Kodi v18 Leia – BETA 3 available for download

We already have the new version Kodi v18 Leia BETA3 is ready to download, a version that is getting closer to being the final. A new release focused on the solution of bugs and the improvement of usability in which aspects in the video and audio reproduction of DTS-HD for Android have been improved. The improvements are also seen in new menus and we are informed that this version of Kodi will be the latest compatible with Python 2.

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  • Added support for speech-to-text in Kodi OSD keyboard on Android TV (triggered by voice button on remote)
  • Added support for Android to move the Kodi app to SD card
  • Added support for Android TV Leanback search and recommendations meta data from Kodi
    • Default setting for Android TV Leanback suggestion to random unwatched movies and music albums
    • Moved to Android NDK 16
    • Changed Rendertype from GUILayer to VideoLayer for Android MediaCodecSurface
    • Changed to use NDK native C interface for Android MediaCodec (for performance gains)
    • Changed to support ZeroConf via native Android API (and deprecates mDNSresponder)
    • Changed to support network information via native Android API (and deprecates POSIX)
    • Changed handling of Kodi’s Java interfaces via JNI for better consistency
  • Full Changelog
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