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Kodi 19 Matrix New Features, Fixes, and Download Links

Kodi 19

Kodi 19 “Matrix” has officially been released and is now considered the “stable” version of this software.

The following article shows the new features, updates, and changes within Kodi 19 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 update.

Important – Please note that TROYPOINT has now tested Kodi 19 with popular add-ons and builds and many don’t work properly with this new release.

The Kodi 19 addon system changed to Python 3 which means many 3rd party addons and builds will not function properly.

If you are using a 3rd party addon or build, do not update to this new version until testing properly on a different device.

However, if you are using Kodi 19 on your device, refer to the guides below.

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Kodi 19 Addons Working Right Now

Kodi 19 Builds Working Right Now

If you want to learn how to use both Kodi 19 and Kodi 18.9 on your device at the same time. Refer to the video below.

Kodi 19 New Features, Fixes, and Updates

Audio Playback

  • Improved metadata handling
  • Library improvements
  • New tags
  • New displays
  • Better way of handling release dates, album duration, multi-disc sets, and more
  • New Matrix-inspired visualization including when fetching files from a web server
  • Changes to audio decoder addons passing information through to the Kodi player

Video Playback

  • AV1 software decoding
  • HLG HDR and static HDR10 playback on Windows 10
  • Static HDR10 and dynamic Dolby Vision HDR support on Android, and more OpenGL bicubic scalers

From Kodi Devs: For those who combine the two, and have libraries of music videos, you get some goodies as well: database and metadata display improvements mean that Kodi will now fetch and display related album and artist information from the music library, where appropriate. There are also new features around grouping videos by artist (not just album), support for .NFO files that list all performers instead of just the main artist, plus better search links to return related albums and videos by the same director director.

Game Playback

  • Integer scaling to improve viewing quality of Pixel Art games
  • iOS gets support for Xbox, PlayStation and other supported Bluetooth game controllers

Skin Look and Feel

  • New screen redesign
  • New metadata displays
  • Changes to playlist views
  • New now playing view
  • Artwork and image file improvements
  • New and updated GUI controls

Subtitles

  • Timestamp overlays fixed
  • Select dark gray color and set opacity for captions (particularly useful in HDR)

Addons and Scrapers

  • Change to Python 3 and ported addons accordingly

Due to this important change, not all 3rd party addons will work properly with Kodi 19.

  • New Python metadata scrapers for movies, TV shows, and music

PVR & Live Television


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  • PVR reminders
  • Home screen widgets
  • Group/channel manager enchancements
  • Navigation and dialog controls
  • Context menus
  • New/Live/Finale/Premiere tags
  • Channel numbers and sorting
  • Performance improvements
  • API improvements

Security

From Kodi Devs: There are a few new security features implemented now in Kodi, to help keep you safe from intentional or unintentional problems. Kodi will now enforce the origin of installed addons and their dependencies, which prevents third-party repositories from overwriting code of unrelated add-ons; broken or deprecated add-ons are now highlighted in the add-on list, so you have to actively agree to activate one; the binary addon system now has higher security around data exchange between Kodi and an addons. In addition, we’ve added a default requirement to password-protect Kodi’s web interface, plus give better information around the security implications of enabling external interfaces if you do choose to enable them.

Platform Specifics

  • Support for tvOS
  • TopShelf support and fixes on Apple TV
  • Better logging and notch support on iOS
  • Move to a single Linux binary for multiple windowing systems (X11, Wayland, and GMB)

Behind the Scenes (things you probably won’t notice)

  • API changes to feed subtitle URLs to the player
  • Multiple updates to various core modules
  • Improvements to API calls and actions

Kodi 19 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 19.0 on Firestick

Update to Kodi 19.0 on Firestick

TROYPOINT Android Shortcode for Downloader app or browser: https://troypoint.com/k19

Windows

64-Bit

32-Bit

MacOS

64-Bit

iOS (Must have jailbroken device)

ARM32 is no longer supported in Kodi 19 and beyond.

ARM64

Linux

Use the following commands in your Linux/Ubuntu terminal to install Kodi 18.6. 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

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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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