NOOBS Companion KODI Add-on


  • Automatically scans and lists installed NOOBS / PINN systems
  • Boot into any system via the add-on (simply select it)
  • Add a favorites shortcut to boot into any system
  • Rename system display name & change icon
  • Choose which system default boots
  • Works with USB or SD card installs
  • Works in LibreELEC, OpenELEC, OSMC & Xbian
  • Install Boot-Back (see Boot-Back section below)

How to Install

Step 1

Follow THIS post to install my KODI Add-on Repository (if not already installed).

Step 2

Navigate to "Main Menu -> Add-ons -> My Add-ons"
Select ".." then select "Install from repository"
Select " Repository".
Select "Program add-ons" then "NOOBS Companion"

Select "Install" and the add-on will download and install.

You can now access the add-on in the Add-ons main menu item.

Click into the add-on and you can now boot into any of the NOOBS systems by simply selecting it.


Default Boot

Go into the NOOBS Companion add-on and navigate to the system you wish to default boot.
Open the KODI context menu on this item and select "Set to Default Boot"

This system will now automatically boot when you turn on your Pi.

To remove the default boot, set "Default Boot" on the PINN / NOOBS system.
You can also hold SHIFT while booting and then press ESC to change which OS boots.


For the below systems there is an extra context menu item for installing "Boot-Back".
This will modify the chosen system to allow for easier booting back into KODI.

The changes it makes are as below.


Modifies the /recalbox/scripts/ script to reboot back into KODI partition instead of it's own internal KODI version.


Adds /recalbox/share/system/ script that modifies the /recalbox/scripts/ script on each boot to make it reboot back into KODI partition instead of it's own KODI.


Adds a system.d drop-in to reboot to KODI on any clean exit of the retroarch service.


A bash script, icon and desktop shortcut are added to reboot back into KODI partition when double clicked.


Adds a KODI system to the main menu.
Selecting this then "KODI" will reboot back into KODI partition.


1) NOOBS Companion add-on is removed from KODI.

Re-install the add-on following the steps above.

2) X System no longer boots back into KODI

Do the "Install Boot-back" step again on the system