Kodi’s popularity shows no signs of stopping with a recent survey suggesting over five million boxes that play content are already in UK homes.
The YouGov poll also revealed that this number is set to grow at an alarming rate.
In fact, the survey suggests the problem is getting so big it could pose a serious threat to subscription TV brands such as Amazon, Netflix and Sky.
This rapid rise in users has put Kodi firmly in the spotlight as, although the Kodi software itself is not illegal, it can be adapted and changed with third-party add-ons providing access to pirated and illegal content.
It’s these add-ons which are now being targeted with many of the UK’s ISPs, government agencies, broadcasters and rights holders joining forces to disrupt the streams being pushed out across the internet.
With so many people now using Kodi, and the authorities keeping a close eye on its growth, one of the biggest add-ons available has decided to close its doors after 10 years in service.
Navi-X was first set up in 2007 but the team behind the software say they simply can’t continue to provide content.
Speaking about why it closed, the Navi-X team said: “Every good thing must come to an end.
“After ten years of successful operation, Navi-X has sadly being discontinued. Navi-X was first released in April 2007, and is the oldest Kodi addon of its kind.
“The main reason why the decision was made to discontinue the Navi-X service is the current legal climate surrounding Kodi.
“In case you aren’t aware, the abundance of preloaded Kodi box sellers has resulted in a lot of heat on Kodi in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.
“It’s unfortunate, because the people who are bringing the heat have nothing to do with the Kodi community anyway, they’re just leeches trying to profit from the hard work of Kodi developers.
“Nevertheless, hosting Navi-X playlists is no longer something we feel comfortable doing due to the potential liability that comes with it.
Along with the legal issues,…