XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet. Our forums and Wiki are bursting with knowledge and help for the new user right up to the application developer. We also have helpful Facebook, Google+, Reddit, Twitter and Youtube pages. In the near future XBMC will be renamed to Kodi. You can read about it here.
Disclaimer: XBMC does not provide and media files itself. You either must own all audio and video files through a legal way or you can use the add-ons that can be found in the XBMC.org official repository. We will not assist or be held responsible for any way you obtain your media files.
The real power of XBMC comes from the vast selection of user created Add-ons that are available though our repositories. There are Add-Ons for popular web services, applications and scripts. See which ones are currently available: Add-ons
XBMC allows you to complete change the whole appearance of the GUI interface. Due to the highly customisable skinning engine you are almost able to change every aspect of it’s looks and feel. By utilising different colours, images and menu structures you can create a stunning interface that matches your needs as a complete entertainment or information platform. See which ones are currently available: Skins
With UPnP compatibility you can stream to and from any other XBMC instances and play to other UPnP compatible devices in your home with ease. Have one UPnP master device and use other XBMC instances as clients which automatic keeps you watched status and library up-to-date. You can also now import from uPnp sources to synchronize your data inside instances of XBMC.
Interact with XBMC using its JSON-RPC based remote interface. This brings loads of possibilities for remote controls, web browsers and 3rd party tools to take XBMC to the next level.
In addition to creating XBMC, the members of Team XBMC have created an official
- XBMC Remote Control for Android
- XBMC Remote Control for iOS
To learn more about this software and any other official XBMC projects, visit our Software page.
About the XBMC Foundation, Team XBMC, and other developers
Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, Team XBMC is a group of volunteers located around the world.
More than 450 software developers have contributed to XBMC to date, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 65 languages.
Created in 2009 to deal with mounting development costs, as well as paperwork and travel to developers conferences and tradeshows, the XBMC Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to pursuing the development of great software and innovation. Feel free to support our foundation and donate to support us. For more information regarding the XBMC Foundation click here.