Kodi 15.0 Isengard now in Google Play Store

Kodi 15.0 Isengard which officially released, is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. This release comes with many new features that cover requests both more than 5 years old and less than 5 months old.

Kodi for Android

  • Perhaps the biggest news for Kodi 15 isn’t a feature at all, but rather the official release of Kodi for Android in the Google Play store. You can install Kodi for Android from the download link below.

Get it on Google Play

  • In terms of Kodi for Android specific features, 4K, refreshrate switching, and HEVC playback are now available on devices with hardware that support those features including a number of Amlogic based devices and the NVIDIA Shield Android TV, though it should be noted that Android 5.0 and above is required to take advantage of these features.

Kodi 15.0 Features

Across platforms, Kodi itself has gained quite a lot of features. Some notable examples include:

• A new chapter selector window – Allows you to visually browse and select chapters from mkvs and other containers that support chapters.

• Adaptive seeking (aka Skip Steps) – The more times you press a button to seek in a period of time, the larger the jump forward or backward will be.

• Audio and Subtitle Lists – For content that includes multiple audio and subtitle choices, you can select from a full list of choices, rather than manually searching through a spinner.

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• Language Add-ons and Expanded International Preferences – Now language translations aren’t dependent upon release, but get regularly updated to all users as the add-ons themselves update. Additionally, you now have total control over date, time, temperature and more displayed formats.

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• Improved Add-on Manager – The add-on manager has now been reworked to help make finding the add-ons you are looking for easier.

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Additional Improvements and Changes

Other improvements include:

  • ffmpeg 2.6.3 update
  • Improved Closed Captioning support in Live TV
  • Fixed music video queuing
  • Allow scanning of new sources and marking as watched during other library operations such as “update library”
  • Windows DXVA HEVC hardware decoding support if driver and hardware support exist
  • And more. See release notes for RC2, RC1, Beta2 and Beta1 for a full list.

Changes from 14.2 to 15.0 include:

  • Minimal 10.7 Lion 64-bit required on Mac OSX
  • Minimal iOS 5.1 required and ATV2 support discontinued
  • Minimum Android 4.2 Jelly Bean MR1 required on Android
  • Ubuntu 12.04 support dropped in PPA
  • On Android the system now handles the volume instead of Kodi
  • Removed the need for root/SU on Android. Some hardware/firmware might not like that. Please contact your hardware supplier
  • Removal of Tuxbox support. Users of Enigma2 boxes can use the VUPlus PVR add-on
  • Removal of AFP filesystem support
  • Remove legacy code pre-Frodo 11.0
  • Vast amount of possible memory leaks, segfaults, crashes and minor issues have been fixed
  • General improvements regarding code stability and performance in all areas
  • General code clean-up in all areas to simplify adding future features
  • And more. See release notes for RC2RC1Beta2 and Beta1 for a full list.
  • Official Kodi 15.0 downloads

     
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