Get involved

XBMC Foundation products are for the users and created by the users. There are no highly paid developers or poorly paid support personnel on the phones ready to take your call. There are only users who have seen a problem and done their best to fix it. This means the XBMC Foundation will always need the contributions of users like you. How can you get involved?

Helping Users
Our support process relies on enthusiastic contributors like you to help others get the most out of XBMC Foundation products. The #1 priority is always answering questions in our support forums. Everyday new people discover a XBMC Foundation product, and everyday they are virtually guaranteed to have questions. If you are knowledgeable in a certain area in one of our products, or simply want to try help others, we highly encourage you to field questions in the forums.

Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance testing is one of the easiest ways to get started with one of our products and is a great way to get familiar with our code and tools. You can find more information on our quality assurance testing wiki page.

Developers can help the XBMC Foundation by adding new features, making our technology smaller and faster and making development easier for others. Our code base consist of a variety of coding languages. Our add-ons mainly consist of python and XML.

Spread the Word
Help us spread the word about how Kodi and other XBMC Foundation projects creating a better entertainment experience. Share Kodi with the world by either one the available social channels like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Or simply tell you friends and family about it.

Get involved with XBMC Foundation by making Kodi, add-ons and other projects available in your language. Our translation system wiki page has more detailed information..

Add-ons are what make Kodi the most extensible and customizable entertainment center available. Get started building an add-on, and learn more about the different ways you can contribute.

Visual Design
We want to make it possible for artists to cover the web and people with designs inspired by XBMC Foundation.

Documentation and Writing
The XBMC Foundation wiki pages are the hub for information about XBMC Foundation technologies. Help make our documentation better by writing new content, correcting existing material or translating content into new languages.

We are always happy to receive a donation. Donations are typically used for travel to attend conferences, any necessary paperwork and legal fees, and the yearly XBMC Foundation Developers Conference, where a great deal of planning and coding for the following year occurs. Donations may also be used to purchase necessary hardware and licenses for developers, along with t-shirts, stickers, and other accessories for conferences.

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.