Kodi has many flavours, Their developers have worked hard to make it support a large range of devices and operating system & Kodi add-ons are continuously appearing and removing; we recommend our users to only trust working Kodi repositories with working versions, and stay away from banned or suspicious repositories as those are highly prone to cyber attacks and has hijacked addons.
Would 2018 Be The Last Year Of Kodi?
Kodi has gradually managed to create an impression among those who love to stream and share content online from the comfort of their couch. The service is there since 2002, allowing millions of users to stream online content. Kodi enhances the streaming experience with the use of third-party add-ons. The addon are designed by independent developers which may or may not be related to Kodi community. Be it music, video content, TV shows, pictures, or any other form of content, Kodi lets you view the content from anywhere.
Developed by a non-profit technology organization, Kodi is an entirely free and an open source media player application that transformed our favourite screens into a media Box. It’s fascinating to experience that our digital screens would be everything we need to satisfy our entertaining needs.
But The Sunshine & Rainbows Won’t Last For Long
If you are a Kodi-geek, you must witness the turbulence that Kodi experienced during the last year, Kodi and the sea of third-party add-ons hit the headlines many times. Kodi streaming fashion throughout the year eventually forced copyright holders to step up and decided to take actions against many giant groups including TV Add-ons, ZemTV, J Sergio 123 and the Alpha, which eventually were shut down.
In November 2017. The popular group Ares project, the developer behind Kodi repository and Are Wizard, was threatened by the MPA-led anti-piracy coalition alliance for illegal distribution of content. This was the significant development for the Kodi community as Ares served 100 million users in last two years.
We all know that Kodi 17.0 brought numerous improvements with the polished interface, but we never see such strong developers before than that of 2017. Despite multiple shakeups and questionable legality, one can still find numerous usable addons with customized skins.
Moving into 2018, let’s see what is going to happen with Kodi, after analyzing the trends being followed in 2017.
What Are The Predictions For Kodi In 2018?
Starting with the good news, Kodi community will soon get the new updates – no more patience-testing. It’s highly expected that apart from Kodi 18.0, Kodi developers would stay more loyal and steadfast. 2018 is full of well-known and highly capable add-ons with fresh contenders; that would surely win our hearts soon.
The rumours regarding the introduction of a new Kodi namely 18 “Leia,” has already been heard. Kodi team has finalized the features and look. We are just 2-3 months away from the 64-bit official release of Leia. The software is in beta, with a new look that is still in secret. Initially, things become complicated while adding complex add-ons, due to strange errors – you see addon starts behaving in an abrupt manner. With 64-Bit you can easily expect a high jump in this year, due to the first version of the software with a 64-bit application.
One of the prominent predictions is the return to its roots, as Kodi development team recently announced that it’s running on UWP version; now set a Kodi remote on your smartphone and very soon you will be using voice-to-text to move around and you get to your current library.
Want To Try Kodi Leia?
Since the software is in beta so it might be prone to bugs and other unplanned issues; download with a simple procedure.
- Go to tv/download using a Web browser;
- click on the Windows logo;
- A pop-up would appear, pick ‘Development Builds’;
- Finally, click on ‘Installer (64bit)’
Kodi add-ons are continuously appearing and removing; we recommend our users to only trust working Kodi repositories with working versions, and stay away from banned or suspicious repositories as those are highly prone to cyber attacks and has hijacked addons.
That’s all about Kodi, and it’s continuous survival in 2018, nothing would happen, in effect, there are so much to look for, and we all are excited to use Kodi 18.0. This won’t be small update, especially 64-bit update – you will witness the improvements the first time you open Kodi.