- Last update: 2 years ago
- Size: 13.00M
- Compatibility: 5.0 and up
- Author: XBMC Foundation
- Content rating: Rated for 3+
- Package name: org.xbmc.kodi
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 1.5.7
- Size: 23.7 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: joethefox
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Kodi Review: Universal Cross-Platform Media Hub
Kodi is an extraordinary open-source HTPC application that provides fast access to all media features available on your device. You can use Kodi media player to play video from nearly any source, listen to music, radio or podcasts, view photos, browse the web for new content and even play optical disks. You can download Kodi for your Android and Jailbreak iOS devices as well as for Mac OS X, Windows 10, Linux and Xbox.
Functionality – 5/5
Kodi provides access to all media of your device in a single application. This player can play back music in all common formats including Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC). Video features include viewing of downloaded content. It detects the vast majority of video formats of both purchased and “stolen” categories. The Kodi app itself is not a provider of any content.
Design – 5/5
The application itself is a very simple media browser with a convenient menu of categories on the left and a big space for content browsing on the right. Its user interface allows you to access all features in 1-3 taps. It doesn’t matter whether you want to listen to your favorite workout playlist or to watch new videos on YouTube; everything is in sight.
Usability – 4.5/5
Kodi media hub is a unique implementation of the open-source idea. Indie developers from all over the world and even average users are allowed to contribute to this project. That’s why Kodi provides as many as 985 official add-ons in 23 categories that make this app outstanding. You can install multiple plugins to allow Kodi play content from your Netflix, Hulu or YouTube. You can also adjust it to play games, receive a weather forecast, surf the web, communicate in various social networks and more. It’s just impossible to tell about all downloadable features in this Kodi review as it has nearly everything you can wish.
Cross-platform use – 4.5/5
This application has similar versions for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Windows, and even Raspberry Pie. The only difficulty occurs with iOS because this operating system is not friendly to open-source applications and system browsers. Unfortunately, iOS users can’t enjoy the benefits of Kodi without Jailbreak.
Kodi media player is an open-source software which means that is is a priory free. Same goes to all add-ons. On the other hand, you can pay for content via your Kodi add-ons, but developers won’t take any commission for that.
The Bottom Line
Kodi is an exclusive application with the highest range of capabilities on the market of free mobile and desktop software. A wide range of add-ons makes it a universal solution for home and on-the-go consumption of content.
Download Kodi media hub to stop wasting time on switching between multiple applications. It’s easy to set up and pleasant to use.
Pros : Great for movies, series, TV, music, podcasts and more;
985 addons for broadening of content horizons;
Cons : Kodi latest update for Android has bugs;
Some popular services are absent.
Cross-platform use 4.5
Average : 4.8
Are there any add-ons in the Kodi app?
The app is a full version of Kodi, so you can use all non-platform specific add-ons and skins.
How to detect what version of the Kodi app am I running?
Launch the Kodi app, and go to the Main menu. Then tap System > Lower submenu > System info.
How to slide out menus in the Kodi app on my iOS device?
Tap and hold the menu item to bring it up. After that swipe right to view the sub content.