Kodi Releases Version "18.0-Alpha1" for Xbox One


Blu-ray and attached storage support is also a big missing feature, but I'm sure it'll only be a matter of time before those get added in as other Xbox One apps now support external storage.

Kodi 18.0-Alpha1 for Xbox One is unstable and lacks access to some of the console's fundamental features.

If you head over to the store on your Xbox One today, you'll find an option to download the free Kodi media player. This is particularly interesting because Kodi began its journey on the first Xbox many years ago when it was called Xbox Media Center (XBMC).

While Kodi on the Xbox One looks and works nearly exactly like Kodi on any other platform, the functionality of it is a bit limited at the moment.

Kodi has been described as one of the most versatile streaming apps due to the add ons and plug ins that allow users access to free films, TV series and sports channels. However, if you love Kodi and XBMC and want to be on the cutting edge of the team's work on Xbox One, you can download Kodi 18.0-Alpha1 via the Xbox One store.

Work on the UWP version was being done in conjunction with the 64-bit version, although few on the team were aware of it.

There's no access to attached storage or to the Blu-ray drive. Kodi for Xbox One can access video and music files in a limited manner with network support being limited to NFS:// shares. 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. One of the key strengths of Kodi is how customisable it is while remaining very easy and simple to use. 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. Knowing that the UWP version now only supports NFS, I'm hoping there's an easy way to hook into that from the Drobo for media streaming. Since Microsoft officially will not provide TV services or DVR services, the Kodi workaround is the best solution. What bugs or missing features have you found?