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Kodi drops support for all platforms except Xbox One – wait, what?

Kodi introduced a number of significant changes on April 1, with the most notable being it shifting its focus to Xbox One, ending support for all other platforms – including Android, iOS, Linux and macOS – in the process.

“We’ve had a good long run being a multi-platform system, but at the end of the day covering six or more platforms has become far too much of a stress,” noted Kodi on April 1 (think about the date). “Android support alone taxes our resources in a way no volunteer development team can ever be expected to handle.”

“And all the other platforms just makes this worse. So, in an executive decision that we believe the entire community will support, we at Team XBMC have decided to fully embrace our roots,” it added. Wait! What’s Team XBMC, you ask? Well, Kodi also decided to undergo a rebranding, reverting its name back to XBMC.

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That’s not all, though. Since the current Kodi numbering scheme was designed to document new multiplatform releases, Team XBMC has revealed that its next build will tout a new name. It will be called XBMC 3.0.0, instead of Kodi 18.0 – and to celebrate the milestone, the firm has released a slew of new merchandise.

It looks, ermmm, terrible…

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