Bello 6 Skin

 

What Is a Skin?

In computing, a skin like Bello 6, is a custom graphical appearance preset package achieved by the use of a graphical user interface (GUI) that can be applied to specific computer softwareoperating system, and websites to suit the purpose, topic, or tastes of different users. As such, a skin can completely change the look and feel and navigation interface of a piece of application software or operating system. (source) There are many Blogs and Articles available that give a general description of what a skin like the Bello 6 Skin for example looks like. These also have a link from where the skin may be downloaded. But there never seems to be any description or an explanation of what you the user should see when first using a new skin. Where is File Manager located? How do I get back to Skin Settings ? Where are my Add-ons now? This Blog, as well as those to follow, will show you what is inside a new skin and how to get around within each category with the least amount of confusion possible.  

How to Install Bello 6

If you have a clean 17 install, you will have to enable unknown sources first.
  • Click Settings (cog)
  • Choose System Settings
  • Select Add-ons
  • Toggle Unknown Sources
  • A warning pop-up will appear
“Add-ons will be given access to personal data stored on this device. By allowing, you agree that you are solely responsible for any loss of data, unwanted behaviour, or damage to your device. Proceed?” This is your choice, if you wish to install 3rd Party add-ons you must agree.  We strongly advise against installing headline grabbing “the best add-on ever….” etc. and use only official developers with a proven track record. The Bello 6 skin is located in Kodi but must be installed. Please do the following :
  • Select System by clicking the Cog Icon located in the top left corner.
  • Click Interface.
  • Skin, to the right and directly below Look and Feel, click Skin.
  • Click Get more…..
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  • Locate Bello 6, it should be at the very top. and click. Wait for the installation process to finish. The next time you go back into you Skin Settings, you will see much the same as the photo above.
bello 6 Once installed, there will be a prompt asking if you wish keep this change. Select Yes.  

What’s Inside Bello 6

  bello 6 The first screen you will encounter is the new look Interface Settings. Starting with the Top Row and moving from Left to Right :
  1. INTERFACE– Skins Look and Feel, Regional Settings, Screensaver Settings, etc.
  2. MEDIA– Library, Music, Pictures, Video. Where you can fine tune your Media Files within Kodi>Fork.
  3. PLAYER– You will be able to Fine Tune how your media Files are played as well as setting up Subtitles, Playback, Media Codec, etc.
  4. LIVE TV– General overall Settings including Menu/OSD, Recording, Parental Control, etc.
  5. SERVICES– Allows you set Weather, Control (remote control), UPnD/DNLA, AirPlay, etc.
  6. Second row- SYSTEM– Display (calibration, etc.) Allow Unknown Sources, Audio Decoder, etc.
  7. ADD-ONS– My Add-ons, Recently Updated, Install from repo, Install from zipfile, etc.
  8. PROFILES– Master User, also where can add a new user. Have a look at this FAQ for more information.
  9. SYSTEM– Information about your device.
  10. SKIN– General settings, Background photos, Views, Colours, etc.
 

Bello 6 Settings

  bello 6   As you can see in the two merged photos above, you are able to access the same settings as shown in the previous Photo. To access each Sub-menu, move the cursor down slightly or using the Left-Right-Up-Down Arrows on Keyboard, click once on the Down arrow. Then move either Left or Right using the appropriate Arrow. Select Enter to open or left click on the Mouse.   bello 6 Use the same method to move thru the rest of the Options found in the Main Menu.      

Video Add-ons in Bello 6

  bello 6   One way to get direct access to your Video Add-ons is selecting Add-ons in the Sub-menu under VIDEO.  

File Manager

  bello 6   To open File Manager, under System, scroll to the far right and Select File Manager. The photo above will appear. Click Add source to continue.   bello 6   As you can see it is definitely not the same as other Skins you have seen. Enter the url where it reads Enter the paths….. Click Done when finished, do the same when prompted to enter a Name.  

Install from Repository

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  • Locate Add-ons in Main menu.
  • Open Sub-menu.
  • Scroll to the right to Install.
  • Click to open.
The Photo above will appear and show what Repositories you currently have installed.  

Installing Add-ons from a Repository

  bello 6   For this article, I have selected Androidbboy Repo.   bello 6   Once opened, Scroll down to Video add-ons and click to continue.   bello 6   The Add-on ANUBUS was selected. To install, look at the top row of information and select Install to continue. Again, where the install button is located is different from other skins. It’s a matter of using it regularly to get accustomed to where these settings are located.   bello 6   As shown in the Photo above, the Add-on is going thru the install process. All the Dependency Notifications are located in the bottom right corner when successfully installed.   bello 6   When completed, will see the Add-on is Enabled. If you wish, at this point you may open the Add-on by selecting … wait for it….. Open found in the top row information line.  

Changing Media Views in Bello 6 Skin

  bello 6   From time to time you may wish to change the Media Views to what is shown above from a Text description. Some call this the “Netflix Look”. To access the list available, move the Mouse Cursor to the far left or select the Left Arrow key on the keyboard and click once to open the Options menu.   bello 6   Click on the First option View. As you can see, to get the Media File look from the previous photo, Bello was selected. You may prefer a different view, the choice is yours.  

Powering Off Kodi in the Bello 6 Skin

  bello 6   When ready to exit Kodi, move the Cursor up or use the Up Arrow by clicking once. Then moving to the right, select Power. Then select Exit to power down. You will also notice something rather unique in Bello 6,  this is the “Arrow” Icon used in when a Mouse is being used.   bello 6   You’ll see a pleasant Splash screen thanking you for using Bello 6 Skin as shown above. Hope you give this Skin a try, it is different so be patient, and only if you’re comfortable using a keyboard to maneuver around and within this skin.  

InConclusion

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