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Kodi Community – May 2015

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on May 06, 2015 in Community Updates
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Exciting Google Summer of Code projects, major developments in the codebase that need testing, and even a Kickstarter are just a few of the many items that have occurred since our last community roundup in January. Let’s get updating. Official Android Remote With the last community update in January, we mentioned a desire for someone …

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Kodi Visits SCALE, Plus the New Villain Shirt/Hoodie

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 23, 2015 in Community Updates
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We wanted to take a minute today to talk about our trip down to Los Angeles for the Southern California Linux Expo, otherwise known as SCALE. XBMC/Kodi have been attending SCALE for the past several years now, and we’ve always very much appreciated the attitude and the organization of the event. It’s great to see …

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Addon Spotlight: HDHomeRun Live TV

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Maybe you’ve heard the rumors, or seen the YouTube teaser video that hinted this was coming. And it’s finally here! No longer will you be required to muck around with XMLTV files or playlists in order to get your HDHomeRun running. The best feature is the lack of configuration required. As long as you have …

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We’ve been accepted to GSOC 2015!

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 02, 2015 in Community Updates
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We are excited to announce that Kodi has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2015 project! Students, as of the time of this publication, you have about 2 weeks to start thinking about project ideas. If you are a student interested in applying, please head over to our project Ideas page and begin thinking about …

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Google Summer of Code 2015

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Feb 20, 2015 in Community Updates
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We’d like to inform our users that we have applied to be a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code. As many of you know, we were accepted in 2013, 2012, and 2008. We recognize that GSoC is always a fierce competition, but we are, as ever, hopeful that we will join many other fine organizations …

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Some New Year Community Updates 2015

Posted By: zag on Jan 15, 2015 in Community Updates
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Now that the dust has settled on the new Kodi “Helix” release we thought we would take you through a few of the developments that you may have missed in our community forums. There’s some exciting stuff going on as developers and add-on creators get back to work on writing new features and brainstorming the …

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Kodi DevCon 2014 Live Blog

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 10, 2014 in Community Updates, Dev Journal
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Friday, 10th of October, 2014 Good morning everyone. As with last year, we’re going to try to keep a running update of useful info that comes from this year’s devcon. To begin, we’re having a number of developers and support members give various presentations, so we’ll start with that.   Nedscott’s Wiki Update For anyone …

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XBMC 13.0 – Gotham rises

Posted By: Martijn on May 04, 2014 in Release Announcements
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The dark night of waiting is finally over. Because here it is. The stable release of XBMC 13.0 Gotham edition. It has been months of hard work, improvements and testing since the 12.x releases. There have been around 530 commits (chunks of code change) done by 51 developers during this time. Also a large group …

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XBMC 13.0 Gotham – Release Candidate 1

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 28, 2014 in Pre-Release
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We hope you are as excited about this as we are. After a year of hard work, improvements and testing since the release of version 12.0, we are delighted to announce the first release candidate of the upcoming XBMC 13.0, codenamed “Gotham”. The past year we have kept you informed with our monthly blog posts of …

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A Little Community Growth

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 21, 2014 in Community Updates, Dev Journal
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In this post we aren’t announcing anything or releasing anything or even providing how-to guides. Instead, in honor of our 75,000th fan on Facebook, I’d just like to take a step back and consider the past few years of XBMC community growth. Some History Way back in 2010, I decided to create a new job for …

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About Kodi

Kodi is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, 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.