Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!  The gift we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.

That’s right, the Kodi media center software is now available for download on the Xbox One.

In the previous years, I’ve blogged about some ways to integrate Kodi with the Xbox, but they were all somewhat workarounds involving plugging in a separate device into the HDMI input to use the pass through video feature of the Xbox One.

But, this is different. This is the actual software that has been made to work on the Xbox One hardware natively.

I’ve heard that the Kodi team has developed an Xbox One version of their software a long time ago, but they were dealing with opposing forces to get it approved to be listed on the Xbox Store.

Even back then, they were optimistic that it will eventually happen, but there was no estimated timeline as to when that would be.

Well, surprise! It’s here.

Hop on over to the apps section of the store on your Xbox One, One S, or One X and search for Kodi.

If you’re not seeing it, please be aware that the release is a staged rollout starting with Europe and eventually going to everyone.