Kodi (previously called XBMC) is an excellent free open source media center that calls itself a “High Definition Hub” for all kinds of mass media.
A complete multimedia centre for your MAC
Because it’s open resource, Kodi has been modified by several users to create Plex, although Kodi is the original base on which Plex is built. Which one you prefer will depend on what you need in a media center but Kodi is really a pretty good contender being easy to use, slick, and supported with a large community of enthusiastic users.
Kodi is suitable for everything from watching Movies to streaming live TV and listening to Music. Everything is extremely properly presented and Kodi is clearly inspired by Apple TV in the way it looks and feels. Kodi functions very well as a standard media player although it’s far better if you use it as a complete home center for your entertainment needs. Kodi supports a huge range of remote control controls and keyboard shortcuts , and feels like a real entertainment middle.
Kodi also has a very “skinnable” interface , meaning that it can look radically various based on which skin is used. Confluence is used by default, so this is what may greet you upon install however, you may wish to change it to something else with a couple of the free skins here. A number of them are very slick indeed.
Easy to setup and import your own collection or stream media
There are simple guidelines on how to setup Kodi as a standalone player or to flow videos over a network . You are able to stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet making use of almost any protocol available. For example , Kodi can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or picture file, most popular video formats in your hard drive, and also files inside ZIP and RAR archives .
Kodi will also scan all your media and automatically create a personalized library complete with box covers, descriptions, and fanart. Lastly, there are playlist and slideshow features, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations. The overall navigation can feel a little unintuitive at times — especially if you’ve used Apple TELEVISION – but this is something you soon get used to.
A great all-round media center
Kodi is a fantastic media center even though if you don’t want to go to the hassle associated with customizing it, Plex may be a much better alternative.
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