Kodi, previously called XBMC, is probably the most popular media frontend. After a lengthy development cycle, with a 7 Beta releases and several Release Candidates, Kodi 17.0 Final is now available to download.
Kodi 17.0 brings with it a huge number of new features and bug fixes to my favorite media frontend.
The biggest change in Kodi 17.0 is the new default skin, “Estuary”. The skin replaces the default Confluence with a far more modern look, borrowing from the popular minimalist aesthetic used by companies such as Google and Microsoft.
Those using touch-based devices such as smartphones can opt for a touch-centric version of the skin called Estouchy.
There’s also a whole number of backend changes, with improvements to Live TV/PVR functionality, cleaner settings menus, a brand new web interface, improved video codec support and more.
Android users get improved audio support and passthrough for DTS, DTS-HD, DTS-X, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby ATMOS on supported devices. Android 5.0 is now the minimum version required however.
If you’re wanting a more detailed rundown of all the Kodi 17.0 features, check out Team Kodi’s Release Candidate 1 post.
Otherwise, download Kodi 17.0 Final from the Kodi downloads page.
Have you installed Kodi 17.0? What’s been your experience so far? Let me know in the comments!