Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC. 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 is a multi-platform alternative to Windows Media Center for home-theater PC (HTPC) use. 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, and Microsoft Windows-based operating systems. It is also available as a standalone version referred to as Kodibuntu.
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.
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