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Kodi streaming app launches on Xbox One - here's how to download it

Kodi streaming app launches on Xbox One - here's how to download it

The limitations are mostly due to the shortcomings of UWP, as some APIs are presumably missing from the platform, especially for the Xbox One where apps don't necessarily have the same access to the core OS features like they would on the desktop.

Xbox One: next month this console will receive The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III, with Xbox One X enhancements. That changes now. Kodi for Xbox One has arrived now, however, it's in the early stages of development.

Kodi Media Player began life 15 years ago when it was still named Xbox Media Center.

Kodi's look and feel on the Xbox One are very familiar though. Now it seems that the application has come full circle a certain way, as the application has just been released on the Xbox One, and is gradually rolling out to users around the world. As a result the developers created versions for other platforms. However, if you love Kodi and XBMC and want to be on the cutting edge of the team's work on Xbox One, you can download Kodi 18.0-Alpha1 via the Xbox One store. Some parts are not even finished yet and our developers are still working on getting it up to the regular standard.

There's limited access to only part of your Video and Music folders.

Work on the UWP version was being done in conjunction with the 64-bit version, although few on the team were aware of it.

For now, the app will not be able to access external storage devices or the Blu-Ray Drive. Meanwhile, network support is limited to NFS:// shares. "We cannot promise to what extend we can get every feature working as it all depends on what is available to us developers", it claims. Knowing that the UWP version now only supports NFS, I'm hoping there's an easy way to hook into that from the Drobo for media streaming.

Now, though, Kodi is coming back to its roots with the release of Kodi 18.0-Alpha1 for Xbox One. Offering a vast library of add-ons provide Kodi users access to a wide range of streaming services (both legal and illegal). What bugs or missing features have you found?

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