Kodi is in essence a media player similar to Windows Media Player or QuickTime, however because of its open source nature, its capabilities can be greatly expanded through the use of third party Kodi addons. There are Kodi addons available to provide a wide array of functionality, with the most common being the ability to connect to online streaming web sites, turning your favourite streaming sources into a NetFlix, video-on-demand style interface.
Due to the questionable nature of certain addons, Kodi was forced to protect themselves by banning the distribution and discussion of most third party addons at their website. It was done in order to alleviate potential legal concerns over piracy. This gave birth to XBMC HUB, which eventually evolved into what is now known as the TV ADDONS community.
Basically what Kodi addons do is take a website that is normally ad-ridden and difficult to navigate, and turn it into a simple home theater friendly interface, similar to what you may have seen on your satellite or cable television set top box.
TV ADDONS was the first website of its kind and since day one has been the main source for all of the most popular Kodi addons. When they first started, there were only three free television type addons in existence: IceFilms, 1Channel and Navi-X. These original Kodi addons spawned a community that has since flourished, now boasting support for hundreds of addons and developers.
It’s very easy to get started with Kodi addons. First you need to download Kodi from Kodi’s official website. It can be installed to a multitude of platforms including Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Raspberry Pi, Linux, and more! Those who want to take full advantage of Kodi as a home theater device choose to use dedicated Android TV hardware such as the NVIDIA Shield TV, Amazon Fire TV, MINIX, and Matricom G-Box.
Next time you’re looking for the best in home entertainment, look towards Kodi. Kodi and addons from TV ADDONS give you access to any movie or television show you can imagine.