Kodi – The Open Source Home Theater Software:
Kodi was first developed for the sake of Xbox and it is said to be as the Xbox Media Center. Ever since the technology has developed, we are able to see miracles in software and its ability to open ways for anything one could consider impossible. One such software is what we are going to know further in this article. Kodi is an open source and free software. It has been providing an interface for recreating and streaming videos, pictures, music, games, and much more. Kodi can operate on the majority of operating systems such as windows, iOS, OS X, Linux, and Android. Kodi also supports the ten-foot interface for a user, through which remote controls and televisions can operate. Kodi was released on 29th June 2004; Kodi history would be discussed later in this article. Kodi is totally free software designed specifically for entertainment purposes which is an open source. It has been a tough competitor to other services such as plex or chromecast.
What is Kodi Actually
Kodi is capable of turning one’s tablet, computer, and smartphone into a streamer or a set top box. Kodi enables its user to stream various kinds of files from local storage, their home network as well as directly from the internet.
If a person is a freak of watching sports, movies, Live TV shows, films, and playing games, Kodi is software they will fall in love with. Kodi, developed by XBMC can also be connected to big TV sets for large screen viewing. Unlike other TV streamers, in Kodi history, till now not even a single problem or issue of licensing and of curating app store has appeared once.
Kodi was formerly also known as XBMC. It was designed by XBMC i.e. Xbox Media Center. From then this open source software has developed its own market and has even able to pull off its own community with a wide range of users all over the world. From the time it has been created and launched, more than 500 software developers have worked on it to shape it and it has been translated more than 200 times.
How to use Kodi?
Kodi offers a great platform to its users to enjoy their favorite TV shows and movies. The Kodi software is referred to a ’10-foot UI’ by its developers i.e. it can be read after being 10 feet away also. The range of codes of XBMC developers has made Kodi software which helps the user to easily access the pictures, podcasts, and videos.
Let us go through the steps on how to use Kodi:
- To browse the video section of Kodi, open video folders. The users can also access the locally stored videos or TV shows via Kodi software by XBMC.
- They only have to browse through the files stored locally.
- XBMC has equipped this amazing software with a feature in which the user can also add the source folder of their favorite movies or TV shows on Kodi software.
- The user can add the source folder manually also. To manually add the folder, the user had to just select the folder and click ‘add’ option after which Kodi would ask the user to give it a name and save it.
- The folder would appear in the file menu, select it and tap on the video you want to watch.
- Similarly, the user can access the music sections, Radio and TV show sections offered by the XBMC’s designed Kodi software.
Overview about Kodi
Kodi history tells a lot about its features. It has been famous for its features and fans following since it has created its own community in streaming world. Kodi has been designed by XBMC in such a way that it can convert any tablet, smartphone or computer into a digital set-top box through which one can stream various video files, music files, pictures, radio etc. The answer to the question how to use Kodi has been answered in above subsections.
After reading it, we are sure of one thing that it is very easy to access a file through this open source software and the software is made user-friendly by its developers. Moreover, Kodi is compatible with nearly every OS such as Linux, Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and even Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Though Kodi has some complications with the iOS operating systems like getting Kodi installed in the iOS devices without jailbreak, they have been worked upon by the Kodi developers.