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Kodi 20.3 Nexus Release – New Features and How to Install

By iptv.legal , in Kodi News , at January 10, 2024

Kodi 20.3 Nexus

This IPTV Wire news report covers the official release of Kodi 20.3 Nexus.

Kodi is one of the most popular streaming apps and media centers used among cord-cutters from around the world.

This is due to the hundreds of 3rd party Kodi add-ons and builds that users can install for free movies, TV shows, IPTV, sports, and so much more.

According to the official Kodi development team, the 20.3 release of the Kodi 20 Nexus software is now complete.

The official press release from the Kodi website states the following on Kodi 20.3 Nexus:

“A new year dawns, and brings with it one last hurrah for the Kodi “Nexus” release line. An assortment of bug fixes, some backports, no real new features. Full changelog since 20.2 on Github, as usual.”

Kodi 20.3 Nexus is now the most stable version of the Kodi software. This has replaced the previous 20.2 version.

If you are currently using version 20.0 Nexus and it’s working well for you, then we don’t suggest updating!

You can view our guide below for updating to this 20.3 Nexus version.

How to Update Kodi

Important Note: Most Kodi add-ons, repositories, builds, and other 3rd party options will work best on Kodi 20.3 Nexus since this is now the acting stable release of the software.

Below you will find the release notes of the 20.3 version of Kodi 20 Nexus. These were directly pulled from the official Kodi website.

Release Notes

Kodi 20.3 Nexus – Features & Details

20.3 Release Notes

The 20.3 release of Kodi 20 Nexus was posted on January 10, 2024.

Estuary

  • An assortment of fixes for Estuary, including home categories’ focus position, alignment of counter labels and Shift view for collections.
  • Fixes to the weather layout when busy.

Game/Retroplayer

  • Fixed controllers not assigned to game ports correctly on Android.
  • Fixed blue/pink washed out colours on Windows with 10-bit displays.
  • Fixed possible crash in Port dialogue box.
  • Fixed typo for the mouse middle button in Controller dialogue box.

General

  • A DVD playback fix that resolves unmounted drives not being playable.
  • A fix for infinite loops in CPluginFile that occurred when using scrapers.
  • A fix for a crash that occurred due to Addon settings being destructed in an incorrect order.
  • Redact some information from Toast notifications (user/passwords incorrectly being shown).
  • A memory leak in context menus was resolved.
  • Image cache handling was fixed to correctly regenerate when cached files for JSON API consumers.

Music

  • Music Library: now able to automatically recover if library cleaning was interrupted previously for some reason.

Platform Specific

  • Android
    • Fixed (workaround implemented) possible audio out-of-sync in recent AMLogic BSP devices: FireTV Cube 3rd Gen, Homatics Box R 4K Plus, …
  • Linux
    • VP9 Profile 2 playback failure was fixed.
    • A fix for a leak of EGLFences in the DRM Prime renderer.
  • macOS/iOS
    • Fix a crash on Apple Silicon based Macs when pressing the Caps Lock key.
  • tvOS
    • Fixed: Not persistent binary addons (PVR) settings.
  • Windows
    • Fixed: 24 Hz refresh rate related to HDR in specific use cases only (when Windows HDR auto-switch is not used).
    • Fixed: audio device “WASAPI:default” was listed multiple times in audio device list.
    • Fixed: fractional refresh rates 119.88 Hz and higher they were not displayed correctly.

Pictures

  • An exif parsing regression from v19 was resolved.

PVR

  • Fix TV channel subtitles not displayed on playback start, even when activated in subtitle settings.
  • Fix recordings with a path containing a colon (‘:’) not being displayed in recordings window.

UPNP

  • A fix for a crash that occurred when a user added a UPNP source without having UPNP enabled.
  • Playback from remote sources (ftp, http, etc.) has been fixed.

Video

  • A fix to the default Select action on certain movie-related windows.

Thanks, as always, to everyone who has helped us track down and fix any issues. We endeavour to minimise the issues everyone experiences, but with such a large project, and the fact everyone contributing to Kodi is a volunteer, issues and bugs are a part of life. if you happen to experience any bugs/issues, don’t hesitate to reach out on the forums, or raise an issue on Github.

As this is a point release, there are no major changes since the previous version, and you should be fine to install this straight over the top of any existing Kodi 20.x installation – indeed, this will happen automatically on many platforms. However, as for all software installations, back up your userdata beforehand if you’ve any doubts or have anything you can’t afford to lose (and definitely do this if you’re going for a major version upgrade).

A list of all changes for this version can be found at GitHub. If you want to read back on the full history of v20 itself, or of previous versions, you can find the corresponding articles in the relevant blog posts.

Application deployment on different platforms (notably the Microsoft Store) can vary considerably due to circumstances outside of our control, so just be patient, and the update will inevitably find its way through.

Android Deployment

10th January, 18:50 UTC: Unfortunately, it seems that our attempts to backport the PRs required to submit to Google Play have been unsuccessful, and we have received multiple reports of installation failure (“Cannot download OBB”). We have thus halted the rollout of 20.3 via Play with immediate effect.

For those who did get the initial deployment, you will unfortunately have to uninstall and reinstall from Google Play. This should then reinstall 20.2 as of now.

How to Install Kodi 20.3 Nexus

There are a few ways to install the most updated version of Kodi 20.3 Nexus on your preferred Kodi device.

The best method for installing Kodi 20.3 Nexus is through the download page on the official Kodi website.

How to Install Kodi 20.3 Nexus

Those using the Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV devices will likely have better luck installing the ARMV7A (32BIT) APK file.

Overall, feel free to try the brand-new release of Kodi on your preferred streaming device!

But keep in mind this is not the official stable release of Kodi, as most 3rd party add-ons will not work properly.

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