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XBMC drops its Xbox heritage, is now known as Kodi

Kodi Entertainment Center is the new XBMC from version 14 onward.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Aug 4 2014 1:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

XBMC, or Xbox Media Center, has been around for what feels like forever, but the developers behind it have just rebanded the service to Kodi Entertainment Center. Kodi will be the new name of XBMC from version 14 of the software, onwards.

XBMC drops its Xbox heritage, is now known as Kodi | TweakTown.com

Now that we have the rebranding in process, version 14.0 or "Helix" will see the developers owning the trademark of Kodi. This will prevent companies, especially Microsoft, from coming after the developers - even though there have been countless versions of the software have been released under XBMC. The new Kodi release is a rough alpha right now, so we shouldn't see the Kodi name spread far and wide for now.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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