After 7 beta versions and 4 release candidates, the final release version of Kodi 17, codenamed “Krypton,” is now available. You can download the Fire TV version here, but the easiest way to install the app is to use my Downloader app from the official Fire TV appstore and enter
This new version of Kodi now requires Fire OS 5, so those of you with updates blocked who have remained on Fire OS 3 must stick with Kodi 16.1 or upgrade the Fire TV’s operating system. The number of changes to Kodi 17 from the last version is massive. If you want, you can look at the detailed changelog, but one of the most notable changes is an all new default theme. A change that affects Fire TV 2 owners is the new support for 4K playback, which was first introduced by MrMC and later adopted by SPMC. Once you’ve taken the new version for a spin, I’d love to hear in the comments below what new features or improvements impress you the most.