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Kodi media center now available for the Xbox One (coming full circle)

Kodi is a popular, open source application that turns a PC, an Android device, or many other gadgets into a full fledged media center with a TV-friendly user interface for accessing music, movies, photos, and more. It got its start many years ago as a project designed to turn the original Xbox game console into […]

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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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Plex media player comes first circle, launches Kodi plugin

Plex is a cross-platform utility that lets you stream your media collection or online videos to phones, smart TVs, web browsers, or other devices. The software started off as a fork of the popular, open source media center application XBMC… but it has taken on a life of its own in recent years after the […]

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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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Alternatives to Windows Media Center (Make your own Home Theater PC)

Want to turn your PC into a digital video recorder and media center box? For more than a decade Microsoft has made that by offering Windows Media Center. But when Windows 10 ships in the summer of 2015 it won’t include Media Center. The good news is that there are still some good options available […]

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Kodi 15 alpha 1 media center adds features, but ends support for some platforms

The team behind the popular Kodi media center (which used to be known as XBMC) have released an early build of Kodi 15. Kodi 15 alpha 1 includes some improvements and new features… but also drops support for some platforms. Kodi will no longer work on devices running Android 4.1 or earlier and no longer supports […]

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Liliputing’s top 10 posts of 2014 (by traffic)

2014 may have been the year where device makers started seriously pushing wearables, Apple launched new iPhone models with big screens, and Google launched a major overhaul of its Android operating system. But it turns out visitors to Liliputing are often looking for articles about somewhat more obscure topics. As 2014 draws to a close, I […]

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OpenELEC 5.0: Linux-based OS focused on Kodi 14 media center

There are plenty of ways to turn a PC into a media center, but one popular (and powerful) option is to install Kodi, the application formerly known as XBMC. Kodi presents a full-screen, remote control-friendly user interface for navigating music, videos, photos, and other content. It also supports plug-ins that let you stream content from […]