What is Kodi
Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the Internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media.
It is a multi-platform home-theater PC (HTPC) application. Kodi is highly customizable: a variety of skins can change its appearance, and various plug-ins allow users to access streaming media content via online services such as Amazon Prime Instant Video, Crackle, Pandora Internet Radio, Rhapsody, Spotify, and YouTube. The later versions also have a personal video recorder (PVR) graphical front end for receiving live television with an electronic program guide (EPG) and high-definition digital video recorder (DVR) support.
The software was created as an independently developed homebrew media player application named Xbox Media Center (abbreviated as XBMC) for the first-generation Xbox game console and was later made available under the name XBMC as a native application for Android, Linux, BSD, Raspbian, macOS, iOS/tv, and Microsoft Windows-based operating systems.
Because of its open-source and cross-platform nature, with its core code written in C++, modified versions of Kodi-XBMC together with a JeOS have been used as a software appliance suite or software framework in a variety of devices including smart TVs, set-top boxes, digital signage, hotel television systems, network-connected media players and embedded systems based on armhf platform like Raspberry Pi. Derivative applications such as MediaPortal and Plex have been spun off from XBMC or Kodi, as well as Just enough operating systems like OpenELEC and LibreELEC
How to install Kodi
Kodi can be installed on multiple devices. You can install Kodi on your pc, phone, tablet, and tv streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV Stick. To install Kodi you can visit their website to get the APK file or you can follow our guides here at My Fire Streams.
- Kodi Website- Downloads Section
- Install Guide for Android Devices
- Install Guide for Apple iPhone/iPad
Below is a list of some of Kodi’s best repositories. These repositories are highly recommended within the Kodi community for all your streaming needs.
Please note that as of writing this all the links to the repositories are active and working. This is subject to change. If you find that any of the links to the repositories are not working please leave us a comment so that we can find a new link.
Also, please see our Disclaimer page in regards to external links and products.
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Protect yourself while streaming
My Fire Streams highly recommends that you protect yourself by using a VPN anytime you are streaming whether it’s on Kodi or using another third-party app like IPTV/Terrarium. When you access these streaming services without a VPN you are allowing your ISP to see all of your activities. Your ISP can throttle your internet connection if they see fit.
With a proper VPN, you can keep your activity private from your ISP. We recommend going with a VPN service that does not keep log files. You will also want a service that offers UDP connections for uninterrupted connections. Some VPN services do not do well with Kodi.
Through months of testing, we found that IPVANISH offers the best service. IPVANISH does not keep log files and it works extremely well with not only Kodi but with all of your network devices. To get IPVANISH please use the link below.