Kodi recently released the latest version of their open source entertainment system software, Kodi 17.5.1. This is a bugfix release to increase the stability and usability of Kodi 17. Meanwhile, the developers have already been working on the upcoming Kodi 18 behind the scenes.
Overall, the biggest fix in this release would affect those with Apple Retina displays or anyone else with high-resolution and dense-pixel displays.
Besides that, if you’re using MacOS High Sierra and like to use the IR remote, this release fixes the issues with the up and down buttons.
Have a look through the highlighted list of fixes in this version.
List of Fixes in Kodi 17.5.1
- Joysticks: Fix accelerometers preventing screensaver
- More robust way of handling audio output on variety of Android devices
- Fix playback of DVD file over network on Linux
- Update to FFmpeg 3.1.11
- Fix up and down buttons on ir remotes with macOS High Sierra
- Added latest apple devices to allow retina support
- Fix not being able to add content manually to video library
- Fix power message handling for CEC
- Fix jumping timeline while switching channel groups in Guide window
How to Update Kodi to the Latest Version
This depends on your operating system. If you have an Android device with the Google Play Store, or you have a Windows 10 PC, then you can update Kodi from the corresponding app store (or it will auto-update).
Otherwise, you will need to update manually by downloading the latest version from Kodi.tv and installing in on your device over top of your previous version. The most common device that needs Kodi to be manually updated is the Fire TV Stick or Box.
Let me know if you’re having any issues with the update, or if you have any questions. I’d love to connect with you. Thanks.