Kodi Enters the Windows Store

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    With the coming of Windows 10 Anniversary update Microsoft announced it’s Desktop Bridge (Project Centennial) feature which would allow regular desktop applications to be converted to UWP ...

    Kodi Enters the Windows Store
     
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    that rating in screencapture. so much win
     
  3. Steppzor

    Steppzor Master Guru

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    Plex all the way!
     
  4. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I bet it's because there's nothing in it, and people don't understand that.
     

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    Be good for my tablet, but I`ll stick to the Win32 version for PC
     
  6. Irenicus

    Irenicus Master Guru

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    Glimpsed the articly quickly but It seems to be saying you can't install Kodi on anything else but Win 10 which is incorrect. If I'm wrong, it's because I read it in a rush
    EDIT: Re-read it and it still seems to say that exactly "Sadly Desktop Bridge doesn’t make it possible to run Kodi on anything else but a Windows 10 desktop computer or Surface." Not true - but I get they are trying to say you can't run it as a desktop bridge app - badly worded to say the least though.



    I like kodi, it can be quite cool to use if choosing a movie with family members (easy to read plot and find movies/tv shows etc), but I still prefer K-Lite/MPC-HC for everyday use (which I find far superior, in every single way, to the app everyone is bound to mention on every thread - VLC). Each to their own though I guess
     
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  7. maikai

    maikai Maha Guru

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    My guess is they mean it can't install on Windows 10 phone or Xbox? I don't know because I dot have a windows 10 phone and haven't bothered to check the Xbox store
     
  8. Clouseau

    Clouseau Ancient Guru

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    How I read it was that one cannot run the version from the window's store on anything other than win 10. The version downloaded directly from their website will still run on other versions.
     
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    It says it works on Desktop Win 10 machines, and the Surface running 10, so basically no WP10 or XBONE yet
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    great now ms is allow things that entirely legal...
     

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    TeX_UK Ancient Guru

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    External HDD = win every time.
     
  12. PrMinisterGR

    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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    It's just the Win32 app, managed in a sandbox using UWP. It's nice to keep a machine much more tidy like that (it's for all intents and purposes as "clean", or even "cleaner" like a Linux package manager), but it offers no other benefits.
     
  13. maikai

    maikai Maha Guru

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    What I said lol :)
     
  14. sdamaged99

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    I assume you're talking about the third party addons that allow live TV etc?

    Those are nothing to do with Kodi, this is like blaming Microsoft for people downloading movies using Windows. I use Kodi but don't have any of those dodgy add ons

    Kodi is just the same as Plex.
     
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    if MS allow kodi and its addons then MS is still allow it,
     

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    Kodi

    Kodi paired with Plexbmc -> so much win :infinity:
     
  17. sykozis

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    There's nothing wrong with third party addons that allow live TV. The DVR software might be questionable, from a legal standpoint, but third party addons for watching live TV are just fine.
     
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    Will it use the user profile folder of the regular version of kodi? Is UWP Kodi hidden away in the windowsapps folder inaccessible without fiddling with permissions and ownership? It's kodi 17 beta too, it's a mess for me. Crashes and the UI stutters. Adding UWP on top should be funny.

    Only "good" thing I can think of is a potential Xbone version but tbh my smart tv streams perfectly fine (dlna) from my PC in another room with no transcoding needed so I can't care less for a console version. Don't care for small screens either but for my iPad I once tried VLC to play from my kodi database, it worked but the iPad was too old and slow for that. Obviously UWP is no good on an iPad either.
     
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    You mean like how MS give you a browser as part of windows that you could use to access torrent or illegal sites?

    Not exactly a solid argument
     
  20. sdamaged99

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    Erm, things that provide free Sky Sports etc are certainly not fine!
     

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