Posts by: Nathan Betzen

Introducing the Kodi Logo

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Nov 24, 2014 in Site News
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  After many weeks of designing, deliberation, and a few beers, we are pleased to present the official logo of Kodi! Logo Design History It has been several months now since we introduced the new name for the software that we all love so much. In that time, the feedback we took most to heart …

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Kodi 14.0 Helix – Beta Springs Forward

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Nov 03, 2014 in Site News
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It’s certainly been a few rough-and-tumble months, but we’re pleased to announce the release of Beta cycle for Kodi 14.0 Helix. This release brings many updates and changes, not the least of which being the name of the software. For those of you curious, we’ve now taken the top 10 or so vote getters in …

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Kodi DevCon 2014 Live Blog

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 10, 2014 in Site News
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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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The Kodi Logo Decision and Kodi DevCon

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 08, 2014 in Site News
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As many of you know, the path to our new name is only partially complete. Beyond the various legal steps still needed to be taken, we need to finally take a step forward in the design of our new logo. The logo that’s been posted on the alpha release threads has been an acceptable place …

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A Call for Kodi Logo Ideas

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Aug 04, 2014 in Site News
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We’ve waited a few days for the dust to settle. And the response to the name change has been pretty much exactly as we expected. People are attached to the old name, no matter whether they call that name XBMC or XMBC. We assure you, we are at least as attached, if not more so. …

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XBMC Is Getting a New Name – Introducing Kodi 14

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Aug 01, 2014 in Site News
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UPDATE: Download Kodi 14.0 from our download page. We are excited to announce that the media center software we’ve all loved for so many years will have a new name, starting with version 14. Instead of XBMC 14, we’d like to introduce you to Kodi 14. Since 2002, the software known as XBMC has gone …

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XBMC 13.0 Gotham – Release Candidate 1

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 28, 2014 in Site News
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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 Site News
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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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XBMC 13.0 Gotham – Beta 3 Returns

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 01, 2014 in Site News
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Once again with Beta 3 we are looking at almost entirely fixes rather than features. Still, many of those fixes are worth mentioning in an abbreviated change log, and at least one is worth bringing up by name. Ever since the release of iOS 7, Airplay support in XBMC has suffered. Fortunately, thanks to generous …

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April fools: Introducting XBMC 14 – The Hoff

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 01, 2014 in Site News
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Note: This was of course an April fools prank. The real codename for v14 has since been established as ‘Helix’. Amid all this news of the XBMC 13 release (Just now hitting Beta 3), we have some developers who are beginning to submit features for the upcoming XBMC 14, which, of course, means we finally …

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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.