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  • 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
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Kodi App Review

Kodi is an open source media player created by XBMC Foundation. You may download it on lots of hardware platforms and OS for free. It has a 10-foot user interface with remote and TV controls. Its interface allows streaming media, play games and even receive files from local networks. That’s why users consider it to be so useful.

Except for Kodi, the developers have created official remotes that you can install on your device. Remotes take control of your Kodi installation from where you review your movies, TV-shows, PVR/DVR, start add-ons and navigate through the interface. Like Kodi itself, official remotes are free and open source software.

Functionality 9/10

There are many benefits you get from installing Kodi. The greatest one is the possibility to support video, audio files, weather forecast reporting, playlists, third party plug-ins, audio visualization and image formats. That makes the app diversified. You can also use it with multiple types of hardware.

 You may select the add-ons you wish to customize Kodi to fit your needs. The app divides all the options up into categories that include music, video, and pictures. There are options for accessing free content of every kind in each category.

 It becomes easier to download your favorite movies at a free cost with Kodi. Moreover, the streaming is quick and without any delays. You receive a clear picture from full HD videos.

You can easily manage and browse the library. Connect the official remotes to your devices so that you navigate effortlessly.

Design 7/10

After launching the app, you'll see that Kodi uses the same user interface and design in its other versions. That's why you can use it on other devices without problems.

The interface is quite interactive and guides you automatically through it. You'll understand it even if you use Kodi for the first time. Its graphical user interface allows you to quickly find and watch videos, images, podcasts, and audio files from a hard drive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using several buttons.

Usability 8/10

Kodi has an open-source nature. That fact makes it highly customizable and leads to a robust library of add-ons, which include many options for watching live TV. Add-ons can enlarge your Kodi experience, allowing you to access all kinds of fantastic content. Not all of it is legal.

  • Kodi does not supply or include any media or content.
  • you must provide your content or install one of the third-party plug-ins
  • the app doesn't have an affiliation with any third-party plug-in or add-on provider.
  • Kodi does not support the streaming of copyright-protected files if it's not allowed.

 Kodi is available for Windows PC, Mac OS, Linux or Android with 10-foot user interface TV controls. This app also supports all the major movies formats and online video streaming formats like 3D, HEVC, WEBM. Besides, you can download the movie posters, disc art related to them that makes Kodi even more interactive.

This mobile app will also be profitable if you enjoy TV-shows. It gives you the full descriptions of TV shows, for example, seasons, banners, tags, information about actors. You can import and easily browse the photos into the library using a remote control.

Cross-platform use 10/10

Kodi turns your smartphone or tablet into a digital set-top box or streamer. Stream the files directly from the Internet, home network and local storage.

Licensing or curated app stores do not restrain Kodi, so it allows you to get a variety of community-made apps, and watch whatever you like. Kodi is available on nearly every device you can imagine.

If you’ve got an Android device, you’re a lucky one. This app is easy to install. It’s compatible with OS X, Linux, Windows, Android 4.2 and up. If you use iOS, the process is a little more problematic: you have to be sure your device is jailbroken before downloading Kodi.

In-app purchases

The app is completely free so that you can enjoy it without in-app purchases.


Kodi is a fantastic media center that when combined with add-ons allows for streaming all kinds of content like TV shows and movies. Install Kodi on an Android or iOS device and play the same media anywhere bandwidth is available to stream content.

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Kodi provides you a lot of opportunities that you’ll appreciate: free TV, movies, and music. The app itself is completely free, and the quality of playback is good enough.

Pros : Lots of add-ons;
Always free ;
Highly customizable;
Exciting extras: a Movie Quiz program, Lazy TV, and Last Episode, which all help to boost your viewing experience and provides more depth.

Cons : It takes time to set up Kodi and choose all of the addons you want. But after you’ve made all the adjustments, though, the app is easy to navigate;
Kodi lacks the ability to stream content to several devices.

Functionality 4.5

Design 3.5

Usability 4.0

Cross-platform use 5.0

Average : 4.3


  • 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.

Kodi Version History

  • Kodi v.16.1 for Android 4.2+ Apr. 23, 2016
  • Kodi v.16.0 for Android 4.2+ Feb. 22, 2016
  • Kodi v.15.2 for Android 4.2+ Nov. 11, 2015
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