Req Any Web Interface modeled after Netflix, so I could Use Kodi without a Monitor?
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Currently, I have a TV connected to my PI. Is there a way to have a Webinterface similar to Netflix to access Videos and get them streamed over web browser. It should not try to run it on the connected TV.

Currently, If I use one of the available Web Interface all videos get started on the connected TV.
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Kodi isn't designed to run headless as a server.

There have been a few attempts over the years to rework it in that way, but to my knowledge there is nothing ongoing at the moment (and none of the work is "official" by the team, although some team members have been involved as individual developers).

Plex might be a better way for your usage case?

Editted to add - having said the above, there is this thread which may offer a headless Kodi, although I don't think it will be what you want as Kodi isn't designed to stream to other devices. I suspect this headless Kodi will be just for a central database that other installs can share.
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Interesting, I assumed that Kodi itself is more a server and the frontend for browser or TV is separate. Now I understand why this Browser add-ons for Remote control are that limited.

Thanks for your answer.
May take this as an Enhancement request to enhance possibilities for Browser. This day's I'm not anymore so much on TV and sometimes stream from Mobil phone or Tablet. I would like it if the Browser contain similar possibilities like the TV frontend has.
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Kodi is basically designed as a media centre and player, with the assumption that it's either on a device which has playback capabilities (e.g. a smart TV) or is on a device that is connected directly to such a device (such as a Shield, a FireStick, a Pi or of course an actual computer).

You can ask, but as it would be a rather major change I doubt it will get much attention (especially given we're not overstocked with developers even for the core stuff at the moment). Kodi can act as a DLNA server, but personally I always find that experience to be less than optimal.

As I said above, something like Plex might fit your needs better, as that can playback in a browser.
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(2022-12-09, 18:10)Mannshoch Wrote: Interesting, I assumed that Kodi itself is more a server and the frontend for browser or TV is separate. Now I understand why this Browser add-ons for Remote control are that limited.

Thanks for your answer.
May take this as an Enhancement request to enhance possibilities for Browser. This day's I'm not anymore so much on TV and sometimes stream from Mobil phone or Tablet. I would like it if the Browser contain similar possibilities like the TV frontend has.

Since Plex was mentioned, Mezzmo is also a viable option.  It has seamless Kodi integration and a good web interface.  I maintain the Mezzmo Kodi addon and Wiki.  Here's a screenshot of the various Kodi and Web interfaces including the native integration.  Happy to answer questions.


Thanks,

Jeff
Running Kodi with the Mezzmo Kodi addon.  The easy way to share your media. | Service.autostop , CBC Sports and Mezzmo Kodi addon author
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