SPMC is a fork of Kodi which is maintained by the former Android developer of the official Kodi release. It is developed exclusively with Android devices in mind, and offers certain interesting features like voice search, which the official Kodi won’t offer until their next version is released. For years we encouraged users of TV boxes to choose SPMC over Kodi, however lately SPMC support has been slow and we no longer recommend with the same enthusiasm as we previously did. Although it includes Python 2.7 support, which means it can play the same content as the newer Krypton versions can, it’s still aligned with the older Jarvis version of Kodi. It should also be noted that the recent security threat regarding malicious subtitles has been fixed in this version as well.
The main selling point for SPMC right now is the voice search, although Kodi does have voice search coming in their next release anyway. We won’t deny the fact that voice search is a great feature that makes the whole Kodi experience significantly more enjoyable on devices like the NVIDIA Shield TV or Amazon Fire TV which offer voice control. At the end of the day, if you don’t want to wait for the official Kodi to release their next version with voice seach, go with SPMC. It performs very well and we really only have good things to say about it. Before you get too excited though, we should mention that Android 5.0 is the minimum operating system requirement, so it won’t work with older Android boxes that don’t support Krypton either.
SPMC is available for installation directly through the Google Play store. If you already have SPMC installed through Google Play, it should automatically update on your device, however you might have to go into the Google Play app to initiate the update manually.
Current Version: SPMC 16.7.1 Jarvis
Step 1: Navigate to the Play Store app on your Android device.
Step 2: Click on the Search Google Play input box.
Step 3: Input spmc using the on-screen keyboard, and then click on the top SPMC search result.
Step 4: Click on the green INSTALL button.
Step 5: Click on the green ACCEPT button to proceed.
Step 6: Wait a minute for the SPMC app to download and install.
Step 7: Click on the green OPEN button to launch SPMC for the first time. If you’re on an Android TV device you’re now done, mobile phone and tablet users should continue reading below.
Now that you have SPMC installed to your Android TV device, you’ll probably want to go ahead and add our Fusion Installer, followed by our Indigo tool which will help you get started with your Kodi addon setup.
Android Phone or Tablet Users Only
Please Note: If you are on a mobile device, Kodi will load with a touchscreen optimized skin by default, continue below to change the skin back to the default one used in the rest of our instructional guides.
Step 8: Click on the cogwheel button at the bottom right of your screen.
Step 9: Click on the Appearance menu.
Step 10: Click on the Skin field that displays re-Touched by default.
Step 11: Click on the Confluence skin.
Step 12: Click on the Yes button when prompted to keep the skin change.
Step 13: Return to your Kodi home screen to find it look like it does in the rest of our guides, you’re done!
Now that you’re SPMC for Android setup looks the same as other Kodi versions, it would probably be a good idea to go ahead and add our Fusion Installer, as well as our Indigo tool which will help you get going with Kodi addons and more.