Kodi users ‘encouraged’ to download this important update NOW

Kodi users ‘encouraged’ to download this important update NOW

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Kodi has just pushed out a new update which can be downloaded now
Kodi users are being urged to download the latest update after the team behind the popular service deemed it necessary to push out a new release.

The new v17.3 software has been launched just a few days after fans of the service were told to upgrade to v17.2.

Kodi says that it felt it necessary to quickly launch another upgrade to sort some minor bug and security issues.

Along with these fixes the new software includes a patch which stops malicious subtitle zip files that could potentially infect and harm users’ media players.

It was claimed by security company, Check Point, that Hackers could take control of a computer, smartphone, tablet or smart TV by manipulating subtitle text files.

In statement on their blog Kodi said: “Our developers fixed this secuity gap and have added the fix to this v17.2 release.

“As such we highly encourage all users to install this latest version!

“Any previous Kodi version will not get any security patch.

“We have began the roll out of this version and Android Play Store as well as Windows Store have this update pending and will roll out as soon as possible.”

The news of this latest Kodi upgrade comes as the company have announced an early test build of version 18 is now live.

How does the Kodi box work?

Codenamed Leia, this latest developer build brings a host of improvements to the online video player including voice search and better integration with Android TV.

Announcing the news on their blog, Kodi’s Martijn Kaijser, said: “At times you do wonder what else could still be added to Kodi as it has been made quite feature complete over the past years.

“Well I can assure you this and several other upcoming features will make your Kodi experience from the couch even more awesome than it already was.”

Part of the version 18 update means that, for the first time, all Android TV users can now see their Kodi library content directly on the main home screen.

Along with this there’s also full voice and search integration in the Leia upgrade and users can now use the Google voice search to trawl through their Kodi library straight from the Android screen.

Another nice feature included in the update is the ability to search without having to type on the remote control.

Version 18 uses voice for text typing with users simply able to dictate their search directly into the TV.

Users will also get suggested content like unwatched random movies, and episodes to continue binge watching them till the end.

It’s worth noting that Kodi software itself is not illegal and the company behind it are actually trying to distance themselves from pirated content.

However, the software can be changed with third-party add-ons providing access to pirated illegal of content.

It’s these add-ons which are now being targeted with many of the UK’s ISPs, government agencies, broadcasters and rights holders joining forces to disrupt the streams being pushed out across the internet.

[“Source-ndtv”]