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Set Top Boxes and Kodi software allow any television, android box product, laptop or ipod to connect with the Internet, giving users the choice to download movies, music and on demand TV. Vera Bucek, president and C.E.O of Computer Whisperer, is offering a free class about those clever devices on Thursday, October 29, at the Saba Hotel, Via Argentina. The class starts at 7:00 p.m. Entrance is free but participants are required to spend $12 in food or beverages.
Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, such as audio and video podcasts from the internet, and all common digital media files from local and network storage media.
The Kodi software permits your computer to communicate with your television, so you can see photos, videos, live TV and listen to music. Programs will be free or not, depending on the provider. According to Bucek the process is like opening the water tap in your kitchen, where a flow of information will pour out, without the restrictions imposed by Cable TV or being geographically blocked.
Currently certain music sites such as Pandora (online radio) are restricted, but Kodi lifts the barriers allowing the user to enjoy those programs. Another advantage is that TV stations in North America and other parts of the world will be available using Kodi software
Bucek explained that this is just an introductory lesson for the attendees, so they can understand how to use this revolutionary technology to improve their multimedia platform.
For more information call 345-3877.