The final build of Kodi 19 'Matrix' arrives in time for Christmas, but it won't be coming to Google Play or the Microsoft Store
While Kodi 20 'Nexus' is nearing an official release, it’s not quite game over for Kodi 19 'Matrix' as the Kodi Foundation has just released version 19.5 and you can download it now.
This will be the final release for Matrix however -- all future Kodi releases will be for Nexus -- and this update won't be coming to Google Play or the Microsoft Store either, although there's a good reason for this.
Kodi 20 'Nexus' is the highly anticipated next version of the hugely popular cross-platform home theater software. The team behind it has just released a new update, and warns of a problem for anyone running the software on Android 11+.
The issue will be of concern to anyone using USB storage for their media.
A week ago, The Kodi Foundation announced that Kodi 20 'Nexus’, the next version of the hugely popular home theater software, had exited the beta testing stage.
The arrival of the first release candidate meant the software was much closer to achieving general availability and a new update adds some major fixes.
The first release candidate of Kodi 20 'Nexus' was made available today, meaning the next version of the popular home theater software isn’t too far from seeing a stable release.
That’s not the only Kodi news however, as the team has begun talking about Nexus’s successor, Kodi 21 'O', including revealing its official codename.
Kodi 20 -- codename 'Nexus' -- is the next version of the hugely popular home theater software. After several alpha releases the Kodi Foundation put out the first beta build -- Beta 1 -- last month.
For obvious reasons, alpha and beta releases aren’t ideal for use on a daily basis, but we have some good news -- the team has decided the software is now stable enough to not require a second beta release.
Kodi 20 -- codename 'Nexus' -- is the next version of the popular home theater software. There have been a number of Alpha releases to date, but for obvious reasons those aren’t ideal for use on a daily basis.
Now, though, Kodi 20 today hits a huge stability milestone, making it a more viable option for users.
A few days ago we announced that the latest version of Kodi 20 'Nexus' was available to download, but there was no word at the time from the Kodi Foundation on exactly what the changes were.
Now the team has released a full changelog, and as you’d expect from a big milestone, there’s a lot of changes and fixes.
Kodi 20 -- codename 'Nexus' -- is the next version of the popular home theater software. The first alpha version of the program arrived back in May, with Alpha 2 following it a couple of months later.
Since then we’ve heard nothing major about development, but that ends today as Kodi 20 hits another huge milestone, making it a more viable option for users.
Kodi 20 -- codename 'Nexus' -- is the next version of the popular home theater software. Builds for the successor to Kodi 19 'Matrix' were available to download for a while now, but as 'nightly' releases they weren't suitable for most users.
Two months ago, the developers rolled out the first Alpha build which, while stable, wasn't the best choice for people to use on a regular basis. Today, Kodi 20 hits another huge milestone, making it a more viable option.
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.
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.
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.
Last week Kodi addons repository TVAddons threw in the towel following a long running piracy lawsuit, with founder Adam Lackman agreeing to pay damages of $19.5 million.
In an email sent out to users and subscribers this weekend, TVAddons concedes defeat. It says mournfully that the lawsuits "didn't result in the outcome we'd hoped for" but adds that it brings closure and will "allow us to begin the process of moving on with our lives". It also calls for donations to help pay the colossal bill.
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.