Update: Kodi 14.0 Alpha 3 Released

Kodi formerly known as XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 14 codename “Helix“, according to the developers is shaping up to be a “stable” release.

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Kodi 14.0 Alpha 3 Updates

  • It’s now possible to change the virtual keyboard layout to well known ones, like QWERTY and AZERTY
  • The virtual keyboard now has a Hebrew and Bulgarian layout included
  • You can now set update to always auto-update, so you never have to worry about not being up-to-date
  • Notification update option added to notify you when there are updates available
  • You now have option to turn off auto-update & notification. This means no add-ons will be auto updated and you won’t be notified
  • Ability to increase font size in Confluence skin
  • Add 5.1 PCM playback for Android
  • Improved MusicBrainz matching from tags
  • Ability to choose between auto-update, notify or off for updating add-ons. This is a global setting for all add-ons
  • Extend JSON-RPC which is used for by a variety of services and remotes
  • VP9 video codec now uses software multi-threading. This codec has no hardware support yet
  • Simplifying and improving core code

Install Kodi 14.0 Alpha 3 on Ubuntu 14.04 7 Ubuntu 14.10

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xbmc
 
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