While finding your favorite HTPC software often comes after trying several options, here you will find what are the popular media center softwares available. This top 10 list will simplify your task by listing the most popular media centers. Continue reading to see how the Kodi, Plex, Windows Media Center and others compare with each other.
The latest Kodi v15 Isengard (was XBMC) is a great entertainment center software. However, like many other open source projects, it is driven by a very technical community, and it is not necessarily user-friendly enough for the average person to use and customize. Fortunately, with a bit of time and the right skin, you can set things up properly and make Kodi very user-friendly and rock solid.
In this extensive and updated guide, I will walk you through the relevant customization tips and tricks needed to take your new Kodi 15 Isengard installation to the next level.
One common problem for the cord cutters is how to integrate Kodi, Netflix, Hulu and other premium content channels. In this practical and updated guide, you will learn how to seamlessly use Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora and more with Kodi Media Center.
I will also reveal an easy way to get Netflix and Hulu working with the Kodi running on Linux-based computers such as OpenELEC HTPC and Raspberry Pi which has not been widely known before.
Are your spouse and children willing to learn to use your Kodi media center? Have you really made enough efforts to reduce the complexity for the first time users?
In many households, Kodi is not perceived user-friendly enough for other family members.
After reading this post, you’ll have a better idea of how to minimize user effort while providing quick and smooth access to your media content.
One of the main reasons why I like to use the Linux-based OpenELEC operating system is that it feels like using a device such as Apple TV or Roku. However, if you wish to use Windows 10-based HTPCs, the major annoyance is that they look and feel like PCs. Luckily, this is not the case anymore.
In this post for advanced users, you will learn how make your Windows 10 Kodi installation behave like an appliance similar to OpenELEC by making Windows invisible while booting and using Kodi media center.
The latest Kodi v15 Isengard includes an improved Kodi Add-on Manager that helps you to find apps more easily. There are over 800 interesting Kodi add-ons in the official repository, so which are the best Kodi add-ons that you should absolutely be using?
In this post, I will highlight the most useful plugins from the official and unofficial repositories sorted by the frequency I use them.
Plex Media Server represents the state of the art when it comes to managing and sharing your media library between various devices such as a home theater computer, media streamer, iPad, and mobile phone.
In this complete guide, I will show you how to build a simple setup with Plex Media Server and Windows Storage Spaces feature that will make all of your media easily accessible from almost any device.
Kodi has been the favorite media center of advanced users for years, but thanks to the latest embedded operating system, OpenELEC, it is easier than ever to install Kodi for Linux. In fact, as OpenELEC advertises, I was able to install the complete operating system and media center in less than 15 minutes. In this guide, I will walk you through the steps I did to install and customize the OpenELEC with the PVR support.
In this guest post, we will learn how JRiver Media Center can improve your audio experience. JRiver is fairly robust with the media and meta data management. It has even a theatre view, so it is suitable for the 10-foot experience. Continue reading to find out all the pros and cons.
Now there is finally an easy way to watch live TV in XBMC media center. In this start to finish guide, you will learn how to get live TV working on XBMC. I am using OpenELEC XBMC Linux in this article as an example, but once you have setup the backend TV server, you can watch live TV on any operating system or media center that supports Home Tv Streaming Protocol (HTSP).