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Can somebody explain KODI please?

I've seen adverts on a well known auction site selling KODI boxes and other devices that appear to allow you to stream all of the cable & satelite channels, inc Movies, Sport, Box Sets etc, free of charge.

Do these things actually work and if they do are they legal?

Are there any catches, if not should I buy one and cancel my Virgin TV?

 

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Kodi is just an Open Source

Kodi is just an Open Source Media Center/HTPC S/W project, that's highly extensible through add-ons. And it's awesome BTW.

But please, please don't buy a 'Kodi Box' claiming to stream all the things from eBay!

They're nothing to do with Kodi, but boxes pre-configured with third party add-ons that use 'questionable' sources by unscrupulous individuals abusing the Kodi name and are threatening the future of the project... 

https://kodi.tv/the-piracy-box-sellers-and-youtube-promoters-are-killing-kodi/

 

 

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Thanks

That clears up the Ebay examples.

So what exactly do the "legitimate" versions do and how do they compare to, for example, FireTV stick or NowTV boxes?

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Kodi

I'm a bit late to this. I'm also a Virgin Media subscriber but after 5 cost rises in a year I managed to get them to take £20pm off my bill for a new 12 month contract. That's up and I've had two £4 rises, so a bit fed up and had a Kodi stick recommended to me. The question is, what do I plug it into? Someone said the TV, someone else my Arcam AV amp. Which? If it's the TV, how do I get the audio back to my AV?

 

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Kodi.

I have a "Stick" with Kodi loaded and it`s plugged into the back of my av receiver, works fine.

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