Kodi is basically a non-profit and free software forum driven open source program that is developed by the volunteers during their free time. They do not have any monetary gain from this software development. This software application’s core is programmed in C++. It also uses OpenGL graphics rendering under Kodi for both Mac OS and Linux. It is to be noted that Kodi for Windows uses the Direct 3D rendering and DirectX multimedia framework.
Despite certain limitations of this software, Kodi has wide range of functionality and compatibility. For the sake of information, it is to be mentioned XBMC has won a Lifehacker Awards in the year 2014 for Best Media Player listed in their entertainment selection. XBMC has won 2 SourceForge 2006 Community Choice Awards as well.