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XBMC Renames And Rebrands To Kodi Entertainment Center

Starting with version 14, the product we all know and love as “XBMC” will become “Kodi”. The developers say the new branding more appropriately fits the media centre’s promise as opposed to its long-established roots.


Power Up Your XBMC Installation With These Awesome Add-Ons

One of the best parts about XBMC, the kickass customisable media centre software, is its browser-like extensions. If you’ve ever wanted to incorporate watching TV, listening to podcasts, or playing video games to your XBMC box, this is how it works.


Chorus Is A Powerful Web-Based Remote Control For XBMC

Chorus is an add-on for XBMC that lets you remotely manage, build playlists, queue up videos, organise your library and do just about anything you want with your media centre. And you can do it all from the comfort of a browser window on another device.


XBMC 13.0 'Gotham' Improves Sharing, Settings And Speed

The newest version of XBMC, the kickass customisable media center software, is here — with lots of new features for desktop and mobile users alike.


Fusion Installer For XBMC Simplifies Adding Third-Party Add-Ons

XBMC has a lot of cool add-ons, but not all of the cool possible additions come directly through official channels. If you want to get off the beaten path, Fusion can help make it easier to install unofficial (and untested) add-ons.


How To Stream Your Movie Collection Anywhere With Google Drive

Google recently announced some ridiculously low-priced Drive storage options : $US2/month for 100GB or $US10/month for a whopping terabyte. What could you do with all that storage space, though? Well, for starters, you could turn Google Drive into your own personal media server.


Build The Perfect Media Centre For $600

Chances are your home theatre system is a mess, with multiple devices hooked into it your TV (Blu-Ray player, laptop, digital tuner and the rest). Here’s how I rolled all those devices into one awesome media centre that costs less than $600 to build.


Ask LH: Will A Raspberry Pi Media Centre Cut My Electricity Bill?

Hey Lifehacker, I use XBMC to watch TV at home on a fairly old PC. I’ve been told I can migrate this over to a Raspberry Pi and save on electricity, but will this actually be worth it?


Raspberry Pi XBMC Solutions Compared: Raspbmc Vs OpenELEC Vs XBian

XBMC is one of our favourite media centre solutions, and the Raspberry Pi makes a dandy XBMC machine for $US35. However, with three different builds for the Pi, which one should you use? They’re all a little different, and they have various strengths and weaknesses. Here’s how to pick the right one.


Maraschino Is A Simple Web Interface To Manage Your XBMC Home Theatre

Linux: If you’ve built the home theatre of your dreams, and it’s powered by XBMC, Maraschino is a simple, open-source front-end interface. It’s web-accessible and makes managing your media and downloads super easy.