Kodi for Mac

Kodi for Mac

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Kodi for Mac is an all-in-one media center for OS X that allows you to manage all of your multimedia from a single interface. The software offers a streamlined interface up front with a number of powerful backend tools, designed to provide enhanced access to things like Live TV, recordings, and more.


Stable, easy-to-use interface: Previous versions of Kodi had stability issues that could lead to crashes during use. With recent updates, running on OS X 10.10, we experienced no crashes at all. The slick interface ran smoothly without any hiccups or slowdowns, and finding media took only seconds from each of the menus. For all basic features, finding our media was pain free as well.

Numerous power features within arm's reach: Kodi allows you to dig into a number of options, including more than a dozen PVR controllers and dozens of add-ons that include a range of powerful features, such as screen capture, audio controllers, and more. Some of these add-ons and controllers are in beta or various forms of testing by third parties, but Kodi does a good job of making them all easily accessible.


Looks like it belongs on another platform: Kodi runs very smoothly on OS X 10.10, providing a separate interface for all of your media viewing. But when the screen switches, it looks a lot like software for Windows and not OS X. From the color scheme to the menu layout and animations, it's not the clean, flat look we've come to expect on Mac. This is not a major fault of the software so much as an aesthetic quibble, but it is something to keep in mind.

Bottom Line

Despite a dated look, Kodi runs very smoothly, allowing you to easily manage all of your multimedia from a single interface on a Mac. You can gather and create playlists for music, videos, and images, and with so many plug-ins and controllers, the range of options only continues to grow.

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5 stars

"Awesome Media Center"

March 04, 2013  |  By drumsandmusic

 |  Version: XBMC 12.0


- better than Plex and any other media center I know
- highly customizable (e.g. select themoviedb.org as scraper or other scraping options)
- also runs on iOS which allows to stream audio and video to your iPad / iPhone if UPnP is setup


- minor issues
- has a learning curve (just don't give up to easily)

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4 stars

"Just like Plex, only without the bugs!"

May 08, 2011  |  By Todd Templeton

 |  Version: XBMC 10.1


Very stable, very smooth. This is the cure for folks experiencing the "can't determine input format" and stuttering playback errors of the latest versions of Plex. I'm very happy to have found this program.


Just like Plex and Boxee, the handling of music is baffling with XBMC. Why can't the iTunes playlists I started crafting before any of these programs existed be played? Why don't the remote buttons function and respond just like during movies/videos?


An excellent media manager, if you don't count music and pictures as media. This application is an excellent way to start the subscription TV funeral march though!

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4 stars

"The Prettiest Media Player"

May 08, 2010  |  By alan9333

 |  Version: XBMC 9.11


The interface on this player is excellent, by far the nicest I have seen and I've tried a lot of media players. It plays video, music, shows photos and even has the weather. I like this player and it's now my default media player.


It required a fair bit of tweaking of my Music folder to get the library looking the way I wanted also I'm unsure at this time how well it's supplied with video codecs though I've had no problems playing anything up to now.


A great media player for those who want something a bit different, I urge anyone to give this seemingly unknown player a try.

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1 stars


May 11, 2009  |  By dressed2kell

 |  Version: XBMC 9.04


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
XBMC provides such a shoddy experience. I often wonder if there is any truth to the notion that most apps touched by Win users or developers are doomed to exhibit at least some semblance of the same M$ stink. maybe it's that same stink shared by nearly every piece of cross-platform software. Be it coincidence or not, this one's for the birds.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 15.0b1
- Reworked add-on manger that should give a better overview
- Chapter selection window that shows thumbs on where to skip to in the video
- Easier to navigate audio and subtitle selection list
- Addition of language add-ons which allow us to update the User-Interface text outside of regular releases
- Expansion of international options like time and date format, temperature and speed units.
- Skip steps (step forward & backwards) improvements.
- Tuxbox removal. Users of Enigma2 boxes can use the VUPlus PVR add-on
- Split PVR add-ons into separate projects which should allow updates through repo in the future
- Fix season art scraping on newly added seasons
- Immediately fetch updates from repository after Kodi version upgrade
- Improvement of installing new skins selection
- Remove legacy code pre-Frodo 11.0
- Add jump to first unwatched in TV section
- Remove certain codecs from our core code and made add-ons out of them. Audio encoders/decoders
- Removal of AFP filesystem support
- Windows DXVA HEVC hardware decoding support if driver and hardware support exist
- Added adaptive seeking through audio and video playback, also know as "skip steps"
- Android HEVC H.265 support for some chipsets
- Improve webserver caching control
- External subtitles over UPnP can be enabled through the settings section
- Allow scanning of new sources and marking as watched during other library operations such as "update library"
- Allow different sort orders for different sort methods
- Start of integration binary add-ons and changing the build system around it
- Improved CC (Closed Captions) support for Live TV
- ffmpeg 2.6.2 update
- Removal remaining SDL code which was used in some areas.
- Changed code to C++11
- Variety of memleaks, segfaults, crashes and minor issues fixed
- Rescrape season art for newly added seasons
- Upgrade included webserver which should fix issues with remotes loosing connections
- On Android the system now handles the volume
- General improvements regarding code stability and performance in all areas
- General code clean-up in all areas to simplify adding future features
Publisher Team Kodi
Publisher web site http://kodi.tv/
Release Date May 23, 2015
Date Added May 23, 2015
Version 15.0b1
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 48.32MB
File Name kodi-15.0-Isengard_beta1-x86_64.dmg
Total Downloads 29,272
Downloads Last Week 208
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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