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WHAT IS KODI?

Kodi is an free to download open source media management and playback application originally developed as XBox Media Center (XBMC) for the Xbox in 2002.

It is now available on many platforms including PC (Windows+Linux), Android, OSX and Raspberry Pi.

It's original purpose was to organise and play large collections of video and audio files. Gradually it developed features more like an operating system where you can download and install add-ons (think of them as apps for Kodi).

'Kodi' is the new official name for XBMC from version 14.0 onwards.


ULTRA-HD HDR
ANDROID 7
ULTIMATE PQ
TOTAL FORMAT SUPPORT
HiMedia Q5 Pro
Ultimate image quality Android 7 'Nougat' Ultra-HD 4K60 HDR Android media box. Total format support including HDR10, 7.1 HD-Audio, HEVC, and BD-ISO. High performance dual-band wi-fi and Gigabit LAN. Great Kodi compatibility (including Kodi 17).
£129.99  €152

WHAT CAN KODI DO?

Video
Kodi will scan local or networked storage for video files (practically any format) and index them for playback with a slick interface featuring cover art, thumbnails, synopsis.
Audio
Kodi will scan local or networked storage for audio files (practically any format) to provide you with easy access to your music with cover art, smart playlists.
Pictures
Photos from local or networked storage can be indexed, sorted, and displayed in a slideshow.
Add-ons
A vast selection of add-ons are available for download. These are like apps for Kodi and provide a huge range of added features including TV streaming services, subtitles, lyrics, skins.
Skins
Thousands of free skins are available letting you completely customise the appearance of Kodi.
Remote
Kodi remote apps are available for iOS and Android, allowing you to control Kodi using phone/tablet.

HARDWARE FOR KODI?

There are now versions of Kodi for PC (Windows,Linux), Android, jailbroken AppleTV2, OSX, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi2.


PC / HTPC

Windows+Linux. Usuall more expensive than Android alternatives and hardware varies massively, but the PC version of Kodi is the 'main' version and has the best support. It is most stable with best add-on compatibility. Full OS versions of Linux Kodi are available (OpenELEC, Kodibuntu).

Raspberry Pi2 + Linux Kodi

Massive user community and support. More powerful hardware than the original Pi. Needs additional case, remote for media centre. Requires some technical knowledge to install. Can run custom builds of OpenELEC (Linux Kodi). Officially supported by OpenELEC. Install info here.

Android Media Box

Lots of development and good community support. Easy installation. With the right hardware performance is excellent. Picking good hardware is vital because Android boxes vary massively in their capabilities. Android OS offers flexibility in running other apps.

OpenELEC / Linux Kodi Box

Boxes are now abailable with Android ARM hardware but running custom OpenELEC (Linux Kodi). These boxes offer good performance with cheap hardware and the benefits (simple operation - good performance) of Linux Kodi.

NVIDIA Shield

Android box running standard Android Kodi. Very powerful hardware. Good manufacturer support. Some features that work in other Android boxes (e.g. HD-Audio passthrough, 3D ISO) do not work in Shield.

AppleTV2

720p only. Difficult installation. Invalidates your warranty. Old hardware. Not possible on AppleTV3.

Raspberry Pi + Linux Kodi

Massive user community and support. Old and slow hardware. A circuit board is not to everyone's taste as a media centre. Install info here

Amazon Fire TV / FireTV2

Android box running standard Android Kodi. Kodi must be sideloaded and has no official support. Tricky installation. Install info here.


ULTRA-HD HDR
ANDROID 7
AIRMOUSE/KEYBOARD/REMOTE
HiMedia Q5 Pro + Rii MX3-M
Ultimate image quality Android 7 'Nougat' Ultra-HD 4K60 HDR Android media box. Bundled with Rii Mini MX-3 airmouse / keyboard / IR remote.
£139.99  €164

HOW TO INSTALL KODI ON AN ANDROID BOX?

Kodi is pre-installed on all of the Android boxes we sell.

As of summer 2015, Kodi is available in Google Play Store. It can be installed just like any other app! See here. Alternatively, the official Kodi Android download page is here: http://kodi.tv/download/. Download the ARM Android .apk and run it to install.

HOW TO INSTALL KODI ON A PC / HTPC?

The official Kodi Android download page is here http://kodi.tv/download/. Just download the Windows executable file and run it to install.

There is also a PC version available for Linux, and various distributions that will turn your PC into a Kodi only box. Examples are OpenElec and Kodibuntu

'FULLY LOADED' KODI?

Android/Kodi boxes with piracy streaming add-ons pre-installed are often termed 'fully loaded'.

These products can be advertised as 'free sports!', 'free pay-TV!', 'free Sky TV'. etc.

'Fully loaded' boxes work by pre-loading Kodi add-ons designed to allow the viewing of copyrighted media content. Kodi itself has no such add-ons pre-installed, they are added by the 'fully loaded' box retailer.

Examples of such add-ons are Genesis, Phoenix, TVMC, TV-addons, navi-X, 1channel, icefilms, filmon, projectfreetv, SportsDevil, TVMC, Droidbox, Wookie, mash up..

It is illegal to use add-ons that deliver pirated pay-TV / movies in the UK and it is illegal to sell boxes intended to run them.

There were a series of UK Police raids in summer 2015 targeting the 'fully loaded' retailers. It is very possible that if you buy from one of these retailers your details will end up with the Police / content providers.

All Kodi add-ons are developed as free open source projects. The retailers selling 'pre-loaded' style boxes exploit this open source work to sell their product. You can easily install all of these add-ons yourself for free onto any version of Kodi.

None of our Android/Kodi boxes are 'fully loaded' because we have every intention of extending our 5+ years in business! Where we sell products with Kodi pre-installed it is a clean install with no extra add-ons. We have been selling media players for 5+ years, Kodi is now the leading media management / media player app, we sell high performance Kodi boxes for this purpose.

Retailers selling 'fully loaded' boxes know what they are doing is illegal. Because of this they sell the cheapest hardware possible with no regard for hardware quality or safety. They are all about making quick profit now. Your warranty is effectively worthless.

If you buy from us you get the reassurance of top quality hardware and knowing that we are not going to disappear tomorrow. The choice is yours..!


ULTRA-HD HDR
ANDROID 7
ULTIMATE PQ
TOTAL FORMAT SUPPORT
3.5" HDD BAY
HiMedia Q10 Pro
Ultimate image quality Android 7 'Nougat' Ultra-HD 4K60 HDR Android media box. Total format support including HDR10, 7.1 HD-Audio, HEVC, and BD-ISO. High performance dual-band wi-fi and Gigabit LAN. Great Kodi compatibility (including Kodi 17). 3.5" HDD bay accepting drives up to 8TB. £154.99 PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT PRICE. MORE INFO HERE
£154.99  €181

KODI LINKS


Official Kodi Support Forum.
Official Kodi Wiki.
Our Support Forum.

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