Believe It or not Kodi is in Google Play Store

There are only a few media hub apps and software out there that you would even consider, because handling all your media and then pushing, playing, transcoding them to something you can watch or listen to on your big screen TV is major work. Kodi – formerly called XBMC – is one of the more solid apps out there, but right until now, you had to somehow sideload it to use it. Not anymore.

Now Kodi is available in its Alpha and Beta forms via the Google Play Store. The devs have been keeping it quiet, but there is already a large community of users who support the app. You can join the not-so-secret Google+ groups – the Alpha Group or the Beta Group – and choose your poison, whether the latest and greatest Alpha, or the more stable Beta.

The Kodi team, who consist entirely of volunteers, have gone to great lengths to try and stop their app from being associated with piracy. It’s unfair for Amazon to punish Kodi’s open nature due to the actions of third-parties who are outside of the Kodi team’s control. I encourage you to contact Amazon and contact the Amazon Appstore and voice your displeasure with the removal of Kodi.

Email from Amazon to Kodi Team:

Hi [Kodi Team],

Thanks for your e-mail. This e-mail is regarding the Kodi app that you submitted for sale through the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Program.
In reviewing your app, we determined that it can be used to facilitate the piracy or illegal download of content. Any facilitation of piracy or illegal downloads is not allowed in our program.

Please do not resubmit this app or similar apps in the future.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,
[Amazon]

If you want to try this app you can get it on Google Play Store

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