Kodi
Kodi
18.5.

5.0

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Kodi

18.5.
23 November 2019

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

Overview

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 18.5:
  • Estuary and GUI info fixes, including scrollbar behaviour, icon names, label changes
  • Add dual support for Artist Slideshow 2.x and 3.x
  • Fix to always allow 'Black' screen saver
  • Fix wrong sort order list for music playlists node
  • Full list of changes available here

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Just-Fred
25 April 2019

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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?
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Version 18.2.
DragonMaster
11 September 2019
Not compatible with Catalina.
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Version 18.4.
Just-Fred
25 April 2019
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?
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Version 18.2.
1 answer(s)
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
23 November 2019
I use Plex. The difference is Plex organizes your media library. For example, if it's a TV series, you get the synopsis of each episode, the cast, director, etc. It also adds artwork. It puts the next episode "on deck" so you can pick up where you left off. I control it from my Roku, so I don't have to go to my Mac and pickup a video, and set up the streaming, etc. I haven't used Kodi, but it looks like a similar media server.
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Version 18.5.
Sleek
25 August 2018
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.
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Version 17.6.
Macinman
03 August 2018
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.
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Version 17.6.
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davw
davw
07 August 2018
Kodi is neither dead nor dying. If you are looking for updates and background info check out the blog: https://kodi.tv/blog
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ashishcompuiting
20 July 2018
kodi is best
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Version 17.6.
Barry5p
27 March 2017
It is the best media player period. 4K no problems.
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Version 17.1.
lumajen
26 March 2017
Kodi 17.1 is out: https://kodi.tv/kodi-v17-1-krypton/
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Version 16.1.
1 answer(s)
todmcgraw
todmcgraw
19 March 2018
Kodi All version with configure setting http://bit.ly/vpnforkodi
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Zeebie
17 February 2017
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.
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Version 16.1.
3 answer(s)
davyboy
davyboy
26 March 2017
Huh? A half star rating for an app you didn't even ATTEMPT to try - and a free one as well? Just ignore it then - don't add a useless review just to insult an open source developer.
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Tim27
Tim27
26 March 2017
davyboy, the user interface is part of the app. If it's difficult to use or makes no sense, then the app is worthless. He obviously did try it because he installed it. That said, I don't think it deserves just a half star. However, I also think that it is nowhere near as nice as Plex, both in UI and functionality.
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Markus-Winter
Markus-Winter
05 November 2017
Seems the Plex fanboys are out in force to discredit Kodi. If you don't like the interface then use a different skin - there are plenty.

Kodi also works better with local media and doesn't require personal information and registration (why is that needed for the free version anyway???)
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sk018r6431
13 October 2016
Ugly software, dreadful installation procedure. Just Clunky.
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Version 16.1.
2 answer(s)
Markus-Winter
Markus-Winter
05 November 2017
Another troll to disparage Kodi? Is Plex getting that desperate?
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
12 December 2017
Markus, it's funny how you think anyone who dislikes your precious Kodi is a basher from the competition.

I'll bet you heard that on Faux News.

You can read my negative review below and I'm not associated with Plex - in fact I've never used it.
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lemonb3519
13 May 2016
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.
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Version 16.1.