How To Check A Kodi Log File


How To Check Kodi Log File




This tutorial will show you two ways on how to check Kodi log file on your streaming device.

The first methid below outlines how to view the log files from a text editor

Second method involves using a Kodi addon that enables you to view it directly on Kodi.

How To Check Kodi Log File Manually

Even if you have used Kodi for a short period of time, more than likely you have been presented with the message, “One or more items failed to play.  Check the log file for details.”

Your immediate reaction is probably, “Where can I find the Kodi log file?”

Below are the locations where you can find the Kodi log file, specific to the operating system that you are using.

The Kodi log file is a simple text document that you can open with any type of text editor such as Notepad on Windows.

Simply browse to the location of where the log file is stored on your respective device and open it.

Windows: C:\Users\{user_name}\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\kodi.log
Mac: /Users/{user_name}/Library/Application Support/Kodi/kodi.log
iOS: /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/Kodi/kodi.log
Android:{storage}/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
Linux: ~/.kodi/kodi.log
OpenELEC & LibreELEC: /storage/.kodi/kodi.log
OSMC: /home/osmc/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
XBian: /home/xbian/.kodi/temp/kodi.log

This should work on Fire Sticks, Android TV Boxes, and most other Android Systems.

You can download and install an application called ES File Explorer and use the Android path outlined above to access the Kodi log file on those systems.

Note:  You must go into ES File Explorer Settings / Display Settings / and turn on “Show hidden files” option.



Legal Copyright Disclaimer: This technology shall only be used to stream movies or TV shows that fall under the public domain.  Sudo Grizzly Gents,LLC does not endorse or promote illegal activity tied to streaming or downloading copyrighted works. The end-user shall be solely responsible for media accessed through any service or app referenced on this Website.  Referenced applications/addons are not hosted by Sudo Grizzly Gents, LLC and this guide is for educational purposes only.  

How To Check Kodi Log File With Addon

Luckily for us, there is a nice addon called Log Viewer for Kodi that we can install that will allow us to check the Kodi log file quickly.  This method is especially useful for those of us who use streaming boxes and it is difficult getting to the actual log file itself.

Log Viewer for Kodi Instructions

 Click Add-ons menu item within Kodi.

Click the open package icon at top of the menu on left-hand side.

Click Install from repository.

Click Kodi Add-on repository.

Click Program add-ons.

Click Log Viewer for Kodi and then click Install.

This addon will now be available under your Program Addons category within Kodi and you may launch Log Viewer from there to view your information.



How To Check Kodi Log File




This tutorial will show you two ways on how to check Kodi log file on your streaming device.

The first methid below outlines how to view the log files from a text editor

Second method involves using a Kodi addon that enables you to view it directly on Kodi.

How To Check Kodi Log File Manually

Even if you have used Kodi for a short period of time, more than likely you have been presented with the message, “One or more items failed to play.  Check the log file for details.”

Your immediate reaction is probably, “Where can I find the Kodi log file?”

Below are the locations where you can find the Kodi log file, specific to the operating system that you are using.

The Kodi log file is a simple text document that you can open with any type of text editor such as Notepad on Windows.

Simply browse to the location of where the log file is stored on your respective device and open it.

Windows: C:\Users\{user_name}\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\kodi.log
Mac: /Users/{user_name}/Library/Application Support/Kodi/kodi.log
iOS: /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/Kodi/kodi.log
Android:{storage}/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
Linux: ~/.kodi/kodi.log
OpenELEC & LibreELEC: /storage/.kodi/kodi.log
OSMC: /home/osmc/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
XBian: /home/xbian/.kodi/temp/kodi.log

This should work on Fire Sticks, Android TV Boxes, and most other Android Systems.

You can download and install an application called ES File Explorer and use the Android path outlined above to access the Kodi log file on those systems.

Note:  You must go into ES File Explorer Settings / Display Settings / and turn on “Show hidden files” option.



Legal Copyright Disclaimer: This technology shall only be used to stream movies or TV shows that fall under the public domain.  Sudo Grizzly Gents,LLC does not endorse or promote illegal activity tied to streaming or downloading copyrighted works. The end-user shall be solely responsible for media accessed through any service or app referenced on this Website.  Referenced applications/addons are not hosted by Sudo Grizzly Gents, LLC and this guide is for educational purposes only.  

How To Check Kodi Log File With Addon

Luckily for us, there is a nice addon called Log Viewer for Kodi that we can install that will allow us to check the Kodi log file quickly.  This method is especially useful for those of us who use streaming boxes and it is difficult getting to the actual log file itself.

Log Viewer for Kodi Instructions

 Click Add-ons menu item within Kodi.

Click the open package icon at top of the menu on left-hand side.

Click Install from repository.

Click Kodi Add-on repository.

Click Program add-ons.

Click Log Viewer for Kodi and then click Install.

This addon will now be available under your Program Addons category within Kodi and you may launch Log Viewer from there to view your information.

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