Kodi is widely known for being an open source media software that allows users stream all kinds of media stored either locally or on the internet. It is highly customizable and optimized for streaming across multiple operating systems and platforms including TVs. With add-ons that literally give access to all kinds of content including Live TV, it’s no wonder millions of users worldwide are cutting the cord and using Kodi across their devices.
Kodi first sprung on the scene over a decade ago and has been a major entertainment fixture since then. However, there have been numerous misconceptions regarding Kodi over the years making it somewhat confusing for newbies to truly understand it. Even some of the most popular Kodi builds in the past have either been blacklisted or gone offline for various reasons.
This article aims to address some of the key facts about Kodi, the stats behind its huge success over the years and also how it has evolved since it first emerged. Happy reading!
History of Kodi: How it all started
In 2002, Xbox Media Player or XBMP was launched and served as a media player for the Xbox gaming console. Kodi’s journey, however, started in 2004 when the Xbox Media Center (XBMC) was launched as a replacement for XBMP. XBMC was created by completely rewriting the source code for XBMP. The media player grew very popular, so much that it was subsequently created for other operating systems including Windows and Linux, and subsequently Android and iOS.
Due to the XBMC’s inability to claim ownership to the name (Xbox Media Centre) and also to show a clear distinction between the media player and Xbox. It’s worth pointing out that The XBMC Foundation, however, claims they never received any warnings to stop using the name from Microsoft Xbox.
Kodi is currently being run by the XBMC Foundation which is legally registered in the US as a non-profit organization. With over 500 official add-ons and around 40 million users worldwide, Kodi nowstands out as one of the most effective media players worldwide.
April's 2019 Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: The Technomancer and Outcast: Second Contact. For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), April kicks off with Star Wars Battlefront II, followed by Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2.
Play together with Xbox Live Gold. April's 2019 Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: The Technomancer and Outcast: Second Contact. For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), April kicks off with Star Wars Battlefront II, followed by Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2. April's lineup provides over $109 dollars in value and up to 3000 in gamerscore.
On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download The Technomancer ($39.99 ERP) for free during the month of April. Outcast - Second Contact ($39.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from April 16th to May 15th.
Microsoft has announced that Minecraft is making its way to Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) next month.
Xbox Game Pass members will soon be able to create and explore their very own world where the only limit is what you can imagine. Play on your own, or with up to 4 players split screen, or 8 players online.
Beginning April 4, Xbox Game Pass members can join the Minecraft community of millions of players from around the world. Discover limitless ways to play and create anything you can imagine. Try to survive the night alone or share your adventure with friends in both split-screen or online multiplayer*. Build anything you can think of, explore your own unique overworld, discover mobs (both creepy and cute!) and play your Minecraft adventure your way!
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March's 2019 Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), March kicks off with Star Wars Republic Commando, followed by Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Realtime Worlds open world action-adventure video game 'Crackdown' is now available to download for free!
To celebrate the launch of Crackdown 3, Microsoft are giving away the original Crackdown for free! Play it on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.
Crackdown pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the first ever truly 3-D playground. Gamers will enforce justice by any means necessary in Pacific City, a crime-ridden urban center built to encourage the exploration of the full width, depth and height of the city. Coupled with highly innovative co-op gameplay — a genre first — and an interactive world where nearly anything can be used as a weapon, gamers will be able to create a volatile cocktail of judicial oppression as they clean up the streets.
The in-game menu might not offer these, but there are free DLCs for Crackdown as well. Make sure to download the Free-For-All pack too, as that gives you access to cheats, some new vehicles, and the ability to resurrect enemies to fight them again.
Developed by Real Time Worlds and published by Microsoft Game Studios, Crackdown is available to download for free today! Check out the complete list of Crackdown achievements.
Xbox Live Gold members receive four new free games - two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360, during the month of February.
February's 2019 Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Super Bomberman R. For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), February kicks off with Assassin's Creed Rogue, followed by Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. February's lineup provides over $89 dollars in value and up to 3000 in gamerscore.