Kodi 18 Leia is on its way but won’t support Windows Vista

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

The forthcoming version of Kodi, codenamed Leia, doesn’t yet have a release date scheduled or a final feature list. Despite that, interested users can give it a go and try out the new version of the software. But keep in mind: the program is in its early stages of development, so you’d better watch out for bugs as things don’t work smoothly enough yet!

If you want to test the future Kodi 18 Leia, and you already have the Kodi 17 from the Windows Store installed on your machine, the installer will place the new version next to it.

We’re not yet sure how the new version of Kodi looks, but we do know that you will be able to install your own skins.

Kodi 18 Leia compatibility

The Kodi developers have committed to producing a UWP version of Kodi for the Windows Store that will also work perfectly on the Xbox. But it’s not yet definitive if this is the case of Kodi 18 Leia.

One thing we do for sure: the latest version of Kodi will no longer be compatible with Windows Vista. Vista users will still be able to use Kodi 17 but they might experience some compatibility issues regarding future add-ons. In order to run the latest version of Kodi, you’ll have to install Windows 7 or later versions of the OS.

There will definitely be some new features involved and the developers are pointing them out to users through their Dev Journals. The most important ones include voice search and recommendation integration for the Android TV build of Leia.

On Kodi’s website and in the Windows Store, you can now purchase the Kodi 17.1 “Krypton” which is the current release.

RELATED STORIES TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patented Technologies (requires upgrade).

Discussions

Next up

Dutch Regulators catch Windows 10 breaching GDPR

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

Two years in the offing and GDPR is still being breached. It will come as no surprise to many that a big, American tech company […]

Continue Reading

Microsoft was just playing with Mail ads and turned them off

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

The symbiosis of the internet and advertising has long been understood. Everyone understands that if you have access to something that is ‘free’, inasmuch as […]

Continue Reading

Mozilla adds alerts about recently breached sites into Firefox browser

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

Firefox has announced that it will start to warn users if they visit any breached sites. This is in an attempt to not only make […]

Continue Reading