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Kodi Piracy Box Sellers and their threat over Kodi

Kodi Piracy Box Sellers threaten Kodi

written by Alejandro March 18, 2016

Kodi is an amazing software. You can use and enjoy Kodi in many of the major OS platforms, with installers such as Kodi for Windows and Kodi for Android. It is important for users to do anything they can, in order to guarantee its presence among us for a long time. Unfortunately, something is threatening Kodi, and many developers have threatened to quit. Kodi and piracy were never intended to be linked together. Kodi was conceived as a free, open-source media player, with features that could be extended by adding plugins.

Kodi Piracy Box Sellers threaten Kodi

Kodi Piracy Box Sellers offer a lot of features for a very low price, but their boxes are a source of frustration later on for their end users.

It is OK for users to install Kodi, and add the plugins they see fit. As long as they know what they are adding. That is the very reason websites just as this one exist: to give users all the elements they need to make an informed decision. That is why readers love our Kodi Beginners Guides.

The problem arises when some Kodi Piracy Box sellers offer “Fully Loaded” Kodi experiences, with builds of their own, that sometimes even keep the Kodi name, linking their product name to a carelessly implemented device. When the user finds trouble, they run to the Kodi team for support, blaming them of something they didn't have anything to do with, in the first place.

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Here at htpcBeginner we strive to provide you with the most useful content, and thus, we have decided against supporting builds or writing about “Fully Loaded” Kodi boxes. Some things we write may be legally questionable but we make sure that you know what you are doing and let you decide what you want to do. These “loaded” Kodi boxes that you can find on Ebay, Amazon, or even local county and state fairs makes everyone think Kodi piracy is something that Kodi team sponsors. These “Fully Loaded” Kodi boxes offer little to no support to the end user, and in the end turn out to be more expensive than buying your device, tinkering with it, and customizing it to your needs. They will become expensive paperweights if you don't know how to maintain them yourself.

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Via: Kodi Official Website.

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Mike March 18, 2016 - 5:28 pm

It is a bit surprising that you’re against Kodi boxes when almost all of the plugins you write about are as illegal as the boxes.

Anand March 18, 2016 - 6:05 pm

Yes, we are recognize that. But the reason we are not going to promote “loaded” boxes is because they trick newbies to sell their boxes and then leave them stranded with no support. August last year, one company tried to sell me one at the Ohio State Fair. I could not believe the lies they were telling: “free movies for life”, “unlimited tv shows”, “no monthly bills or fees”, “absolutely free”, etc.

We warn the users so they can make informed choices. That said, we are taking steps to slowly move away from such Kodi plugin posts.

Mike March 18, 2016 - 6:35 pm

You’re right. And I guess Team Kodi is also very much against boxes and not so much against plugins. Glad to hear about your new direction!

Cj May 28, 2016 - 4:17 pm

Yes this reminds me of the netmaster box i saw online recently. It promised all the things you stated free everything forever. Though it was 3-400 dollar box. Watched a demo and I said man that sure reminds me xmbc. Now they claim they’ll be supporting the box long term but come on. Thats what led me here. Looking for a well know box and/or build that I could trust i.e. the Nividia shield,

Alejandro June 1, 2016 - 1:33 pm

Yep, NVIDIA SHIELD sounds like a good investment. There are other boxes that are good as well, we have many hardware reviews you could look up. This way you could make an informed decision on your hardware. Thanks for sharing your impressions with us.


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