Kodi 18.1
  • Three weeks after the long-awaited release of Kodi 18.0, we have our first incremental update. 
  • Kodi 18.1 is primarily focused on resolving bugs and bringing performance improvements over the previously published version.
  • You can already download the version 18.1 from Kodi’s official website. It might take a few weeks until it reaches Android and Microsoft app stores.

As expected, a development team of Kodi has been working hard even after releasing Kodi v18.0 close to three weeks ago. This was when they announced that they’d be switching to a more rapid development cycle, which should produce regularly available updates. It didn’t take long for this promise to be kept, as we already have access to Kodi 18.1.

Similar to how things worked with previous Kodi releases, incremental updates don’t bring any new features. Instead, they’re focused on resolving bugs and improving overall performance. There’s a sizeable list of bug fixes, and we’ll mention some of the most prominent ones:

  • App intent checking on Android whether it’s valid, which resolves a hard crash;
  • Log records now come with a date;
  • DPI change events on Windows have been addressed;
  • Setting named ‘Close channel OSD after switching channels’ for PVR has been reintroduced;
  • SSL CA trust store update;
  • Linux X11: usage of required configuration files in no longer a problem;
  • ‘Top 100 Albums’ regression has been fixed;
  • Playing VP9 streams should no longer cause crashes;
  • Several cosmetic changes to the Estuary skin.

As you can guess, the list of Kodi 18.1 bug fixes is quite long (and quite technical as well). Therefore, if you want to dive into everything that’s new, we suggest visiting Kodi’s GitHub milestone for Kodi 18.1 RC, which has now been closed and approved. Even though the official list of changes hasn’t been published just yet, you can also rely on Kodi’s Wiki pages for keeping track of what’s happening in the Kodi world.

Kodi 18.1 is already available for download on all the supported platforms. You can download the latest version of Kodi from the official website, and also make sure to learn how to update Kodi in the best way possible.

We want to take this opportunity to remind you of our excellent article on Kodi v18 Leia, where you’ll find everything that the recently released version brings. And if you’re new to Kodi, don’t forget to carefully read our Beginner’s Guide to Kodi, where you can learn how to install, update, and use this application up to its full extent.

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