Hurray! Finally, kodi 18 Leia is released! After a year of testing with the alpha version, more stable beta version has been released. Kodi being the best streaming player, it needs regular updates to maintain its top position. Kodi was previously known as XBMC (XBox Media center). It started its journey as a media player for Xbox. Soon due to its addon integrity feature lots of users switched to kodi. And lots of hobbyists started developing addons. And soon kodi community grows to millions of people.
After this Kodi extended their support to various other devices and platforms. As of now, kodi supports devices like firestick, chromecast, android boxes, Xbox and Rasberry Pi. It provides support across the various platform like Android, Windows, and Linux. The ability of the kodi to use in various devices and its addon integrated feature to watch all the content for free has turned kodi to the most used media streaming software. And Kodi has been the main reason for cord cutting in the Europen countries. Who would go for the paid subscription, if they can watch the same content for free in kodi?
This made kodi fame to grow like a wildfire. And a lot of developers start developing their own addons. And this resulted in thousands of addon for the same contents. Most these are a forked version of the best addons. And people started using the addons which work for their location. Since most of the developers do this as a hobby, the addons will be left after some time. And the currently most used version of kodi has a lot of flaws like No USB support, No Tuner Support, and few other problems in streaming from the ad-hoc network. It also shows a lot of other errors like no kodi playback failed and check the log for more information.
Kodi Version 18 – Leia
All these errors are mainly due to lack of standalone feature in the kodi. So to make kodi much better, the devs had planned to update all the codes of the kernel (base). This update is kodi 18 Leia. At the start it sucked. There are a lot of errors and bugs. The Leia version made some serious update to fix buffering on Kodi. With the user feedback, they had rectified the some of the errors and released a new version called kodi alpha version 2. Though they have some of the flaws, it much stable than the alpha 1 version. Some of the new fixes for USB tuner has been added to this update.
And finally a few days back, kodi has finally released its beta version. It is a much stable and final version of kodi 18. Since kodi entered into the beta state, no more updates will be released for the beta version, only bug fixes, and patches. And a lot of scripts has been modified to fix some of the most common errors. You can download kodi Leia from the kodi official website. You can find the installer file under the pre-release tab. Hope will reach greater heights than the kodi krypton version.
That’s all about kodi Leia version, hope this article is informative and clear. If you are facing any issues do let us know.