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      🔥🔥 THE BEAST T.V UPDATE 18th FEB IS NOW RELEASED 🔥🔥   02/18/2017

      THE BEAST T.V UPDATE 18th FEBRUARY IS NOW RELEASED
      FOR KODI 16 ONLY Evening all, Well as the title says The Beast TV is now released and  in our wizard, so go and get it 👍  . @Tech Timeruuu will be doing his usual install guide video on our sister site streamhelp.org and it will also be posted in out forum. So keep your eyes here for further announcements. Big respect goes out to the team for bringing this to us all and a BIG thank you to @ChrisB for taking the time to develop this for our members and the world of KODI. REMEMBER This is for Kodi 16 Jarvis ONLY as you will know by various posting on our forum Kodi 17 is totally unstable still and until it is stable we are not supporting it at the moment, but we will try to help our members if they are trying to use Kodi 17, but remember for 17. you do need to use Kodi 17 Builds. REMEMBER  :- This build is for Kodi 16.1 Jarvis only, please see other Post Called The Beast Estuary Build for use with Kodi 17 ONLY. Or Click HERE REMEMBER TO VERIFY YOUR EMAIL! I hate typing in CAPS but a lot of people forget this small step.

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      🔥 NVIDIA PRO 500GB GIVEAWAY HAS NOW STARTED 🔥   02/20/2017

      🔥 NVIDIA PRO 500GB GIVEAWAY HAS NOW STARTED 🔥  A Big Hello to all the Guys n Gals on this wonderful forum of ours, Well we have all got together and decided that for our first Birthday on our forum we are giving away a Nvidia pro 500GB. The forum started March 1st 2016 and has grown over the past 12 months. Myself @Mixdoctor, @Tech Timeruuu, @Mikman001 and @ChrisB as well as @Yummer (who due to family commitments is no longer with us) have been here from day one helping out all our members with sorting out various problems with builds and Kodi issues over the past 12 months. Your gratitude towards us have been tremendous so we have all decided that we will offer our members and supporters a chance to win one of these latest Nvidia pro 500GB. ALL I ASK TO HELP US MAINTAIN OUR SERVER IS AFTER READING ON THIS JUST CLICK AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OUR SITE THANK YOU Contest begins NOW and ends March 22nd 2017.
      Good luck to everyone that enters. Enter up to 5 times and share the giveaway as much as you can to improve your odds. This contest is open to everyone and we will ship worldwide. All you have to do is CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY and again JUST CLICK AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND THE GIVEAWAY SITE THANK YOU Again we would like to thank everyone for all there help and support over the past 12 months and we are all looking forward to helping you all over the next 12 months.  CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE  😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place, streamhelp.org & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too )
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      🔥🔥 THE NEW ROYALIST KRYPTON NOW IN BOTH WIZARDS 🔥🔥   02/20/2017

      🔥🔥 THE NEW ROYALIST KRYPTON NOW IN BOTH WIZARDS 🔥🔥 Hello again everyone, Well Mr @Tech Timeruuu has been hard at work and our very own build The Royalist has now been completely updated and rebuilt for Kodi 17 Krypton. Please note this will not work on Kodi 16 Jarvis it is only for the new Kodi 17. The Royalist can be found in the wizards so go ahead and give it a try as it's an amazing build. REMEMBER TO VERIFY YOUR EMAIL! I hate typing in CAPS but a lot of people forget this small step.

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      As always please register here: http://thebeast1.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast1.com/repo

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  1. MPAA: Dealing With Kodi is the $64,000 Question While torrent sites have been a thorn in the side of the MPAA for more than a decade, there’s a new kid on the block. Speaking at the Berlin Film Festival, MPAA chief Chris Dodd cited the growing use of the Kodi platform for piracy, describing the problem as the “$64,000 question.” Since around 2003, torrent sites have plagued the MPAA. Hydra-like in their ability to withstand all kinds of attacks, from legal onslaughts to domain blocking, torrent platforms are still going strong today. However, what BitTorrent lacks in its standard form is a living-room friendly interface. Regular torrent clients are functional at best, uninviting at worst, and lack the colorful Netflix-style interface demanded by today’s sophisticated media consumer. At least to some extent, the advent of Popcorn Time solved that particular problem for pirates, but the software still performs better in the desktop environment, despite its ability to run on portable devices. Kodi, on the other hand, is a different beast altogether. This entirely legal piece of media-playing software is equally at home running on a PC, tablet, mobile phone, or crucially, an Android-powered set-top box or stick. As a result and thanks to its colorful interface, Kodi is now a central entertainment component of millions of homes. Kodi has always had an enthusiastic following, but its ability to run third-party addons has turned this media player into a piracy goliath. Users are understandably delighted by its ability to bring all kinds of video media directly into their homes, at zero cost. Those that make the media are less enthusiastic. Legal battles over the misuse of the platform are ongoing, mainly in the UK and the Netherlands, where test cases have the ability to clarify the legal position, at least for sellers of so-called “fully loaded” devices. Interestingly, up until now, the MPAA has stayed almost completely quiet, despite a dramatic rise in the use of Kodi for illicit streaming. Yesterday, however, the silence was broken. In an interview with Variety during the Berlin Film Festival, MPAA chief Chris Dodd described the Kodi-with-addons situation as “new-generation piracy”. “The $64,000 question is what can be done about such illegal use of the Kodi platform,” Dodd said. While $64,000 is a tempting offer, responding to that particular question with a working solution will take much more than that. Indeed, one might argue that dealing with it in any meaningful way will be almost impossible. First of all, Kodi is open source and has been since its inception in 2002. As a result, trying to target the software itself would be like stuffing toothpaste back in a tube. It’s out there, it isn’t coming back, and pissing off countless developers is extremely ill-advised. Secondly, the people behind Kodi have done absolutely nothing wrong. Their software is entirely legal and if their public statements are to be believed, they’re as sick of piracy as the entertainment companies are. The third problem is how Kodi itself works. While to the uninitiated it looks like one platform, a fully-modded ‘pirate’ Kodi setup can contain many third-party addons, each capable of aggregating content from dozens or even hundreds of sites. Not even the mighty MPAA can shut them all down, and even if it could, more would reappear later. It’s the ultimate game of whac-a-mole. To give an example, Chris Dodd mentioned that the movie “Bridge of Spies” had 160 sources on a Kodi setup and to anyone familiar with how these things work, that is not an unusual position for the most popular content. For hosts based in the US and Europe, a takedown/staydown regime might help a little, but there is plenty of opposition (1,2,3) and a long time to go before anything like that could be put in place. That being said, indirectly the problem is already being addressed. Due to the way content is pulled from the web, tackling Kodi piracy is in many ways the same as tackling any infringing web-based content. As a result, many regimes already in place (site-blocking, DMCA notices, etc) are already part of the solution, at least if the studios’ claims on effectiveness are to be believed. On the consumer front, things are even more complex and indeed bleak. Despite a flood of mainstream UK news sites falsely claiming the opposite in recent weeks, people using Kodi setups to stream content won’t be the subject of warning notices from their ISPs. Only peer-to-peer systems like BitTorrent can be tackled this way, so contacting pirating users directly to “educate” them will be almost impossible. Overall then, the present Kodi situation is more like a $64,000,000 question, and one that won’t be answered quickly, despite the price. CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  2. Brave: A Privacy Focused Browser With Built-in Torrent Streaming Just click on the picture below CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  3. Apple reportedly testing a new Apple TV with 4K output, may launch later this year Apple is testing a new version of the Apple TV set-top box for release ‘as soon as this year’, according to Bloomberg. The box is apparently codenamed ‘J105’ and would be an incremental upgrade over the current fourth-generation box with new internals to support output at ultra-high definition 4K resolution. The report also details many of Apple’s internal attempts to revolutionize the living room, which are yet to see the light of day. Bloomberg says Apple considered building an MFi game controller with the Apple TV, for example … The report repeats much of what we have heard before regarding Apple’s failed attempts to strike deals with cable companies and make the Apple TV a central part of the TV experience. At one point in product development, the Apple TV prototypes included a coaxial port — meaning it could supplant the cable box. It also suggests that the Apple TV microphone was originally housed in the box itself, rather than the remote. This would mean users would shout commands at the television screen instead of speaking into the Siri Remote. The report also notes that the TV app, revealed late last year, leaves much to be desired. It was apparently originally designed to be the portal for accessing live shows and sports, which never came to be once Apple’s content deals broke down. Bloomberg also notes that the iPhone-like Home Screen of the tvOS interface is ‘less ambitious’ than other designs. There is also talk of the ‘skinny bundle’ idea which swirled in the rumor mill for some time. Bloomberg says Apple wanted to sell a bundle of the four main broadcast networks, several cable channels and on-demand TV shows and movies for a $30-$40 monthly subscription. The negotiations from both sides were not resolved and the plan was scrapped. Apple recently hired the lead manager of the Amazon Fire TV product, Timothy D. Twerdahl, to manage the Apple TV business. It is expected that the previous head of Apple TV, Pete Distad, will now focus on forging content deals in collaboration with Apple SVP Eddy Cue. So far those negotiations have not gone well. While this may lead to a larger revolution in television eventually, in the short-term it seems the company will support the Apple TV ecosystem with a straightforward 4K update. CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  4. Apple reportedly testing a new Apple TV with 4K output, may launch later this year Just click on the picture below CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  5. MPAA: Dealing With Kodi is the $64,000 Question Just click on the picture below CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  6. Facebook and Foxtel Team Up to Crack Down on Live Streaming Piracy Just click on the picture below CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  7. New EU rules will remove ‘geoblocking’ so customers can use onlinesubscription services, like Netflix, abroad Just click on the picture below CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  8. ISP, KODI, STREAMING Police Bust ‘Pirate’ Kodi Box Sellers on Behalf of Sky, Virgin, BT, Premier League Just click on the picture below CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  9. Apple hires former Amazon Fire TV chief, Netflix exec to head Apple TV business Just click on the picture below CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  10. BitChute is a BitTorrent-Powered YouTube Alternative YouTube is without doubt one of the Internet’s best platforms, but it does have its weaknesses, particularly when it comes to monetizing controversial content. Using BitTorrent under the hood to avoid expensive bandwidth bills, could the recently launched BitChute become a viable alternative? YouTube attracts over a billion visitors every month, with many flocking to the platform to view original content uploaded by thousands of contributors. However, those contributors aren’t completely free to upload and make money from whatever they like. Since it needs to please its advertisers, YouTube has rules in place over what kind of content can be monetized, something which caused a huge backlash last year alongside claims of censorship. But what if there was an alternative to YouTube, one that doesn’t impose the same kinds of restrictions on uploaders? Enter BitChute, a BitTorrent-powered video platform that seeks to hand freedom back to its users. “The idea comes from seeing the increased levels of censorship by the large social media platforms in the last couple of years. Bannings, demonetization, and tweaking algorithms to send certain content into obscurity and, wanting to do something about it,” BitChute founder Ray Vahey informs TorrentFreak. “I knew building a clone wasn’t the answer, many have tried and failed. And it would inevitably grow into an organization with the same problems anyway.” As seen in the image below, the site has a familiar layout for anyone used to YouTube-like video platforms. It has similar video controls, view counts, and the ability to vote on content. It also has a fully-functioning comment section. Of course, one of the main obstacles for video content hosting platforms is the obscene amounts of bandwidth they consume. Any level of success is usually accompanied by big hosting bills. But along with its people-powered philosophy, BitChute does things a little differently. Instead of utilizing central servers, BitChute uses WebTorrent, a system which allows people to share videos directly from their browser, without having to configure or install anything. Essentially this means that the site’s users become hosts of the videos they’re watching, which slams BitChute’s hosting costs into the ground. “Distributed systems and WebTorrent invert the scalability advantage the Googles and Facebooks have. The bigger our user base grows, the more efficiently it can serve while retaining the simplicity of the web browser,” Vahey says. “Also by the nature of all torrent technology, we are not locking users into a single site, and they have the choice to retain and continue sharing the files they download. That puts more power back in the hands of the consumer where it should be.” The only hints that BitChute is using peer-to-peer technology are the peer counts under each video and a short delay before a selected video begins to play. This is necessary for the system to find peers but thankfully it isn’t too intrusive. As far as we know, BitChute is the first attempt at a YouTube-like platform that leverages peer-to-peer technology. It’s only been in operation for a short time but according to its founder, things are going well. “As far as I could tell, no one had yet run with this idea as a service, so that’s what myself and few like-minded people decided. To put it out there and see what people think. So far it’s been an amazingly positive response from people who understand and agree with what we’re doing,” Vahey explains. “Just over three weeks ago we launched with limited upload access on a first come first served basis. We are flat out busy working on the next version of the site; I have two other co-founders based out of the UK who are supporting me, watch this space,” he concludes. Certainly, people will be cheering the team on. Last September, popular YouTuber Bluedrake experimented with WebTorrent to distribute his videos after becoming frustrated with YouTube’s policies. “All I want is a site where people can say what they want,” he said at the time. “I want a site where people can operate their business without having somebody else step in and take away their content when they say something they don’t like.” For now, BitChute is still under development, but so far it has impressed Feross Aboukhadijeh, the Stanford University graduate who invented WebTorrent. “BitChute is an exciting new product,” he told TF this week. “This is exactly the kind of ‘people-powered’ website that WebTorrent technology was designed to enable. I’m eager to see where the team takes it.” BitChute can be found here. CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  11. Best Kodi boxes 2017 UK: These are the best streaming boxes for Kodi Kodi is one of the most popular streaming apps right now, but you need hardware of some sort in order to get it on your TV. Here are some of the best streaming boxes on which you can install Kodi. Best Kodi boxes. Best Kodi boxes 2017 UK Kodi used to be called XBMC, as it was a media centre for the original Xbox. Now, it’s outgrown a single console and is available for just about everything from Windows to the Rasperry Pi. In the old days, enthusiasts would build a dedicated Home Theatre PC (HTPC) to run media centre software, but these days streaming video boxes (and even HDMI dongles) are powerful enough to run Kodi: they’re cheap and silent. Also see: Best Tech Deals So without further ado, let’s get into it. Here are some of the best Kodi boxes to buy in 2017. (Note that the Asus Nexus Player is a great choice if you can find one. Unfortunately this Android TV box is discontinued, so you’ll only find it second-hand or refurbised on ebay and similar sites, but don’t pay more than around £60-70 for one. They cost £79.99 new, and don’t support 4K.) Amazon Fire TV 4K (2015, 2nd generation) RRP: £79.99 inc VAT The 2nd-gen Fire TV costs the same as the first – £79 from Amazon – and supports 4K. It also has a fast processor and is one of the best-value streaming devices around. You can install Kodi on it, but it’s not quite as easy as on some of the Android boxes here. That’s because the only app store on the Fire TV is Amazon’s own, so you have to download the Android version of Kodi and ‘side-load’ it. For most people, jumping through a couple of extra hoops is more than worth it at this price. Read our full Fire TV review. Amazon Fire TV Stick RRP: £35 inc VAT Buy from Amazon for £34.99 If £79 for the Fire TV is a bit rich for you, there’s also the £35 Fire TV Stick. This HDMI dongle will sit unobstusively behind your TV although it still needs power from a mains adaptor, or potentially a handy spare USB port on your TV. Like the Fire TV, installing Kodi isn’t as straightforward as browsing to it in the Appstore but it’s easier now that Apps2Fire exists, which allows you to beam APK files from an Android phone to your Fire TV Stick. If you don’t have an Android phone, it’s possible (but fiddly) to install Kodi using the Fire TV Stick remote. Read our Fire TV Stick review. Nvidia Shield TV RRP: £149.99 Buy from Amazon for £169.99 Although it’s relatively expensive at £149, the Nvidia Shield TV is possibly the best base for Kodi as it’s so powerful. It will be fast and responsive even if you install graphically demanding skins. Plus, of course, you can use it to play games and stream them – find out more about that in our full Nvidia Shield review. Since it runs Android TV, it’s very easy to install Kodi from the Google Play store. Also, it supports 4K, which is useful you happen to have a 4K TV. Best Kodi boxes 2017 UK There are several Minix boxes to choose between, but the X8-H Plus is the most powerful, and you can pick it up for around £115 from Amazon. Alternatively, it’s around £93 from GearBest if you want to risk getting stung for import duty – which could well take the total to more than the Amazon price. It’s powerful, supporting H.265 decoding: 4K at up to 30fps, and comes with a handy keyboard remote control. Like the WeTek Core on the next slide, it runs Android. It comes with a version of XBMC installed, but you can easily install the latest version of Kodi via Google Play. Best Kodi boxes 2017 UK Another Android-based streaming box, the WeTek Core costs £99 from Amazon and is fulfilled by Amazon, which means you can get it next day if you’re in a hurry. It runs Android – as opposed to Android TV – and this means it’s simple to install Kodi. It’s not quite as powerful as the Minix, but does support 4K playback. CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE Enjoy. 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  12. First DVD Screener Leak of 2017 is Denzel Washington’s Fences The leaked DVD screener drought has been broken with the release of the Denzel Washington movie Fences. The copy carries a Paramount Pictures “For Your Consideration” watermark. With more leaks said to be on the way, the group behind the leak informs TorrentFreak that they prefer not to brag about their achievement. Christmas 2015 was a somewhat epic time for pirates with a cascade of high-quality screener copies of movies leaking onto the Internet. But while that period went with a bang, 2016 went with a whimper. Over the recent festive period, not one English language screener copy of a movie appeared online. Considering the banquet in the same period the previous year, that was quite a turnaround. While reasons are almost always tough to pinpoint, it’s likely that Hollywood has toughened up its security. Nevertheless, it remains impossible to cover every angle, something that became evident during the past few hours when the first screener leak of 2017 hit the Internet. It’s Denzel Washington’s Fences, a film set in the 1950s about a former baseball player turned garbageman. Fences enjoyed a Christmas Day release in the United States and currently has no ‘street date’ for DVD or Blu-ray. Last night, however, a copy ripped from a screener leaked online and rapidly spread. It was a P2P release, meaning that it was released onto peer-to-peer networks first, rather than a more structured ‘scene’ offering. Fences screenshotThe quality of the release isn’t pristine like many of the screeners released last year, but downloaders are commenting that while HD would’ve been nice, the copy is perfectly watchable with decent audio. It weighs in at just over 2GB. Another issue worthy of comment is the presence every now and again of a watermark with identifies this leak as coming from Paramount Studios. The mark states clearly that this is an awards screener so therefore should’ve never been leaked to the public. The group to gain the most traction early on with the release are known as UnKnOwN. In search of more information, TorrentFreak caught up with Bob UnKnOwN and separately a group spokesman. However, they both told us that at this time they prefer to remain tight-lipped, stating that they don’t want to brag about the group’s releases or make any additional comment, right now at least. There is some information in the group’s NFO file that leaves some room for excitement, however. Noting that the source for this release was a person or group known only as “Mr. Miyagi”, UnKnOwN sign off with a tease of “More to come,” indicating that this screener leak probably won’t be the last. The leak of Fences comes on the heels of an announcement late December by 2015’s most successful screener release group, Hive-CM8. Noting that it didn’t want to release content before it appeared in cinemas, the group hinted that January might be the month to watch. 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  13. Leading Kodi Addon Repository TV Addons Reveals Plans for 2017 One of the world’s leading repositories for third-party Kodi addons has revealed some of its plans for 2017. TV Addons says it will streamline the entire Kodi addon experience, making the process easier for all. Greater emphasis will be placed on ‘legitimate’ addons too, alongside calls for people to stop selling ready-configured hardware devices that attract negative attention. By now, most readers will understand how the Kodi experience operates. The software itself is an entirely legal media player but one which can be augmented with various addons. For millions of users, it is these addons that really give Kodi its spice. Created by third-party developers, these add-ons allow Kodi to serve a massive range of often pirated content, including movies, TV shows (both live and on demand), plus sports and PPVs. TV Addons is one of the world’s largest repositories of Kodi addons. It is not affiliated with the creators of Kodi but has become host to some of the software’s most-used tools. As such, its popularity has soared in recent months. With Kodi add-ons now a major talking point around the world, TF caught up with Eleazar from TV Addons to get his thoughts for 2017. “We never intended our community to be considered to be a source for sketchy content. There are many popular addons that have been developed as a more convenient way to access legitimately licensed content,” he explains. “Some of the best and most popular addons include USTVnow, FilmOn, BBC iPlayer and EarthCam. We make open source addons to make the viewing of online content feel more natural when you’re watching on your living room TV.” While there doesn’t appear to be any intention of reducing the availability of the most popular and controversial addons, Eleazar says a greater emphasis will be placed on tools that don’t fall into potential legal gray areas. Accessibility will also be improved. “In the New Year, we hope to boost the more legitimate type of addons, from both the development perspective and end user point of view. We’re also in the process of streamlining the entire Kodi addon experience, making it easier for everyone, with our new website design coming very, very soon,” he adds. In addition to all the excitement over Kodi and its addons in 2016, there have been considerable amounts of bad news for people who have tried to monetize the experience. Hundreds of sellers of pre-configured Android devices have popped up on eBay, Amazon, and other marketplaces, promising free media for all. Some have been arrested, particularly in the UK where there have been quite a few raids. Eleazar hopes there will be less of this in 2017. “We really hope that people stop selling cheap pre-programmed Android TV devices. The main reason for our concern is the recent media attention these people have been getting. They are bundling Kodi addons with paid IPTV (something we are strongly against) and then getting busted for it and bringing negative attention to everyone,” he says. “Secondly, in most cases, the kind of people who sell these devices aren’t the type of people who care about their reputations and thus end up making ridiculous promises to their customers, promises they will never be able to keep. People are maintaining addons for free, and profiteers are ruining it for everyone.” Eleazar also has harsh words for the much of the hardware these suppliers sell to the public. Often of poor quality from the Far East, these devices can fail to live up to their billing. Better options are available for people to buy themselves, he says. “If anyone is wondering what the best Kodi devices are, I’ll make it very clear. There’s no point in buying some cheap Chinese-manufactured no name device when you can buy much better devices manufactured by big electronics brands,” he advises. “If you have no budget, the NVIDIA Shield TV is definitely the top choice. The second best choice would be the Xiaomi Mi Box, which sells for a mere $69 at Wal-Mart, and the third choice would be the Amazon Fire TV. Kodi can be installed to the first two in a few clicks through the Google Play Store, while it would need to be sideloaded to the Amazon Fire TV due to the lack of Android app store support.” 2017 is likely to be another big year for Kodi, its addons, and the streaming services that underpin them. As previously reported, the relationship between all three is somewhat uneasy, with the makers of Kodi and the operators of streaming sites both annoyed (1,2) at the creators of many addons. Nevertheless, it seems the platform is here to stay – at least until the next big thing comes along. 🎅🎄HAPPY HOLIDAYS🎄🎅 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks.