Kodi: more than a simple media center

By | 28 October 2015

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Kodi is a multiplatform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, mobile, Raspberry, ecc…) opensource media center software, it can play music, videos, pictures in many formats.

Due to a great popularity there is also a Linux distribution called OpenELEC, you can also find Kodi preinstalled in Amazon Fire Stick and many Android tv boxes.

Once Kodi is installed, you need to properly configure it, the following basic settings are referred to Kodi v16 (Jarvis).
You can set the language interface (default English) in Settings – Appareance – International.

Enable Live TV

One of the most interesting feature of Kodi is that it support streaming sources.
To enable it follow the guide How to setup LiveTV PVR IPTV Simple Client Kodi XBMC
Once you enabled it you can configure the PVR IPTV Simple Client to point a local or remote .m3u playlist.

The addons

Kodi as support addons is a fully featured software.

You can install addons from a repository or choose to add locally from a zip file downloaded from Internet.
Kodi has 2 official repository, kodi.tv Add-ons and kodi.tv PVR Add-ons.

There are also many unofficial addons developed by third party developers.

Using the addons allows you to watch streaming events, IPTV, etc…

BestVPN has written a comprehensive article, Kodi: The Multimedia Junkie’s Guide, with chapters covering Introduction to Kodi, Kodi Basics, Add-Ons, Content Streaming, How to Get the Best Quality Live Streams topics.

VPNandGO has also a very good article, The Beginner’s Guide to Kodi covering How to setup and use Kodi, What are Kodi Repositories, Best TV and Movies addons and other Kodi related topics.

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