What is Kodi? Get to know all about formerly software known as XBMC. An all in one pack media player center for multi devices to run your videos, music, pictures, games
What is Kodi?
Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an open source software developed for home entertainment purposes. This free software capable of running all media files in many different formats including videos, music, photos, and games.
This software allows you to turn your devices into streamer and displays the content to your home front large TVs.
Back then XBMC (Xbox Media Center) was prepared to develop media center for the first-generation Xbox game console. Later on, XBMC independently developed this media center as open source software under the same name.
As time progress, XBMC spawns its own community that supported by many translators and developers from around the world.
What does Kodi do?
Kodi capable of connecting various devices and transform them into a media streamer. With Kodi, you can stream movies through your smartphone, computer, laptop, tablet, and even with your TV. You can stream movies whether from the internet or your own device’s hard drive.
Kodi offers you countless online media content with the 3rd party add-ons feature. There are dozens communities that provide you HD movies and TV shows to stream via Kodi.
This software is the one of best designed tool for smart home entertainment center in the near future.
Is Kodi legal?
Kodi is legit because it does not contain any content in it. It means, from official, Kodi is just a pure software with capabilities mentioned above. For the content, you must get it your self by installing 3rd party add on. In a simpler way, Kodi is like a regular media player, added with tons of features and more organized content to display, from any source you can think of.
Where Do I Get The Content to Play?
You can provide your own content to play such as movies from your own local storage, remote storage, DVD, and other media storage. To stream TV or movies, Kodi provides you a feature to install third party add-on that offers you content to play.
Here, Kodi doesn’t hold you back by licensing and copyright. So, Kodi lets the users decide to whatever content to watch or download that available in particular community content made or websites.
Kodi is available for ranged devices such as Windows, Linux, Mac, Ios, Android and even Raspberry pi (Single-board circuit: SBC)