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Kodi 18.8 has officially been released! This is now considered the “stable” version of this application.
The following article shows the updates and changes within Kodi 18.8 Leia. You can also download the most recent version using the links below the text or learn how to update.
18.8 is the eighth and final release of the “Leia” version. It appears the Kodi developers have focused their efforts towards the highly anticipated Kodi 19 “Matrix” launch.
Important Note: TROYPOINT has not tested Kodi 18.8 thoroughly with add-ons or builds and some may not work properly with this new release.
Kodi 18.8 Fixes and Updates
There are no new features in the Kodi 18.8 release, only bug fixes.
Should you update? Most people won’t notice any improvements. If you see something that has been causing problems for you in the list below, yes you should update.
The following quote comes from the official Kodi Website:
As usual, this is a bug fix release, so don’t go looking for new features. As you’d expect this late in the 18.x development cycle, this isn’t a huge release, but it does include some things we thought were necessary to keep us going until the next major release emerges.
We recommend not updating, if Kodi is running well for you under the current version you are using.
Below you will find the Kodi 18.8 changelog pulled directly from the official Kodi Website. There appear to be fewer changes compared to the Kodi 18.7 Release.
- Fixes a severe security issue in gnutls
- Other significant library/compatibility updates
- Fixes subtitle handling from archives
- Makes minor improvements to logging and memory reporting/display
- Contains code improvements to fix specific events, e.g. race conditions in the EPG or “pause” on end of streams on Android
- Gets client/server on MariaDB 10.5.4 working for Android
- Fixes CDDB access
- Fixes video database access for Ubuntu 20.4 and other distros using earlier libfmt versions (search and other filtering failed)
- Fixes EDLs where skip points are at the very start of a file
- Enables alpha blending for the video player (Windows)
- Better handles specific exceptions (Android, mostly)
You can find the complete Kodi 18.8 changelog by visiting their official GitHub Milestone.
Install Kodi 18.8 Via TROYPOINT App
The free TROYPOINT app may be installed on any Android-based device including Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, NVIDIA SHIELD, Android phones, and tablets.
The TROYPOINT App includes the Rapid App Installer which allows you to install all of the best streaming apps and tools in a matter for minutes.
This includes Kodi 18.8, 18.7, Kodi Xanax Build, Cinema APK, Peacock TV, Stremio, and much more!
Kodi 18.8 Download Links
For Firestick and Fire TV Users, the following links will provide you with installation guides and updating guides for your preferred device:
TROYPOINT Android Shortcode for Downloader app or browser: https://troypoint.com/k18
iOS (Must have jailbroken device)
Use the following commands in your Linux/Ubuntu terminal to install Kodi 18.8. 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
Remember, by installing a repository, you will have the freedom to choose different streaming add-ons for your enjoyment. TROYPOINT’s list of the Best Kodi Add-ons can be found by clicking the link below.
If you are looking for a simple way to install the best add-ons and repositories quickly and efficiently, I suggest using a Kodi Build. Click the link below for a list of the Best Kodi Builds at this time.