Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media.
It is a multi-platform home-theater PC (HTPC) application. Kodi is highly customizable: a variety of skins can change its appearance, and various plug-ins allow users to access streaming media content via online services such as Amazon Prime Instant Video, Crackle, Pandora Internet Radio, Rhapsody, Spotify, and YouTube. The later versions also have a personal video recorder (PVR) graphical front end for receiving live television with electronic program guide (EPG) and high-definition digital video recorder (DVR) support.
The software was created as an independently developed homebrew media player application named Xbox Media Center (abbreviated as XBMC) for the first-generation Xbox game console and was later made available under the name XBMC as a native application for Android, Linux, BSD, MacOS, iOS/tvOS, and Microsoft Windows-based operating systems.
Because of its open source and cross-platform nature, with its core code written in C++, modified versions of Kodi/XBMC together with a JeOS have been used as a software appliance suite or software framework in a variety of devices including smart TVs, set-top boxes, digital signage, hotel television systems, network connected media players and embedded systems based on armhf platform like Raspberry Pi. Derivative applications such as MediaPortal and Plex have been spun off from XBMC or Kodi, as well as Just enough operating systems like OpenELEC and LibreELEC.
Kodi has attracted negative attention for its use of third-party hardware devices that are designed to facilitate the infringement of copyrights by offering add-ons which provide unauthorized access to copyrighted content. These devices and the add-ons that facilitate this infringement are not affiliated with the Kodi project. The XBMC Foundation has not endorsed any of these products and has threatened legal action against those using its trademarks to promote them.
How To Install Kodi on Amazon FireTV(Firestick)
- Go to setting then device setting.
- Select developer mode.
- Set both ADB debugging to ON and Apps from Unknown Sources to ON.
- Next, a App called ES File Explore needs to be installed to the Fire TV Stick.
- After ES File Explore downloads open it.
- After Es File Explore opens go to Favorite. If any popups come up only close them.
- Go to Add
- A box will come up that needs an URL and Name entered.
- For the Path type in the URL: https://kodi.tv/download and name it Kodi.
- Double check and be sure they are typed in correctly and click ADD.
- A popup will say Bookmark Kodi is created successfully.
- On the left scroll down and find Kodi and click it.
- The Download Page for Kodi will come up.
- In the Download Page Window scroll down to Current release Kodi 16.1 Jarvis.
- The ARM file needs to be downloaded by clicking on it. If it doesn’t download for you read on below.
- After you click ARM, there are three dots at the bottom right of your screen, click them, then click Open in Browser, then click ES Downloader.
- Click Just Once and the file should start to download.
- The file should Download.
- After it downloads click OPEN FILE
- Click Install
- Click Install Again
- Kodi will start to install
- After it install Click OPEN.
That’sit… Kodi has been installed on Amazon FireTV..