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How To Install Kodi On Apple TV

How do you Install Kodi on an Apple TV 4? It can be done without any any jailbreaking or funky hacking. In order to install Kodi on the new Apple TV you must download a number of free applications and follow the instructions step by step. In the end you will install Kodi on the new Apple TV without any need to hack your Apple TV[.] – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor

Review of The 4K TV Box S812 TV Box

Like many Android based media boxes this device comes preloaded with some basic apps ahead of time though most are more suited to a tablet than a TV. […] Users can access all of the key functions from here including again settings and XBMC along with Miracast, A media center shortcut for Airplay and DLNA settings, The Google Play Store, backup and a host of basic functions […] The Gotham build is pre-configured with a number of add-ons and their respective repositories in place. This includes numerous music and video apps that show off the media center’s capabilities. With so much in place ahead of time, the system lends itself to a quick set-up for those who already know their way around [XBMC]. Video and audio apps are not the only thing that comes preloaded on the box. The programs are also loaded with helpful add-ons. Outside of the preinstalled repositories though it is a clean interface with little to no pre-sets in place. – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor
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Install TVMC for Android

If you’re looking to watch movies, television, and whatever else your heart desires, without having to manually configure a thing, TVMC for Android is what you need. You’ll find TVMC to be the easiest out of the box Kodi-based solution available. You install it and it works right away, no mess, no fuss, nothing else to do but watch all you can watch. – TV ADDONS  
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Plex on Xbox One makes streaming your torrented movies easy and elegant

Microsoft and Sony started off with nonexistent media center capabilities, which was a big disappointment to people with massive digital movie and TV show collections. But thankfully Xbox One is already starting to turn things around. There’s Microsoft’s own media player app (which will soon support high-quality MKV files) and tomorrow Plex is coming to Xbox One. […] Plex Media Server is a free download for PC and Mac, but the best aspects are reserved for Plex Pass subscribers. You can either pay $4.99 monthly, $39.99 each year, or plop down $149.99 for a lifetime subscription. Benefits include Plex Sync, which lets you download content to your phone or tablet to bring with you on long flights or the daily work commute. There’s also Cloud Sync, which uploads media files less than 2GB to cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive so they can be watched anywhere you’ve got Wi-Fi. Other throw-ins include easy access to HD movie trailers and free downloads of the Android and Roku apps. For now, being a Plex Pass subscriber is the only way you’ll be able to use the company’s new Xbox One app. – Chris Welch,The Verge
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XBMC Changes Name to Kodi, Reduces Trademark Confusion

It’s a fair argument: If the name of one’s application, Xbox Media Center, seems to suggest that the app runs on one’s Xbox gaming consoles—which it doesn’t really do right now—then perhaps it’s time for a rebranding? […] “Furthermore, while the software still acts as a media center, it also hosts addons, loads games, streams content to and from numerous devices, and can ultimately act as a complete replacement for whatever platform it is hosted on. Indeed, XBMC today is far more an Entertainment Center than a simple Media Center,” reads a blog post by Kodi community/project manager Nathan Betzen. […] The move to the new Kodi branding shouldn’t affect use of the app at all, save for the obvious changing of the splash screen that announces the app’s title. The next version of the app will be Kodi 14, not XBMC 14. More importantly, those looking to make fan sites in tribute to Kodi will now have a clearer definition of just what “confusing” means in regards to use of the Kodi name—specifically, that a site can do that so long as its use “doesn’t confuse other users and the community.” – David Murphy,PCMag
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Armada Mach 8 Pure Linux Review

The box will feature a quad core processor, and ship with a customized XBMC skin running Gotham 13.2. While the quad core power is a major hit with this box the skin is what may set the product apart in the marketplace. […] The new Armada Mach 8 will feature simple over the air updates with the push of a button. […] One of XBMC’s most popular features is its ability to utilize numerous video and audio apps. The challenge of the platform has been how to find the ones you want. In the past this involved adding content sources, changing the entire structure of the skin and more. – Ryan Michael Downey,The Streaming Advisor  
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Cord Cutters: Ignore Set Top Boxes & Use A PC Instead

It’s not complicated to hook up a desktop computer to your TV and set it up as your XBMC media center. If you try XBMC and don’t like it, that’s okay: you could set up Plex instead, or look into other options. Setting up a computer is a little more work than an out-of-the-box solution, but the advantages far outweigh the downsides. – Justin Pot,Makeuseof http://ift.tt/1oor4kY