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What is XBMC/Kodi?

Kodi media center, formally known as XBMC Media Center, is an award-winning free and open source cross-platform software media player and entertainment hub for digital media for HTPCs (Home theater PCs). It uses a 10-foot user interface designed to be a media player for the living-room, using a remote control as the primary input device. Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to easily browse and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a harddrive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using only a few buttons. The Kodi project is managed by the non-profit XBMC Foundation, and developed by volunteers located around the world. Since its creation in 2003 more than 500 software developers have contributed to Kodi, and around 60 developers on regular basis. Also 200-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 72 languages. .

What does that mean in English?

The software these devices run is very often XBMC, or Kodi as its now known. The software in its basic form is an entirely legal media player, around since the days of the original Xbox (XBox Media Center).

However, XBMC/Kodi is compatible with third-party addons that can turn the player into a piracy powerhouse providing free access to movies, TV shows and live sports. With the advent of XBMC/Kodi for Android, eBay is now flooded with ready-built and configured ‘pirate’ boxes that anyone can operate.




I myself run Amazon Fire Box. Why? because its the easiest for my family to use without having to walk them through and hold their hands.





How do you get XBMC/Kodi



Here is Gotham 13.2 for Amazon

http://www.techsmartdeals.com/downloads <--- Step by Step with the video. I've used it about 40 times myself. Friends and family all have the box.



Also here is the Kodi Wiki


Kodi


First time user - Kodi <--- Also some other useful information





Why do you want XBMC/Kodi? If you're like me you might be kinda tired of paying for a lot of cable. How about movies? PPV? Any season of just about everything you can think of. YOU NEVER DOWNLOAD


Sorry I'm doing this really fast and will update this later but I wanted to make a thread here in case anyone had questions.



I'm waiting for my video to upload on youtube and I did a quick 10min video giving you a walk through on what XBMC looks like on my TV and how I use it.



[b]Key Notes:



For you add ons

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Kodi crew checking in on rooted Amazon fire tv.

Genesis addon is amazing.
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Kodi crew checking in on rooted Amazon fire tv.

Genesis addon is amazing.
Yikes... Unroot that **** asap! Amazon is bricking them with updates. Sideload it.
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ive been using 13.2 gotham for a year now, ... will never pay for cable again.

must have add-ons
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project free tv
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Been thinking about getting a Fire TV to replace our old Roku box and putting Kodi on it. Might even get a controller and use it as a simple game emulator box, although there doesn't seem to be an easy way to expand storage through something like the USB port yet.
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Ok, looks like I've been in the dark. I just watched this video to figure out wtf genesis is:

So this is like torrent for streaming or some ****? Please school me as I just cut our cable like 2 days ago and am looking for more **** like this.
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wow didn't know all this stuff was available, I've been preaching to friends about what it would take for mass consumers to cut the cord.This might be finally the answer.

The big whopper of questions - Sports, the primary reason I have not done it yet, and probably why 50% of the country would hesitate. Need access to atleast my local teams, and need it every time. Last thing i want is to invite people over and we can't watch it. Will sportsdevil accommodate this?

What about hbo/showtime/premium channel shows? Can you still watch them as they broadcast?
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yes it will... HD streaming all day... all sports, I even watched the last UFC..
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yes it will... HD streaming all day... all sports, I even watched the last UFC..
is it live streaming?
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Ok, looks like I've been in the dark. I just watched this video to figure out wtf genesis is:
XBMC/KODI TO CHROMECAST USING GENESIS WITH XBMCast Android App - YouTube

So this is like torrent for streaming or some ****? Please school me as I just cut our cable like 2 days ago and am looking for more **** like this.
The first video I made just now showing you what it is
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wow didn't know all this stuff was available, I've been preaching to friends about what it would take for mass consumers to cut the cord.This might be finally the answer.

The big whopper of questions - Sports, the primary reason I have not done it yet, and probably why 50% of the country would hesitate. Need access to atleast my local teams, and need it every time. Last thing i want is to invite people over and we can't watch it. Will sportsdevil accommodate this?

What about hbo/showtime/premium channel shows? Can you still watch them as they broadcast?
Yes. No more paying for Sunday ticket!
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is it live streaming?
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B. Have you had a chance to try USTVNow? I used it for about a week. If I was a live TV guy I think I would pay the 20 for that and 10 for hulu+ while matching it with XBMC.



Its free for I think a week or 90 days. I forget but it was nice.
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i have it as an addon, but it wont live stream for me, I use it solely for a tv guide. Then I search the show I want on my other addons and add it to favs.
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Yikes... Unroot that **** asap! Amazon is bricking them with updates. Sideload it.
I have their update websites blocked on my router. Plus I'm behind 7 proxies.
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This thread popped up, and I had 2 other friends coincidentally text me about this today who are premier examples of general consumers.

Couple that with all the hurdles I came upon in the past being solved.

IMO, The beginning of a new era in home entertainment, automation, and in-home tech has arrived.
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i have it as an addon, but it wont live stream for me, I use it solely for a tv guide. Then I search the show I want on my other addons and add it to favs.
You have to register on the site. On your add on right click or go into the settings. Enter you login info and it will work
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ahhh right I forgot, my brother said I had to register.. everything else works so good I just forgot LOL.

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Okay so I have Kodi now installed on the firestick, how do I get those add on or programs of Genesis or MashUp or 1channel under the video section?
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If it doesn't work let me know and I'll just do a quick walk through. I'm watching " The man in the high castle"


Mash up shut down a few months ago


Go to programs... Add on installer then find featured add ons
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Just found this article that might be useful:

20 Best Kodi addons in 2015 to help you cut the cord
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im downloading the android helix


what exactly is an add on? apps that run through the kodi?
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XBMC checking in!
Got a raspberry pi running raspbmc hooked up to the tv for years now. Nice little device, and streaming HD from my server is effortless.
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will this play my **** and Diablo 3?
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