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Key Details of Kodi

  • Play audio and video files with a cross-platform player
  • Last updated on 04/07/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Mac

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 23, 2014

Kodi (previously XBMC) is a media player that can stream across your local network, with extensions for popular services like Spotify, Pandora, and Youtube. XBMC gives you access to tons of TV shows, movies, and other media, and it also allows you to play DVDs, all through one intuitive interface. Once you have the program set up, you can just sit back and flip through the various sections to find the entertainment of your choice.

Pros

Add-on categories: To customize this program to suit your needs, you'll have to select the add-ons you want. This process is streamlined by the way the app breaks different options up into categories that include Music, Video, and Pictures. Each of these categories contains tons of options for accessing free content of all kinds.

Extras: In addition to the normal media options, this app also contains some fun extras. These include things like a Movie Quiz program, Lazy TV, and Last Episode, which all serve to enhance your viewing experience and add depth.

Cons

Setup time: It does take a bit of time to set up this app and select all of the add-ons you want since there are so many options. Once you have made all of your selections, though, the app is very easy to navigate.

Bottom Line

XBMC gives you a lot of options for free TV, movies, and music to enjoy. The program, itself, is completely free as well, and the quality of playback is quite good.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 18.6

Version 18.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release April 7, 2020
Date Added April 7, 2020
Version 18.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,181,042
Downloads Last Week 131
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Developer's Description

Kodi (formally known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.