Do you ever find that your Genesis Library hasn’t updated with the newest TV episode that just aired? Force update Genesis and your library with this tip!
Welcome back to part 4 of our Kodi Genesis tips. If you want to check out some other Genesis tips, here are our others:
For part 4 of our Kodi Guide, we have important tips and information to force update Genesis to update your library.
This happens all the time to me: I wait patiently for a TV show to air and ten minutes after the show is done, I go onto my Kodi box and find that my library hasn’t updated with the new episode. I go into the Genesis add-on, find my show and once again am disappointed to find that it hasn’t updated.
So I wait 30 minutes, 60 minutes, two hours, and still can’t get the updated show. Only randomly over the next 5 hours will I get to go on and find my new episode. This is because by default, Genesis will only update itself and your library every 5 hours. Luckily, there are some tricks you can use to force update Genesis both automatically and manually to ensure that you can watch new episodes quickly after they air:
- In Genesis, navigate to Tools > GENESIS : Library > Library : Settings and make sure that both “auto update TV shows” and “update Kodi library after adding content” are both checked.
- In the Library : Settings screen, there is an option that says “GENESIS : Update Folders”. This is actually a hidden manual update button to force update Genesis and it’s dependencies and all of the sources it grabs links from. I highly recommend you do this when you want to force update Genesis to add new shows because it seems to work the best. I’ve added this command to my Favourites and have added this to my Kodi main menu to quickly force update Genesis!
- Make sure that for all of the TV shows you watch, you not only “Add to Library” to access your shows from your Videos library, but “Add to Favourites” as well to put them into your Genesis favourites folders. These shows will get priority when the add-on updates either automatically or when you force update Genesis using the tip above.
- If you want to force update Genesis for shows in your Library, you can also remove a show from your library (context menu on your TV show > remove from library) and re-add it to your library from within Genesis. This will force Genesis to completely add the whole show and refresh all sources at the same time, which is the same as an update to the library.