FAQs

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What for do I need Kodi?

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Initially, Kodi was created as Xbox Media Player. Now Kodi is a specially created platform that allows keeping all user’s digital data in one place. This place is a virtual one and it doesn’t take up a lot of space on a device. Kodi app is used to store movies, TV shows, music and music videos. Besides, it gives the access to television and radio. In order not to clog your device memory with gigabytes of information it is simpler to use Kodi app with its addons and forget about permanent lack of free space on your gadget (it is recommended to use cloud storage for media).

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Is Kodi a service or a media-player?

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Many people tend to believe that Kodi is a special service that provides its users with entertaining material of different kind and genre. Moreover, some of them suppose that there is Kodi library, where a user can find anything he or she likes (books, games, movies, TV shows and what not). Actually, it is a popular misconception, as Kodi is only a media player where users can STORE and WATCH (or listen to) video or audio files, photos and have an unlimited access to them round-the-clock. That is why the answer is simple: Kodi is a media player with the function of keeping users’ data.

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How to enrich Kodi library?

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After you have installed Kodi on your device it is high time to enjoy all the beauty of this platform. Run the application on your device, enter “Files” section. After it you are to add a media source and configure it. If the source has been added successfully, your personal library will be browsed. There are several ways how to fill your Kodi library with the desired content. The first one is to enrich it by means of the files, kept on your device. The second one is to browse it from the Internet.

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Is Kodi legal?

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In its nature Kodi can’t be called an illegal application as it doesn’t offer its users a library with copyright-protected material. Nevertheless, with the help of Kodi app the users sometimes watch protected by copyright content without paying, committing illegal thing. To understand the situation better, imagine the situation when your phone was stolen in the shop. Theft is an illegal activity in its nature. While the shop (which now becomes a crime scene) isn’t considered to conduct illegal activity because of this incident. Likewise the shop, Kodi application is only the place where illegal actions can take place.

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Does Kodi app make everything I watch free?

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Let us start by considering how Kodi works. Being a free open source streaming platform, Kodi doesn’t possess its own library of movies, TV shows, sporting events and what not. Kodi is a player on your device that allows media storage. Besides it allows watching content of other services such as Netflix, for instance. If something should be paid on such service it doesn’t become free because you use Kodi media player. You still should pay for such content. That is why the answer is simple – NO, Kodi app doesn’t make the content of other services free for Kodi users.

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Does Kodi work on smart TV?

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To begin with, it should be stressed that Kodi is compatible not with all operational systems. Only Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, Raspberry Pi and iOS users can download and install Kodi on their devices. In the meanwhile, modern Smart TVs work on the following operating systems: Tizen, Web, Android, Firefox, Smart Hub and Roku. It confirms the idea that OS should be taken into account if you want to use Kodi app on your TV-set. Choosing a new smart TV it is recommended to give preference to Android, as only this OS will give you an opportunity to use Kodi app.

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What Kodi addons to choose?

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It is up to you to decide what addons you personally want to use. There are some addons that make Kodi use most convenient and many-sided. Among most popular are The Movie Database, the TVDB, Universal Artist Scraper. The Movie Database addon will bring you the joy of a great number of movies from comedy to art house. The TVDB contains a great library of TV shows in many languages. Universal Artist Scraper is collection of music from different sources. Thus, before choosing addon for Kodi you are to think about your preferences.

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How to install Kodi?

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Kodi installation is extremely simple. Everything you are to do is to download appropriate for your operating system version and press download. After it, you are to follow the given instructions to install it. No logins or passwords are required, which simplifies Kodi use. Passwords or logins will never be forgotten as they don’t exist. When the application will be prepared for the first run, a user gets access to his or her personal library, which will naturally be empty.

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On what devices I can use Kodi?

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It is available to use Kodi on numerous devices: laptops, PCs, tablets, phones and smart TVs. Kodi compatibility with various devices depends on their operating systems. Thus, the application runs on Windows, Android, Raspberry Pi, Linux, OSX, iOS, allowing their users to get access to an unlimited number of resources.

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Does Kodi use device’s space?

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Many people think that Kodi media player also functions as a cloud storage for all their data and there is no need to keep media on flash drives or any other storage devices, but be can’t agree. Kodi serves as a player that allows collecting all your data in a convenient way. Still, all selected or downloaded by a user media are kept on his/her SD card. Besides, the device is to keep the installed addons for Kodi. Luckily, they don’t take up a lot of space. It is recommended to store the media on a server of your network, whereas addons are quite small in size and must be kept on your device.