A new app called TruMC was just added into the official Amazon Fire TV appstore. It is a clone of Kodi / MrMC that I recommend everyone avoids. TruMC appears to be nothing more than a copy of an outdated version of MrMC. The app’s developer, and I use that term very loosely, went as far as to copy and paste MrMC’s app description, and even forgot to replace one instance of “MrMC” with “TruMC.” The app didn’t even do a good job of ripping off MrMC because some features, like resolution and refresh rate switching, don’t work and cause the app to crash. TruMC’s app description lists a link to the app’s supposed source code on GitHub, but the source is just a dump of a very outdated version of Kodi, which doesn’t match the app in the appstore.
Apart from the possible GPL license violation for not releasing the correct source code, TruMC’s developers have every right to take an open source app like Kodi or MrMC and use it as the base for their app. However, unlike MrMC, who forked Kodi and has been actively adding great new features to it to justify the app’s price, TruMC appears to be trying to make a quick buck off of other people’s work without contribting anything. You should not even consider purchasing TruMC.
7:30 am MrMC’s developers just told me TruMC is worse than I suspected. TruMC didn’t even take MrMC’s source code and build a new app with it. They just took MrMC’s APK file and swapped out the MrMC icons and images for TruMC ones. Obviously that’s not allowed under MrMC’s open source license, so MrMC has contacted Amazon to pull the app.
1:00 pm TruMC has now been removed from the Amazon appstore.