Kodi 17 Beta 2 released with New Android 7.0 Nougat Passthrough Audio API

Kodi 17 Beta 2 has just been released, and this release 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 17 Beta 2 Highlights

  • Any game controller was non function due to recent refactoring. This has now been fixed with the added bonus of deadzone settings for joypads.
  • PVR section got a variety of fixed ranging from usability to possible crashing
  • Fix possible issue if internet stream used a redirect
  • Fix “could not connect to repository” popup
  • No longer handle data migrations from pre-Kodi v14 versions.
  • Add fallback path to Kodi settings if the skin you use hasn’t received an update yet
  • Several fixes done to passthrough audio handling
  • Fix possible crash on loading context menu add-ons
  • Add Android Nougat new passthrough audio API which special thanks to Google developers for adding this.
  • De-interlacing setting underwent some changes recently and some problems came to light.
  • Skin and add-on updating doesn’t check for dependencies if they are not in a repository. From now on on any upgrade Kodi we will go through all available updates and install them before starting Kodi.
  • Fix DPI unawareness on Windows where it would start in the zoomed in if it wasn’t set to 100% Thanks to Microsoft for giving us the correct way of solving it.

A full list can be found here

Install Kodi 17 Beta 2 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 17 Beta 2

sudo apt-get remove kodi*
 
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