Kodi (formerly XBMC) has attracted improperly bad rap outside the streaming circles of the media, which gets a reputation related to a pirice which is not least suitable – at least, in my opinion. Whatever you believe, it seems that Sony might also take a decisive view of this project, as reports show that at least the company's recent Android TVs are actively blocking the app.

For strangers, Cody is an open source, cross-platform streaming and media player solution that allows you to access and run local, network and remote content. XBMC has greatly optimized the UI for the last 15 years to provide one of the best two-screen experiences, and has been one of the most popular HTPC media playback applications over the years.

Official Cody Project Twitter account has pointed out Sony's shortage Few days ago, But the reports on the Cody Forum for installing and running applications from the Play Store also go back in the past year. Some affected enthusiasts believe that they have found the cause of the problem: Sony is blocking the package ID to install / run the application. Supporting this principle is the fact that it can work by compiling the application with a separate ID again from start to finish.

Humorously in the official US Twitter account of Samsung Soni went to snuffy Unfortunately, Samsung's TVs do not run Android TVs, and they can not use an Android-coded app without an external device – to encourage users to switch brands. However, any of these things is a good thing for the consumer-compulsive move to raise pressure against Sony.