Kodi 18.9

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Kodi 18.9 has officially been released! This is now considered the “stable” version of this application.

The following article shows the updates and changes within Kodi 18.9 Leia. You can also download the most recent version using the links below the text or learn how to update.

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We thought that Kodi 18.8 was the final release of the 18 build but some important bug fixes required an emergency update which you will see from the quote below.

Important Note: TROYPOINT has not tested Kodi 18.9 thoroughly with add-ons or builds and some may not work properly with this new release.

Kodi 18.9 Fixes and Updates

There are no new features in the Kodi 18.9 release, only bug fixes.

Should you update?  Most people won’t notice any improvements.  If you see something that has been causing troubles for you such as the metadata problem then updating will definitely fix that problem.

The following quote comes from the official Kodi Website:

Okay, one more roll of the “Leia” die, although this one is really driven by circumstances beyond our control. Technical changes by Cloudflare caused significant issues with HTTP access to any site using them – metadata sources, for example – and we need to put in a quick workaround before everyone gets too upset; while 19.x “Matrix” is close, it’s not close enough to leave these issues unaddressed. So, as we’re building that new code, we thought that we might as well fix a couple of other regressions while we’re here.

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 18.9 changelog pulled directly from the official Kodi Website.

  • Work around third-party changes to HTTP2 and SSL/encryption that impacted internet access from Kodi by scrapers, streaming addons, etc.
  • Fix memory leaks in TexturePacker
  • Fix event server unable to send raw key strikes
  • Fix issues around directory navigation and incorrectly-set start directories
  • Fix MediaCodec OES/EGL rendering

You can find the complete Kodi 18.9 changelog by visiting their official GitHub Milestone.

Install Kodi 18.9 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 18.9, 18.8, 18.7, Kodi Xanax Build, Cinema APK, Peacock TV, Stremio, TiviMate, and much more!

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Kodi 18.9 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 18.9 on Firestick

Update to Kodi 18.9 on Firestick


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

Note:  You may need to right click the links below and “save as” then click the Keep button to download the files.  This is a security restriction in Windows.

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 18.9. 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

Xbox One

Kodi on Xbox One Guide

Fire TV/Cube/Stick

Kodi on Firestick Guide

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.

Best Kodi Add-Ons

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.

Best Kodi Builds