Kodi is a free and open-source media player application developed by the XBMC/Kodi 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.spawned from the love of media. It is an entertainment hub that brings all your digital media together into a beautiful and user-friendly package. It is 100% free and open source, very customizable and runs on a wide variety of devices. It is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers and a huge community.
Benefits of Kodi:
User-friendly media hub
From Kodi’s main window you can quickly and effortlessly play films, homemade videos, music, podcasts and all sorts of digital media files stored on your local or network drive and even from the Internet.
Kodi comes with support for MP3, FLAC, WMA and WAV file formats, offers a cue sheet, smart playlists, tagging support and cue sheet that offers you total control over your music library.
As expected from a media hub, Kodi provides support for almost all popular video formats, including streamable online media. You can easily import, browse and play various videos from your Movie collections.
Pictures and TVShows
What is more, you can import pictures into the library and navigate through your collection using different view modes, sort and filter the displayed images and start, pause and stop a slideshow using your remote control.
Thanks to the TVShows library you can view your episodes and seasons along with their posters and banners, descriptions and cast. The watched tags help you keep track of all viewed episodes and pick up from where you left off.
Personal Video Recorder
Another useful feature is Kodi’s ability to display and record live TV directly from within the app. You can enjoy this feature in the combination with various backends like MythTV, MediaPortal, Tvheadend, NextPVR and many others.
Extendable through Add-Ons
On top of that, you can explore the comprehensive and vast selection of user-created add-ons that can be used to access and use popular web services, applications or scripts. Moreover, you can completely change Kodi’s interface and use the desired colors, backgrounds and menu structures.