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Kodi 18.5 Updates, Improvements, and Download Links

Kodi 18.5

Kodi 18.5 has officially been released and is now considered the “stable” version of this software.

The following article shows the updates and changes within Kodi 18.5 Leia. You can also download the most recent version using the links below the text or learn how to update.

Important – Please note that TROYPOINT has not tested Kodi 18.5 with any add-ons or builds and some may not work properly with this new release.

Kodi 18.5 Fixes and Updates

There are no new features in the Kodi 18.5 release, only bug fixes.

Should you update?  Most people won’t notice any improvement as these are small fixes.  If you see something that has been causing problems for you in the list below, yes you should update.

We recommend not updating, if Kodi is running well for you under the current version you are using.

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Below you will find the Kodi 18.5 changelog pulled directly from the official Kodi Website.

Interface/Look-and-Feel

  • Estuary and GUI info fixes, including scrollbar behavior, icon names, label changes
  • Add dual support for Artist Slideshow 2.x and 3.x
  • Fix to always allow ‘Black’ screen saver
  • Fix wrong sort order list for music playlists node

Playback/Display

  • Fixes to external subtitle playback
  • Fixes to support for archives over UPnP
  • Fixes to “queue item” and “play next” for STRM files with Plugin URL
  • Fixes to “hide watched” status for videos
  • Fixes to resume handling when marking a file as unwatched

PVR

  • Fixes to EPG database storage, start/stop of PVR service
  • Fix handling of open modal dialogs
  • Fixes to commercial skip (EDL) processing

Other/General Fixes

  • Multiple Android changes around windowing, secure decoder and SDK versions
  • Multiple iOS changes, including support for iPhone 11 and 7th generation iPad, plus fixes for touch input, overlapping drawing surfaces, sandbox checks, notch support.
  • MacOS fixes around windowing, where only a portion of the screen was correctly rendered
  • Log files improvements around verbosity and security
  • Shoutcast improvements
  • Various fixes and improvements to add-on settings, package build documentation, build system, advancedsettings.xml, skin/profile changes and many other subsystems

Kodi 18.5 Download Links

For Firestick and Fire TV Users, the following links will provide you with installation guides and updating guides for your preferred device:

Kodi 18.5 on Firestick

Update to Kodi 18.5 on Firestick

TROYPOINT Android Shortcode for Downloader app or browser: https://troypoint.com/k18

Windows

64-Bit

32-Bit

MacOS

64-Bit

iOS (Must have jailbroken device)

ARM

ARM64

Linux

Use the following commands in your Linux/Ubuntu terminal to install Kodi 18.5. Follow the prompts as you would with any other software installation.

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

Raspberry Pi

Kodi on Raspberry Pi Guide


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Notable Replies

  1. I updated Kodi 18.3 with no problems. However none of my Addons are working correctly. They appear to work well but the ultimate result is only one or two sources only appear when selecting a popular video.

    I did not want to take the time to reload Kodi 18.2 so I decided to use Cyberflix until the Addons update to this new version. I must say I was impressed with Cyberflix and the many Debrid sources that it produces.

    I hope and think that that the Addons will be updated in the near future. I suggest you check that your Addons are compatible before updating to Kodi 18.3.

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