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Plugin brings Netflix to Kodi Media Center (unofficially, but without breaking DRM)

There are plenty of ways to stream Netflix to a TV. You can use Netflix apps for media streaming devices from Roku, Apple, Google, Amazon, and others. Or you can run an HDMI cable from a TV to your computer and use the Netflix website or Windows app. But if you’ve already got a home […]

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Kodi 17 cross-platform media center released, Kodi 18 is under development

Kodi can turn your PC, phone, or other device into a media center. The cross-platform media application provides a full-screen, TV-friendly user interface for accessing music, movies, and videos and now that Kodi supports phones and tablets as well as PCs and laptops, there’s also an optional for touchscreen-friendly user interface. In fact, when development […]

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Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller is a handheld keyboard and touchpad

Have a PC plugged into your TV? If you’re running media center software like Kodi, then you can probably navigate your music, movies, and other content using a multimedia remote that looks a lot like a TV remote. But what if you want to surf the web to find YouTube videos, play online games, or […]

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OpenELEC 7.0 is a Linux-based operating system built around Kodi media center

Have an old PC lying around that you don’t use much anymore? You might be able to connect it to a TV and turn it into a media center. There are a lot of ways to do that, but one interesting method is to install OpenELEC. It’s a Linux-based operating system that’s built around the […]

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Plex Cloud lets you create a personal media server without an always-on PC or NAS

Popular media center application Plex allows you to set up a personal media server so that you can stream your videos to just about any PC, phone, tablet, or other device over a home network or over the internet. But up until now you’ve needed to set up an always-on PC or network-attached-storage device to […]

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Kodi Media Center now available as a Windows Store app (Universal Windows Platform)

The popular cross-platform media center app Kodi is now available from the Windows Store. That means you can download the app from the store, get automatic updates from the store, and don’t ever have to visit the Kodi website again (unless you want to).   According to the Kodi blog, there are also benefits for developers, […]

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Plex media streaming app is now also a DVR (with HDHomeRun TV tuner)

Popular media player/streamer Plex lets you manage all the audio and video files on your device and stream them over the internet to another device. Have terabytes of videos on your desktop? Plex will let you watch them on your smartphone. Now Plex does more than let you manage your videos: you can use it […]

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Kodi releases a Raspberry Pi Case… and Kodi 17 nightlies

The Raspberry Pi is a small, inexpensive single-board computer that may have been designed for educators, students, and makers… but which has also proven popular among folks looking for a small, quiet computer that can be plugged into a TV. You’ve been able to install software like the Kodi media center app for ages… and […]

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Kodi media center fork SPMC for Android is back (and may eventually be your only option)

Kodi is a popular, open source, cross-platform media center application that started its life as XBMC, a project aimed at turning the original Xbox game console into a media server for your TV. These days Kodi can run on all sorts of devices, including Linux, Windows, and OS X computers as well as Android and […]

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Kodi media center gets a new look with new default skins for Kodi 17

Kodi is a cross-platform media center application designed to make your media look good on a TV that’s 10 feet away. Plug your computer into you TV, fire up Kodi, and you get a remote control-friendly user interface for navigating your music, movies, photos, and online media, among other things. But Kodi doesn’t offer just one […]

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Cross-platform media center Kodi 16 released

The developers of popular, cross-platform media center Kodi have released version 16. While a lot improvements in the new version are technical, there are a few things you might notice. For example, there’s better support for 4K displays if you’re using Kodi on an Android device. There are improved tools to let you stay up to […]