MediaPortal Skins Gallery

MediaPortal offers you a variety of creative skins to personalize your media center. Everyone has their own preference: clean and simple, more colorful or with tons of fanart. Here we present you with just some of our most popular skins compatible with the current release of MediaPortal. Check our downloads and skin forums for all the latest releases. 

You may also use the MediaPortal Extensions Installer (MPEI), installed with MediaPortal, to browse, download, install and update skins. Or download the Extensions plugin to do the same from within MediaPortal. 

See our features page - Skins: a Visual Extravaganza for more details about skins in MediaPortal.


The new HD (1920x1080) skin included in MediaPortal 1.3.0 offers a stunning design with fullscreen fanart, horizontal icon based BasicHome menu, various layout options as well as an option to install Titan Extended - which adds support for many of the highly popular extensions,  and the option to update the skin at any time by using the MediaPortal Extensions Installer (MPEI).

created by: ncoHjoostzilla, and dlarge500| Format: 16:9 HD (1080p) | Default Skin of MediaPortal

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Default / DefaultWide

With MediaPortal 1.2.0 we introduce a brand new look that replaces Blue3 / Blue3wide which served us well during the last few years. Our four excellent Design Team Members contributed in different ways and areas: Harley provided the new nearly 3D-like GFX for the different MP modules, Tgx provided the GFX for top bar and other buttons, cul8er provided the GFX for the lists and push buttons and catavolt re-coded all xmls, provided the rest of the new GFX and coordinated all necessary actions to be taken.

created by: catavoltHarley,Tgx, and cul8er | Format: 4:3 & 16:9 | Default Skin of MediaPortal

aMPed - the alternative skin

aMPed is the skin you can practically design yourself!  With support for multiple screen and font sizes, various layout styles, and Home screen layouts, aMPed lets you choose the style you prefer: fanart or not, big or normal cover size, even the width of lists. Choose your options, using aMPed Config via a Desktop or Start Menu shortcut.  Save your options in Profiles so each user can load aMPed with their saved preferences. As of version 3.6 you can also change most settings within MediaPortal.

Use the graphical Basic Home Editor to modify menu items, backdrops and even the button layout on Vintage Basic Home. Create as many layouts as you like - one for each person in your household!

Version 3.6 introduces custom colorized themes. Fourteen themes are provided to get you started. Simply edit the colors for text or graphics to modify a theme to suit your monitor, TV or decor, or create a whole new look in minutes! You don't need to create a single graphic.

Check out all aMPed's unique Features, or find out What's New in the latest release in the aMPed wiki.

For more screenshots of all the aMPed features and layout options see the aMPed Gallery.

created by: Dadeo, Migue | Format: 16x9/4:3/True 4:3 | Download | Forum link

Avalon HD

Avalon is a new HD (1920x1080) skin for MediaPortal 1.2.0.  It offers a clean and simple layout without compromising the ever growing need for information at a glance. You have the choice between several layouts to suit your needs, all configurable from within MP. Screens are as consistent as possible for a better user interface experience.

created by: ncoHjoostzilladlarge500, 1stdead | Format: 16:9 HD (1080p) | Download | Forum link

Black Glass

The skin is developed on Vista with Mediaportal 1.1 and tested on XP, Vista and Seven. The resolution is 1280x720 and scales well to full HD. Black Glass skin is designed to be easy to use and has a simple and clear look. It should be controlled primarily with a remote or a keyboard. BasicHome screen should be used as default home page. The skin has been developed using Theatre as layout inspiration and Blue3Wide as codebase, so unsupported plugins should work with Bluewide plugin skin files (apart from some graphical anomalies).

created by: Tgx | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink


The fidelity skin is designed to show a cleaned GUI for mp. It is in most cases icon based and hides the "more information stuff" in separate windows. The skin will fit perfectly to living rooms htpc´s with professional looking gfx and dark colors.

created by: Harley | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink


Frames is a simple (No plugin dependency and no configuration/menu editor) and a intuitive skin designed for MediaPortal 1.2.0 based on ideas of other skins and sources. It is a grey coloured skin with accents in blue at a resolution of 1280x720 (Displays also perfect at 1920x1080). All screens are designed in such a way that all information will be diplayed within frames with a limited use of fanart in a uniform and functional way.

created by: Lbr_Lion | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink


Orginally started by macardi, this skin is a blend from various sources and enhanced with some creative ideas Elegant colours and blending paired with less bling-bling and the smooth Ken Burns effect on the back ground allow you a totally customized skin with just a few clicks.

created by: Psycho Reptileltfearme, trevor | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink

PureVisionHD 1080

PureVisionHD 1080 is a widescreen skin (16:9) with a resolution of 1920x1080, scaling well on 1366x768 HDReady screens as well. The skin has no unnecessary animations or gimmicks. It was designed for a *fast* access of all MP functions, has a clearly readable GUI (with respect to barrier-free user interfaces) but still offers an interesting and elegant theme.

It fully supports all standard plugins of MediaPortal 1.3.x and about 70(!) of the most popular plugins. PureVisionHD 1080 offers 4 different themes: Classic, Blue, Horizon and Modern UI. These themes can easily be switched from within MediaPortal GUI. Due to its fanart-based layout, PureVisionHD 1080 offers best visibility of fanartnot covered by extremely dark menu backgrounds though offering all necessary information.

created by: Catavolt | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink


Streamed MP is a port of Team Razorfishes skin Mediastream created for XBMC, over to the popular open source HTPC Application MediaPortal. Streamed MP is a close port, however there are some new views/layouts included with the skin that will keep the fanart fans happy. This skin has also been designed with ease of use in mind, with a custom menu generator included to make creating menus suited to your setup extremely easy. All of this is wrapped up in a nice installer that also installs the latest version of two very popular plugins TV Series (currently being worked on by various developers) and Moving Pictures (worked on by fforde and armandp).

created by: ltfearme, trevor | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink


Xtreme is based on the very popular skin Xface (by Harley) with Basic Home design origins from StreamedMP. The skin resolution is 1280x720 but looks great also on 1920x1080 Full HD screens.

Xtreme MP1.3 compatible release contains 5 different themes in addition to the default one.

created by: Marduk65 | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink

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The following skins are no longer in development and do not support the current stable version of MediaPortal. However, they will still work if you are using a previous version or you may find user modified versions in the Skins Forum that will work with the latest version.

Blue3 / Blue3wide

Blue3 was the default skin for MediaPortal until it was replaced by Default / DefaultWide in MediaPortal 1.2.0. It is available for both 16:9 and 4:3 screens and has been designed with simple elegance to support even the most basic PCs. Many skins are based on Blue3 and you will find several variations using different colors, graphics and styles. We have made the Blue3 / Blue3wide skin files available to the community in case someone wish to make it available and maintain it as an extension. The Team certainly hopes that this will happen.

created by: Harley | Format: 4:3 & 16:9 | SourceForge repository link


Another new, innovative HD skin for MediaPortal 1.2.0. As the name suggests, the skin displays as much as possible of backdrops (fanart) with a clean minmalist display of data (less is more!)  This skin is fast - switching back to the home screen is almost instant, even with full fanart support for all menu items. Plus, the home screen turns into a slide show when you are not using it (the menu fades until you need it).  Backdrop also introduces many unique animations to display menus, layouts and images. To top it all off, navigation is consistent in all screens, thus making it easy for new users!

created by: cul8er | Format: 16x9 HD (1080p) | Download | Forum link


BleazleWide offers a professional look to MediaPortal: a blend of minimalism and dark colour combined with some animation (and now FanArt) thrown in to add interest. The original inspiration came from the now defunct Foofaraw skin, but over time it has evolved considerably. The skin is based on Blue3Wide so almost every plugin can be supported in BleazleWide even if it is not specifically supported yet. You just might have to do a bit of tweaking.

created by:  Bleazle | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink

Black & White

Black & White 1080 is a black & white themed skin for your full HD 1080 display.

created by: aj1405 | Format: 16:9 | DownloadForumlink


Maya is based on Blue3Wide and a couple of other inspiring sources. Our goal is to create a simple professional skin that does not rely solely on fan art (although it uses some in relevant places), is easy on the eye and great for daily family use, but has a modern and classy feel.

created by:  joostzilla | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink


Like Streamed MP, MediaStream is a port of Team Razorfish' skin Mediastream created for XBMC. Although both skins remain true to the original design, they differ in some ways.  MediaStream is optimized for 1280x720 (16:9), but will also display nicely on 1366x768 resolution screens.

created by: pilehave | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink


Monochrome - for those who like dark skins

Monochrome, and its companion version Indigo (blue version) has been one of the top skins of MediaPortal since 2007.  Its clean, sharp design, minimalistic yet elegant style, and top notch performance continue to make it a favorite today. It is designed for 1366x768 screen resolution, supports a vast array of plugins and provides a new customizable BasicHome screen with animated sub menus.

created by: Psycho Reptile | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink


Xface has long been one of the most popular skins for MediaPortal. It was one of the first skins to offer a sleek, classy look and smooth interface. The design has been improved even more, using all the new skin features for MediaPortal 1.1.0.  The NowPlayingScreen sports a new style with fully working analog VU Meters. The new installer lets you customize the skin to your own needs: EPG with 11 or 9 rows, BasicHome screen options, Topbar with or without shortcut icons; weather on Home and BasicHome screens (using the InfoService plugin), and much more.

created by: Harley | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink


The concept of this very polished skin is to make all options in MediaPortal available as easy as possible and this in an attractive way. The skin tries to keep good balance between the use of fanart and usability. There is an advanced built in menu editor that can be used from within MP Configuration to customize your basichome menu. X-Factor was originally based/built upon the great skin files from StreamedMP and is developed for 1280x720 resolution but thanks to the MediaPortal software it scales beautifully up to 1920x1080. The skin has a very wide community plugin support and an active and dynamic support forum including some community mods.

created by: cul8er | Format: 16:9 | Download | Forumlink


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