Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, is a free and open source multimedia center through which we will be able to see all kinds of videos (local and streaming), listen to music and see photos, among many other options this platform.
This multimedia center began to be developed for the first Xbox, but over time it has become a multiplatform tool, able to find it for virtually any operating system, from classic Windows, Linux or Android to the most specific such as BSD.
How to install Kodi on Android
Despite criticism, this multimedia center is available in the Play Store (unlike what happens with iOS), the fastest and easiest way to download it is directly from the store that offers us the latest version available and optimized for our specific device.
In addition, from Kodi’s main site, we can also download other versions of this multimedia center, such as the development version, or versions for specific CPU architectures or if we have a device that does not have integrated Google Play.
KODI FOR ANDROID
First of all, we want to point out that Kodi is a very heavy application that generates a large amount of temporary files, so if we use it in low or slow devices, it is likely that we have a lot of problems. best option to clean often all data from the multimedia center for Android.
Once the application is installed, we run it on our Android smartphone. The first thing we will see will be a loading screen that will appear for several seconds the first time we launch Kodi and when finished, we can see the main screen of this application.
As we can see, the interface is not complicated to understand. In this one we will see two clearly differentiated parts, the left part, from which we can access the different categories of our multimedia center and the central part and the right reserved to the content.
How To Play A Video With Kodi
This multimedia center offers a number of options and huge configurations, so if we want, we can spend hours there.
In the end, the actors of this multimedia center work in a similar way, in this case, we will explain how we can open a video file that we have stored in the internal memory of the device. To do this, all you have to do is select the “Video” section in the menu on the left and see the different categories of this entry.
The next step will be to choose where we stored the video. This can be in the internal memory, a micro-SD or a USB OTG device. We will select the media on which we have saved our video and we will see an explorer in which all will appear. The only thing left to do is click on it and, automatically, Kodi will start playing the video on our Android.
This process is virtually the same for listening to MP3 music that we may have stored in our phone to see the photos stored in it, simply by changing the corresponding category of the main menu on the left.