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DeveloperKODI Team
Current Version14.2
Demo AvailableYes
APK Namekodi-14.2-Helix-armeabi-v7a.apk
KODI, formerly known as XBMC is a media center front end that works on the OUYA device and other Android devices. On the OUYA it is capable of decoding numerous codecs, both audio and video, as well as read a wide variety for file containers. The first official version of XBMC to support the OUYA was v13 "Gotham."

Two unofficial versions are also available; XBMC on OUYA (an unofficial build submitted to the Ouya Discover Store by OUYA, Inc. which lacks DTS and AC3 audio decoding support due to licensing issues) and SPMC (a fork of XBMC released by XBMC developer Koying that have Ouya support but must be sideloaded).


Assorted how-to's related to running KODI on OUYA:



Supported Video Codecs

  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4 (Xvid, Divx, x264)
  • MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)

Supported Audio Codecs

  • MPEG-3
  • MPEG-2
  • AAC
  • FLAC
  • DTS
  • AC3
  • APE
  • WMA

Supported Containers

  • MP3
  • AVI
  • MP4
  • MPEG2
  • FLAC
  • APE
  • OGG
  • OGV
  • MKV

Known issues

  • Due to the hardware employed and licensed on the OUYA some codecs such as MPEG2 and x265 my not play very well at high resolutions. This is mainly due to lack of hardware decoding.
  • Audio passthrough for some users will likely require SPMC, a modified version of Kodi.
  • Wifi on the OUYA might not be enough for some high bitrate HD streams. In this case, using wired ethernet is recommended.
  • Android, which OUYA's OS is based on, is limited right now to 60Hz. Those with media that plays back at 50Hz might see occasional stutter.
  • Volume control does not adjust the volume level. It will mute the audio if volume is turned all the way down.

Random notes

If you want to open XBMC automatically when the OUYA boots up, you can choose between two applications.

  • BootyCall - This application functions as a default launcher ensuring your chosen application, XBMC/Kodi in this case, is the first application loaded and also is returned to upon exiting other applications.
  • AutoPilot - When installed KODI will launch automatically after the OUYA Launcher loads. Connecting the BlueTooth remote may close XBMC after, to avoid this issue, use an XBMC remote (Official, Yatse, etc...).
  • Eldon's XBMC Repo - An OUYA specific repository of available addons. Some of the plugins are specific to the OUYA platform, while others will work on android devices in general.