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Kodi is now available on Xbox One

Kodi is now available on Xbox One

Microsoft has posted a tweet that was an ad for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on the Xbox One X which has caused much controversy surrounding the image, as it appears to be stolen, or at least heavily influenced from a Redditor's concept art.

Kodi says that the alignment of all Microsoft devices to a common Universal Windows Platform was what allowed the team to bring the software to the Xbox One.

If you don't know what Kodi is, you're missing out. Perhaps the best news for Xbox users is that they finally now have a TV DVR option. However, there are some limitations to what the UWP version of Kodi can and can't do (as I discovered last night after poking around a bit). Due to the nature of how UWP works our hands are tied in some areas.

Network support is limited to NFS:// shares. The team notes that the Xbox One app is still in development and lacks several major features, such as access to external storage devices or the Xbox One's Blu-ray drive. There might still be problems with certain general python modules that are used by add-ons and we are finding and reporting them to the developers as testing progresses.

Today, however, the Xbox One is a more featured entertainment box that embraces more than just games. We cannot promise to what extend we can get every feature working as it all depends on what is available to us developers. One of the key strengths of Kodi is how customisable it is while remaining very easy and simple to use. I was, however, unable to connect my Drobo 5N2 storage/media streaming NAS but haven't looked into it that deeply yet. To download it, you can check out the individual links for USA and United Kingdom region to get the application added to your "Ready To Download" list on your Xbox One. Plex is also available as a media streaming service but with official support from the developer. The popular media center solution for PCs is now "back home" in a sort of way.

And now that it's found its way to the Xbox One, it should provide you with a lot more flexibility on the console to access the content you care most about. What bugs or missing features have you found?

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