Learn how to update Kodi to 17 Krypton. This is a complete guide to help you install the latest version of Kodi to watch movies online
Kodi is most popular media center that support various devices. From Android, IOS, Windows, Mac, Raspberry pi, Google Chromecast and more.
This powerful software capable playing movies and music in many different format, on almost every devices, and from any source you can think of, whether from local or even online source.
Up until now, according statistic, Kodi V16.1 has been installed by million users worldwide. And now, they have just released Kodi 17 with code name “Krypton” as the next successor.
Many changes and features have been added to Krypton here the list
- Skip steps (additive seeking)
added feature to skip backward or forward for videos and music. You can just press left or right cursor key skip, if you want increase the frame skipping, press the key multiple times.
- Audio Nodes
Now you can easily customize nodes for music other than default. You can modify, add and rename the nodes other than standard nodes such as Artist, Album, Tracks and so on. With this you can have more organized favorite list.
- 3D video playlist switching
In the previous version, if you have 2D and 3D format for the same movie, Kodi treats them as separate file. But now for version 17 Krypton, you can easily switch between them with almost no transition.
- Accessibility settings section
Added section in the setting to configure video and sound.
- Android de-interlacing
De interlacing method using BOB to improve TV live quality. This should make great impact for Kodi on android.
- Amlogic HEVC
Support for hardware decoding HEVC for the Amlogic ARM chipsets in Android.
- Amlogic 4K
4K hardware decoding support for the Amlogic ARM chipsets in Android
Note: that there is tons of added feature for Krypton. I just wrote the major non-technical updates.
If you are regular user of Kodi, installing this new version is a must. You must already know how powerful Kodi as the entertainment media center for your home. However, for 17 Krypton, a new system requirements has been added. see below
Kodi 17 Krypton System Requirements
||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|Architecture||x86 (32-bits)||x86 (32-bits) / x64 (64-bits)|
|DirectX||Version 9||Version 11|
Note: Strangely, till now, I have no problem running Kodi 17 Krypton on my Windows 7 sp1. If you are curious you can try it yourself.
Download Kodi Krypton is disabled by the official page if you are currently running on windows 7. However, you can get the direct link installer from this page Kodi download
Kodi 17 Krypton requires Android 5.0 or later to run. An auto update from Playstore will notify you, unless you still own below android 5.0 installed on the system.
- To install Kodi for iOS you need
- a jailbroken running on iOS 5.1.1 or higher
- a non-jailbroken device running on iOS 5.1.1 or higher
- For devices: iPhone (4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6+, 6s, 6s+), iPod touch (4, 5, 6), iPad (1,2,3,4), iPad Air (1,2), iPad Mini (1,2,3),
Mac OS X
Kodi 17 Krypton requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Unfortunatelly, if your device doesn’t meet the requirements, you must keep your current Kodi version. And for you who wants to update Kodi to 17 Krypton, here is how
How to Update Kodi to 17 Krypton
If you want to try the new features on the latest Kodi version 17, Krypton, don’t hold back your curiosity. Here, we are going to give you a guide how to update Kodi to 17 Krypton.
Here some note before update Kodi to 17 Krypton
- Windows, MAC, Linux, IOS user
Before update Kodi to 17 Krypton, especially for PC user (Windows, Mac, Linux), I suggest you to back up all your data. Hence, you can keep settings, profiles, installed add-ons, and your favorite playlist.
- Android user
For android, you don’t have to worry about this, all you need to do is to make sure you don’t uninstall the previous version and just update it.
The easiest way to back up your data before update, you can use add-on backup for Kodi. here is how to backup Kodi data and setting
After back up is done, now lets update your Kodi to 17 Krypton.
Supported Android device from the date February 2nd 2017 must have been notified for Kodi update. So, don’t miss the update. However, If your automatic updates are turned off, go to the Google Play Store and navigate to Kodi or the “My Apps” menu. Click “Update” and Kodi will begin to update. If you are new user, then you can get the APK file from download session page Kodi APK for android
- Windows and Mac OS X
There is no auto updater for this device, to update to the latest release go to this Kodi download page and get the new fresh copy of Kodi 17 or 17.1 Krypton. Once done, install it like usual. The older version of Kodi will be overwritten, so don’t forget to backup.
- Amazon FireStick TV
Here is the detailed step to update Kodi on Firestick
for ios you can install it from external source like Cydia, here is the complete tutorial
the easiest way to update is for linux system. If there is update available, just open terminal and type:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
If that doesn’t work, which can be the case when additional packages are required, use this command
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
That is how to update Kodi to 17 Krypton. Just remember to back up before doing so. Hope you find this article useful, don’t forget to share and happy watching 🙂