So, you are here to find What Is Kodi and is your privacy at risk?.
….. Keep reading this article and I hope that all of your doubts will be cleared by the end :).
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What Is Kodi?
Kodi (earlier known as XBMC) is a free of cost open source software which can be used to stream Tv, movies and is compatible with different devices.
…. In general cases, people install Kodi on supported devices which are connected to a television. Kodi can be configured through sources (from your preferred location).
How Does Kodi Work?
Kodi works with the help of ‘add ons’. Being an open source software the add ons are developed and contributed by people across the globe.
…..What kodi basically does is it scrapes content from the internet as instructed by the add on. There are no officially available add on’s. You can watch your own personal library on Television from the device which has Kodi installed and is connected to the television.
Kodi is an intelligent software which also scrapes the video information from the internet and then organizes that information in the covers and descriptions.
What Is Kodi App?
Kodi App is an application made for Android and iOS which helps the Kodi to connect to the television. If you want to watch anything on the television the library present on your mobile phone can be streamed over your television.
What Does Kodi Do?
It basically turns your device into a set – top box enabling you to watch anything from the internet or a local storage.
Kodi enables us to watch different TV Series, Movies, Drama’s on our television these are all things which we can watch on kodi.
… There is a certain debate on piracy on kodi which I will cover in the later part of this article. You still can watch many things without doing anything illegal at all.
What’s Compatible with Kodi?
Kodi originally made for XBOX is compatible with everything you can think of. It’s Media Centre is user-friendly and quite easy to download.
….. It’s Media Centre is compatible with Windows, Linux, Android its also stabilizes itself with Raspberry Pi microcomputer.
Users having an iPhone might face a bit difficult while configuring it with Kodi but a jailbroken iPhone will work awesomely well.
Is Kodi Legal?
Here comes the million dollar question of the year 😛 … Keep reading I will try to explain this in a simple way.
Basically, Kodi itself is 100% legal as Kodi doesn’t come with any video content it is free from any copyright strikes making it legal.
….. In simple words, if you chose a source which allows you to watch licensed content freely comes under piracy.
If you installed any Kodi Add on which allows you to watch Game Of Thrones Season 7 without even paying for it then you are breaking the law. J
…. While doing my research for this article I got into a debate with a bunch of people whom point of view was they can download kodi, install any add-on, watch content and everything will be fine are wrong. Kodi has published a list of approved add-ons which you can see here as long as you are using them you are not committing any sort of crime.
In the marketplace there are a few people who install add-ons which pirate content and sell them to user .. the user starts the device with while assuming he paid for all the stuff and is not pirating anything.
….. Unfortunately, they don’t get to know that they have been scammed and now they are watching pirated content.
I will also cover the best practices you can do to secure yourself when you know you are watching pirated content in the later part of this article.
….. While Kodi owners are also aware of this and it is said that they have hired lawyers and are taking strict action against people who are playing with their reputation. While I myself feel they are doing best <3 by shutting down those people.
How To Use Kodi?
Although Setting it up is not a tough task. You can easily get started by reading its Starter guide here. They have already covered everything to get started. Kodi community is awesome and fast in helping people resolve their issues in the installation.
Kodi can also be used as your entertainment hub. You can install it on your computer and connect it to your television completing all of your streaming desires. But as you have been already told you must keep the subscription to legally use the service.
Kodi can also be used as a DVR by installing an official add-on like MythTV which acts as a back end personal video recorder so that you can watch your favorite content at any time.
Kodi is also used on computers which people reserve for their home theater which allows them to fully take advantage of Kodi features.
Kodi Can also be loaded on Fire Tv Sticks which only cost a few dollars check price here. Loading of kodi can be done on any Fire Tv Stick and it doesn’t require that stick be jail broken.
Is Your Privacy At risk?
While many people know that the content they are watching is illegal but still don’t want to buy it. So, therefore, we have steps to ensure your privacy.
….. to Save Yourself from begin caught always use a VPN.