Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1 released

Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1 has just been released, and it’s the first beta of Kodi 17, codenamed Krypton. Kodi 17 features a huge amount of work in areas like video playback, live TV and PVR/DVR, the music library, skinning and more. It features a new default skin, as well as a new default touchscreen skinned, named Estuary and Estouchy, respectively.

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Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1 Highlights

Estuary and Estouchy

  • The biggest visual change from Kodi 16 to 17 is the new default skin Estuary. This skin pulls a dramatic amount of content to the homescreen, including much from your music and video libraries, commonly used add-ons, and links to adding new video/music sources and installing new add-ons

Improved Music Library

  • The improved music library now supports better tag reading and scraping, better handling of albums and artists with the addition of adding artist role (such as composer, conductor, DJ, etc.)

Live TV and PVR/DVR Improvements

  • Channels can now be organized by last played, so if you really only watch 5 or 6 of your 300 channels, those can always be at the top of the list


  • The switch from Kodi’s old DVDPlayer to the new, modern VideoPlayer may be one of the most massive re-writes in Kodi’s long history. This is to vastly improve the Kodi user experience

See release note for details

Install Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1 on Ubuntu 16.04

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kodi

Install the encode addon

sudo apt-get install kodi-audioencoder-* kodi-pvr-*

Remove Kodi v17 Beta 1

sudo apt-get remove kodi*
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