Recently Added Refresh Add-on


This addon service monitors for changes to Kodis Audio/Video library and when it detects a change it forces Kodi to refresh it's recently added widgets.

Only useful when using a Kodi shared SQL database
Install this service on each client and when the shared DB gets updated, all the clients will refresh their recently added widgets.


  • No notifications / playback interruptions
  • Setting for a poll time of 10s to 300s (default 10s)
  • Use on clients that use a shared SQL database



First follow THIS post to install the SlyGuy Add-on Repository.

Now navigate to "Main Menu -> Add-ons -> My Add-ons"
Select ".." then select "Install from repository"
Select "SlyGuy Repository".
Select "Services" then "Recently Added Refresh"

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

That's it. The service is now running.
No further configuration is required.

How does it work?

The service at every poll interval (default 10s) will query the Kodi API for the recently added movies / episodes / albums / songs.

It will store the last known value and when it changes it tells Kodi to do a library update on a non-existant directory. This makes the library update finish instantly and then Kodi will refresh the recently added widgets. Success! The library update is set to not show any notification so it all happens silently.


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