Kodi
Kodi
19.0.

5.0

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Kodi for Mac

23 February 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 19.0.:
Playback:
  • For audio and music lovers, there are significant improvements across the board to metadata handling: library improvements, new tags, new displays, improvements to how Kodi handles release dates, album durations, multi-disc sets, and more. There's a new, Matrix-inspired visualisation, there are improvements to display when fetching files from a web server, and several changes to how audio decoder addons can pass information through to the Kodi player
  • For video, most of the changes are more technical, and may depend on your hardware: AV1 software decoding, HLG HDR and static HDR10 playback on Windows 10, static HDR10 and dynamic Dolby Vision HDR support on Android, and more OpenGL bicubic scalers
  • For those who combine the two, and have libraries of music videos, you get some goodies as well: database and metadata display improvements mean that Kodi will now fetch and display related album and artist information from the music library, where appropriate. There are also new features around grouping videos by artist (not just album), support for .NFO files that list all performers instead of just the main artist, plus better search links to return related albums and videos by the same director director
  • And, finally, if your definition of "play" is more game-related, we've implemented integer scaling to improve the viewing quality of Pixel Art games across the board, while iOS get support for Xbox, PlayStation and other supported Bluetooth game controllers
Skin/Look-and-Feel:
  • For many people, the interface is Kodi - it's how you find your way around, it's how you interact with the application and your media. As such, it's always getting some attention, and this release is no different: screen redesign, especially for music; new metadata displays; changes to playlist views; a new "now playing" view; artwork and image file improvements; both new and updated GUI controls. Some changes may be subtle, but all are designed to improve your experience
Subtitles:
  • An often-overlooked feature, but immensely useful to so many people, subtitles get some attention in this release: timestamp overlays get fixed, plus you can now select a dark grey colour and set an opacity for the captions (particularly useful in HDR - protect your eyes, kids, you'll miss them when they're gone)
Addons and Scrapers:
  • Python comes in for some major changes in Kodi 19. Because the old Python 2.7 has gone out of support, we've finally made the wholesale move to Python 3 and ported our addons across. Much of the community has come with us, so, hopefully, your favourite addons will still function, but we're at the mercy of third-party contributors to update their work
  • Kodi 19 replaces the old XML metadata scrapers with new default Python for movies and TV shows; there are also new Python scrapers for music, Generic Album Scraper and Generic Artist Scraper. Binary addons in general get improvements to system documentation, cleaned up settings dialogs, and better help text
PVR and Live Television:
  • Another significant part of Kodi that's had a lot of attention in this release. Most new features here revolve around usability: PVR reminders, home screen widgets, group/channel manager enhancements, navigation and dialog controls, context menus, New/Live/Finale/Premiere tags, channel numbering and sorting, performance improvements, API improvements
Security:
  • There are a few new security features implemented now in Kodi, to help keep you safe from intentional or unintentional problems. Kodi will now enforce the origin of installed addons and their dependencies, which prevents third-party repositories from overwriting code of unrelated add-ons; broken or deprecated add-ons are now highlighted in the add-on list, so you have to actively agree to activate one; the binary addon system now has higher security around data exchange between Kodi and an addons. In addition, we've added a default requirement to password-protect Kodi's web interface, plus give better information around the security implications of enabling external interfaces if you do choose to enable them
Platform Specifics:
  • As a cross-platform application, we try our very best to keep all platforms feature equivalent where we can. However, there are inevitably platform differences, and we also have to make room by dropping old platforms as technology moves on
  • The big platform change with this release is new support for tvOS, but this means waving goodbye to iOS 32-bit. Beyond that, there are specific tweaks such as specific TopShelf support and fixes on AppleTV, better logging and notch support on iOS, and a move to a single Linux binary for multiple windowing systems (X11, Wayland, and GBM) versus the previous three. That last one will make a big difference to both users and package maintainers, since you'll no longer have to select a different binary based on the target environment
Behind the Scenes:
  • Probably too hidden for many users, but there are inevitably changes and improvements that you can't see, but might give more scope for new features later on: API changes to feed subtitle URIs to the player; multiple updates to various core modules; improvements to API calls and actions, and many more. They may not be important to you, but they took real work and I mention them for completeness
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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
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  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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