May 25, 2017
At first glance, Kodi is a simple app. When you run it for the first time, nothing looks too complicated or seems too confusing.
And if you’re happy just to use the software at a very basic level, that’s all good. It is easy to set up and use. But once you scratch below the surface and delve into some of Kodi’s most powerful features, you’re entering a confusing world of acronyms, jargon, and long phrases.
Whether you’re a Kodi newbie who’s considering switching to the app for all your home theater needs, or a Kodi veteran who wants to brush up on some essential terms, keep reading. Here’s MakeUseOf’s A-Z guide of everything Kodi.
A Is for Add-Ons
Add-ons are plugins for Kodi. When you install Kodi, it’s empty. You need to populate it with content and services. You’ll find add-ons for lots of popular internet services like YouTube, Hulu, Spotify, and Pandora Radio — but beware, they are also the home of all the illegal content that could potentially land you in trouble with the law.
B Is for Builds
A Kodi build is a way for beginners to get up and running quickly. Builds package add-ons, shortcuts, and themes together into a single install. But they’re not right for everyone. Poor builds can have lots of broken content and outdated add-ons.