If you were expecting the full and final release of Kodi 18 to arrive before the end of 2018, you’re going to be disappointed as it's now scheduled for very early 2019.
However, the Kodi Foundation has rolled out the fourth and final release candidate today which should tide you over nicely until then.
The focus of RC4, of course, is on fixing bugs and ironing out remaining issues.
The most notable changes in this release are:
- Update documentation regarding Python and Skin development: Kodi Doxygen
- Fix crash on certain music files that contain ID3v2 UFID frame
- Do not list non-repo add-ons as “unavailable” in info dialogue (the by default included ones)
- Fix some interface info labels regarding music
- Fix none responsive when minimizing on macOS
- Fix path for looking up external subtitles
- Replace vc140 redis with vc141 which fixes crashes on Windows (user should at least install this once)
- Windows DXVA — fixed color values
- Fix GUI Notifications rendering
- Fix watched items in plugins (contains database upgrade)
Additional changes can be found in the official GitHub repository here.
To download the final release candidate, click here or type www.husham.com/kodireleases in your browser, select your platform of choice and you'll find it under the pre-release tab. For Android and Windows, there's an easy-to-use download add-on available in Kodi’s repository.