The Future of the Kodi: Expectations, Hope and Challenges

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The Future of  the Kodi

Problem Definition

Future of the Kodi- Two days ago, TVAddons, the leading library for unofficial Kodi add-ons, has mysteriously disappeared. Whenever I tried to browse it, I got this message,”This site can’t reached or connected”. Only that message made great confusion among the millions of Kodi users. This was the massive drawback for kodi.

Although Kodi team is facing rough and tough  situation since couple of months, resulting the shutdown of most popular addons like Zem TV and Phoenix.

The Future of Kodi

There is a Big question mark about the legality of Kodi. Let me clear about legality and illegality for the Kodi :

Kodi is a perfectly legal app in its own right. The dispute is over the legality of using it to access copyrighted material such as Premier League football. Brian Thompson, a Middlesbrough trader, has been charged with three offences under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. A trial is due to take place in 2017.

One month ago a developer assumed that “The Future of Kodi on Android is in Danger”, According to there seems to be an active “hate” of the Android platform among Kodi developers because it is seen as the main source for much of the piracy that is creating so much trouble for the Kodi team.

Besides that Express News also warned that “New tools might END free streaming on Kodi Boxes FOREVER”.

USING Kodi-powered devices to stream copyrighted content free of charge could soon be a thing of the past, following the announcement that Swiss digital security company NAGRA will be targeting third-party Kodi add-ons.

Amazon has banned Kodi TV boxes (pictured) and other pirate devices from its online store. And the Premier League was granted a court order earlier this year to crack down on illegal football streaming.

Is this the final blow for Kodi?

TVAddons was a library that provided over 1,500 add-ons, which supplied both legal and illegal content.

Earlier this month, Dish Network, a broadcast provider in the US, threatened to sue the developers for copyright infringement, meaning they could face huge fines.

In light of this, TVAddons, which had nearly 40 million users, has removed itself from the internet – although it is unclear whether this is a temporary measure.

Who is Responsible for Current Situation?

I think Kodi/XMBC Foundation is responsible for the current situation. People used to sell  ‘fully loaded’ Kodi boxes exploited this legal loophole to provide illegal content.

And although the court recognised the equipment itself was not illegal, the way they are customised was and was likely to be used to access copyrighted material.

Amazon previously banned ‘fully-loaded’ Kodi TV boxes and other pirate devices from its global online store earlier this month.

Future of the Kodi: Expectations and Hope

No doubt, people are waiting for good news from Kodi team. Each day people used to search for the site whether it is online or not.
Kodi is going to announce new version Kodi V18 along with 64 bit application along with new features and updated addons. Before that it has been expected that there will be very clear policy about new version Kodi V18. It is great challenge for XMBC foundation that  How Kodi plans to stop you watching illegal streams on its media player?
Although Kodi Boxes are not illegal hence court will allow to Kodi with conditions to obey of Copy Right Laws. Meanwhile kodi team has been working for restoration of popular addons like Phoenix and Zem Tv.

It is highly expected that will be back as soon as possible, the case in the court will be in favour of Kodi. The picture will be very clear within one week.

Definitely it is very hard to assume about future, but I tried my level best to conclude the topic. Your suggestion and comments regarding this article “Future of the Kodi: Expectations, Hopes and Challenges” will be highly appreciated.