Kodi 20.1 Nexus is a bug fix update that follows Kodi 20.0 Nexus, which was a major rewrite to improve stability and performance.
If you are a fan of Kodi, the popular media player and media center interface, you might be interested in the latest update that has just been released.
In this post, we will go over some of the key features of Kodi 20.1 Nexus and how to download and install it on your device.
What’s New in Kodi 20.1 Nexus?
Kodi 20.1 Nexus brings some exciting new features and improvements to the media player. Here are some of the highlights:
– AV1 hardware decoding for Android and Linux
AV1 is a new video codec that offers better compression and quality than older codecs like H.264 and VP9. It supports hardware decoding of AV1 on Android and Linux devices that have compatible hardware, which means smoother playback and lower battery consumption.
– Major security improvements
Kodi has enhanced its security measures to protect users from malicious addons and external attacks. For example, it now uses HTTPS for all web requests by default, verifies addon signatures before installation, and blocks access to local network resources from remote addons.
– Updated PVR for live TV / IPTV
Kodi 20.1 Nexus has updated its PVR (personal video recorder) functionality for live TV and IPTV (internet protocol television) sources. It now supports more features such as recording timers, series links, parental control, channel groups, EPG (electronic program guide) tags, subtitles, Teletext, timeshift, and more.
– Massive rework of the subtitle system
Kodi Nexus has revamped its subtitle system to make it more user-friendly and customizable. It now supports downloading subtitles from multiple providers at once, choosing preferred languages and formats, adjusting subtitle timing and position, displaying multiple subtitles simultaneously, changing subtitle fonts and colors, and more.
– Apple M1 support on macOS
Kodi 20.1 Nexus has added support for Apple’s M1 chip on macOS devices. This means faster performance and better compatibility with native apps on Macs with M1 processors.
– HDR support on Windows
Kodi has enabled HDR (high dynamic range) support on Windows devices that have compatible hardware and software. This means richer colors and contrast for HDR-enabled videos on HDR-capable displays.
– Savestate manager for Kodi Retroplayer (retro games)
Kodi 20.1 Nexus has introduced a savestate manager for its Retroplayer feature that allows users to play retro games from various consoles within Kodi. The savestate manager lets users save their game progress at any point and load it later from a list of Savestate.
– Support for built-in Steam Deck controller
this version has added support for the built-in controller of Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck handheld gaming device. This means users can control Kodi with the Steam Deck’s touchpads, buttons, and triggers.
How to Get the latest version of Kodi?
You can download Kodi 20.1 Nexus from the official site or software repositories on various platforms.
If you are already running Kodi 20 Nexus, you should be fine to install this update straight over the top of your existing installation. Indeed, this will happen automatically on many platforms.
However, as for all software installations, back up your user data beforehand if you have any doubts or have anything you can’t afford to lose.
Kodi 20.1 Nexus is a welcome update that fixes some bugs and improves some features in Kodi 20 Nexus, the major rewrite of the media player and media centre interface.
It offers some exciting new features such as AV1 hardware decoding, major security improvements, updated PVR for live TV / IPTV, massive rework of the subtitle system, Apple M1 support on macOS, HDR support on Windows, savestate manager for Kodi Retroplayer (retro games), and support for built-in Steam Deck controller.
You can download it from the official site or software repositories on various platforms.