Kodi app spotted on Xbox One in a few locations from Europe


In the meantime, you can try the Kodi for Xbox One preview from the Microsoft Store here. Kodi for Xbox One can't access anything over USB.

Last night, we reported that a Kodi Xbox One alpha app had been released and this morning Kodi has released a post detailing some of the features, issues, and caveats.

As reported above the roll out of Kodi has just began and Europe is the first country where it is now available for download and Xbox One users in other regions and countries will be able to download in coming days or weeks.

Kodi, the popular media streaming software previously referred to as the Xbox Media Center or XBMC, is finally coming to the Xbox One as the company has just announced a new version "18.0-Alpha1" of the software with support for Microsoft's gaming console (via Engadget).

Reuters/Lucas JacksonThe Xbox One can potentially become a multimedia powerhouse with the Kodi Media Player.

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Kodi has been at the centre of a huge campaign by copyright owners to shut down these pirate streams over the past year, which has resulted in numerous most popular add-ons disappearing from the service. Some parts are not even finished yet and our developers are still working on getting it up to the regular standard.

Those who are interested in trying out the alpha version of Kodi for the Xbox One can head over to the Xbox One store and download it right away. For example, users can't access their Blu-ray drive or external drive using the app just yet. "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", Kaijserintated noted.

The app, which will retain the same look and feel as any other Kodi app, is a Universal Windows Program. It may not be as stable as the regular version and might be missing functions. However, there are some limitations to what the UWP version of Kodi can and can't do (as I discovered last night after poking around a bit). Knowing that the UWP version now only supports NFS, I'm hoping there's an easy way to hook into that from the Drobo for media streaming.

That means there are some restrictions on how it can be used on the Xbox One console.

If you don't know what Kodi is, you're missing out.