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Kodi 19.5 Release with Fixes, Features, & Improvements

kodi 19.5

Kodi 19.5 has officially been released and is now considered the “stable” version of this software.

The following article shows the bug fixes and changes within Kodi 19.5 which have been pulled directly from the official Kodi Website.

You can also download the most recent version using the links below or learn how to upgrade.

If Kodi is currently working well for you, we don’t recommend updating.

Similar to the previous release of Kodi 19.4, Kodi 19.5 won’t be available in the Google Play store for Android TV boxes, phones, or tablets.

Here is a quote from the Kodi team regarding updating to Kodi 19.5 on Android.

For Android specifically, please note that we are unable to provide this update via Google Play. An updated Google requirement demands that apps now target API level 31 (Android 12) as a minimum, while Kodi v19 targets API level 29 (Android 10).

As such, we’re unable to upload 19.5 to the Play Store, although 19.3 will remain available until 20.0 is available for the masses. However, for those who want the new release, 19.5 can be downloaded from our servers and installed manually.

Important – Please note that TROYPOINT has not tested Kodi 19.5 with popular add-ons and builds.

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As noted in the official Kodi version release blog post, there are no real new features with this release.

Most users won’t notice any difference using Kodi 19.5 unless there’s a fixed bug listed below that’s been an issue for you.

Below is the official press release from

Kodi 19.5 Fixes and Improvements

Happy Holidays, everyone! To celebrate, here we have release 19.5. This release caps off the v19 Matrix development cycle – we are not intending anything further now until 20.0 “Nexus”.

Without further fanfare, then I give you Kodi “Matrix” 19.5: more bug fixes, some backports, no real new features. Full changelog since 19.4 on Github, as usual.

Thanks, as always, to everyone who has helped us track down and fix any issues.

As this is a point release, there are no major changes since the previous version, and you should be fine to install this straight over the top of any existing Kodi 19.x installation – indeed, this will happen automatically on many platforms. However, as for all software installations, back up your userdata beforehand if you’ve any doubts or have anything you can’t afford to lose (and definitely do this if you’re going for a major version upgrade).

If you’re interested, you can read the merged PRs here. If you want to read back on the full history of v19 itself, or of previous versions, you can find the corresponding articles in the relevant blog posts.

Users can easily upgrade to Kodi 19.5 on streaming devices such as Firestick and Android TV using the Downloader Application.

We have step-by-step tutorials for both of these devices as well as Android phones and tablets.

How to Upgrade Kodi on Firestick

How to Upgrade Kodi on Android

You can also install this version on any device using the Download Link via Kodi’s Offical Website.

Kodi Official Download Link

NOTE: TROYPOINT has not tested all addons and builds with Kodi 19.5. The best way to do this is by installing the TROYPOINT Kodi Fork which will provide two instances of Kodi on your preferred device.

How to Install TROYPOINT Kodi Fork


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Kodi 19.5 Download Links






iOS (Must have jailbroken device)

ARM32 is no longer supported in Kodi 19 and beyond.



Use the following commands in your Linux/Ubuntu terminal to install Kodi 19.5. 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

Xbox One

Kodi on Xbox One Guide

For an up to date list of the Best Kodi Addons, use our popular resource guide below.

Best Kodi Add-Ons

If you are looking for a simple way to install the best add-ons and repositories quickly and efficiently, we suggest using a Kodi Build. Click the link below for a list of the Best Kodi Builds at this time.

Best Kodi Builds

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