We are sure you have already had a taste of Kodi 17.1 (Krypton) if you love binging. Krypton is their latest release which you can install from Google Play Store. However, Kodi is already talking about the next version, and is reportedly going to name it Leia in honor of one of the most iconic princesses this world has ever seen, Carrie Fisher. Kodi which was formerly developed as an Xbox console is frequently cited as one of the best platforms to stream media.
Given its many features and usefulness, any development in the world of Kodi gets the attention of the tech geeks and wizards of the world – a community which stands united when it comes to George Lucas’ epic saga Star Wars. It is on this series that Carrie Fisher played the role of Princess Leia, the twin of protagonist Luke Skywalker and got immortalised for all those who love science, fiction and technology.
This statement has been released by XBMC foundation on their website:-
“Kodi has a history of naming its releases after figures and places from sci-fi and fantasy, and Star Wars is a major – well, perhaps THE major – reason why. we all know that Star Wars movie is just an amazing movie to watch and it is not just some sci-fi movie. It is just one of the special movie where everybody has knowledge that where they were when the movie was out or even also it can not be remembered at a time without Luke, Leia and few more droids without there adventure and by this way it became more amazing movie.
It hurted us most when we heard that we lost a great lady and actress and with her that awesome character which she portrayed. After her death it feels fitting to announce that kodi 18 will be named as Leia as a tribute to one of the character that defines an industry and also celebration of the team of whole Star Wars universe.
May the force be with you, always.”
You may read the full statement here.
Now we know you would be asking yourselves like we did a few questions. Keeping in mind the curiosity you might have for the fate of Kodi Leia, we have created the following list which, we hope, shall put an end to your musings.
Release Date of Kodi 18 Leia
Though we could not find any final and certain official release date for Kodi Leia, we are hopeful it would be soon. However given that first builds are already out for use, we think it would be released early enough.
New Features of Kodi 18 Leia
As the version is still under development, no features or updates on existing ones have been revealed for the public yet by Team Kodi. As mentioned above the version is well still in development, these builds also do not have anything major that might have changed. We would suggest you to keep checking out the revelations done on the Kodi 18 Leia changelog on official Kodi Wiki which is a great way to keep an eye out for new features.
Cool Announcements for Kodi 18 Leia
It is being discussed that the latest, and most popular, feature for Android TV is going to be the mix of voice search and recommendations. If this feature comes through, you would be able to easily have Kodi suggest you content at the top of your Android TV home screen much like other media platforms.
Given that searching by voice commands means alot, having this feature will surely push Kodi to the top of the ladder, given that having voice search would mean freedom for the user to search any other app or media file (and usually the media collection would be cluttered, taking phenomenal manual effort and time to spot the wanted media file) through simple Voice commands. This would surely mean an enhanced and never before experience for Kodi users.
Trying Out the New Kodi 18 Leia
If you are a Kodi lover like us, we’d totally suggest you to try the new version out. These are the first builds and obviously will have lots of bugs, but using the nightly builds is worth it. You can already use the Android TV specific features mentioned above in the nightly Leia builds.
Uninstalling Krypton for Kodi 18 Leia
Well, good news. If you are using Kodi 17 Krypton, you do not need to uninstall it to check out the nightly builds for Kodi 18 Leia. Your installer will ensure the new version is right besides your Kodi 17 Krypton.
Choosing Krypton over Kodi 18 Leia
Well of course you should choose Krypton over the nightly builds of Leia as that is official released version of Kodi that one I supposed to be using. Leia will take some time to come together and right now, many things and features are messed up, which are being worked on and improved by the Kodi team. You can obviously experiment with Leia but using it full time is a big no no.
Looks of Kodi 18 Leia
The new version as far as its nightly builds are concerned looks the same as Kodi 17. You may note that the skin was updated when Kodi released its latest 17 version, where Kodi 16 had the skin called Confluence, the new one is named Estuary, which looks modern. We can not guess whether or not Leia will have a skin change or update, however you are always free to change the skin as per your convenience and choice.
Staying Updated on Kodi 18 Leia
As discussed earlier the new version is still not released, however it’s new and nightly builds are being released by Team Kodi. You can always rely on Team Kodi as all the new features can be discussed and debated upon given that developers are documenting them and sharing them with the tech geeks all over the world through “dev journals”. These are available to access on the official Kodi blog as well as all the platforms Kodi can be accessed from.
It is obvious that many more changes are underway for Kodi and we can expect Kodi 18 Leia to be revelation. Though we would have to wait for this, and everything will be public soon. For now, if you want more answers regarding Kodi 18 Leia, comment below, and share with us any tidbits of news/gossip you might have about Leia.