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Kodi users have reported issues with their app
Kodi box users have been alerted that their Windows 10 app could be suffering some issues.
The company has confirmed that its Kodi app available through the Windows store is struggling to update to the latest version, meaning that users may struggle to upgrade.
Kodi’s official Twitter app confirmed the issue earlier today, tweeting, “Is the Kodi v17.1 update failing to install through Windows Store? Please be patient as @Microsoft will send a patch this week fixing it”.
The company did not provide any further information concerning what the problem with service is, or if the app itself is broken – although some users have apparently been able to download v17.1 without issue.
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Kodi v17.1 was only released a few days ago to address several bug fixes, including several problems encountered when using the app on an Android device.
Kodi was previously known as XBMC, or Xbox Media Centre, since that was the only hardware is was designed to run on.
This means that the company has enjoyed a strong working relationship with Microsoft in the past.
Kodi v17.1 was only released earlier this week
Kodi has exploded in popularity in recent months, as users flock to the open-source media player.
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The platform turns any desktop computer, server, smartphone, tablet or set-top box into a media player able to stream files from the internet, your home network or local HDD storage.
Unlike the Apple TV, Google ChromeCast or others, the Kodi media player is not restricted by licensing agreements, or a curated app store.
That means Kodi users can download a plethora of community-built apps, that might not be approved under the guidelines that govern the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and others.
The Kodi software itself is perfectly legal, however, it does allow users to install additional applications that allow them to access copyrighted material – uploaded, shared or streamed from other users across the globe.
Since it first launched back in 2003, Kodi has been shaped by some 500 developers and 200 translators helping to mould the service.
And now the open-source media player runs on a whole host of different devices. In fact, some estimates place 20 million devices in use in the UK at the moment.
However the legality of the service has recently been called into question, with several recent cases showing possible legal issues as content is illegally taken from content providers like Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, Netflix, BBC Worldwide and others.