The team behind the Kodi media player used by millions around the world to watch movies, TV shows and live sports say they are sick of being linked to piracy.

The platform has grown to become one of the most used pieces of software that people use to stream, download and obtain copyright infringing content.

But those using the Kodi name to promote streaming copyrighted material are facing legal action for trademark abuse.

Croydon Guardian:

Living rooms around the globe are likely to have a device running Kodi because it is so easy to run on Smart TVs.

The problem is that Kodi is just a media player, it carries no content.

However, it has the ability to run third-party plugins that in many instances make infringing content available to the user.

Read more: The best Kodi add-ons you CAN use without breaking copyright laws

So, when people load Kodi with plugins recommended by a friend and see the latest movies listed, they believe that Kodi – and the people behind Kodi – are the ones providing them with the movies.

For Team Kodi this is a huge problem.

Not only are they already wrongly associated with an ever-increasing amount of infringing activity, the installed add-ons often break or do not function as advertised. When users get problems they head off to the Kodi forums and vent.

Croydon Guardian:

The recent media spotlight on the arrests of five people in England for selling pre-loaded Kodi set-top boxes worth £250,000 has led the team to update their list of add-ons that are not associated with the Kodi brand. 

Read more: Could you be in trouble with the law for using Kodi to stream sport, movies and TV shows?

Anyone accessing content from a pirate site is involving themselves in unlawful behaviour, however, no one in Britain has ever been fined or prosecuted for illegally streaming content.

Kodi add-ons blacklist:

123Movies

1Channel

4K UHD

Adryanlist

Aftershock

All Movies Stream

Amigos

Animeram

Ares Wizard

BaddAssMovies4U

BBTS

Beast

Binky TV

CartoonHD

Cartoons8

cCloud TV

Cloudword

Community Portal (The Community Portal)

Daffys

DexterTV

Diesel

DOCU-HUB

Eliplex TV

Entertainment Hub

Exodus

F4Mtester

Falcon

F.T.V.

Film Dictator

Free Streams

Croydon Guardian:

GoMovies

GoTV

Halow

i4atv

I Watch Online

IceFilms

Indian TV (OTT)

Indigo

IPTV Stalker (not to be confused with Stalker Middleware)

IPTV Simple Client 2 (not to be confused with the original and official "IPTV Simple Client")

iStream

iVue TV

iwannawatch

J1nxPack (Jinx/J1nx Pack)

Jango Music

Jeckyll Hyde

Kidsflix

Kiss Anime

Kodiland

KodiUK TV Wizard

LatestDude

Marvin

MashUp

Mega Search

MK Sports

Modbro Video

MoneySports

Movie Hut

Movie Night

Movie25

Movie4k

MoviesHD

Movies XK

MovieStorm

MuchMovies

Mutts Nuts

Croydon Guardian:

Navi-X

Nemesis

NLView

OCW Reborn

OneClickMoviez

Online Movies Pro

Operation Robocop

Ororo TV (ororo.tv)

Paragon

Plexus

Phoenix

Popcorn Time

Prime Links

Primewire

Project Cypher

ProjectFreeTV (Project Free TV)

RapidBit

Renegades TV

Rlseries

RobinHood Project

Royal We (The Royal We)

SALTS (S.A.L.T.S. - Stream all the Sources)

Soap Catchup

Stallion

Specto

SpinzTV

SportsAccess

Sport-A-Holic

SportsDevil

StreamStorm TV

StreamThis.tv

SuperStreams

SuperTV

Croydon Guardian:

TARDIS

TeeVee

The Beast

T-Killa

ToonMania

TVOnline

UK Turk Playlists

UK TV Now

Wookie Wizard

Vdubt25

VortechTV

Xfinity Installer

XMovies8

Yify Movies

Zem TV

Zeta TV

The official Kodi website has an approved add-ons section.