Following the Kodi Crackdown (OTT2)


In the media industry, there’s no dirtier word right now than “Kodi.” The popular media management software is under siege, and the once vibrant ecosystem that supported it is coming apart at the seams.

What was once a healthy business, the sale of Kodi-powered set-top-boxes, is quickly becoming commercially non-viable, as both retailers and developers that create key functionality are forced by legal concerns to say “no” to Kodi.

Here are parties for whom the current crackdown on piracy is creating an apocalyptic scenario :

  • Manufacturers who make these boxes, now lacking a user-friendly interface for a mismatched operating system and hardware.