Kodi 17.1 is the new version of this multimedia center that has been released a few hours ago, a month ago after Krypton know as version 17.0. This new version is not a major update, but is mainly focused on correcting bugs and errors found in the current version of this multimedia center.
This tool must be updated periodically so that it can always be up to date and work on all devices without problems, and this is how Kodi 17.1 has been released.
Broadly speaking, the main changes introduced in this version are:
- Update Estuary and Estouchy with some bugfixes and improvements
- Fix EDL skipping
- Fix slow song smartplaylist
- Several PVR fixes
- Update Chorus webinterface
- Fix addons not being marked broken when they are updated with broken flag
- Add limiter on random songs which should prevent large memory usage on big libraries
- Improve keyboard mapping during button mapping
- Improve analog stick handling
- Improve plugin performance when building the content list
- Include RTMP inputstream add-on for Windows
- Don’t close subtitle stream when switching audio
- Fix replaygain for music files
- Fix controllers buttons on Android
- Fix music cleanup hanging on large MySQL music database
- Fix use of SMB on Android on new installs
- Fix possible Kodi upgrade migration hang during add-on update process
- Add check in Windows installer for Service Packs and updates that Kodi needs to operate
- Don’t try to read tags from internet audio streams
- Add setting to disable controller rumble on notifications
We can see a complete list with all the changes that have been implemented in this new version from the following link and from this one. In addition, if we are users of this multimedia center, we can download the new Kodi 17.1 completely free of charge for Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS or any other compatible operating system from its main website.
Kodi 17 is the latest version of this multimedia center. As we explained at the time, this version of multimedia center came with a large number of changes and new features requested by users (a new interface, new codecs, greater compatibility, etc.) that have earned a large number of users in very little time. Now, with version 17.1, all the bugs that were ignored last February have been solved, although the eyes of the developers are already on the next version: Kodi 18.
For now, the only thing we know for sure is that the name of this new version will be “Leia” in honor of Carrie Fisher, and for the moment we do not know much more, except that the first efforts of its development are focusing on improving the Gaming functions, specifically introducing Libretro emulators, as well as updating the internal multimedia codec of this player.
If we want to see in detail all the changes that are coming to this version, we recommend reading the following page of the Kodi Wiki where they list everything that is coming to the next version of this multimedia center.