Kodi is an award-winning media center for free, open source, cross-platform entertainment. Originally released way back in 2002, under the name of Xbox Media Player, Kodi has always been at the forefront of cross-device entertainment in the home.
This APK download gives you access to the core of Kodi. You can use it as an entertainment hub for your home, gathering TV shows, music and film all in one place. Primarily designed for use in the living room as a media player, you can use its multi-connect functionality to hook up a TV in your bedroom or stream from your phone onto the screen.
The smart GUI, or graphical user interface, is by large one of the best in the industry for apps of this type. You can even use a remote control as your input device rather than a mobile device or tablet. It’s easy to browse your favorite videos, podcasts, photographs, music from your own hard drive, CD, or gathered from a local network or the internet.
Important Factors About Kodi
Kodi is a hub for entertainment: it does not provide content. There is no content within the Kodi system AT ALL. You need to provide your own content for a local/remote storage place, such as DVD, CDs and other types of media you might own.
There is also a cool feature built in which allows you to install third-party plugins which means you can access free content on content provider websites. Any illegal activities are, of course, not endorsed/approved by the team over at Kodi.
It should also be remembered that Kodi is designed for those with a decent concept of streaming and how it works. There are dozens upon dozens of third-party add-ons (considering the Kodi software is open source) which can be added. However, some of these could damage your Kodi set-up or the system itself. It’s best not to go playing around with too many of these untrusted add-ons. Always do your research.
Generally, Kodi is not designed for smaller phones. Smaller tablets should be fine. This is because of the UX and resolution design of the different skins. It might be tricky to use from a smaller device. Just something to bear in mind.