Kodi – The Ultimate Media Center for Linux
So why Kodi Media Center?
Kodi is designed to act as a media center. The original idea was to install it and use on a PC as the entertainment hub of the home by connecting it to a big-screen TV and as such. It comes with specific features that make it quite capable for the role. It is designed to be legible on a TV when sitting on a sofa (10-foot user interface), and compatible with both remote control hardware and software. Kodi comes with several advantages that you don’t get with many other media players. It’s compatible with a very wide range of file formats and operating systems. And also, the fact that it is open-source in nature, its high profile and large base of programmers mean there’s a vast range of add-ons and skins or themes that are available for download to customize the software to one’s choice of detail.
KODI is also quite popular and apparently very good for watching ‘pirated’ copyrighted content for free. The XBMC Foundation, understandably, distance themselves from such use.
Key Features Available on Kodi
One main advantage of Kodi is that it can play or view all common media formats due to its extensive number of clients and parsers. Kodi also comes with a solid base of features that make it quite awesome. Some of these features are available via several open APIs which allow third-party developers to create and extend capabilities with Kodi. Some of these features include –
Libraries (Music, Video, Pictures)
Audio and Video Streaming Plugins
There are a host of other features that come with Kodi such as –
- Support for Skins and Visualizations,
- Weather Forecasts and
- An Application Launcher for third-party software such as computer games and video game emulators
- Web interfaces
Install Kodi Media Center In Linux
Install Kodi Media Center In Linux. Kodi is available on a lot of platforms including Linux. To install Kodi on Ubuntu or any Ubuntu based distro, use the following commands -To install it other Linux distros, you can check out the official documentation here.
So if you are looking for a very capable home media hub, you can surely check out Kodi. Scroll through the images below to see some of the functionality for Kodi.