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Here's what's new and changed in Kodi 20 'Nexus' Alpha 1

Yesterday, we revealed that the next big version of Kodi had hit an important milestone. Nightly builds of Kodi 20 'Nexus' have been available for months, but now there’s a much more stable release for users to download.

Although it’s only a pre-release build, and therefore will likely have some bugs to watch out for, Kodi 20 'Nexus' Alpha 1's arrival will excite a lot of people. Team Kodi is very proud of this release, and highlights the following changes and new features.

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Kodi 20 'Nexus' hits a major development milestone and is available to download now [Updated]

Kodi 20 -- codename 'Nexus' -- is the next version of the popular home theater software. In development for around a year, builds for the successor to Kodi 19 'Matrix' have been available to download for a while now, but these have all been 'nightly' releases, and not suitable for most users.

Today though, Kodi 20 hits a big milestone and finally becomes a more viable choice for those who want to try out the next major iteration.

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New Kodi 19.4 for Android isn't available on Google Play -- here's how to get it

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The Kodi Foundation has just released Kodi "Matrix" 19.4 and you can read all about what’s new in this point release in our story here. While this is great news for Kodi users, if you run the popular home theater software on Android there’s some not great news -- you won’t be able to download this update from Google Play.

The problem lies with a change to Google’s requirements, which Kodi doesn’t meet.

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Kodi 19.4 'Matrix' is here -- Download it NOW!

Five months ago, the Kodi Foundation released Kodi 19.2 'Matrix' with a wealth of fixes and changes. It followed that up a mere two weeks later with Kodi 19.3.

Now Team Kodi releases version 19.4 with yet more fixes and improvements.

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Kodi 19.3 'Matrix' is here -- Download it NOW!

We're used to waiting around five months for updates to the popular home theater software, but today -- a mere two weeks after Kodi 19.2 rolled out -- Kodi 19.3 is here.

The developers identified some challenges with the Xbox release and rather than just rolling out a fix for that they decided to address issues found across other platforms and, in their own words, "go for it" and issue a point release.

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Kodi 19.2 'Matrix' is here -- Download it NOW!

It’s been five months since the Kodi Foundation released Kodi 19.1 'Matrix'. The latest iteration of the popular home theater software brought with it a wealth of fixes and changes.

Now Team Kodi releases version 19.2 with more fixes and improvements.

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Open source Kodi 19 Matrix-based LibreELEC 10 Linux distribution available for download

Kodi is a wonderful open source media player that provides users with an immersive experience that is optimized for the living room. While the software gets a bad reputation because some (most?) people use it for piracy, many strictly use it for legal media consumption. As more and more illegal Kodi add-on maintainers face legal trouble, and streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+ remain competitively priced, fewer folks are seeking pirated content nowadays.

LibreELEC is a Linux distribution that exists solely to run the aforementioned Kodi. It supports many hardware configurations, including traditional x86_64 for PC and some ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi 4. And now, a stable version of LibreELEC 10 becomes available for download. Sadly, support for the Raspberry Pi 0 and 1 is now discontinued.

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Kodi 20 N's codename revealed, and you can install the first build of it now

Kodi 19 'Matrix' Final was released in February, followed by a bug fixing follow-up four weeks ago. If you’re already looking forward and wondering what the next iteration will bring we have news.

We can’t tell you what new features or changes to expect yet, but we can tell you what the next codename is.

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Fantastic news for Xbox users as Kodi 19 'Matrix' finally arrives for Microsoft's console

Kodi started life as XBMC (XBox Media Center) and was designed to run on Microsoft's original Xbox. The software has since then enjoyed a meteoric -- and somewhat controversial -- rise, and is now available for most platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, and Linux.

In 2010 the team announced that it would no longer be developing for Xbox, but finally relented and reintroduced an Xbox build three years ago. However, although Kodi 19 Matrix was released on most platforms in February, a lack of testing options meant it once again wasn't available for the Xbox. With the release of Kodi 19.1 that finally changes.

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Kodi 19.1 'Matrix' is here and you should download it NOW!

It’s been three months since the Kodi Foundation released the stable version of Kodi 19 'Matrix'. The latest iteration of the popular home theater software brought with it a wealth of changes, fixes and new features.

Of course no matter how much testing new builds undergo, there will always be bugs and issues that slip through the net.

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Kodi 19 Matrix-based LibreELEC 10 BETA 1 Linux distro is here, but some Raspberry Pi devices are discontinued

Kodi is an excellent open source media player that provides the user with an immersive experience. While the software gets a bad reputation due to people using it for piracy, many folks only use it for legal media consumption. As more and more illegal Kodi add-on maintainers face legal trouble, and streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ remain competitively priced, fewer folks are seeking pirated content nowadays.

Not familiar with LibreELEC? Please know it is a Linux distribution that exists solely to run Kodi. It supports many hardware configurations, including traditional x86_64 for PC and some ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi 4. Following the release of Kodi 19 "Matrix," LibreELEC 10 BETA 1 finally becomes available for download. Sadly, support for the Raspberry Pi 0 and 1 is now discontinued.

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Kodi 19.0 'Matrix' Final arrives -- download it NOW

The Release Candidate for Kodi 19 was rolled out to testers a month ago and today the full, finished version becomes available for all platforms (except for the Windows Store build for Xbox which has been delayed).

Kodi 19.0 'Matrix' brings a wealth of changes, fixes and new features to the popular home theater software, including a visual makeover and significant improvements to playback.

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Stable Kodi 19 'Matrix' RC build available to download now

For the past couple of months, the next iteration of Kodi -- 19.x 'Matrix' -- has been undergoing beta testing. Although the pre-release versions have been mostly stable and problem free, if you’ve been holding off installing it, then we’ve good news for you.

Today, the popular home theater software moves out of beta, and you can now download and install the release candidate.

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Brand new Kodi 19 'Matrix' available -- download it NOW!

The Kodi Foundation has been hard at work finishing up the next iteration of its hugely popular home theater software. Kodi 19 'Matrix' offers a number of big changes, including a switch to Python 3 for add-ons, improved music handling, an interface makeover, and PVR reminders.

Today, the team rolls out a new update and you won’t want to miss it.

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New Kodi 19 'Matrix' release is the build you've been waiting for

The next major version of Kodi, has been in development for two years now, promising a number of big changes from its predecessor, Kodi 18 Leia.

The Kodi Foundation has been hard at work finishing the next iteration of its hugely popular home theater software, releasing alpha builds of Kodi 19 at the rate of one a month for the past three months. Today the developers take the biggest step yet towards what they're calling the 'Great Unveiling'.

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