Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi 16 code name is Jarvis. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, 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. The latest version of Kodi 16.0 released on February 20, 2016.
- Kodi can play verity of music formats like AAC, MP3, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WMA also support cue sheet, tagging
support, MusicBrainz integration, and smart playlists.
- Kodi can play verity of Video formats such as streamable online media, ISOs, 3D, H.264, HEVC, WEBM. It can import these movies with full posters, fanart, disc-art, actor information, trailers, video extras, and more
- The TV shows library supports episode and season views with posters or banners, watched tags, show descriptions and actors.
- Import pictures into a library and browse the different views, start a slideshow, sort or filter them all using your remote control
- Kodi allows you to watch and record live TV all from the GUI interface. It works with a number of popular backends including MediaPortal, MythTV, NextPVR, Tvheadend, VDR, Windows Media Center, and more
- vast selection of community created add-ons that are available though kodi repositories which will give additional features for all services.
- You can customize complete KODI UI by choosing verity of skins from dozens of pre designed skins created by community.
- With UPnP compatibility you can stream to and from any other Kodi instances and play to other UPnP compatible devices in your home with ease.
- Interact with Kodi using its JSON-RPC based remote interface. This brings loads of possibilities for remote controls, web browsers and 3rd party tools to take Kodi to the next level.
- With support for hundreds of remote controls, CEC-compatible TVs, or one of the new Smartphone and Tablet Apps, Kodi allows you to control your media your way.
- Read more about Kodi
1) Install Kodi on Ubuntu
We can easily install latest version of Kodi by adding below PPA into our Ubuntu & Mint systems such as Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 15.10 & 16.04, LinuxMint 17.1, LinuxMint 17.2 & LinuxMint 17.3.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install kodi
To install a PVR addon, run the following command and replace the XXXXXX with the PVR addon of your choice:
$ sudo apt-get install kodi-pvr-XXXXXXX [kodi-pvr-dev | kodi-pvr-argustv | kodi-pvr-demo | kodi-pvr-dvbviewer | kodi-pvr-iptvsimple | kodi-pvr-mediaportal-tvserver | kodi-pvr-mythtv | kodi-pvr-nextpvr | kodi-pvr-njoy | kodi-pvr-hts | kodi-pvr-vdr-vnsi | kodi-pvr-vuplus]
2) Install Kodi on Debian
We can easily install latest version of Kodi by adding below debian-backports repository.
$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list" $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install kodi
3) Install Kodi on openSUSE
We can easily install latest version of Kodi by Enabling Packman repository.
# zypper in kodi
For installing kodi to other Linux distribution, refer the official Kodi document.
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