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Kodi addon and repository devs down on pressure from Netflix, Amazon, Disney

Kodi addon and repository devs down on pressure from Netflix, Amazon, Disney

Kodi lives on, but some of the developers behind a few of the more nefarious addons for the service are now out of the game. Or so they've suggested. Cease and desist letters have been sent to developers behind the Colossus Kodi addon repository, URLResolver, MetaHandler, Ares Wizard, and more have been knocked out by a new wave of threats of legal action from major studios. One legal warning was apparently delivered by hand to the developer The_Alpha - that was the final straw for that particular dev.

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Kodi battles trademark trolls trying to profit from free software

Kodi battles trademark trolls trying to profit from free software

Following its transformation from XMBC, the free media software now known as Kodi has caught the public's attention in a big way. Though some know it simply as that thing that can be used to pirate movies, the software has overall become a favorite among those who want a central location for all their media, one that can run on just about any device. And that's where the 'trademark trolls' come in.

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Plex for Kodi addon is now free for everyone

Plex for Kodi addon is now free for everyone

This past December, Plex announced an addon that would bring the best it has to offer to Kodi users, enabling the latter to access their Plex server via a device running Kodi. That was great news, but only for those who use Plex often enough to justify buying a Plex Pass. That has quietly changed, as now the Plex for Kodi plugin is available to anyone and everyone, and it is free.

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Kodi add-ons exodus tied to Dish piracy lawsuit

Kodi add-ons exodus tied to Dish piracy lawsuit

Fame does have a price, as the Kodi, formerly XBMC, community is now finding out the hard way. The popularity of cord-cutting and set-top boxes led to the popularity of the open source Kodi home theater platform, which, in turn, lead to explosion of third-party add-ons. Not all add-ons, however, are created equal and some of them carry some legal liability. The worst case scenario did happen and one such add-on has been sued, causing other add-ons to quickly abandon ship before matter got worse.

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Kodi 17.0 “Krypton” brings new UI, new apps

Kodi 17.0 “Krypton” brings new UI, new apps

Thanks to the affordability of mini PCs and Android set-top boxes, it has never been easier to set up your own home media center. And when it comes to such DIY home entertainment systems, Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, is more often than not, the software of choice. Open source and very actively developed, the media center software has just launched its 17.0 release, codenamed Krypton, which continues the work of refinement, both in the user interface as well as under the hood.

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Plex on Kodi addon is now open for Plex Pass beta testers

Plex on Kodi addon is now open for Plex Pass beta testers

Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? Plex and Kodi definitely aren’t saying so. Kodi, formerly XBMC, is one of the world’s most popular, open source multimedia center that can run on anything that has a processor powerful enough to play media. Plex, on the other hand, is one of the most known media server and client systems around. Together, the two are bringing a complete multimedia solution that can run on anywhere Kodi can and access media from any Plex server.

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