Now We Know Why Amazon Has Rejected Kodi
#1
As reported on AFTVnews:

Email from Amazon to Kodi Team:

Hi [Kodi Team],

Thanks for your e-mail. This e-mail is regarding the Kodi app that you submitted for sale through the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Program.
In reviewing your app, we determined that it can be used to facilitate the piracy or illegal download of content. Any facilitation of piracy or illegal downloads is not allowed in our program.

Please do not resubmit this app or similar apps in the future.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Regards,
[Amazon]
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#2
Next Amazon will ban TVs, because you might watch pirated content on a TV ;)

In addition to AFTVnews, here's some other responses:

https://torrentfreak.com/amazon-bans-kod...ns-150616/

http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/06/15/...ng-piracy/
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#3
Probably they should also ban all internet browsers and FTP clients since those can be used to view/download illegal content ;-)

Is there any possibility to vote against Amazon's decision?
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#4
Very ironic that Amazon have banned Kodi but not banned XBMC forks and derivatives which actually comes "pre-loaded" with piracy add-ons.

Like example TVMC, iXBMC, XBMC4U, ZappoTV, and VidOn, just to name a few bad app(les)

http://www.amazon.com/TV-ADDONS-TVMC/dp/B00YYSQBTS
http://www.amazon.com/Ks-Soft-iMC-Media-...B00NEUOSAQ
http://www.amazon.com/Andy-Sons-XBMC4U/dp/B00PSPHYHE
http://www.amazon.com/Configurator-servi...00ZO66JJ6/
http://www.amazon.com/BridgingSoft-Free-...B00TWSXO9A
http://www.amazon.com/ZappoTV-Inc-XBMC-M...B00801XO18
http://www.amazon.com/ZappoTV-Inc-Mobile...0073L96UE/
http://www.amazon.com/VidOn-me-VidOn-Pla...B00EQ0G0JK
http://www.amazon.com/VidOn-me-VidOn-Pla...B00B4RP0OO

Those should almost all clearly be removed not only for piracy but even solely based on trademark infringement and copyright violations alone.
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#5
^^ Yes, this makes everything so much more silly.
Let's ban the only one NOT providing or condoning piracy.
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#6
Guess it's back to side-loading Llama.. (sigh). I was really enjoying the FTV. I even watched a movie with Amazon Prime and was surprised how well it worked over a not-so-awesome DSL connection.

Will the Kodi icon disappear from the home screen now? Or on the next firmware update?
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#7
(2015-06-16, 15:50)jpage4500 Wrote: Guess it's back to side-loading Llama.. (sigh). I was really enjoying the FTV. I even watched a movie with Amazon Prime and was surprised how well it worked over a not-so-awesome DSL connection.

Will the Kodi icon disappear from the home screen now? Or on the next firmware update?

If you have already purchased it and haven't deleted it from your account on Amazon, it should still appear on your FireTv, for now.
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#8
This move has definitely proven that the content which makes it into the Amazon App Store goes through minimal screening, if none.

RockerC, you missed Plex: http://www.amazon.com/Plex-Inc/dp/B004Y1WCDE/

It's a sad day. The AFTV has really become the best follow up to the one iconic JB Apple TV2 running XBMC.

Regards.
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#9
Why not reply back to amazon with "so does the youtube app" in regards to facilitate illegal downloads and piracy. I think it would take all of 3 seconds to find unlicensed material or tutorials to aquire unlicensed material on youtube.
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#10
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#11
honestly not too big a deal and perhaps best to not poke the bear. Its still the most affordable way to combine access to major hd streaming apps and still run kodi all with tv remote control navigation. I hope they don't take a step further and block the whole app
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#12
All in all, the first dick move was to not recognize Kodi as an aftv capable app, which thousands can tell is BS.
Removing it altogether is just a follow-up.
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#13
Maybe even more ironic how many Android boxes being advertised on Amazon that comes with Kodi/XBMC and "preloaded" piracy addons:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2...words=xbmc
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2...words=kodi

Guess that those electronic device products sold on Amazon store go through a different approval process though, but still very ironic.
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#14
Probably THE ONLY reason why I might of purchased an Amazon media player.... KODI!

Well in Amazon for your completely blinkered lame a$$ approach.Rofl
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#15
Coverage on theregister.co.uk - readership 9.5 million, just about 45% in the US, 18% UK, most of rest in Canada, Germany, India, Australia.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/17/...ia_player/
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