Kodi has a ton of quality — and legal — content available.
Update June 2017: Added info on the Plex add-on for Kodi.
Kodi is one of the easiest ways to cut the cord and say adios to your monthly cable bill. Formerly XMBC, Kodi is a front end that streams media. It’s also super easy to install on just about anything that runs Android. Even if it’s Android in name only, like Fire OS on the Amazon Fire TV stick. If it can install and run Android apps, you can install Kodi.
Installing Kodi is only the first step, though. A media streamer doesn’t do much without media to stream. Setting up your own storage space and connecting it to your Kodi install is easy, but there’s a whole internet out there filled with media to stream. You just have to know where to start.
Of course, YouTube is on our best list. YouTube is a free service where anyone can upload media. That means some of it is the worst media you can imagine, but there are also plenty of gems you can stream to your TV using the YouTube Addon. And installing it is simple.
Open the settings and click the icon labeled Add-ons.
Depending on the version of Kodi you’re running, you’ll see an icon that says Install from repository or Get add-ons. Click it.
Choose the Kodi Add-on repository
Under Video Add-ons you’ll see YouTube listed. Click it to install.
I love Twitch. I don’t know why, but watching interesting people stream interesting games or other non-gaming content is almost as fun as playing them. And the Twitch add-on for Kodi is a great way to watch them.
It’s easy to navigate and use, even with a remote if you don’t have a keyboard. It also supports your account login and you can chat