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Kodi 19.1 Release with Bug Fixes, Download Links & Update Instructions

Kodi 19.1 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 19.1 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.


We usually don’t recommend updating within incremental updates of a specific version such as this unless things aren’t working properly.  But, if you are using Kodi 19 we suggest updating this time due to the number of bix fixes that were addressed.

The Kodi developers have done a fantastic job squashing a large number of bugs in a quick period of time.

 Important – Please note that EKB has not tested Kodi 19.1 with popular add-ons and builds and many don’t work properly with this new release.

It’s important to note that there is now a new addon system for 19 which also applies to 19.1.

Some addons aren’t compatible with 19 yet and you will find an updated list of addons and builds that currently work.

These should also work fine with Kodi 19.1 as well.

Kodi 19 Addons Working Right Now

Kodi 19 Builds Working Right Now

Kodi 19.1 brings numerous bug fixes and a few new features.  But, the new features aren’t noticeable and mostly apply to Windows operating system.

Below are the bug fixes and new features pulled directly from the official Kodi Website.

Kodi 19.1 New Features, Fixes, and Updates

Video

  • Fixed: HDR metadata is now detected in VP9 profile 2 streams and can be used on platforms that support HDR passthrough or tone mapped when playing this kind of videos.

Discs

  • Fixed: playback of optical DVDs in Linux
  • Fixed: BD-J Blu-ray chapter skipping via remotes/keyboard

PVR

  • Fixed: context menu not accessible in PVR Guide window when using very basic remote to control Kodi
  • Fixed: client channel name and number not persisted when changed
  • Fixed: play count and resume position of recordings lost after Kodi restart
  • Fixed: crash while browsing the EPG when MySQL is used as EPG database
  • Fixed: next recording on … label time is not localized in Estuary Timer/Timer rules window
  • Fixed: channel manager does not rename backend channel
  • Fixed: playing archived programme not selected when opening the Guide window
  • Fixed: GUI not updated on removal/insert/hide/unhide of channel groups
  • Updated: improved look of PVR windows in Estuary

Music Library

  • Fixed: issue with music from cuesheets where only the first track was being added to the library on rescanning, with the rest being deleted

JSON-RPC

  • Fixed: PVR – Reintroduced broadcast properties ‘hastimer’, ‘hastimerrule’, ‘hasrecording’, ‘recording’
  • Fixed: PVR – Reintroduced channel property ‘isrecording’

Subtitles

  • Fixed: detection of system fonts (directwrite) on windows for ASS subtitles
  • Fixed: detection of user fonts (in userdata/fonts) for ASS subtitles
  • Fixed: rendering of semi-transparent ASS subtitles on Wayland

GUI/Interface

  • Fixed: media flagging for DVD/BluRay

Web Interface

  • Updated: Chorus2 based on community contributions

Filesystem

  • Updated: enable filecaching by default for network filesystems
  • Updated: improve filecache error handling

Network

  • Updated: improved reliability for HTTP and NFS network filesystems

Windows specifics

  • Added: support for WS-Discovery protocol that enables locating SMB servers and browsing shared folders using SMBv3.
  • Added: debug Info OSD Video. Extends current Debug Info Player (Ctrl+Shift+O) with new video-only info (Alt+O)
  • Fixed: with some unusual streams, incorrect HDR metadata could be passed (HDR10 passthrough).
  • Fixed: green screen on systems with old HW (DX feature level 9.1) playing 10-bit videos.
  • Fixed: black screen with Software render method and with DXVA2 hardware acceleration disabled.
  • Fixed: green screen when playing the menu of some DVDs (MPEG2 SD only).
  • Fixed: credentials being requested for anonymous SMB shares
  • Updated: VC runtimes included in the installer to add compatibility with VS2019 and VS2017 at the same time.

Android specifics

  • Fixed: SMB shares mounted on system level not visible in Kodi
  • Fixed: SMB shares labelled with cryptic numbers (UUID) instead of actual disk name

Xbox specifics

  • This version also brings 19.1 to the Xbox – while 19.0 has been in the Microsoft Store since launch, this was Windows-only while we found a way to adequately test the new release on Xbox. We’ve fixed that now, so Xbox users will automatically upgrade from 18.9 to 19.1 if you’ve got auto-update enabled. It’s worth mentioning that there’s a known memory limitation – present in 18.x as well – that causes Xbox application crashes with 4k content, so please be aware.

Kodi 19.1 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 19.1 on Firestick


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

Remember, by installing a repository, you will have the freedom to choose different streaming add-ons for your enjoyment. Everything Kodi Builds 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

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