Shutting Down Kodi

The Proper way to shutdown Kodi

Something we have been dealing with frequently is shutting down Kodi. Kodi is a complex open source program and the proper way to shut down is to press the power button on the lower left hand side of the screen when in Kodi. It takes a minute or 2 to shutdown because it is so complex, when you have numerous add ons that auto update, etc, they are running in the background while shutting down. When you just power the box down or unplug while Kodi is running, it essentially crashes and this can cause the code to break. This can cause an add on to stop working if it is updating and it is powered off or unplugged. The worst case scenario is Kodi will have to be deleted and reinstalled, then programmed. Remember to shut down Kodi with the power button.