Kodi 17.1 Pick
Software Product Description
While Kodi functions very well as a standard media player application for your computer, it has been designed to be the perfect companion for your HTPC. Supporting an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, Kodi feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for your home theater.
Currently Kodi can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available.
Use your media as-is: Kodi can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or image file, almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive, and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives. It will even scan all of your media and automatically create a personalized library complete with box covers, descriptions, and fanart. There are playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations.
Once installed, your computer will become a fully functional multimedia jukebox.
Download additional skins to fully customize Kodi.
"Not so great."
Review Date: 2016-08-22
Pros: Looks good.
Cons: UI is not straightforward. Maybe it's OK for the uber-techie, but for someone who just want to access and play media files, it does not work well right out of the box.
Other Thoughts: None