Kodi 18.0 has been released. The new version of the media center is already available on the official download page on the project website. Kodi is one of our top Windows Media Center alternatives.
The news section on the site has not been updated at the time of writing but the changelog is already available; it is huge.
Kodi 17.0, the last major version of the cross-platform media center application was released in 2017. The developers revealed plans back then that Kodi 18.0 would be offered as a 64-bit version for Windows and they kept their word.
Users who run Kodi on their devices already can upgrade to the new version by installing it over the existing installation. Settings and libraries will continue to work in the new version. The majority of addons should continue to work as well; some may require updates.
It is recommended to create a backup before upgrading so that you may restore the old version in case something goes wrong.
Tip: Check out Mike's guide on installing Kodi on Ubuntu-based systems.
The changelog is huge, here is a short selection of important new features and changes in Kodi 18.0:
Kodi is a very powerful media center application that is available for nearly any operating system. One of the application's greatest strengths is its support for addons; addons extend functionality significantly.
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