New Kodi 17 Update For Apple TV 4 Released, Features New UI And More Stability

Popular media center software Kodi has received a new build for Apple TV 4 which brings the version number to Kodi 17.0-ALPHA1 Git:2016-03-10-dbe61d0, and comes in a month after previous major release.

As you might already know, Kodi on Apple TV is officially still marked as a very alpha build and is based on pre-release versions of Kodi 17. While the stable version of Kodi 16 Jarvis is available for all other platforms, Kodi for Apple TV 4 has always been based off version 17 since its initial release back in December 2015.

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As we reported couple of days back, with version 17, Kodi is bringing two brand new skins to the platform, with Estuary being optimized for 10-foot TV experience and Estouchy for touch-screen based devices such as smartphones and tablets.

The new Kodi build for Apple TV features this new Estuary interface skin which is a welcome departure from the previous default Confluence skin. Estuary is not only optimized well for the big screen TVs, it also works very well with touch-sentive pad on Apple TV’s Siri Remote.

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Kodi 17 alpha for Apple TV 4 with new default ‘Estuary’ skin.

If for whatever reason you wish to go back to Confluence, you can do so from Settings/Appearance/Skin, but you likely won’t want to once you have used Estuary on your Apple TV with Siri Remote. It’s really that good!

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Apart from the skin change, I have also found this new build of Kodi 17 for Apple TV far more stable and reliable than previous releases. Many add-ons that were previously not working for me have now magically started working, though some add-ons, which rely on SSL, are still broken in this release.


If you are running an older version of Kodi on your Apple TV, I highly recommend updating to this new build. You can download Kodi 17.0-ALPHA1 Git:2016-03-10-dbe61d0 for Apple TV 4 from here. Instructions on how to update your existing install of Kodi to the newer version without losing all of your settings and add-ons configuration can be found here: Update Kodi On Apple TV 4 Without Losing Add-ons And Settings, Here’s How [Video].

Haven’t installed Kodi yet? You’re missing out on a lot! Here’s where to get started: How To Sideload / Install Kodi On Apple TV 4.

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