A Guide to Using Kodi Safely

Date : 5-31-2017

A Guide to Using Kodi Safely

Thinking about using Kodi for streaming? Before you do, make sure to read this guide to stay safe.

If you’ve looked into media streamers lately, then you’ve probably come across Kodi. Maybe you’re not entirely sure what it is, but it sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Access to network television, pay-per-view sports events, and movies that are still in theaters… for free? That’s what Kodi offers you. It has its problems, but in this post, we’ll look at what it is, how to use it with other devices, and how to use it safely.

What is Kodi and What Can It Do?

Kodi isn’t a physical media streamer like the Apple TV, the Roku, or the Amazon Fire TV. Instead, it’s a piece of software that’s been around for several years, and was formerly known as Xbox Media Center (XBMC). As an open-source product that can be downloaded for free and installed on any number of computers and other dedicated devices, Kodi has evolved into the entertainment system we know today. The unique thing about Kodi is its ability to run on a range of devices, unlike other streaming services that require the purchase of a dedicated box or stick. Installing Kodi add-ons lets you access channels and you can also use Kodi to scan the internet for content. If Amazon or Netflix don’t have the film you want, you can try to find an available stream through Kodi. Yet, it has its dark side. It’s not bound by the same licensing pacts that characterize other services. That means not everything you watch is entirely legal. In the UK, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) is investigating the legality of the devices. The authorities are clamping down on people who abuse their free access to premium content. But there are ways to legally use Kodi so you can still enjoy your favorite content without worrying. There are plenty of legal add-ons, such as YouTube, Soundcloud, and OneDrive. While you can watch many of these through a tablet or a desktop PC, Kodi lets you stream them to your TV. You can also add content to your Kodi media library, like your music collection or the videos you took on vacation. Add these to your library and watch them on your TV with friends and family. No more huddling around your tablet!

Kodi and the Amazon Fire Stick

Kodi works much like a Chromecast or an Apple TV, sending content to your TV. You can even run it on an Android phone to access content on the go. Many people install Kodi on their Amazon Fire TV Stick. It’s already connected to your TV, you get the benefit of access to your Amazon content, and the stick comes with a remote. You can make life even easier by controlling your Amazon Fire TV stick and your Kodi software with our SURE Universal Remote app. To install Kodi on your Fire TV Stick, go to Setting > System > Developer Options. You need to turn on the Apps from Unknown Sources setting. Download ES File Explorer from the app store. Choose the Add option and enter http://kodi.tv/download in the box marked Path. You’ll get a link to click on, though nothing will happen once you click it. Choose the Open in new Browser option instead. Go to Open File > Install, and grant permission to install Kodi. And that’s it! Once you’ve got it installed, choose Video Add-Ons to find the content you can stream. Third-party Kodi add-ons will let you watch Hulu, HBO, ESPN, and more. But remember – not every country looks on Kodi with a friendly eye.

Stay Safe While Using Kodi

Kodi’s greatest power comes from the fact it is open source software. But even if you use it for legal viewing, you risk hackers exploiting your connection. Security can be an issue with smart devices. Stay safe using Kodi by installing a VPN, or virtual private network. These act as an invisibility cloak for your device, letting you send and receive data over the internet without other people seeing what you’re doing. It’s a good idea to use one if you use public WiFi too. You can’t install a VPN directly on your Amazon Fire Stick, but you can install it onto tablets and phones. That’s helpful if you’re using the Kodi app and streaming content through Chromecast. You can also install it on your router to make your internet connection safer. That’s also a bonus if you already have devices in your smart home. Over to you – do you have Kodi installed?

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