Kodi 17 beta 6, dubbed Krypton, is available to download and install now and this beta can even be installed straight over the top of your current install, so no need to start from scratch.
The latest beta version of the ever-popular media center software that sprung up from what was once called XBMC, shows that version 17 is edging ever nearer to a final release. The folks behind Kodi have been working on this new release for some time now, and whilst there are still likely to be some bugs here and there that require squashing, but that is what beta releases are for.
Expect any bugs found this time around to be worked on for the next release. Remember folks, this is why reporting issues during beta programs is so important.
Kodi v17 brings with it a host of changes and improvements, and beta six, in particular, fixes a good few issues that arose during previous betas. When the process is complete and Krypton is ready for primetime though, users can look forward to improved “video playback, live TV and PVR/DVR, the music library, more” with skinning also receiving plenty of work.
In fact, Krypton features two new skins – Estuary and Estouchy. The former is a new default skin for this release whilst the latter is specifically designed for touch input. And for beta 6, the new skins have got another revamp dubbed “Next Gen”. You can see the tweaked skin in the screenshot below.
For full list of changes and fixes in beta 6, check out Kodi 17 beta 6’s GitHub page here.
As always, we suggest only the die hard fans of Kodi install the beta release unless you happen to have a spare device laying around that you can dedicate to running the software. Please don’t go installing this on the main device you use for enjoying content – it’s just asking for trouble.
The final, stable release will be here soon enough and you really don’t want that tainted by any issues that could arise as part of using pre-production software.
But if you are feeling adventurous, you can head to kodi.tv/download to grab the new Kodi 17 beta 6.
Detailed tutorials on how to install Kodi on different platforms can be found below: