What is Kodi? Kodi is a free media platform that plays a variety of content types (including streaming TV) and works on a wide variety of operating systems, including:
(Click on an operating system in the list below to go to the Kodi install + download page for that OS)
- PC (Windows 7, 8, 10)
- Mac OS
- Linux (All distributions, especially Ubuntu)
- Jailbroken iOS devices (iPhone, iPad)
- Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV
- Android smartphones, tablets, and TV Boxes
- Raspberry Pi 0, 1, 2, 3, and other Single Board Computers
- Amazon Fire Tablets and more
What is Kodi’s Greatest Strength?
Kodi’s best feature is the ability to play streaming media.
Why Use Kodi?
So what is it that makes Kodi very special? Kodi itself does not feature any content or media.
But Kodi can be used to play a wide variety of content, including Kodi movies, TV shows, Kodi sports streams, podcasts, and even music, photos, videos and other media. You can even play Youtube streams and watch Crackle on Kodi (free legit movies) with Kodi!
Kodi is Customizable
Users can easily customize Kodi depending on their own preferences and needs by downloading several plugin-ins, also known as Kodi add-ons.
You can change Kodi’s entire look by changing Kodi skin (or “theme”).
One amazing thing about Kodi is that users are enabled to make their own “Kodi builds“.
What are Kodi Builds?
A Kodi build is basically a pre-configured version of Kodi made by individual users. These pre-configured Kodi builds essentially contain a plethora of great TV Addons all set up and ready to stream. Builds also typically have a nice, easy-to-use interface.
Some great Kodi Builds include:
What are TV Addons?
How many Kodi Addons are Available?
There are many, many add-ons out there, and the vast majority of them are actually available for free.
Who makes Kodi TV Addon?
Many add-ons are available from independent developers, so there is a huge community of dedicated app designers and tech enthusiasts who can actually contribute to Kodi’s extensive collection of add-ons and other features. Here’s the breakdown of who makes Kodi addons:
- The TVAddons team (official site here) makes several TV Addons, such as the Fusion Installer (http://fusion.tvaddons.ag), which includes the new Indigo wizard
- Independent developers
Can I Make My Own TV Addon?
Yes! This is one of the best things about Kodi: Kodi is open-source. Therefore anybody can create addons for Kodi. If you have programming experience, then try to make a Kodi addon for all to enjoy!
Example of TV Addon
Here’s a screenshot of a new Kodi addon called Sportie, which is focused on providing sports streams like UFC:
Some other great TV Addons include:
Kodi is the best media platform in the world. So if you aren’t using it now, then hop aboard the streaming TV train and get going!
Now, any time anyone asks you “What is Kodi?” – you have a good answer for them. Kodi plays movies and TV shows of all kinds – and music, podcasts and all kinds of stuff!
Make sure you install Kodi on Fire Stick if you have one. This will unleash Fire Stick features you never knew were possible!
Kodi Trivia: Kodi was once called XBMC.