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Kodi for Xbox One finally arrives — here’s how to download it now

Kodi, the massively popular and perfectly legal media player, is now available to download for the Xbox One console.

European Xbox One owners are first to receive the app, which can be installed on consoles via the Microsoft Store.

The app, which will retain the same look and feel as any other Kodi app, is a Universal Windows Program.

That means there are some restrictions on how it can be used on the Xbox One console.

The app will have no access to the Blu-ray drive or an attached storage drive. Meanwhile, network support is limited to NFS:// shares.

Related: How to install Kodi

Kodi also says there might be some problems with some of the add-ons you’re used to using on other platforms.

Rough edges

The developer says it’s early days and there are still some “very rough edges”, so it might take a little while to get all features working as intended.

“I’m sure there’s more that might not work as intended yet as there are so many features it just will take a while to go over them. 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.

Considering Kodi began its life as the XBMC (Xbox Media Centre), which originally ran on hacked OG Xbox consoles, the release is somewhat of a homecoming.

The company writes in a blog post on Friday: “Back then the Xbox was one of the most affordable devices that was based on the x86 architecture with TV-out, had an optical drive and relatively easy “hackable”.

“From there on it developed into the Xbox Media Center which was the baseline of what would become XBMC. At some point other platforms were added besides the Xbox and the project became larger and larger.

“As time passed by developers and users were happy running XBMC on their Linux, Windows, OSX, Raspberry-Pi and Android devices as such no one really looked back.”

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