Kodi for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 19.1
  • 3.9
  • (2249)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Multimedia Hub On A Single Platform

Kodi is an open-source media player created by the XBMC Foundation. This app hosts local and online multimedia contents into a singular platform. Users can connect third-party media providers and organize them efficiently using this software.

Media Player System For Computers

Kodi is built to play the best out of multimedia. Previously called XBMC, the software compiles all the users’ digital media services. Users can check their images, audio, videos, podcasts, and others that are saved either in the computer or in online streaming services. It has a user-friendly interface for intuitive navigation and media playback. 

The main advantage of this open-source software is that users can customize it. The Kodi community and the XBMC developers contribute to developing the media player. Users can change the skin of Kodi to fit with their preferences. They can also install add-ons designed by other users. Most add-ons for Kodi connects third-party applications, popular media services, and custom scripts. 

The media player works well with hundreds of remote controls, as well as Smartphone and Tablet Apps. It also works with CEC-compatible TVs. Users have the freedom to control their media contents comfortably. Furthermore, Kodi has a personal video recorder or PVR. This feature has the ability to play and record live TV series. It also supports backend services such as MediaPortal, MythTV, NextPVR, and Tvheadend. This feature offers convenient catching up with the latest shows.

Handling Different Types Of Media Contents

Kodi can play every standard music file format, including FLAC, MP3, WAV, and WMA. The app also includes cue sheet, smart playlists, and support for tag reading. Users can seamlessly control all their songs in their music collection. The app also has a remote interface that users can utilize. This JSON-RPC remote interface enables connection with remote controls, online browsers, and even third-party tools. 

Users can also use Kodi to play movies. It supports locally saved videos along with streamable online media platforms. The app can import videos and video on demand accounts, as well as play them on computers. It comes with the TV Shows library that has a systematic way of viewing episodes and season with posters or banners. Other features in theTV Shows library include watched tags, show descriptions, and list of actors. With this, movie and TV fans can ensure their progress tracking. Kodi allows importing of saved pictures to its library. Users can browse the different views, play a photo slideshow, and sort each of them.

Bringing All Multimedia Contents Together

Kodi is a great all-around multimedia player for computers. It has vast customization features and is compatible with video on demand services. It also has support for remote controls and is available in various platforms. The app also allows users to organize their pictures, songs, and movies according to their preference.


  • Open source with customization options
  • JSON-RPC remote interface
  • Supports streaming services
  • Compatible with several remotes


  • Cannot provide multimedia contents by itself
  • Requires third party multimedia accounts
  • Streaming copyright contents is illegal
  • Customization can take time

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Kodi for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 19.1
  • 3.9
  • (2249)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Kodi

  • Ulquiorra Schiffer

    by Ulquiorra Schiffer

    awesome,, nice player . good to use. operating system also reasonable. but I guess need to improve audio plug ins like dolby atmos syste More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    I love being able to watch what i want and when i want..
    Kodie is the bomb. TV or movies its perfect. wonderful, marvelous,spectacular.
    Pr More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    it sez it can be run on windows XP,but obviously it cannot!!!

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Not suitable for Windows XP!.
    It isn't compatable with XP so I can't form an opinion on the product but I can form an opinion on Softonic who I' More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    The automatic paly of next file in video play stops the video playitself..
    Nice but i have a problem in playing videos. Next file does not play  More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Awesome, complete media center. Good looking and easily costumizable..
    Awesome, great looking and versatile. Love it. Had it for many years now. More


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