Kodi v18 (Leia), the new stable version of well-known multiplatform and open source media player, is now available for direct download through its official website. Now it is available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Android, iOS, as well as for platforms such as Raspberry Pi, BSD, among others.
The list of changes in the new version is extremely large, ranging from general aspects to specific aspects of each platform. In the case of Windows, a 64-bit version has been released, in addition to eliminating support for Windows Vista by not counting with official support from Microsoft, among other innovations.
One of the big features of this release: support for gaming emulators, ROMs and controls. This is a significant topic in its own right, so look out for future posts on this, but suffice it to say at this time that you now have a whole world of retro gaming at your fingertips, all from the same interface as your movies, music and TV shows. For the genuine experience as well, we’ve also introduced support for joysticks, gamepads, and other platform-specific controls, so the games will work just as was intended.
It also improves the gaming experience by supporting controllers, emulators, and ROMs offers new possibilities to access musical collections, has improvements to enjoy live TV, integration with voice searches with the Assistant Google, and much more. All the changes made can be consulted through this link.
The previous version of Kodi was launched throughout the year 2017. Now comes a new version full of news. Those who wish can update to the latest version on the existing version, where you should keep the settings and preferences.
However, it is always advisable to make a backup before proceeding to install this new version. In principle, everything should work normally, although there may be the possibility that there are a number of add-ons that need to be updated in order to function correctly under this new version.