Remote communication server won’t start on kodi 19.3

Any ideas why I get the error code remote communication server failed to start’ on new install of kodi matrix 19.3
Tried reinstall a couple times from different sources to
Joe in Howell

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I got same error code.Beginning to believe thats normal.if someone thinks I’m wrong please tell


What devices are you installing kodi on?

That doesn’t sound like a normal error to.instaling kodi… almost looks like you are doing something different? Remote access to a device? Installing from USB?

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I’m using rapid app installer from TP… automatically goes to thumb drive back up storage… tried to do through Downloaded too… through TP though… deleted and downloaded 3 times…same opening error code… doesn’t seem to affect The Crew addon though… more that it’s annoying

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Sounds like an error with kodi being installed on the thumb drive.

I bet if you installed on your device it work. Make sure the thumb drive is installed correctly.

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Tried to download direct to fire stick…bypassed thumb drive…still had same error on startup…very weird…tried other versions …maybe I’ll try a factory reset of fire stick?

Force close all background apps and try again. You might have another app trying to use the same port. Also try updating ResolveURL


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I started getting this message a couple of days ago. using Kodi 20.3 on a firestick pro max.

“remote communication server failed to start”

I haven’t added anything new to either the firestick or Kodi. This message just started out of the blue.

As far as I can tell, it’s not affecting anything. Fen, Seren, and Crew all seem to work just fine.


I’ve seen this in the past where this was a result of a RealDebrid sub having run out.

I think it’s time for everybody to dump your Fire stick unless you like the free stuff . If you have the money Nvidia Shield Pro . If you are broke a Onn box works great .

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I threw the 2 Onn 4K boxes I bought onto the garbage. Wouldn’t wish them on anybody. I gave up on 4K Max for one reason only, Amazon has lost their focus and control has become their mantra. Are there products good, absolutely.

Finally found a solution for “remote communication server failed to start”

goto settings > services > control and toggle off “allow remote control from applications on this system.”

Thanks! I had a work around but I’m glad I understand now what was happening