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Download bandit favourite Kodi set to be expelled on Xbox One by Microsoft

XBOX One users can now enjoy the controversial Kodi streaming service on their Microsoft gaming consoles.

The scandalous software, which can be used to download or stream cinema and TV shows illegally, is now accessible to download on the Windows and Xbox Store

 Kodi streaming program is now accessible on Xbox One
Kodi streaming program is now accessible on Xbox One

But only European users will be means to download the media player primarily nonetheless accessibility will be stretched to other areas eventually, reports The Verge.

While the free program itself is legal, the “highly expandable” player is a favourite for pirates due to its far-reaching accumulation of plugins.

Aside from cinema and TV, users can also illegally stream live sports using Kodi.

The company has warned that the Xbox One download is blank facilities and could enclose bugs.

 The program itself isn't illegal but it's against the law to buy a Kodi box that has already been loaded with third-party add-ons
The program itself isn’t illegal but it’s against the law to buy a Kodi box that has already been loaded with third-party add-ons

Kodi announced the news on their website confirming the program can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

The organisation said: “It has prolonged been asked for by so many and now it finally happened.

“Kodi for Xbox One is accessible worldwide by Windows and Xbox Store.”

The Digital Economy Bill, which was done law on Apr 27 2017, increased the punishment for those using the boxes for illegal means.

While there were already penalties for those selling on Kodi boxes pre-loaded with third party plug-ins, those found to be breaking the law now face 10 years behind bars – up from two years.

The association against copyright burglary has since warned that anyone found to be using the program illegally could be investigated.

 Kodi Boxes can stream calm by almost any platform
Kodi Boxes can stream calm by almost any platform

According to an anti-piracy group, 200 sellers configured for robbery have ceased trading.

In a landmark case Brian Thompson, 54, pleaded guilty to selling ‘pre-loaded’ boxes from his shop in Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough Council brought the charges last year, at the time one of the first ever prosecutions relating to the sale of Android or Kodi boxes.

In a bid to stop the thousands of people who use these streams every day, a British trade physique released a warning that those who use Kodi to stream TV, games and music for free could have their gadgets hijacked by cyber-crooks.

Hollywood giants Netflix, Amazon, Disney, HBO and BBC Worldwide launched an rare lawsuit against a streaming box company that uses Kodi program to lamp shows and films to owners’ TVs.

They are looking for millions in damages from the US-based TickBox TV.


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