Following the third Release Candidate for Kodi v16 early in Feb, Kodi 16.0 finally release now out and according to the developers, this release is a heavy under-the-hood improvements release. Some of the more prominent features released imncludes Event Logging, Long Press, Non-Liner Stretch, Music Library Improvements, Add-On Manager Changes and DirectX 11 upgrade. Other Important Changes: Start of integration of ADSP (Audio Digital Signal Processing) handling (no add-ons shipped yet) Improve image resizing and caching algorithm to improve image quality of images Added support for the musicbrainz “ARTISTS” tag in id3v2, ape, xiph.
Following the successful release of Kodi 15.2 last month, Kodi 16 Alpha 4 is now nearing its final completion and would be ready be beta stage before its final release after being in alpha stage for four months. This latest alpha release has had a lot’s of code clean-up and improving stability, with a dash of features added. What to expect? Android Surface Rendering Some newer devices that can do UHD or 4K playback really well lack the power to also create the Kodi interface at that resolution, and this creates kind of a problem.