If you read Beebom frequently, Kodi is probably already something you’re acquainted with. For those who are unaware, Kodi is everyone’s preferred media streaming option. It offers a tonne of functionality and has a history of legal troubles. I try to explain in plain English what all the excitement is about Kodi in this essay. I’ll start by walking you through Kodi and explaining what it is and why it is so popular. After mastering the fundamentals, we’ll learn about the different Kodi jargons and then discuss whether Kodi is legal or not. Shall we get started, then?
Note: You can read our in-depth post about Kodi (version 17 Krypton) if you’re more interested in learning how to use it or set up your Kodi configuration.
At its core, Kodi is an open-source media player programme. It was first made available under the name Xbox Media Player/Center (XBMC), but in 2014 it changed its name to Kodi. The fact that Kodi is open-source has encouraged the growth of a thriving community that works tirelessly to improve the software. The user interface is 10 feet long and was created specifically for big-screen televisions. To customise Kodi’s appearance on your device, you may install a tonne of skins. It can stream from the Internet or play locally stored multimedia files. You will learn that it is capable of much more as you read on, but for the time being, let’s keep things simple and stick with this.
I understand that after reading this, the first question that comes to mind is, “There are many other open-source media player apps out there; what makes Kodi different?” In the section after this, I’ll attempt to explain why it is so well-liked.
I’ll get right to the point: There are two reasons Kodi is so well-liked. One, Kodi is an extremely capable media player that can handle any content you throw at it. It also works with more devices than you can possibly imagine and transforms any of your devices into a full-fledged media streaming system. Amazingly good, yet it still doesn’t fully explain why it’s so well-liked, does it?