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Kodi 19.5 Matrix Release – New Features and How to Update

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This article from Iptv Knowledge offers insights into the official launch of the most recent version of Kodi 19.5 Matrix.

Kodi is a widely utilized streaming app and media center among cord-cutters worldwide.

The Kodi development group has declared the finalization of the 19.5 release of the Kodi 19 Matrix software.

The official release statement from the Kodi website presents the following details about Kodi 19.5 Matrix:

“To celebrate the holidays, we present release 19.5, which marks the end of the v19 Matrix development cycle until the release of 20 Nexus. Now, introducing Kodi Matrix 19.5: a version that mainly focuses on bug fixes and some backports, without any significant new features. Check out the complete changelog on Github.”

Kodi 19.5 Matrix is now considered the most stable edition of the Kodi software, replacing the previous version, 19.4.

If you are currently using version 19.4 Matrix and it is functioning well for you, we advise against updating.

Below, you can find our guide on upgrading to the 19.5 version.

Instructions for Updating Kodi

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Important Note: Kodi 19.5 Matrix is the recommended version for optimal functioning of most Kodi add-ons, repositories, builds, and other third-party options.

Here are the release notes for Kodi 19.5 Matrix directly from the official Kodi website:

Kodi 19.5 Matrix - Features & Details

Features and Details of Kodi 19.5 Matrix

19.5 Release

The 19.5 release of Kodi 19 Matrix was made available on December 24, 2022.

Android/Windows Store Deployment

For Android devices specifically, please note that the update is not available through Google Play. Due to an updated Google requirement, apps must now target API level 31 (Android 12) as a minimum, while Kodi v19 targets API level 29 (Android 10).

Therefore, we cannot upload version 19.5 to the Play Store. However, version 19.3 will still be available until version 20.0 is released. If you wish to install the new release, you can download 19.5 from our servers and install it manually.

Moreover, considering the impending release of v20 “Nexus” and the challenges we faced with the submission of v19 to the Google Play store, we find it impractical to perform store submissions for version 19.5. As always, you can find the packages for all platforms on the Kodi mirror website if you prefer installing them on your device.

Note from the Developers

“Since this is a point release, there are no major changes from the previous version, and you can install it directly over any existing Kodi 19.x installation. In fact, the installation may occur automatically on many platforms. However, as with any software installation, we recommend backing up your user data before proceeding, especially if you have any doubts or if there is anything you cannot afford to lose (especially during a major version upgrade).”

How to Install Kodi 19.5 Matrix

There are numerous methods to install the most recent version of Kodi 19.5 Matrix on your preferred Kodi device.

The best approach is to visit the download page on the official Kodi website.

How to Install Kodi 19.5 Matrix

Users of Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV devices are advised to try installing the ARMV7A (32BIT) APK file.

Feel free to explore the brand-new release of Kodi on your preferred streaming device!

However, please keep in mind that this is not the official stable release of Kodi, and most third-party add-ons may not function properly.

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