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Kodi is a home theater and media player software application, formerly known as XBMC

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Overview

Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a home theater and media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. It is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, with a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the Internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media.

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System Requirements

#MinimumRecommended
1

CPU: x86 or x86-64 processor such as: Intel Pentium 4/ Pentium M, AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron, or newer CPU (that support SSE2, which all CPUs made within the last 10-years does).

  • If your GPU/VPU does not support hardware video decoding then you will require a fast modern processor is required to decode some 1080p videos encoded in H.264, VC-1/WMV9, HEVC/H.265 VP9, etc
2RAM: 1GB or more in a HTPC media player appliance-like computer dedicated for KodiRAM: 2GB or more in a computer for multipurpose use
3

Graphics: AMD/Intel

  • Mesa 11.3 or later

Graphics: AMD/ATI, Intel, or NVIDIA which support OpenGL 2.0 or later.

AMD/Intel

  • Mesa 17.1 or later (required for 10 bit HEVC)
4Video decoding: See https://kodi.wiki/view/Supported_hardware#Linux.
5Drive space: The Kodi application generally only takes up between 100 to 200 MB of space, depending on how the binary is compiled. 4 to 8GB depending on how big your video library is.Drive space: 16GB or more depending on how big your video library is.
#Minimum
1Kodi v17 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later
2Kodi v18 (and its nightlies) will at least require 10.9)
3All hardware requirements are the same as those for OS X 10.8. If your computer can run OS X 10.8 or later then your hardware should work just fine with Kodi
#MinimumRecommended
1OS: Windows 7OS: Windows 10
2

CPU: x86 or x86-64 processor such as: Intel Pentium 4/ Pentium M, AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron, or newer CPU (that support SSE2, which all CPUs made within the last 10-years does).

  • If your GPU/VPU does not support hardware video decoding then you will require a fast modern processor is required to decode some 1080p videos encoded in H.264, VC-1/WMV9, HEVC/H.265 VP9, etc
3RAM: 1GB or more in a HTPC media player appliance-like computer dedicated for KodiRAM: 2GB or more in a computer for multipurpose use
4Graphics: GPU hardware must support at least level DirectX version 9.0c however the GPU software drivers must support the DirectX 11 Feature Level 9.1 (which means the DX11 API has been implemented in the GPU software driver to be compatible with DX9 hardware)
5Video decoding: On low-performance CPUs to playback 1080p content then hardware video decoding maybe necessary. See https://kodi.wiki/view/Supported_hardware#Windows for more.
6Drive space: The Kodi application generally only takes up between 100 to 200 MB of space, depending on how the binary is compiled. 4 to 8GB depending on how big your video library is.Drive space: 16GB or more depending on how big your video library is.

Ratings

Aggregate
4.10 
 5

APKPure
Android
8.7 
 10
based on 65 reviews
CNET
Windows
3.5 
 5
based on 19 reviews
CNET
Windows
4.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
FileHippo
Windows
6 
 10
based on 249 reviews
FileHorse
Windows
7.8 
 10
based on 706 reviews
FileHorse
macOS
7 
 10
based on 57 reviews
FossHub
x32/64 Windows, macOS
5 
 5
based on 12 reviews
G2CROWD4 
 5
based on 11 reviews
Google Play
Android
4.2 
 5
based on 280910 reviews
Malavida
Windows
9 
 10
based on 605 reviews
Malavida
iOS
9 
 10
based on 37 reviews
Malavida
macOS
9 
 10
based on 20 reviews
Malavida
Android
7 
 10
based on 336 reviews
Softonic
Android
8 
 10
based on 69 reviews
Softonic
Windows
8 
 10
based on 2083 reviews
Softonic
macOS
8 
 10
based on 18 reviews
TechRadar4.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
Uptodown
Windows
4.4 
 5
based on 30 reviews

Developer

XBMC Foundation

Written in

C++

Initial Release

2003

License

GPL v2+

Categories

Media Player, HTPC

Alternatives

Media Player
GOM Player   MediaMonkey   VLC Media Player  
HTPC

No alternative software available under 'HTPC' category.


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