XBMC is a free opensource media player, it has been in development for a long time now & is near mainstream and used for streaming box office moves and TV shows without a subscription, while XBMC is limited you can add XbmChub addons to add apps such as 1channel to turn the app into a free streaming settop box.
The dark night of waiting is finally over. Because here it is. The stable release of XBMC 13.0 Gotham edition. It has been months of hard work, improvements and testing since the 12.x releases. There have been around 530 commits (chunks of code change) done by 51 developers during this time. Also a large group.
Download the latest version of XBMC and install the app, for this example we will install the windows version http://xbmc.org/download/
Now you have a fully featured Media Centre installed on your PC, now its time to add the ‘goodies’ when this is complete you will be able to watch any movie for free as soon as it hits the theatres.
You need to add XBMC Fusion, this used to take some time adding many repo’s and apps but now only 1 source has to be manually added and everything is auto configured for you, this will be the software that is installed on the streaming android set top boxes offering free movies and TV for free.
Fire up XBMC
Step 1: Navigate to the “File manager” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu heading.
Step 2: Click on the “Add Source” function on the left side of the screen.
Step 3: Choose the first input box which says “<None>” at the top of the popup window, under where it says the “Enter the paths or browse for the media locations” first.
Step 4: Using the on-screen keyboard, enter “http://fusion.xbmchub.com” (without quotations) then press the “Done” button on the left side of the keyboard. If you’re having trouble finding the colon or the slashes, just click the “Symbols” button the keyboard to see them displayed.
Step 5: Select the second input box at the bottom of the popup window under where it says “Enter the name for this media Source” next.
Step 6: Type in “fusion” (without quotations) on the on-screen keyboard, then press the “Done” button to save it.
Step 7: Click on the “OK” button at the bottom of the popup window to save the source you’ve just added.
Step 8: Verify that your “File manager” screen now looks similar to the one below, with “fusion” listed on the left side of the window, then return to the main menu.
Step 9: Click on the “Settings” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu heading.
Step 10: Choose the “Add-ons” option from the left side menu bar, and click “Ok” if prompted with a first-use message.
Step 11: Click on the “Install from zip file” function from the listing.
Step 12: Open the “fusion” server based folder on the right side of the screen.
Step 13: Select the “hub-wizard” folder from the listed options.
Step 14: Click on the “plugin.video.hubwizard-1.0.9.zip” item from the listing, then wait a few seconds for it to download
Step 15: Return to the main menu, then navigate to the “PROGRAMS” menu.
Step 16: Click on the “XBMCHUB.com Wizard” addon at this point.
Step 17: Select your desired platform, although it doesn’t really matter which one you choose, they are all pretty much universal.
Step 18: When prompted, agree to any warnings by clicking the “Yes” button to continue.
Step 19: You’ll now have to wait about six minutes for the process to complete, don’t touch anything while this takes place, sometimes it could be a bit slow but it’s working.
Step 20: Once returned to the main menu, click on the little power looking icon at the bottom left of the screen, next to the star icon.
Step 21: Click on the “Exit” function once prompted, then wait a few seconds for XBMC to close.
Step 22: Launch the “XBMC” application, this time you’ll see it configured in all its splendor.
Now you have a fully modified XBMC XBMCHub Media Center ready to stream any movie or TV Show and with many other addons all ready to go.