Kodi Review. Easy Way to Organize Local Media

Posted by on November 5, 2017

Kodi is an open-source app that is useful for managing users’ local collection of photos, music, TV shows and movies. Contrary to popular belief, this iOS and Android app does not require a subscription to video streaming services. It solely relies on the media you already have. It is currently one of my top applications. Read on to find out why.

Publisher: XBMC Foundation.
Last update: 1 year ago
Size: 77.98M
Compatibility: Android 5.0 and up,  iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Price: free
Get it on:  Google Play

What Kodi is

My Google Play app for this tool permanently reminds me that it does not provide any media files directly and it does not support pirated content. The app will not discriminate against any illegal material you stream, but they are not accountable. You will have to take accountability for it.

The app has very few features, and it is quite easy to use. The only thing you need to do to add media to the app is select its type and your source. However, you should remember that importation of media files like music relies on tags. Therefore, make sure you have everything organized before you begin importing your data.

You will not be able to stream from big streaming companies like Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix but the app supports Fox Sports, Soundcloud, and PS Vue. However, although this is a free app, you will still have to pay for the services you wish to stream videos from that Kodi supports depending on your subscription benefits. 

Although it is possible to use Kodi for the purpose of watching TV, I would not recommend it. The process is quite challenging, and even if you manage to do it, you will not get the same experience you would get from cable. My mark is 8/10.

Interface

After launching the app, you’ll see that Kodi uses the same user interface and design in its other versions. That’s why you can use it on other devices without problems.

The interface is quite interactive and guides you automatically through it. You’ll understand it even if you use Kodi for the first time. Its graphical user interface allows you to quickly find and watch videos, images, podcasts, and audio files from a hard drive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using several buttons. My mark is 7/10.

Performance and Usability


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One thing I really like about Kodi is the fact that it places all the content in the front and center. This makes it perfect for media playback devices and home theater PCs. This graphical interface makes it possible for me to browse through photos, podcasts, movies and music among other media with ease. The app also has a number of configuration and personalization features within the menu which are straightforward and very easy to use.  My mark is 8/10.

Cross-platform use

You probably already own one or more devices that can support Kodi. This app is available for iOS (including iPhone and iPad), Windows, Mac and Google Android devices. In addition to this, it is possible to sync all your devices that have Kodi installed on them. Most of the features, such as the capability to stream from third party companies and its add-ons, are influenced by the community. For this reason, the app is constantly being updated. I absolutely love this because it makes me feel like my input is appreciated.  My mark is 9/10.

The Verdict

Kodi is an excellent app for media organization and streaming. I have used the app for a while now, and I can honestly say I am impressed. I especially love that this app is free on all platforms. I would recommend it to anyone who is in search of a convenient and easy way to organize and watch media files. You can get the latest version of this leading app on the Kodi website or Google Play Store.

8

Features

8.0 /10

Interface

7.0 /10

Performance and Usability

8.0 /10

Cross-platform Use

9.0 /10

Pros

  • Lots of add-ons;
  • Always free;
  • Highly customizable;
  • Exciting extras: a Movie Quiz program, Lazy TV, and Last Episode, which all help to boost your viewing experience and provides more depth.

Cons

  • It takes time to set up Kodi and choose all of the add-ons you want. But after you’ve made all the adjustments, though, the app is easy to navigate;
  • Kodi lacks the ability to stream content to several devices;
  • Android 5.0 and above is a must


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