After over a year of waiting Kodi 18 Leia has got a stable release. Kodi 18 Leia was in beta testing for a long time. Users were desperately waiting for the stable version of Kodi 18 Leia. Finally it is released with a big change. There is a lot of new features inside this Kodi 18 Leia version.
Behind this update:
The interesting things are that to update into Kodi 18 about 9000 files is changed. The developers change about half million lines code. About 36 open source developers worked behind this.
Let’s talk about the interesting news features of Kodi 18 Leia:
Support for Retro gaming and Emulator gaming:
The most exciting feature of this update from now it will support retro games and emulator games. So this is a good news for the retro gamer and emulator gamer.
From now it will support joystick, game pad and other platform specific controls. This is a big change for the gamer.
Digital rights management decryption support:
Nowadays a huge group of people are watching Netflix and this types of platforms. But there was no system on Kodi to access these platform. From now Kodi is supporting external DRM handlers and then play subscription content just like any other local media.
New music play library for the music lovers:
If you are a music lover Kodi 18 Leia is presenting more filtered music library. From now you can filter media source, artist gender, type etc. Music lovers will be experiencing a smooth music play that they didn’t experiencing before. There you will also get artist sort name; enhanced artwork; faster API access (particularly useful if you’re controlling Kodi by remote with the TV off).
Support new back ends and improved Live TV experience:
From now Kodi 18 Leia will support for radio data system (RDS), OSD and PVR information is improved, EPG and PVR actions is enhanced and many more. There is a system for automatic system on startup that boot to live TV or radio if you like to do that. Back end support has been updated. There is also added Zattoo, Teleboy, and Sledovanitv.cz.
Android leanback and voice control:
One of the awaiting feature android Leanback, allows you to see content suggestions on your Android TV interface. Kodi will suggest you unwatched random movies, binge watch-worthy movies and unlistened to albums.
By using google assistant you can now search with your voice. You don’t have to type if you want.
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There is some other new features like audio/video playback improvement, improved on Blue-ray support, “Estuary” skin modifications and changes to the GUI/skinning engine.
Read the main post by Kodi here.