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Download Kodi 17.0 Final Now

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.

Kodi 17.0 Final
Source: https://kodi.tv/

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!

Kodi 17.0 Beta 5 Released

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!