Kodi, the popular media streaming software previously referred to as the Xbox Media Center or XBMC, is finally coming to the Xbox One as the company has just announced a new version “18.0-Alpha1” of the software with support for Microsoft’s gaming console (via Engadget). The release is however still in alpha and can’t access your Blu-ray drive or other attached storage.
For now, Xbox One users can only use this version of Kodi to access their video and music folders in a limited way, and network support is limited to NFS:// shares. “Due to the nature of how UWP works, our hands are tied in some areas,” note Kodi developers, while adding that they are working hard on getting the software up to the regular standard
Let us end the year 2017 with a blast including a nostalgic reference to the past. It has long been asked for by so many and now it finally happened. Kodi for Xbox One is available worldwide through Windows and Xbox Store. Do note it’s not finished yet and may contain missing features and bugs.
There might still be problems with certain general python modules that are used by add-ons and we are finding and reporting them to the developers as testing progresses. I’m sure there’s more that might not work as intended yet as there are so many features it just will take a while to go over them. We cannot promise to what extend we can get every feature working as it all depends on what is available to us developers.
You can try out the early alpha of Kodi for Xbox One by downloading it from the Xbox One store.