Mobdro, the New Kodi Streaming App Offers Free Access to Movies

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Mobdro – The Streaming App – `New Kodi ‘

Mobdro, the streaming app has been addressed as the `new Kodi’ while legal problems tend to continue having uncertainly regarding the future of illicit third party add-ons. In fact the software is not at all new. Mobdro was around for many years but could have been well-known since the authorities aimed on closing down sites and repositories which seemed to promote the use of Kodi for illegally streaming copyrighted content.

By the time Kodi had gone mainstream Mobdro was unfamiliar to many. Though one can utilise it to access copyrighted content illegally, it is not a like-for-like choice to Kodi.  Kodi is considered to be a multimedia player which is totally legal and one can utilise it in playing video, music, podcast together with the other digital media files from the local storage, internet or a home network.

One can also use it to watch TV shows, films as well as sport fixtures without any charge thorough illegal add-ons that have been generated by the developers. On the other hand, Mobdro is considered to be less capable and can scan the web for free video streams enabling the user to tune into them. It is considered `so far untouched’ by authorities according to the Mirror.

Mobdro – An Indexation Tool

It states that `Mobdro is an indexation tool, which means that it only looks at which stream is available.  Mobdro is not in control on the streaming and if the streaming which one is looking for was on the list before and now has disappeared, it would mean that it was online but now it seems to be offline.

It further added that the content of the streams is the `sole responsibility’ of the pages from where they have been hosted.  It tends to have a reputation of being reliable though not for the highest quality streams and is also risky to download than Kodi.

Mobdro is made available on Android version 4.1 and above though one may have to download it manually by enabling unknown sources in the setting of your phone which is a risky affair that could leave one vulnerable to unreliable apps. If one intends to stream movies from online sources, they can discover that Kodi could be the best choice. You could obtain a huge number of Kodi add-ons for movies which could offer easy access to tens of thousands of films.

Research on Diverse Kodi

Various researches have been done in diverse Kodi add-ons in order to define which of this add-on could offer the best movie content.  While researching, the following things were looked into:

  • Menu options
  • Comfort of use
  • Streaming quality
  • Functioning links
  • Number of movie options



Mobdro: Focus of High Profile Legal Pressure

Even though several well-known Kodi add-ons have come and gone there seems to be new add-ons always which tend to come up taking the place of the one which have gone by.  Moreover it was also observed that several of the well-known add-ons which had disappeared seemed to come back with new names together with improvement than they were earlier.

Most of the add-ons tend to utilise the SuperRepo or Kodil – Kodisrael, Kodi repositories. The streaming software Kodi has been the focus of high profile legal pressure for several months now.  Since the Premiere League, Sky TV as well as several Hollywood film studios has tried blocking streams to the service, numerous big name add-ons have closed down. However so far untouched by copyright enforcers, another streaming service tends to come up picking up.  Mobdro being a streaming program with the prospect of picking up live channels on-demand content comprises of well-known TV shows, documentaries and live sports.

The app has not been listed in the app store, however the Android application package – APK is made freely available and the same can be installed on any device with some knowledge.  Moreover, it can also be loaded on TV streaming devices such as Google’s Chromecast or Fire TV Stick of Amazon and played through a regular television.

Mobdro Free & Paid-For Premium Version

Free and a paid-for premium version is offered by Mobdro though the premium version is not essential in accessing live content.  One would only need it if you prefer putting it on a Chromecast.

An impressed user had mentioned on Reddit `Got it today, pretty sweet so far.  Has all the sports channels which will prove to be handy’. While another wrote, `someone makes the stream available online; Mobdro finds it and serve it in a nice userface for you.  Probably, released somewhere else first’.

As technology develops and tends to get enhanced so also the criminals.  Regrettably we come across various unofficial apps together with add-ons coming up which enable illegal access to copyrighted content like live sports, films and premium pay-to view TV according to the CEO of FACT- Federation against copyright theft, Kieron Sharp.

He had informed Mirror Tech that in the last few months there have been some substantial changes ahead in the combat against illegal streaming inclusive of the UK blocking order against illegal football streams. He further added that they would continue with the work with industry and the police in cracking down the criminal opportunists responsible for these trespassing apps and add-ons.

Crawl the Web for Free Streams

Prior to the installation of Mobdro, the user is compelled to agree to the terms and conditions of the app stating that it is designed to `crawl the web for free streams’ and capture them for the users to watch.

It goes on to state: `Mobdro has no control whatsoever nor may it be held liable for the content or location of the streams which shall be the sole responsibility of the pages on which they are hosted. If the holder of the copyright considers that her/his right has been breached, they must address the source to request its withdrawal’.


Till now, Mobdro has not responded to a request for a comment. Meanwhile, Kodi has restated that it is not concerned about the piracy debate. The XBMC Foundation that administers the Kodi software seems to be totally unhappy with the scenario stating that it is not interested in hearing the complaints of the users and labelling those who sell these loaded Kodi boxes as `criminals’.

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