Kodi released latest Kodi Update that Kodi 17 Krypton. Kodi Krypton comes with all new skin (User interface), better TV and radio settings and many under the hood changes that will help you better playback. If you want to enjoy your HTPC setup, then it is crucial to update Kodi and Add-ons. The latest version has fewer bugs and more stable. Kodi Krypton was in Beta version from many months, and after testing it properly, Kodi released Stable version. I have been testing Beta, and Stable both the versions and most Add-ons were working properly. If you are facing issues with add-ons on Kodi Krypton, then comment bellow.
Download Kodi Update 2018
This article will give you steps on How to update Kodi to Krypton. I will cover major devices and operating systems like Fire Stick, Windows, Android. If you are using Kodi on any other device and not able to update Kodi, then please comment the exact name of your device. If you are using any Android box, then Android Guide will work for you. Here is a small guide on Kodi TV Download.
Major Kodi 17 Krypton Updates.
As I already mentioned that Kodi 17 comes with new Skin. The new skin is optimized for both regular and touchscreen devices. The touchscreen devices are running Estouchy skin, and regular devices are running Estuary. Estuary is optimized to control from devices like Remote and Smart Phone. Other than that the Web version of Kodi is changed to Chorus, and it is more attractive and user-friendly than the old version. This Kodi Update 2018 is a major progress in user experience and Live TV settings.
Kodi team also made major updates in Video engine of Kodi 17, and it promises to gives better stability, audio/video sync and refresh rate switching. Other than that Kodi extended the supported streaming protocol and now you can stream with RTMP, MPEG-DASH, SmoothStream and NXMSL streams.
Android build of Kodi now supports 4K video playback and many other under the hood changes. These changes will help Kodi to perform better in Android boxes. Kodi now requires Android 5.0 or higher to run.
Checklist Before Kodi Update 2017.
- Check if your device has enough space to install the new version of Kodi. This situation is mostly for Fire Stick and Android Box users. You won’t face this issue if you are running Kodi on Dedicated PC or Linux machine.
- Kodi runs on most hardware but if you are planning to upgrade then check the hardware of your device first. The newer version of Kodi may not work properly on your device. Make sure your device has at least 1 GB of ram and 2.0 GHz CPU. Try installing the latest version of Kodi and if you feel that your device is getting slower then going back to the older version will be the better option.
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Latest Kodi Update on Windows PC.
Updating Kodi on Windows PC is quite easy. You just need to download the latest version and run the installer. There is no updater built-in Kodi to inform you about the updates. So, You need to do this manually. Just visit the download page of Kodi and download the Latest stable version. Run the latest EXE file, and your Kodi will be updated to the newer version without changing your settings or Data.
If you are a Windows 10 user, then you can also install Kodi from Microsoft App Store. Updating Kodi will be an easy task in future if you install it from the app store.
How To Update Kodi on Android Box.
Many people run Kodi on Android boxes because they are cheap and easy to setup. Other than that Android boxes are an excellent way to consume media content. If your Android device comes with Google Play Store installed in it, then you can update Kodi quickly. Just Go to play store and search Kodi and see if Update is available. If an update is available then just click on Update button and it will update your Kodi without losing any settings and Data.
If your Android Box or Android device do not come with Play Store installed in it, then you need to update Kodi Manually as same as PC. So, Just visit Kodi Download Page and download the latest APK file. It will update the existing Kodi install on your device. Update kodi on Android box is essential for the smooth streaming experience.
The steps will work perfectly if you are running Kodi directly on you Android Smart TV.
How To Update Kodi On Firestick Fire TV (Update Kodi Fire Stick).
Fire TV is based on Android only, but Amazon removed Google Play Store and added their own App Store. Kodi is not available on Amazon App Store so you can not directly update Kodi. You need to download and install the newer version of Kodi as we did in Windows. Update Kodi On Firestick is very important because latest kodi update works perfectly without any lag.
I have written a guide on how to install kodi on firestick. You need to follow the same guide and use the latest version of Kodi. Kodi will update older version without changing any of your settings.
If you are using Kodi on another device and want to Know update it, then please mention the exact Model of your device in the comment section.