Kodi v17.6 is out now, and it’s the last of its series, as reported by the official Kodi blog. We’ve been on v17.x ‘Krypton’ releases for the better part of 2017, and now that run is coming to an end.

We are happy and sad at same time [sic] to announce that this will be the last v17.x release. When we say very last this, of course, only means for the v17 “Krypton” series as we are steadily heading towards the new v18 series called “Leia”.

Kodi, one of the most controversial apps of modern time, is a media server app that also doubles as a source of treasures for online pirates. Everything illegal comes by way of third-party add-ons, however, which is the loophole that allows Kodi to continue to operate.

So for the foreseeable future, it’s not going anywhere.

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Kodi v17.6 is just a bug-fixer release, as is the case with all of the v17.x version bumps. Each release since 17.0 is as feature-complete as the initial release, with the main differences coming in the form of stability and usability features.

Kodi v17.6 fixes

  • Possible crash in controller dialog
  • Update standard scrapers to latest version available on release
  • Possible connection issues with internal webserver
  • Crash when peripheral joystick add-on is disabled

The latest version can be found on the Kodi download page, or on the Google Play Store for most devices. Android devices not connected to the Play Store (Fire Stick, Roku, etc.) can install the following add-on from the Kodi repo (listed under “Programs”) which makes upgrading easier straight from the Kodi interface: Kodi Android Installer.

Stay tuned, folks! There’s no ETA for Kodi v18, but I’ll be keeping an eye out for it. I’ll be sure to let you know when it drops.

Happy streaming, Y’all!

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