Posts by: Nathan Betzen

DevCon 2015 LiveBlog

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 09, 2015 in Community Updates, Dev Journal

2:20 Keith is now talking BizDev. Last year several of us went to CES somewhat randomly to talk to a smaller cable operator, and as a result we started talking to a number of pretty cool companies. One of the bigger results of that trip was the current work with Silicon Dust’s HD Homerun to …

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Kodi 16: Alpha 3

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 03, 2015 in Pre-Release, Site News

Development never ceases on Kodi, and so we’re delighted to present the 3rd alpha for Kodi 16 with features and fixes galore. Long Press More and more hardware companies are coming out with remote controls with a very limited button set. In particular, all current Android TVs are lacking a dedicated context menu button altogether. …

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Kodi Pre-15.1 testing

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Aug 02, 2015 in Site News
Kodi Isengard System 15.0

For those of you not on the various social media sites, we would just like to note that testing for 15.1 has already begun, as we’ve noted and already fixed a number of issues that popped up upon release of 15.0. We could definitely use your help in testing the fixes that have been made …

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Kodi 15.0 – Isengard – One Release to Rule Them All

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Jul 21, 2015 in Release Announcements, Site News
Kodi-Isengard-2C2-1080p [Original Size]

We are proud to announce the release of Kodi 15.0. No new name this time around, but many new features that cover requests both more than 5 years old and less than 5 months old. Let’s take a quick look at a few. Kodi for Android Perhaps the biggest news for Kodi 15 isn’t a …

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Kodi Available on Google Play, Not on Amazon

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Jun 21, 2015 in Site News

As you may have heard by now, we have a few announcements to make that should be of particular relevance to you Kodi for Android users out there. Google Play Firstly, Kodi is now available in Google Play. You can download it at the previous link or using the following QR code. The version currently …

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Kodi Community – May 2015

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on May 06, 2015 in Community Updates

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 14.2 – Helix: The Final Translation

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 28, 2015 in Release Announcements

We are proud to announce Kodi 14.2. This marks the final point release before we move on to Kodi 15 “Isengard.” As you may all know by now, we have a new name, a new logo, and a wide variety of new features, but underneath the new coat of paint remains the same software we …

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Kodi Visits SCALE, Plus the New Villain Shirt/Hoodie

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 23, 2015 in Community Updates

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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We’ve been accepted to GSOC 2015!

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 02, 2015 in Community Updates

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

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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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.