Update: It appears that Kodi now works properly with a media remote and you no longer need to use a game controller to navigate it.
Thanks for the tip, Daniel!
Original: A few days ago Kodi started to roll out on Xbox One in certain European territories and it is finally available worldwide now (via Kodi). The popular media player app started out as Xbox Media Center (XBMC), so it’s fitting that it has made its way to Xbox One consoles, even if it took longer than some would have liked.
You can download Kodi from the Xbox Store. Simply search “Kodi” and click the app that shows up. You will then be brought to the page to download it. While it lists the version as v17.6, it actually installs Kodi 18.0-alpha1. I have already tested it out and can confirm this.
Kodi 18.0-alpha1 supports features from the Windows 10 version since it is a UWP app. However, some features aren’t quite working yet. A blog post from Kodi’s website notes that the app is not finished, so it may contain various bugs and missing features. Rest assured, Kodi on Xbox One is still being worked on.
“What you should really understand and keep remembering is that it is still in early stages of development and has very rough edges, might not be as stable as the regular version and may even be missing some functions. Due to the nature of how UWP works our hands are tied in some areas. Some parts are not even finished yet and our developers are still working on getting it up to the regular standard. As of this writing there’s limited access to only what’s part of your Video and Music folders. Network support is limited to only NFS:// shares. No access to the Blu-ray drive to start the disc or even an attached storage drive. There might still be problems with certain general python modules that are used by add-ons and we are finding and reporting them to the developers as testing progresses. I’m sure there’s more that might not work as intended yet as there are so many features it just will take a while to go over them. We cannot promise to what extend we can get every feature working as it all depends on what is available to us developers.”
You can also download Kodi from the Microsoft Store.