Kodi, Formerly Xbox Media Center, Lands on Xbox One

By Alessio Palumbo

Kodi, the popular open source media player, finally landed on Microsoft’s Xbox One console. This is particularly interesting because Kodi began its journey on the first Xbox many years ago when it was called Xbox Media Center (XBMC).

It should be noted that this build isn’t final yet and currently there are several missing features compared to Kodi on PC, for example. Below you can find a more detailed write-up about this from the developers.

What are the current limits?

What you should really understand and keep remembering is that it is still in early stages of development and has very rough edges, might not be as stable as the regular version and may even be missing some functions. Due to the nature of how UWP works our hands are tied in some areas. Some parts are not even finished yet and our developers are still working on getting it up to the regular standard. As of this writing there’s limited access to only what’s part of your Video and Music folders. Network support is limited to only NFS:// shares. No access to the Blu-ray drive to start the disc or even an attached storage 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. I’m sure there’s more that might not work as intended yet as there are so many features it just will take a while to go over them. We cannot promise to what extend we can get every feature working as it all depends on what is available to us developers.

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