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The Third Alpha Release of Kodi 19.x “Matrix” Is Out

By Bill Toulas / November 2, 2020

The XMBC team is on a spree, as only a week after the release of the last stable Kodi “Leia” and a month after the Alpha 2 of the upcoming Kodi “Matrix” version, we now get the Alpha 3. This is still a beta, so we’re not promoting it as a stable version that you should all grab and have fun with. Considering how many users are willing to test the upcoming Kodi release, this is a good point in the development process.

Here’s a list of the new stuff that has landed with the Kodi 19.x “Matrix” Alpha 3:

Music Library

Music Videos

Playback

Skin/Look-and-Feel

Games

Information Providers/Scrapers

API/JSON-RPC

PVR

As it becomes apparent from the above, the additions are covering a wide spectrum of Kodi’s functionality, user interface, and technical capacity. Thus, there are bound to be quite a lot of bugs here and there, which are to render the software unstable or even unusable.

Those of you willing to accept this and take the Alpha 3 for a spin, you should report any issues you discover or face back to the developers, as this is the best way to ensure that you’ll get a bug-free release when stable 19.0 is out.

Remember, Kodi is a free and open-source media player. Its development is based on voluntary contributions, community bug reports, and whatever can be covered through donations to the XBMC Foundation.

If you are using Alpha 2 for the purpose of helping with the development, go ahead and grab the Alpha 3 now. If you need to enjoy a stable Kodi experience, skip this news and keep “Leia” until “Matrix” is ready for the prime-time.



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