When it comes to streaming media, certainly the first name that comes to mind is Kodi. And this is not surprising, as Kodi’s platform runs on virtually all platforms, including the Android.
During 2015 the application was officially launched on the Play Store, and easily reached the mark of 5 million downloads through that channel, which demonstrates the importance that Kodi has in a community that has more and more followers.
But unfortunately we don’t have good news for Kodi users on the Android platform, it’s just that the Chris Brown better known as Koying, he left the Kodi project to dedicate himself 100% to a side project, the Semper Media Center, or SPMC.
Chris Brown until now, he was mainly responsible for keeping Kodi on the Android platform, so this is a big loss for a project that has more and more supporters.
The reason why he left the project is not entirely clear, but it appears to have resulted from creative and philosophical coding differences with leading Kodi programmers. Supposedly, Koying was prevented from adding platform-specific code to the application, because some members of the team think these codes are too hacky for them to be included in the code base, and since then the infighting between Koying has started. and the other team members.
In SPMC, Koying can work on the application without any third-party interference, which is what he did before joining Kodi.
However he has already released a new version, 16.1.1, which is based on Kodi 16.1 . This version of SPMC adds a number of improvements, including Blu-Ray 3D ISO playback and HD pass-through audio on some devices.
As we can see in the images below the SPMC you still have a lot to sort out, for example the Kodi logo is clearly visible in the top left corner of the application.
Personally, if they had told me that it was really Kodi, I would have believed, such are the similarities (if there are any differences).
O SPMC is available on the Play Store or through the SPMC website.