Remember when I said earlier that you’ll hear the words “10 foot user interface” quite a lot? The older versions of Kodi had their main controls laid out in a ‘ribbon’ along the center of the screen, and were configurable to a certain extent.
If you’re good with acronyms, you’ve probably already figured out that XBMC originally stood for XBox Media Center.
It is designed to be used from your living room couch, so you’ll often hear that Kodi has a “10 foot user interface.” It allows users to play almost any file format for video, music, podcasts and pictures on your TV, no matter where you store them.
Even though it’s an older video, the steps will still work to download newer versions of Kodi. Once you’ve installed Kodi, it’s time to learn how to navigate the interface.
Since this is your first time setting up and installing Kodi, I’ll touch briefly on how to navigate around the Kodi user interface, or UI.
Android users can install Kodi directly from the Google Play Store if it’s available on your device, or sideload the android app using the latest APK.
For those of you that may not know what that is, sideloading an app is when the app is not available on an app store like Google Play Store, or the Amazon App Store.Since Kodi is available in the Google Play Store now, you probably won’t have to sideload it on any Android device you have.If you find that extremely rare TV box that can’t get to the Google Play Store, I have an older video showing how to sideload XBMC 13 Gotham on an Android stick PC.You can always reset Kodi and start with a clean slate if you mess up.I mentioned earlier that Kodi works on many different systems: Android, Linux, Windows, and Mac to name a few.But, if you follow this guide along with me, you’ll be well on your way.