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Kodi for Mac

12 May 2021

Powerful media center tool for Mac or Apple TV (was XBMC).

What is Kodi for Mac

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed 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.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC updates.

What's new in Kodi

Version 19.1.:
Video:
  • Fixed: HDR metadata is now detected in VP9 profile 2 streams and can be used on platforms that support HDR passthrough or tone mapped when playing this kind of videos.
Discs:
  • Fixed: playback of optical DVDs in Linux
  • Fixed: BD-J Blu-ray chapter skipping via remotes/keyboard
PVR:
  • Fixed: context menu not accessible in PVR Guide window when using very basic remote to control Kodi
  • Fixed: client channel name and number not persisted when changed
  • Fixed: play count and resume position of recordings lost after Kodi restart
  • Fixed: crash while browsing the EPG when MySQL is used as EPG database
  • Fixed: next recording on ... label time is not localized in Estuary Timer/Timer rules window
  • Fixed: channel manager does not rename backend channel
  • Fixed: playing archived programme not selected when opening the Guide window
  • Fixed: GUI not updated on removal/insert/hide/unhide of channel groups
  • Updated: improved look of PVR windows in Estuary
Music Library:
  • Fixed: issue with music from cuesheets where only the first track was being added to the library on rescanning, with the rest being deleted
JSON-RPC:
  • Fixed: PVR - Reintroduced broadcast properties 'hastimer', 'hastimerrule', 'hasrecording', 'recording'
  • Fixed: PVR - Reintroduced channel property 'isrecording'
Subtitles:
  • Fixed: detection of system fonts (directwrite) on windows for ASS subtitles
  • Fixed: detection of user fonts (in userdata/fonts) for ASS subtitles
  • Fixed: rendering of semi-transparent ASS subtitles on Wayland
GUI/Interface:
  • Fixed: media flagging for DVD/BluRay
Web Interface:
  • Updated: Chorus2 based on community contributions
Filesystem:
  • Updated: enable filecaching by default for network filesystems
  • Updated: improve filecache error handling
Network:
  • Updated: improved reliability for HTTP and NFS network filesystems
Windows specifics:
  • Added: support for WS-Discovery protocol that enables locating SMB servers and browsing shared folders using SMBv3.
  • Added: debug Info OSD Video. Extends current Debug Info Player (Ctrl+Shift+O) with new video-only info (Alt+O)
  • Fixed: with some unusual streams, incorrect HDR metadata could be passed (HDR10 passthrough).
  • Fixed: green screen on systems with old HW (DX feature level 9.1) playing 10-bit videos.
  • Fixed: black screen with Software render method and with DXVA2 hardware acceleration disabled.
  • Fixed: green screen when playing the menu of some DVDs (MPEG2 SD only).
  • Fixed: credentials being requested for anonymous SMB shares
  • Updated: VC runtimes included in the installer to add compatibility with VS2019 and VS2017 at the same time.
Android specifics:
  • Fixed: SMB shares mounted on system level not visible in Kodi
  • Fixed: SMB shares labelled with cryptic numbers (UUID) instead of actual disk name
Xbox specifics:
  • This version also brings 19.1 to the Xbox - while 19.0 has been in the Microsoft Store since launch, this was Windows-only while we found a way to adequately test the new release on Xbox. We've fixed that now, so Xbox users will automatically upgrade from 18.9 to 19.1 if you've got auto-update enabled. It's worth mentioning that there's a known memory limitation - present in 18.x as well - that causes Xbox application crashes with 4k content, so please be aware.
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tizerthom
tizerthom
Oct 4 2021
19.1
0.0
Oct 4 2021
0.0
Version: 19.1
Have had no issues with my 4k FireStick but my MacBook installs Matrix 19.1 but none of the new apps available on the Firestick are compatible. I reverted back to 18.9 and none of the repositories will load, same issue as with 19.1 not compatible....
flintstone200
flintstone200
Feb 22 2021
19.0.
1.0
Feb 22 2021
1.0
Version: 19.0.
Not very happy with version 19. They updated their Python version. It rendered most of the 3rd party addons unusable. The warning doesn't come til after the upgrade. Check to see if your addons are compatible. I ended up reverting back to version 18.9
lwbrown
lwbrown
Oct 27 2020
18.9.
1.0
Oct 27 2020
1.0
Version: 18.9.
useless
tonyarabish
tonyarabish
Jul 14 2020
18.7.
4.0
Jul 14 2020
4.0
Version: 18.7.
iDealshare VideoGo is a powerful MKV to XBMC converter, which supports converting MKV files to XBMC more supported AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MV/MKA, MP4, Quick Time, AAC, M4A, AIFF, WAV. MPEG-4, RMVB, MPEG-2, RealVideo, etc., and enable MKV easily played on XBMC.
papaese1yahoocom
papaese1yahoocom
Jun 5 2020
18.7.
0.0
Jun 5 2020
0.0
Version: 18.7.
Is good veu
Headboto
Headboto
Mar 25 2020
18.6.
5.0
Mar 25 2020
5.0
Version: 18.6.
Simple to install, opens & closes easily, works nicely with the Media on my MacBook...
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Sep 11 2019
18.4.
1.0
Sep 11 2019
1.0
Version: 18.4.
Not compatible with Catalina.
Just-Fred
Just-Fred
Apr 25 2019
18.2.
0.0
Apr 25 2019
0.0
Version: 18.2.
I'm curious about this. I've never used Plex, or a media server per se, but I've been using VLC for quite a while. I can open VLC on my Mac and stream to my AppleTV, and there's an app for the AppleTV. But the AppleTV app is now badly broken, so I would like to be able to fetch content from another Mac's attached storage and play it on my TV. Is Kodi useful for that? Is it better than VLC, or are they apples and oranges?
Sleek
Sleek
Aug 25 2018
17.6.
0.5
Aug 25 2018
0.5
Version: 17.6.
Version for MacOS 10.6 does not work on MacOS 10.6, When I try to start it does not even start, just quits and I have to delete it from my Drive.
Macinman
Macinman
Aug 3 2018
17.6.
0.0
Aug 3 2018
0.0
Version: 17.6.
I've used KODI in the past, and I have MrMC for Apple TV, which seems to be a clone. What I am curious about, since this discussion thread hasn't been updated lately is,: Is it true KODI is dead, or dying? I've recently seen a bunch of videos popping up on Youtube regarding KODI, and legal issues, and the development being shutdown. Was just wondering, how much truth there is in this, or is it just overblown hype? I don't use KDOI like I used to, so haven't followed real close.
CODE_ASH
CODE_ASH
Jul 20 2018
17.6.
4.0
Jul 20 2018
4.0
Version: 17.6.
kodi is best
Barry5p
Barry5p
Mar 27 2017
17.1.
5.0
Mar 27 2017
5.0
Version: 17.1.
It is the best media player period. 4K no problems.
lumajen
lumajen
Mar 26 2017
16.1.
0.0
Mar 26 2017
0.0
Version: 16.1.
Kodi 17.1 is out: https://kodi.tv/kodi-v17-1-krypton/
Zeebie
Zeebie
Feb 17 2017
16.1.
0.5
Feb 17 2017
0.5
Version: 16.1.
Dear developers, the machine I tried to run this software is a Mac whose operating system is well-known and popular for its consistent user interface. I am not a 12 year old gamer kid who might appreciate your efforts to make your software look like some ego shooter from 2003. I am sorry to tell you that I wasn't able to stand its sight for more than a minute before I had to quit it and kick it out of my hard drive. Hence I didn't get round to explore its functionality at all.
sk018r6431
sk018r6431
Oct 13 2016
16.1.
1.0
Oct 13 2016
1.0
Version: 16.1.
Ugly software, dreadful installation procedure. Just Clunky.
lemonb3519
lemonb3519
May 13 2016
16.1.
5.0
May 13 2016
5.0
Version: 16.1.
As a media center Kodi by far is the best when you add on your selection of available repositories you have access to the largest available selection of media sources on the planet. I have had no issues with XBMC now named Kodi and I have used it going back to the days of Mountain Lion. I read some of the negative reviews and I have to laugh. Read the instructions people and then do your research for the repositories. Condemning one of the finest and free apps out there because you don't know how to use it is absurd.
echocard
echocard
Apr 21 2016
16.1.rc1
0.0
Apr 21 2016
0.0
Version: 16.1.rc1
WAS WONDERING if someone can please tell me how to use Kodi under a different log in user? I just got done customizing Kodi but come to find out; under a different user name, i would have to redo all the customization settings?
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Mar 6 2016
16.0.beta1
0.0
Mar 6 2016
0.0
Version: 16.0.beta1
version 16.0 "Jarvis" (20 Feb 2016) is available at the developer's website
starsizzle
starsizzle
Nov 19 2015
16.0.beta1
3.5
Nov 19 2015
3.5
Version: 16.0.beta1
The default skin "Confluence" needs to be brought into modern times. It looks aged. Would be great, if Kodi supported media transcoding, which it may, but if it does, I was unable to figure out how to use it. The Plex media server does that and it's great, because it allows you to stream your own media to all your devices, even if you are not in your local LAN but in any outside WLAN. Kodi has a few odd defaults. E.g. when in the music section > album view, all tracks are displayed with album name. You can change that - but why have that default? Obviously the user just navigated through the album title to get to the track listing. Another example is the recently added feature: Why are watched movies also displayed? Default should be to only show unwatched recently added to give the user a quick overview over unwatched items. There is a ton of such minor things which would be great to have ironed out. But often it's very difficult to convince devs.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Sep 5 2015
15.1.rc1
2.0
Sep 5 2015
2.0
Version: 15.1.rc1
Interface is a confusing mess!
And who has time to browse through the thousand or so add-ons?

It's cool that I can play songs from any of my iTunes libraries.
But when I start a song, there's no visible controls - I must click the "play" button in the corner, then a controller window appears with artwork right in the center of the screen, AND IT'S UNMOVABLE!

I never did manage to find an equalizer, it doesn't seem to have one and that's a necessity for any player I use.

It just has way too much going on - take me back to good ol' VLC!
Shallowp
Shallowp
Aug 8 2015
15.1.rc1
5.0
Aug 8 2015
5.0
Version: 15.1.rc1
Formally I was using VLC a lot but I never liked the GUI. Kodi has a great GUI and plays anything VLC does. Support for subtitles is great too. It automatically finds a plays associated subtitles files, something VLC fails time after time. Recommended.
lemonb3519
lemonb3519
Jul 23 2015
15.0.
5.0
Jul 23 2015
5.0
Version: 15.0.
They may have changed the name but this app is still the best out there as a media hub. I have had no issues at all with KODI and the resources have been quick to update. This is an app I use everyday so if there are bugs they are hiding quite well. Now one guy here has had a meltdown over the Weather app which I don't use but his life seems to depend on it so he could take his rant to the forums at http://forum.kodi.tv We don't need a whacko on the loose because he can't look out his window to see what his local weather is.
Haliomaster
Haliomaster
Jun 15 2015
15.0.beta2
5.0
Jun 15 2015
5.0
Version: 15.0.beta2
Strange new name :-) Still the best multi-media-play-it-all app.
CDavid
CDavid
May 25 2015
15.0.beta1
4.0
May 25 2015
4.0
Version: 15.0.beta1
I quite like this media player. Since I don't have many apps installed and running in background, I don't pay much attention to the amount of RAM used by a particular program. It runs smoothly on my Mac and that's the main point for me. The design of this player reminds me the design of a computer game. Really awesome. What is also great is that using Kodi I can open media files from my iPod when it's connected.
Stef-Vandenabele
Stef-Vandenabele
May 25 2015
15.0.beta1
4.0
May 25 2015
4.0
Version: 15.0.beta1
Really good media player. Except this version is a bit heavier on the CPU compared to the previous incarnation XBMC
Mondele
Mondele
Jan 13 2015
14.0.
5.0
Jan 13 2015
5.0
Version: 14.0.
Well, given the amount of misinformation in the other reviews, here's my .000002 bitcoin. Kodi/XBMC is a marvelous tool for centralized media usage. There are some tricks that need to be done in order to use dvdmedia archives of DVDs, but once the advancedsettings.xml file is correctly configured, and the names adjusted to match the online databases, these work just fine. ISO disk images, also, play beautifully, and more smoothly than they did with Apple's DVD Player (which is why we started looking for another utility). All media we are using is coming from a NAS4Free box on the local network, and Kodi is running on the client machine, the files being shared by AFP. Our library is not so large as some mentioned here, but it is large enough that I will probably need to keep tweaking in order to eventually have everything as I wish it, but I like the weather display on the main UI (I wonder, sometimes, why Jazzyguy let himself be bought out by a conglomerate. His old posts were so much better) and once I figured out how to display cover images instead of list view I even like the display of the movies and tv shows. One caveat: because of Amazon's policies (DRM) there is apparently no way to connect Kodi to Amazon Prime streaming, unless I find a plugin somewhere that allows linking to a web browser. The system is so flexible, I wouldn't be too surprised to find something of the sort. In short, I'm very pleased to have found this solution, and renaming it from XBMC helped me to see its potential, I think, since I don't have an Xbox, nor even a television. Kodi, on the other hand, allows my technophobic wife to watch what she wants without needing too much assistance.
Tim27
Tim27
Dec 27 2014
14.0.
0.0
Dec 27 2014
0.0
Version: 14.0.
"10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls" What does this mean? 10-foot user interface?
Shallowp
Shallowp
Dec 26 2014
14.0.
5.0
Dec 26 2014
5.0
Version: 14.0.
Great all round media player and more.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 10 2014
14.0.rc3
0.5
Dec 10 2014
0.5
Version: 14.0.rc3
NOT as good as XBMC. First of all it disabled my weather which was a useful tool. I don't like the way it works,not as good as the GUI in XBMC. Another conglomerate that ate up an independent application.i give it 1 star.
mesacarvin
mesacarvin
Nov 30 2014
14.0.beta5
4.0
Nov 30 2014
4.0
Version: 14.0.beta5
First, let me say that I absolutely love XBMC and it has provided me to cut the cord from the cable monster. I pay for high speed (FIOS) and that's it. I find the best connection is via Ethernet then second, WiFi. Most of the time I use WiFi and at times there are minor problems but not enough to toss the software. There are many Skins that have a variety of ways to display the interface. Just find one that works for you. And I emphasize time because many people who complain do not take the time to visit that extensive XBMC forums or the forums for the individual add-ons. There are also many tutorials on Youtube. And the fact that it is open source with a strong community points to the fact that it will continue to grow.
anonymous-condor-6107
anonymous-condor-6107
Nov 22 2014
13.2
1.0
Nov 22 2014
1.0
Version: 13.2
Welcome in complaint department. On OS X, this player was good maybe 5 years ago. These days it's slow, lagging, full of many UI strange bugs (tested on 2 macs, 2 os versions - disappearing cursor, not disappearing overlay controls, etc..). And these stupid internet updates can't be turned off. "Thanks" to that check each start, and bunch of unnecessary plugins, XBMC starts about 10 seconds every time and works as fast as Crysis on Intel HD 4000. And any UI operation, mouse click, keyboard command lags 0,5 to 1 second. It's just not usable. Multiplatform software is bad and always were. And eats MB battery. I'm searching now for fast, native video player for OS X.
Dany888
Dany888
Nov 12 2014
13.2
5.0
Nov 12 2014
5.0
Version: 13.2
I have a dedicated computer plugged into my TV as a media center. I discovered XMBC last week and I am in complete awe of this program. It added all my movies automatically. All I had to do was direct it to the movie folder. I then added my emulator games such as Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 and XMBC allows you to play them with one click, no more spending 2 minutes trying to get the rom game set up. I've also added all my other normal games, Music and TV shows too. It also has an amazing selection of free stream TV content by using Add-Ons. You can even play free-to-air Digital TV through this, but you will need to buy a USB TV tuner. I am still discovering all the amazing things this software can do, I am glued to all the YouTube tutorials on how to use this at the moment. It looks and feels like Apple TV's user interface and it's free?! You can operate it with a TV remote too. Words cannot describe how amazing this software is. Especially if your using your computer as a media center. Incredible, Amazing, Excellent etc. I love XMBC
Wts
Wts
Sep 10 2014
13.2
0.0
Sep 10 2014
0.0
Version: 13.2
When I double clicked to run this application it took over my entire screen and the graphics where spectacular. When I selected my MUSIC folder and selected a song to play i discovered that for some reason you can't do anything else in XBMC or even with other applications such as my browser or mailer because the music playing in the background started to break up. It looks like i may have to spend a couple of hours to make this programme work. At the moment i find this programme really not Mac intuitive. But perhaps in a day or so or even lurking their forum may change my mind. And so my rating at this time very near the bottom of 5 stars: maybe one or two stars. And maybe that's the price of FREE.
adrianwilliams
adrianwilliams
Aug 29 2014
13.2
4.0
Aug 29 2014
4.0
Version: 13.2
A bit flaky on my mac. Never shuts down properly.
Timta2
Timta2
Aug 19 2014
13.2
5.0
Aug 19 2014
5.0
Version: 13.2
After using XBMC for years, I can say without a doubt that it's the best media center application I've ever used. It plays everything I throw at it locally or over the network. It's beautiful, elegant, customizable, and easy to use. The XBMC team has also done an incredible job when it comes to the documentation, it's mind-blowing. The only real negative I can point out is the new name - Kodi?
aguycalledkwest
aguycalledkwest
Aug 19 2014
13.2
5.0
Aug 19 2014
5.0
Version: 13.2
man, i don't want to keep repeating how great this app is ...but i did.....lol!
Baccaroeja
Baccaroeja
Aug 8 2014
13.2-beta3
5.0
Aug 8 2014
5.0
Version: 13.2-beta3
Just about the best media center for OS X. Great looking and very intuitive interface.
aguycalledkwest
aguycalledkwest
Aug 6 2014
13.2-beta3
5.0
Aug 6 2014
5.0
Version: 13.2-beta3
been using this app for 3 years and it keeps better and better ....
System77a3c4
System77a3c4
Jul 21 2014
13.2-beta1
1.0
Jul 21 2014
1.0
Version: 13.2-beta1
Ugh. What a lousy interface. Typical of a "let's try to port it to Mac OS" mindset. Now I understand why; this was originally developed for the XBox. Figures. I installed this on a NAS box and chose a couple different themes to see if one were better than the other. They all stunk. There is no sense of elegance, intuitiveness or naturalness in the presentation or navigation. I immediately uninstalled and prefer navigating via the Finder, which is horrible itself, but even so, infinitely preferable to XBMC.
Wts
Wts
Jul 20 2014
13.2-beta1
0.0
Jul 20 2014
0.0
Version: 13.2-beta1
For me this application is weird. I lost my mouse and had to resort to using the arrow keys to navigate my way round and then i was lock on some settings page and could not get back and had to resort to QUIT. This application may be great if you are a gamer or this generation of device users using their thumb to navigate but not for a simple point and click Mac Guy here.
CloudB
CloudB
Jul 15 2014
13.2-beta1
5.0
Jul 15 2014
5.0
Version: 13.2-beta1
Best media center of OSX.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jul 14 2014
13.2-beta1
0.5
Jul 14 2014
0.5
Version: 13.2-beta1
This is a great version. I love to watch movies and listen to music with this software. If this is a candidate for future release. Well developers I say go ahead and make it into a regular version.
star-affinity
star-affinity
Jun 6 2014
13.1
0.0
Jun 6 2014
0.0
Version: 13.1
Any suggestions for good themes/skins? i don't like the default ones very much.
Vikram-Sharma
Vikram-Sharma
Jun 6 2014
13.1-rc1
0.0
Jun 6 2014
0.0
Version: 13.1-rc1
Amazing app, I use it on my MBA 2011 with 2 GB RAM runs smoothly. Btw XBMC version 13.1 is out now.
Y-Guy
Y-Guy
May 14 2014
13.1-beta1
4.0
May 14 2014
4.0
Version: 13.1-beta1
I've used XBMC since Apple dropped FrontRow back in 2011. I tried Plex and others, but XBMC was the only one that I found easy to setup and get using right away. I use XBMC pretty much for my movie and TV show collections and it handles them very well. The kids find it easy to use, even those that house sit for us find it a breeze to master. The new Gotham v13 came out and update was painless and smooth. Best of all it solved a few issues I'd had. Can't beat the price, and the features are just what I need.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
May 6 2014
13.0
0.5
May 6 2014
0.5
Version: 13.0
Excellent browser for music,weather,movies.
Kidsdoc
Kidsdoc
May 5 2014
13.0
2.0
May 5 2014
2.0
Version: 13.0
Most un-Mac-like. No menu bar. Awkward navigation. Looks like a Windoze app ported to OS X. Has its uses but severely lacking in usability. Can't complain too much, because it's free.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Mar 6 2014
12.3
0.0
Mar 6 2014
0.0
Version: 12.3
13.0 Beta 1 is out! http://xbmc.org/xbmc-13-0-gotham-beta1-rises/ http://mirrors.xbmc.org/releases/osx/x86_64/xbmc-13.0-Gotham_beta1-x86_64.dmg
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Feb 24 2014
12.3
0.5
Feb 24 2014
0.5
Version: 12.3
A great Song and Movie viewer
MediaFan
MediaFan
Jan 13 2014
12.3
1.5
Jan 13 2014
1.5
Version: 12.3
Even if I would like to agree, that this free media center is not so bad, I "have to" give low stars. I do not know if everybody else here just have video files (like "mov", "avi" or "mkv"), but most of my (cinema) movies are DVDs and EyeTV files. And I really dislike to open subfolders to start these kind of movies. (And please do not advice me to convert my DVDs to mkv or something similar.) Another point is the cool interface: nothing against it, but it is reducing the important informations. May be I should buy a larger display (having an iMac 27''), but in my opinion is does not comply to the "10-foot user interface". If this application would start to 1.) handle these kind of movies correctly (aka family friendly), 2.) come to the fore the important informations (like the titles and description), 3.) give me direct access to folders (pictures and movies) and volumes as alternative, so I am not forced to use its library (and metadata retrieval), then I will give it more stars.
Mlsteve
Mlsteve
Jan 3 2014
12.3
4.0
Jan 3 2014
4.0
Version: 12.3
It looks like the earlier version works fine on my Mavericks, but only when it’s a 32-bit, the 64-bite doesn’t work at all and won’t output any audio, just like the others said. And also, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere" seems to me like a real problem, too. Is it safe for the Mac? I really don’t think so. As for the app itself, what’s wrong with the exit command? Every time I try to log out the program then something happened and the app would not respond at all. Force out is the only way, it works but I don’t feel like doing that all the time. Anyway, other things are fine. If the developers can notice these problems and finally fix them I’ll be thrilled to keep it with me.
Quantumpanda
Quantumpanda
Dec 30 2013
12.3
0.0
Dec 30 2013
0.0
Version: 12.3
I can't speak yet on the quality of the app itself, but I wish MacUpdate would advise developers not to tell users to change their Security settings to Allow Apps from Anywhere without explaining the risks associated with choosing this setting. That setting option really should only be selected by users who are comfortable evaluating the trustworthiness of apps and developers themselves, and willing to accept responsibility for judging that incorrectly. Those who are not "power users" should normally leave this option set to "Mac App Store and identified developers" and approve exceptions on a case-by-case basis. It's definitely irresponsible on the part of the developer to advise making that settings change in this manner, and as users look to MacUpdate as a reliable source of software, I feel it's irresponsible for MacUpdate to let such advice be included in a description without explanation of the risks.
Frank-O'Connor
Frank-O'Connor
Dec 26 2013
12.3
2.0
Dec 26 2013
2.0
Version: 12.3
Earlier versions worked fine, this one won't play anything and doesn't even show up in the applications list to play files that used to be no problem. Avoid like the plagie until they fix it. (Mavericks, 64 bit, iMac late 2012)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 26 2013
12.3
0.5
Dec 26 2013
0.5
Version: 12.3
XBMC works in Mavericks but in 32Bit for me.I tried the 64Bit new Version and it didn't play my music at all. When I installed the 32Bit all was OK and it played all of my music,both The Flac and the music in iTunes.
Jakov
Jakov
Dec 25 2013
12.2
5.0
Dec 25 2013
5.0
Version: 12.2
XBMC 12.3 has been released. It still works very nice on my ATV2, it even feels snappier ;-) than version 12.2
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Dec 7 2013
12.2
1.0
Dec 7 2013
1.0
Version: 12.2
Doesn't work with my bluray rip subtitles that works perfectly when played in VLC (with no effort what so ever). Freezes for no good reason. This in OS X 10.6.8. It may work better in later OS versions. Deleted.
Germano60
Germano60
Oct 31 2013
12.2
0.0
Oct 31 2013
0.0
Version: 12.2
A warning to all users who upgraded to Mavericks. As clearly stated also on the developer's web site, Rel. 12.2 can not yet be used on Mavericks (if launched, it crashes). The issue is well known to the developers, who are already addressing it. Their suggestion, for users on Mavericks, is to wait for the upcoming rel. 12.3 where this problem should be resolved.
Germano60
Germano60
Oct 30 2013
12.2
0.0
Oct 30 2013
0.0
Version: 12.2
A warning to all users who upgraded to Mavericks. As clearly stated also on the developer's web site, Rel. 12.2 can not yet be used on Mavericks (if launched, it crashes). The issue is well known to the developers, who are already addressing it. Their suggestion, for users on Mavericks, is to wait for the upcoming rel. 12.3 where this problem should be resolved.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Sep 8 2013
12.2
0.5
Sep 8 2013
0.5
Version: 12.2
This and Plex Media Server are unquestionably the best apps on ML.
Maccentric
Maccentric
Jul 3 2013
12.2
4.5
Jul 3 2013
4.5
Version: 12.2
Link didn't work for me. Here's the one that does: http://mirrors.xbmc.org/releases/osx/xbmc-12.2-x86_64.dmg They apparently have implemented a way to reset the audio for those that are having issues. It's on the front page of the Developer Site (as of July, 2013)
Artroom
Artroom
May 15 2013
12.2
4.5
May 15 2013
4.5
Version: 12.2
The best home theatre app I have seen yet. Takes a little configuring, depending on your needs I have my media library on a NAS and dish it out via a mysql database to all devices in the house), but once you get it right it is joyful.
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
May 5 2013
12.2
0.5
May 5 2013
0.5
Version: 12.2
downloaded, installed and again no sound deleted and went back to 11 which works without a problem
Mredrup
Mredrup
May 4 2013
12.2
1.0
May 4 2013
1.0
Version: 12.2
12.2 crash city stay well clear of it
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Mar 19 2013
12.1
0.5
Mar 19 2013
0.5
Version: 12.1
The indisputable best for movies,media,music . There is nothing better than XBMC on 10.8.3
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Mar 19 2013
12.1
0.0
Mar 19 2013
0.0
Version: 12.1
Awesome suite of software overall. Now if it could only OUTPUT AirPlay video, instead of just receiving it, I would be thrilled!
Sheagirl
Sheagirl
Feb 10 2013
12.0
4.0
Feb 10 2013
4.0
Version: 12.0
Been using this for a long while and it has improved so much over the years and love it overall. But like some of the others here Version 12 has brought some problems not experienced in the beta version of 12. Haven't had the sound problems yet but that could be because I have only used it on my computer so far? I am having a problem with it freezing each time I try to log out (Exit) the program. Each time I have to force quit to get out of the program because it stops responding as soon as I press the Exit command. I hope they get this fixed quickly as this is my go to program for almost all of my movies which I no longer convert to work in iTunes. It also a better music player than iTunes since the last upgrade to 11 (IHMO). My review is about the version 12 final release only. XBMC has a solid history of being a great app in an area where Apple has dropped the ball. Part of my frustration with iTunes bloat, quirks and inconsistencies. I understand the business strategy but they focus so much on tying to get you to use their product and not enough on broadening the end users options within that product. i.e. if iTunes /AppleTV would easily accommodate other movie formats users would not need this type of program. I have a very large movie library and the time it takes to convert each to an iTunes format is a pain. Once, long long ago, I tried to do that, thought it would be simpler to have all my movies in one place just to have iTunes choke once the movie library got beyond a certain size. Not a problem with XBMC, also love the way XBMC allows you to read the movie description and view art on the screen when selecting a movie. I know if I go to list view in iTunes I can view the movie description and then to movie view to see he art... I am a real Apple loyalist so don't mistake my complaints with hating Apple but they do somethings really well and others they screw up mainly I believe because they want you to buy media only from them. The funny thing is if they didn't employ the methods they do I'd probably go ahead and purchase from them because of the convenience of doing so. Just not a fan of being herded.
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Feb 1 2013
12.0
0.5
Feb 1 2013
0.5
Version: 12.0
final version 12 installed and no sound, went back to 11 and all works fine
Tozzo
Tozzo
Jan 30 2013
12.0
2.0
Jan 30 2013
2.0
Version: 12.0
The final version did not output audio properly for me. Even when I made all the settings the same as 11... Also would not retain the monitor I wanted it to play on. Would keep switching back to the main screen.
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Jan 29 2013
12.0
5.0
Jan 29 2013
5.0
Version: 12.0
I've been using the Frodo releases since the first beta and XBMC has come a long way. Sometimes a little confusing to setup, but just ask on the forums and you'll get help. They have an awesome community and XBMC is capable of many things, you just have to find the right knob to turn. Happy that XBMC 12 final has arrived. I also use this as an iTunes replacement (which imo has grown much too clunky). In combination with the free iOS XBMC remote (xbmcRemote) it makes an awesome music player as well.
BillHicks
BillHicks
Jan 5 2013
12.0 rc3
0.0
Jan 5 2013
0.0
Version: 12.0 rc3
Had to get rid of it nothing worked.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Jan 4 2013
12.0 rc3
0.0
Jan 4 2013
0.0
Version: 12.0 rc3
Frustrating user interface. Can't easily see how to make it display on my external HDMI tv. Fidgeted with it for a while and then gave up and will check the manual (which I shouldn't have to do). Also, can't figure out how to change the weather from Celsius to Fahrenheit easily and once again I guess I'll have to consult the manual (which I shouldn’t have to do). I combed through the weather settings, etc. and still couldn’t find a place to change it. Off to a rough start, but I will continue to use this for a while and come back for a full review with stars. But as far as ease of use for settings, I give this 1 star so far.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jan 4 2013
12.0 rc3
0.5
Jan 4 2013
0.5
Version: 12.0 rc3
The Greatest for Music,Films,just a great App!
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Jan 4 2013
12.0 rc3
4.5
Jan 4 2013
4.5
Version: 12.0 rc3
Think I'll be ordering a Raspberry Pi now that XBMC supports it.
Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
Dec 21 2012
12.0 rc2
5.0
Dec 21 2012
5.0
Version: 12.0 rc2
Setting up mythtv or my hdhomerun device is an ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE!!! Why is this so difficult?
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 20 2012
12.0 rc2
0.5
Dec 20 2012
0.5
Version: 12.0 rc2
This app is free and great! TheDevelopers should be given props for a great and free app that is excellent!
Priosantos Jan
Priosantos Jan
Dec 8 2012
12.0 beta2
5.0
Dec 8 2012
5.0
Version: 12.0 beta2
Awesome and must have.
Tester-x
Tester-x
Dec 7 2012
12.0 beta2
4.0
Dec 7 2012
4.0
Version: 12.0 beta2
I'm using XBMC from version 10 (I think it's was the first version to introduce "video hardware acceleration" on Mac), I've used earlier versions also but not frequently. Currently I'm XBMC 12.0 beta2 as my default player for HD videos (particularly for "mkv" files) because by my opinion it delivers the best performance on the Mac. Congratulations to the XBMC team for making this great product.
69number69
69number69
Dec 7 2012
12.0 beta 1
0.0
Dec 7 2012
0.0
Version: 12.0 beta 1
12.0 beta 2 is out already.Much better than beta 1!
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Nov 16 2012
12.0 beta 1
0.5
Nov 16 2012
0.5
Version: 12.0 beta 1
Nice Version of XBMC. I tried this version and it turned out great. Everything is very stabile and the app runs very smoothly.
Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
Sep 11 2012
11.0
5.0
Sep 11 2012
5.0
Version: 11.0
I'm staying with the old version! This thing somehow changed the resolution of my desktop and gathered all the folders and stacked them on top of each other...its incredibly clunky, jerky, and awkward. I can't tell you much past that because I force-quit...(and then spent 10 minutes reordering my desktop! lol. No hube thing but it doesn't seem ready for prime time to me. Others let us know your your experiences.
widethtripp
widethtripp
May 1 2012
11.0
4.0
May 1 2012
4.0
Version: 11.0
groovy ui,
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Mar 26 2012
11.0
5.0
Mar 26 2012
5.0
Version: 11.0
Good job with XBMC 11 "Eden". Works great. And as a frustrated Plex user (MP3s are still unskipable in Plex) I'm very happy I can finally skip all my music. Setup has been a breeze and I'm looking forward to using XBMC. One minor annoyance: I don't get why Artist Name does have to be displayed , when I'm on album view. Chances are I came there by browsing artists, so that info + Title Track is one info too many and the view looks very cluttered. Artist Name should be removed.
Thomas1977
Thomas1977
Mar 25 2012
11.0
5.0
Mar 25 2012
5.0
Version: 11.0
Slick looking interface! imo the rest looks like crap. Highly appreciated this is free. Great stuff.
Y-Guy
Y-Guy
Mar 3 2012
11.0.rc2
4.0
Mar 3 2012
4.0
Version: 11.0.rc2
Anyone running this on their Mac know if they resolved the issue where the volume chances as you scroll within Movies/TV Show lists? I had to fall back to the last version due to this.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Mar 1 2012
11.0 rc1
0.0
Mar 1 2012
0.0
Version: 11.0 rc1
LOVE the new AirPlay reception abilities, now if only they would also add AirPlay OUTPUT... ;-)
Wgscott
Wgscott
Feb 11 2012
11.0.beta3
5.0
Feb 11 2012
5.0
Version: 11.0.beta3
I've been using this both on my Mac mini and my ATV2 (unfortunately you need to jailbreak your ATV2), primarily so I can stream Amazon prime videos. For this the ATV2 version is almost flawless, and the mac mini version is quite reasonable (it sometimes crashes). There is a plugin available on the internet that allows you to launch XMBC from within Front Row.app, so you can have the best of both worlds for a mac hooked up to your TV. Apple limits you to playing their iTunes store movies through their own software, as far as I am aware.
ben-marko
ben-marko
Dec 27 2011
11.0.beta1
2.0
Dec 27 2011
2.0
Version: 11.0.beta1
Overall a very slick looking interface. But it won't even see my .mp4 and .m4v video files (which constitute around 90% of my videos). A huge drawback...plus it would be nice to have a seperate PDF manual you could read outside of the app rather than the help in the app itself (which provided zero help with my video problem). Even if it is free, it holds no value if it can't be used.
Alessandro82
Alessandro82
Dec 27 2011
11.0.beta1
0.5
Dec 27 2011
0.5
Version: 11.0.beta1
waste of time smart playlist doesn t work ,15 cpu usage in idel mode (macbook pro early 2011 core i 7!!!!)
Whitebuck
Whitebuck
Jul 23 2011
11.0.pre
1.0
Jul 23 2011
1.0
Version: 11.0.pre
On my iMac I could never get the iTunes library imported. Compared to Front Row when used on a Mac, XBMC 10.1 Dharma is absolute JUNK! Front Row blows it away, no comparison! XBMC, a waste of my time!
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
May 15 2011
11.0.pre
0.0
May 15 2011
0.0
Version: 11.0.pre
XBMC really needs a Crackle.com plugin! ;-) Some pretty good free content there...
xXAkumuXx
xXAkumuXx
Apr 1 2011
10.1
5.0
Apr 1 2011
5.0
Version: 10.1
AVI playback is EXTREMELY jerky on some movies. Any way to address this?
xXAkumuXx
xXAkumuXx
Mar 31 2011
10.1
5.0
Mar 31 2011
5.0
Version: 10.1
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, and WOW! I came across this app by chance while searching for a multimedia solution for my entire movie collection, including my Blu-ray rips. This plays everything I throw at it without a hitch. It is beautiful, it is elegant, and it works wonderfully with my Apple Remote. I have my MacBook Pro set up to my Plasma and this just makes the whole experience amazing. It reads literally any video file type, movies that are in .ISO format, and pretty much anything under the sun. It also does pictures and music as well. This is just a 5 star app all around. I am very impressed. Thank you very much for this app. I can't praise it enough.
momijigari
momijigari
Mar 13 2011
10.1
4.0
Mar 13 2011
4.0
Version: 10.1
"The requested URL /releases/osx/ppc/xbmc-10.1-ppc-repack.dmg was not found on this server." (Same result if you click on the link directly from the developer's site.)
Irfan
Irfan
Mar 11 2011
10.1
5.0
Mar 11 2011
5.0
Version: 10.1
Best Media Center for Mac so far. Works with PPC & Intel Combination. iPhone/iPad control and client. Awesome. So much more options and features than Plex or any other out there.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Mar 11 2011
10.1
0.5
Mar 11 2011
0.5
Version: 10.1
I love this app.I'm using my Apple Remote and i works with it great! I am using Plex and I like them both.
Korvenwin
Korvenwin
Mar 10 2011
10.1
5.0
Mar 10 2011
5.0
Version: 10.1
I've using XBox Media Center since the XBox version and many others in XBox, PC, and Mac. I've test almost every other options in this years. It is easy, robust, full featured and nice. The BEST without doubt.
Stringer
Stringer
Mar 10 2011
10.1
5.0
Mar 10 2011
5.0
Version: 10.1
Love it! Best way to get all my movies and tv shows all together with meta data and movie posters and so on. Setting it up for the first time is a little bit of a hassle but after that its pretty much all automated you just drag and drop your movies to a folder and XBMC will do the rest for you.
Agmaster
Agmaster
Jan 23 2011
10.0
4.0
Jan 23 2011
4.0
Version: 10.0
If anyone can tell me why the heck XBMC always has poor playback performance (Random Stuttering) with 720p 4GB+ mkv movies and how I can fix that. I will use this app, because the new Plex has even worse playback performance than XBMC. I'm not even streaming my movies, just playing them from a 2008 MBP connected to my HDTV.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Jan 13 2011
10.0
0.0
Jan 13 2011
0.0
Version: 10.0
Three requests: 1. iOS Apple TV version 2. AirPlay support 3. 64-bit version ;-)
Wanderer
Wanderer
Dec 20 2010
10.0
0.5
Dec 20 2010
0.5
Version: 10.0
This is the worst piece of cr*p for the Mac I've ever seen. What's it supposed to do? The cursor disappears when another application needs my attention, when it comes back it looks like an Atari cursor from the time of Moses. I can't add any media no matter which format I have, why does it take over full screen? What's with that ugly ticker at the bottom? Garbage plus, it cost me download time and fragmentation on my hard disk now I've trashed it.
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