Posts by: Nathan Betzen

Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Aug 22, 2016 in Pre-Release, Site News
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We are excited to announce the first beta of Kodi 17, codenamed Krypton. Kodi 17 features a huge amount of work in areas like video playback, live TV and PVR/DVR, the music library, skinning and more. It features a new default skin, as well as a new default touchscreen skinned, named Estuary and Estouchy, respectively. …

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The Official Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case

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Since the first Raspberry Pi was announced in 2012, it was inextricably linked with XBMC/Kodi. It was built with the tinkerer in mind and capable of new advanced applications, but always with the perfect fallback of being the tiny living room Kodi media center that could. Today, the Raspberry Pi 3 has evolved to become …

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Dev Journal: Kodi’s Switch to RERO Development And A Call For Android Devs

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 28, 2016 in Dev Journal, Site News
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Editor’s note: Kodi 17 is a big, big release, and we’ve decided to break down blog posts about it into smaller pieces. We’re starting with an explanation of the new release philosophy we’ve been using for Kodi 15, 16, and 17. Release Early, Release Often A number of users have noticed that Kodi seems to …

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Kodi 16.0 – Jarvis – Mark XVI

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Feb 21, 2016 in Release Announcements, Site News
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We are proud to announce the release of Kodi 16.0. Kodi 16 is a heavy under-the-hood improvements release, but let’s review some of the more prominent features coming out. Event Logging The first big step in making Kodi better at communicating with you, the user, is the addition of event logging. With this feature you …

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The Piracy Box Sellers and Youtube Promoters Are Killing Kodi

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Feb 14, 2016 in Dev Journal, Site News
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Over the past few years it’s become clear that many users have been watching pirated content using unofficial and unsupported add-ons that frequently break, and they are installing add-on repositories whose trustworthiness is questionable, leaving themselves open to numerous security exploits. Lately there’s even been a move to install “builds,” which intentionally break Kodi and, …

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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.