While it seems like something that would be simple, it actually turned out to be quite a project. We won’t bore you with the boring coding that needed to be done or how the file structure of Kodi and the addon folders made it difficult. Long story short, we got it done and have released it an an automatic update when you open the updater.

If you do not have the SkystreamTV Updater or if it does not auto update when you open it, we have provided instructions at the bottom of this article.

Here is a screen shot of the change log that we recently added to the updater.

Skystream Kodi change log

This is the screen that you will see after you have selected either the Family Friendly or Adult Version.

SkystreamTV Kodi Updater

 

Fresh Install – Clicking on Fresh Install WILL completely wipe any personalization you have added to Kodi. This includes Real Debrid accounts, Trakt accounts, favorites within Kodi, favorites within addons, additional addons that you have installed, and background images you have added. ONLY click on Fresh Install if you wish to completely wipe Kodi and end up with a clean installation. All personalization will need to be reinstalled by the end user.

Save User Settings – Save User Settings – Clicking on Save User Settings will update everything in Kodi the same way Fresh Install does, but will save most personalization that the end user has installed. Save User Settings will keep Real Debrid accounts, Trakt accounts, favorites within Kodi, favorites within addons, additional addons that you have installed, and background images you have added. This is the best option for users who have added personalization to their Kodi.

We are very excited that our users will no longer have to reinstall most personalization within Kodi after running the SkystreamTV Updater. We are always looking at ways to improve our customers experience and we feel that this is going to make Kodi much easier and effortless for many users.

SkystreamTV Updater instructions

1. Open your Web Browser App. That is the one with the Icon of a Globe of the Earth or a WWW Icon. On the address bar at the top, erase the address that is there and type in www.tinyurl.com/ssupdate22

2. Press the select button on your remote or click on the Go button on the on screen keyboard. If you typed the address correctly you will see a small pop up that says “Starting Download.” If you get a Pop-Up Window, just click Browser Always.

3. Press the Home button on your remote to get to the home screen of the unit.

4. Click on “My Apps” or “All Apps”

5. Click on App installer

6. Click on Local Disk

7. Let it search for the program

8. Click on SkystreamTV Update
(If you have downloaded previous versions of the Updater please make sure you are clicking on the newest one. It will say “/storage/emulated/0/download/file.apk” under SkystreamTV Update) This is the only version that you should install. If you have downloaded any other versions of the SkystreamTV Updater please ignore them.

SkystreamTV Kodi Updater Version

9. A pop up will appear. Click on install and let it install

10. Once it is done installing click on Open

11. Once the program opens click on Continue

12. Click on the build you want to install and let it install

13. Once it is done installing the build it will automatically open Kodi. IMPORTANT – Let Kodi sit for 10 minutes and allow all of the addons to update!!!!

14. Congratulations, you have just installed the new SkystreamTV Updater.