4 Beautiful XBMC Skins That Will Make Your Media Centre Look Awesome

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4 Beautiful XBMC Skins That Will Make Your Media Centre Look Awesome


XBMC is by far our favourite media software, letting you create an awesome, customisable, play-everything media centre right on your TV. One of its coolest features is the ability to completely overhaul the interface with different skins, and while there are more skins and layouts than we could possibly show in one gallery, we’re showing off four of our favourites today.

Scroll down to see a few screenshots of each skin. And remember that each skin is customisable in its own right — which means that the media layouts below are only one of many. If you like the way a skin looks even a little bit, install it to XBMC and play around with it to see everything it can do.

Confluence


Main Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Confluence


Media View | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Confluence


Settings Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Alaska Revisited


Main Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Alaska Revisited


Media View | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Alaska Revisited


Settings Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Transparency!


Main Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Transparency!


Media View | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Transparency!


Settings Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Aeon Nox


Main Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Aeon Nox


Media View | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Aeon Nox


Settings Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Metropolis


Main Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Metropolis


Media View | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Metropolis


Settings Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories

For more info on creating an awesome, seamless, play-everything media centre, check out our complete guide to XBMC.

Comments

  • I love metropolis, been using it since eden was first released. In particular the banner tv show view (with the use banner.jpg option ticked and regular poster files as the folder.jog and a banner.jpg file using the art downloaded extension configured for tv only and only banner, made it easier to get all the shows ready for it). Ive found a few small bugs but I most of them will be fixed in the next release, which I hope is soon)

    I also change the theme for metropolis to purple mosaic (which you can get from the xbmc forum for metropolis, a steam punk version is also in the works.)

  • I use Rapier, which is great. It would be handy to know which of the above is keyboard/mouse friendly. Whilst the visuals are great, if it can’t handle a keyboard/mouse input then it is not useful to some.

  • I used reFocus for about 12 months. Its especially good for providing some eye candy on slower systems. Since upgrading the media centre I’ve settled on Aeon mq3. You’ll have to google for a link to the repo, but once you’ve installed via zip it’ll be available with the rest f the skins within xbmc.

    Aeon mq3 feels a bit slicker than aeon nox and has some more customisation options.

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