Episode 6 Show Notes
Today Dennis and Joel discuss the Kodi Media Center. They cover what Kodi is, what it does, and how you can use Kodi to cut the cord. This episode covers all the nuances of Kodi and how it is vastly different from a streaming service, and isn’t itself a streaming device.
Kodi is at it’s core is media center software that can aggregate all your content through one interface. Dennis and Joel also go fairly deep into the subject of piracy and how it is hurting Kodi’s image. Concerns are also discussed on how you could be pirating movies and TV and not even know it.
An official install of Kodi is 100% legal. It’s essentially an extremely robust media player. Kodi, by itself, comes with no video content. That is up to the user to supply. That is also where the legal grey area begins.
Here is the link on Grounded Reason Dennis mentions in the episode: What is Kodi and is it Legal?
To explore Kodi yourself, check out this fantastic quick start guide on Kodi’s website.
If interested, you can check out this other guide on Kodi’s website on how to use Kodi in a DIY DVR setup.
As promised: The Vox Article on the Neural Network that Watched Blade Runner
I also want to say that the bit at the end is completely an homage to our favorite podcast.
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