Kodi version 17.6 has just been released as the last version of “Krypton”

Kodi version 17.6 has just been released. The team says this will be the final update for v17 “Krypton” that they will release. The Kodi team has been working on the next major version of Kodi, which is v18 “Leia,” for several months and have been backporting important fixes to Kodi v17 as they come up, but now they will concentrate solely on v18 moving forward.

This latest 17.6 version of Kodi includes several minor bug fixes and everyone is recommended to update. The issues addressed include a couple of crash fixes involving the joystick add-on and controller dialog, and a possible connection issue with the internal webserver. This update also includes updates to the content scrapers to the latest available versions.

For Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television owners, the simplest way to install this latest version from scratch or update an existing installation is to use my Downloader app and enter bit.ly/kodi176 on the app’s Home screen. If you are using a Fire TV 2 and prefer the 64-bit version, then enter bit.ly/kodi64176 instead.

  1. AFTVnews says:

    If you have trouble with the main URLs above, try using the following mirrors.

    32-bit: bit.ly/kodi176mirror
    64-bit: bit.ly/kodi64176mirror

  2. clocks says:

    Is SPMC still the version of Kodi to use on Android devices?

    • Robert says:

      SPMC is missing the microphone input for Fire TV. If Kodi were to offer this, many would stop using SPMC and make the switch.

      • clocks says:

        I admit I have not keep up on this, but a while back I thought the theory was Kodi was no longer going to support or be optimize from Android. Therefore SPMC was specific to providing better support for such devices. Is this untrue, or no longer the case?

    • Christopher Loughrey says:

      SPMC sucks, it’s still on Jarvis. I believe Koying gave up on the project. Kodi is now good enough to work with with Fire TV that SPMC is now redundant

      • clocks says:

        Thanks for the heads up, as I didn’t know it was abandoned. I don’t really pay attention to the version numbers, and the older GUI never really bothered me since I knew how to find what I needed. I guess I’ll try the latest kodi.

      • gamek says:

        Stop trying to spread FUD.The project isn’t abandoned and he is still doing commits. The last release was literally 3 months ago and the last Kodi 17 based Alpha was Sept 30th. As far as SPMC “sucks” what exactly have you done for Kodi on Android? Come on, lets see your Github repository where you can show the hundreds and hundreds of hours of code you created for FREE so ungrateful people like yourself can come here and point how crappy it is all the while benefiting from said code. You can apologize anytime now.

        • JxPx says:

          @gamek He is probably one of the many people who feel that Kodi provides content and is the answer to all their “free” pirated content needs then turns around and blames Team Kodi when all his shitty pirate add-ons stop working.

  3. Chelle says:

    I just found this website a few weeks ago and you really do a fabulous job. It’s become one of my favorite daily stops on the internet!


    I beleieve update (to 17.6 64-bit) may have fixed intermittent music playback gap on My Book (SMB). Thanks Elias.

  5. hdmkv says:

    Is the Element Fire TV OS 64 bit?

  6. clocks says:

    I use MrMC on my FTVs, but use SPMC on my Mi Box and Shields. I tried this version of Kodi, and am having a tough time getting past some annoyances. The menu button no longer pulls up the codec overlay when vids are playing. And hitting the back a couple time to go back to the main menu leaves the video playing rather than pausing/stopping it.

    I’m sticking with SPMC for now.

    • Jon says:

      Install the keymapper addon for Kodi, SPMC does have different keys mapped differently. You can get the same with Kodi, you just have to tweak it for your remote and the easiest way to do this is with the addon.

    • Robert says:

      Another important SPMC advantage: DTS audio support. Can’t do that with Kodi Krypton. MrMC also supports DTS pass through.

      • clocks says:

        Yeah, I’m sticking with SPMC for now, at least until I see something concrete that it isn’t being updated. McMC serves my FTVs well, so this is only an issue for the Mibox/Shield.

  7. tony says:

    how do you get to the main menu? where I can add addons and such

  8. Mike says:

    Any idea why I am getting this error:


    I’m on an AFTV2, using your link: bit.ly/kodi64176

    I’ve gotten this error before and the only way I got around it was by completely uninstalling the previous version.

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