Short Bytes: Kodi 17 Krypton cross-platform, open source media center software was released earlier this month in February. The users can download it for various platforms like Windows, OS X, Linux, and Android. Kodi 17 ships with new default Estuary skin and a new web interface. This release also marks the start of the development of Kodi 18 Leia.Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, is an open source media center software that’s completely free. It was originally created by Microsoft Xbox. Over the time, it continued to grow and attracted more developers in the process. It’s compatible with almost every device you think of, including Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, Raspberry Pi, etc.
Having said that, the latest release of Kodi, i.e., Kodi 17, is available for download.
New features in Kodi 17 Krypton
Kodi 17 is shipping with the new default Estuary skin and more modern features. Estuary has been designed “especially for a 10-foot interface.” If you’re in love with the older skin Confluence, then you can retain that one.
For the smaller and touchscreen devices, there’s a new touch-supported skin called Estouchy.
The major changes and updates in Kodi 17 include a redesigned settings menu, newer web interface called Chorus2, improved audio on Android, etc. It should be noted that Kodi 17 is dropping the support for Android 4.4 and the versions preceding it.
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In Kodi music library, there’s better tag, album, and information handling. Also, there’s easier setup for personal video recorder add-ons. The other changes can be found here.
The interested users can download Kodi 17 for various platforms by visiting this link.
Kodi 18 Leia is under development
Normally Kodi takes suggestions and voting to decide a new version name. But, for naming Kodi 18, things were done a little differently. The developers decided to name Kodi 18 Leia in honor of the late Carrie Fisher.
Currently, Kodi 18 Leia is under development with Ubuntu Mir support and gaming capabilities.
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