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Topic # 204452 2-Oct-2016 12:12
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I currently use WMC on Win7 and Emby and watch streaming TV through a browser. Am hoping to consolidate into a single platform that will work with my dual DVB-T tuner for NZ Freeview. Ideally it can do all of the following:

Freeview incl recording
Music with metadata
Stored TV and films with metadata
Streaming TV. Netflix, BBC, Etc
Weather, news, etc
Radio stations
Photo collections

Is Kodi able to do all of this? Figure I'd quickly ask before embarking on the process. Anyone on here doing this?


Edit: Needs decent WAF and to all work with a remote if poss

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  Reply # 1644115 2-Oct-2016 12:31
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Freeview incl recording yes (but haven't done it personally)
Music with metadata yes
Stored TV and films with metadata yes
Streaming TV. Netflix, BBC, Etc yes
Weather, news, etc yes to weather
Radio stations yesish lots of online stations available not sure about NZ ones
Photo collections yes
Waf yes
Remote yes

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  Reply # 1644137 2-Oct-2016 13:36
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With a fair bit of effort, Kodi will do most of those things (almost all-in-one).

Netflix, etc can be tricky as there are no supported add-ons. The only option is to run them through a browser which means you'll need a mouse. Usually I exit Kodi and run the Win 10 apps for Netflix and TVNZ or 3Now through Chrome. Easy if you use the 'tablet' mode on Win 10 and set up your start screen with links for everything.

The official 'Radio' add-on has most popular NZ radio stations (no Radio NZ though!) and you can get Tune-In and Pandora add-ons.

As for a remote: if you want mouse control get a keyboard/mouse combo like the Logitech K400. Or you could get a FLIRC and a Harmony remote for ultimate WAF (but you'll still need a mouse for Netflix).

TBH, I would say a Chromecast would be better for your streaming needs and then let Kodi handle all your local media/photos/music/PVR.


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  Reply # 1644168 2-Oct-2016 14:21
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The add-ons never look like the sort of thing you see via a Web browser or via a android app.
As they are not official apps they work until they break and then 'maybe' someone may fix them.
So iwould be cautious on the streaming apps side of your request.
Kodi is great for everything else you mentioned.

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