Kodi media player arrives on the Xbox One

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Welcome back XBMP



We all here at MaxConsole, remember the glory days of original Xbox console modding, the main thing to install after you got it flashed or modded was a new dashboard like EvoX or AvaLaunch, and then of course right away installing XBMP with all its plugins, and now the joy of those days can be re-lived on the Xbox One console, as Microsoft surprising enough has helped the Kodi Team to port it over to UWP format and its now rolling out across the world on the Xbox One Store, with Europeans getting the first dibs! :)
Kodi is a very capable player that’s highly expandable thanks to third-party add-ons like live TV and DVR services — something Microsoft isn’t going to provide. But Kodi is perhaps best known as the go to app for piracy due to a wide variety of plugins that let you illegally stream television shows, professional sports, and films from the comfort of your living room. This has led to a cottage industry of so-called "Kodi boxes," often built around cheap HDMI dongles like Amazon's Fire TV sticks. While the XBMC Foundation has attempted to distance itself from the illegal third-party plugins, it's also benefited from the exposure.

In a blog post, Kodi warns that the Xbox One download isn’t finished and may contain missing features and bugs. Here are a few known limitations as of today:

  • There’s limited access to only part of your Video and Music folders.
  • Network support is limited to NFS:// shares.
  • There’s no access to attached storage or to the Blu-ray drive.
  • There might be problems with some add-ons.
Kodi began life as XBMC (Xbox Media Center), or XBMP (Xbox Media Player) if you want to track back to the original incarnation that ran on hacked first-generation Xbox consoles — a capable PC with high-end graphics that Microsoft sold at a loss in order to gain an industry foothold back in the early noughts. So really, it's only fitting that Kodi should return to the roost.
Hopefully, it will last a while on Xbox One store, but if any 'bad repos' appear with pirate content plugins or emulators, then for sure Microsoft will come a calling and pull the app, in other news Kodi also finally released a full 64-bit only version for PC Desktop Rigs!

NEWS SOURCE: Kodi media player arrives on the Xbox One (via) TheVerge
 
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If it is anything like Kodi on the PC, then the repos are handled by kodi, and all unofficial repos will work with the xbox one version. Microsoft wont have a say in it, as kodi doesnt have much of a say in what the user community creates for kodi plugins. They just provide the python API for Kodi, and the users write their own scripts, good or bad. If microsoft is allowing Kodi on the Xbox One, then they are already aware of the risk, and are probably not going to claim responsibility if someone gets in trouble for using an Illegal plugin.
 

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If it is anything like Kodi on the PC, then the repos are handled by kodi, and all unofficial repos will work with the xbox one version. Microsoft wont have a say in it, as kodi doesnt have much of a say in what the user community creates for kodi plugins. They just provide the python API for Kodi, and the users write their own scripts, good or bad. If microsoft is allowing Kodi on the Xbox One, then they are already aware of the risk, and are probably not going to claim responsibility if someone gets in trouble for using an Illegal plugin.
since ms isnt a content provider and they banked so much on xbone being a media player im betting they dont care and even kind of welcome illegal content.
 

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highly possible. they know what kodi does and still let it through the app store.
The best thing is M$ infact helped the Kodi team in doing the porting over to UWP for the app store.

UWP is sandboxed on the XB1 anyway, so its limited to the amount of 'cpu/gpu power' and available ram, so alot of big repos like emulators will run poorly, as for the 'pirate' stuff, Kodi been killing alot of illegal repos, as they push to try to clean up their unwanted fame! :)
 

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The best thing is M$ infact helped the Kodi team in doing the porting over to UWP for the app store.

UWP is sandboxed on the XB1 anyway, so its limited to the amount of 'cpu/gpu power' and available ram, so alot of big repos like emulators will run poorly, as for the 'pirate' stuff, Kodi been killing alot of illegal repos, as they push to try to clean up their unwanted fame! :)
kodi has kind of gone to crap anyway with huge addon developers and repos being shut down by cease and desist letters with threats of lawsuits from the big telecom giants anyways.
 

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kodi has kind of gone to crap anyway with huge addon developers and repos being shut down by cease and desist letters with threats of lawsuits from the big telecom giants anyways.
Yeah, and in some countries you can't even import an android tv box if it has kodi installed on it, even without any addons, it just gets crushed by customs on entry.
 
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Yeah, and in some countries you can't even import an android tv box if it has kodi installed on it, even without any addons, it just gets crushed by customs on entry.
i don't doubt that. antipiracy laws are diff from country to country.
 

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i don't doubt that. antipiracy laws are diff from country to country.
Even worse, they can KILL you instead! (not the antipiracy police, but the Kodi box itself will!) :)

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/881517/Kodi-Box-Fire-Danger-Free-Streaming-Sky-Sports-Movies

Researchers conducted a series of product safety tests on a number of popular Kodi-style streaming boxes – and found 100 per cent failed to meet national electrical safety regulations.

According to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), more than one million illicit streaming boxes have been sold in the UK within the last two years.

That represents a significant risk to the general public.

Product Safety Manager at Electrical Safety First, Steve Curtler said: “This year consumers thinking about buying an illegal streaming device for Christmas need to know that by plugging them into their TV they could be potentially be putting themselves, their home and their family at risk."

“We urge anyone with one of these devices to unplug it and stop using it immediately."

“Not only are these devices breaking the law, but they could be putting your loved ones at risk.”
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Director General of FACT, Kieron Sharp said: “The fact that so many illegal streaming devices have all failed to meet UK safety standards is shocking."

“Alongside the risks of exposing your home network to damaging malware and your children to inappropriate content, it should now be clear that the dangers these illegal devices pose far outweigh any benefit of buying them."

“We believe hundreds of thousands of illicit streaming devices were sold between Black Friday and Christmas last year."

"This year, if you want to safely and reliably enjoy premium sports, TV or films go directly to the official provider.”
 
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WP is sandboxed on the XB1 anyway, so its limited to the amount of 'cpu/gpu power' and available ram, so alot of big repos like emulators will run poorly, as for the 'pirate' stuff, Kodi been killing alot of illegal repos, as they push to try to clean up their unwanted fame!