The entertainment world saw the birth of XBMC Media Center in 2003. The concept was simple, create a media player to play any content source seamlessly. Soon after, it became what we know today as Kodi.
The acclaimed media player became famous in a sprint thanks to all the possibilities offered by the software. Yet, it is precisely Kodi’s broad potential that has been one of the reasons for its controversy.
Developing an open-source multifunctional media player was the aim of the XBMC Foundation. Thus, it integrated various add-ons for users to make their way into an entire playback ecosystem. Users could find cutting-edge utilities in one place.
Whether it’s about add-ons for listening to the radio and stylish screensavers, using Google authentication systems, or even rewind tools with subtitles, Kodi encompassed it all.
But, the only, yet major, problem one could argue is where Kodi’s legality starts to fade into the background.