The hype surrounding Kodi shows no sign of slowing despite some recent negativity, largely due to the news that Amazon has stopped all sales of so-called 'Kodi boxes'. 

The free, open-source platform allows users to download a range of program and video add-ons, but some of the most popular sources fall into a grey area between legal and illegal. 

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Android-enabled devices are the most common source of the Kodi platform. The devices are especially popular with viewers wanting to watch Pay Per View (PPV) events, newly released movies and top-flight football matches for free.

But the team behind Kodi are hitting back at anyone that thinks they are connected to illegal third-party add-ons and are actively promoting the fact that their product is not affiliated with any of them.

Recent tweets suggest the team are tired of dealing with queries related to illegal add-ons and these so-called 'Kodi boxes'.

Here you go. You've had a response to your post. We've made you're day.

You're welcome :) https://t.co/AjuvphlaRd

They also added a statement on their official website clarifying the purpose of their media player: "Kodi does not provide any video content or video streaming services. If you bought a "Kodi" player that was advertised as a streaming service than you probably have been misled by a seller trying to make a quick buck.

"Kodi is more akin to a video player, like your DVD/Blu-ray player. The main aim of Kodi is to work with video files you have on your own computer or local network (e.g. a fileserver or NAS).

"Please do not ask about services that are explicitly for bootleg video content on official Kodi websites, forums, or other support channels."

New legislation currently being passed through Parliament means that anyone watching copyright infringing content on their Kodi player could be threatened with hefty fines and up to 10 years in prison.

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