Kodi 17.0 Beta 5 Released

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Kodi 17.0 Beta 5 is now available for download. The new release brings us closer to the final version of Kodi 17.0 and comprises mainly of bug fixes.

Full changelog is embedded below:

  • Fix playback of HLS streams
  • Fix skin settings not loading when “reload skin” was triggered
  • Fix segfault on EOF for video caused by postprocessing
  • Fix possible crash on Android when other Android apps had missing icons
  • Change splash screen text once per second to show it’s busy doing database and add-on upgrades instead of just static text.
  • Fix missing binary add-ons like PVR and controller handling on Windows
  • Add back seek to time using numeric input on video files
  • Microsoft has rolled out a fix for users of the Kodi UWP version in combination with AMD videocard that had BSOD. For more information see: Blue screen with error code 0×139

Known problems

  • Upgrading the skin you are currently using fails on Windows.
  • Upgrading any add-on currently fails on Windows.
  • Possible video freezes on Raspberry Pi and Android.

You can download Kodi 17.0 Beta 5 from the Kodi downloads page.

Have you installed Kodi 17.0? What’s been your experience so far? Let me know in the comments!