XBMC/Kodi 14 Is Going To Be Mostly About Cleaning Up
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 1 September 2014 at 09:11 AM EDT. 5 Comments
XBMC, which renamed itself to Kodi, is out with a new alpha release for the Kodi 14 media center software. While XBMC 13 introduced a lot of new features, Kodi 14 is going to be mostly about minor refinements.

Kodi 14.0 "Helix" Alpha 3 was released yesterday and it features an international keyboard layout for the virtual keyboard, auto updating of add-ons, 5.1 PCM playback for Android, the VP9 video codec now supports software multi-threading, and there's a variety of other improvements to the code-base.


Learn more about the upcoming XBMC/Kodi 14 changes at XBMC.org.
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