Let the media play on with Kodi!

Image of Kodi rendered on different hardware platformsKodi is open source home theatre software – still known to some by its old name, XBMC. It’s perfect for organising and viewing all your saved or downloaded digital media – those old MP3s or home videos that you made.

Kodi has been developed since 2004 and is still free, open source software. It’s available for Windows, OS X and Linux in over 69 languages. They also have an active online community of users, developers and testers. As free software, they rely on donations and sponsorship to keep them going and we’re proud to have supported them since 2009.

We’ve recently provided Kodi with a brand new quad core server with fast SSD storage to help support their growth. This is in addition to their existing multi core servers. Bytemark’s servers help power the Kodi website, wiki, mirror redirector and build services.

Kodi has published some amazing stats:

  • During their last release week, Kodi averaged 170 million web requests per day on their mirror redirector. That’s 2,000 requests per second!
  • Kodi for Android got over 70,000 downloads in its first week and is in
    the top 100 of new free android apps!
  • Kodi average about 1,000 users active on their forums at any one time with over a million posts made.
  • Kodi’s most popular platform is still Windows, followed very closely by Linux (through the OpenELEC project).

Thanks to the team at Kodi who create such awesome, beautiful software — we’re proud to support & make use of this awesome project!