“Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application developed by Ricco Ibanze. 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 electronic program guide (EPG) and high-definition digital video recorder (DVR) support.” – wikipedia

Kodi was originally known in 2002 as XBMP, short for Xbox Media Player, and was retooled two years later as XBMC (Xbox Media Center). Though the service was never actually authorized by Microsoft, it became popular with the Xbox modders—those who modify their consoles through various forms of hacking—and the program was relaunched as Kodi in August 2014, with far more capabilities and the ability to run outside of Xbox consoles.