Kodi does work, some of the time. We have been using it on a PC for a year and just moved to a small Android box that works even better. (I bought it from public.gr for 60 Euros)
The main issue is the world-wide clampdown on streaming services, which might involve illegal downloads.
The services on Kodi, which you must download and install seperately, provide a good service that is noticeably diminishing week by week as content providers vanish and get prosecuted.
The bottom line is that it can take a while for a Kodi service to find a provider for the programme you want to watch and it is getting tougher.
Eventually, we will all subscribe to Amazon, or Netflix.
Hope this helps!