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Kodi 20.1 Nexus Release – New Features and Update – Yeah IPTV

This news report from IPTV Wire covers the official release of Kodi 20.1 Nexus.

code is one of the most popular streaming apps and media centers used by cable cutters from all over the world.

This is because of the hundreds of third-party Kodi addons and builds that users can install for free movies, TV shows, live channels, sports, and more.

This IPTV Wire news report covers the official release of Kodi 20.1 Nexus.

According to the official Kodi development team, version 20.1 of the Kodi 20 Nexus software is now complete.

The official Kodi website press release says about Kodi 20.1 Nexus:

“As is always inevitable with software, we are back with a new version of Kodi 20.x “Nexus”. A selection of bug fixes, some backports, no real new features. Full changelog since 20.0 on Github, as usual.”

Kodi 20.1 Nexus is now that most stable version the Kodi software. This has replaced the previous version 20.0.

If you are currently using version 20.0 Nexus or any version of 19 Matrix and it works fine for you then We do not recommend updating!

You can check our guide below on how to update to this 20.1 Nexus release.

How to update Kodi

Kodi 20.1 Nexus is now the most stable version of Kodi software.  This has replaced the previous version 20.0.

Important NOTE: Most Kodi add-ons, repositories, builds, and other third-party options work best on Kodi 20.1 Nexus as this is now the active stable version of the software.

Below are the Kodi 20 Nexus version 20.1 release notes. These were pulled straight from the official Kodi website.

Below you will find the release notes of version 20.1

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Kodi 20.1 Nexus Features and Details

20.1 Release Notes

Kodi 20 Nexus version 20.1 was released on March 13, 2023.


  • We’ve been working feverishly on Android-related audio issues for the past few months, and in combination with @thexai has introduced an algorithm to overcome some audio problems, targeting Android devices in particular. A summary is:The algorithm runs for 30 seconds to learn what’s going on: during this time, no corrections are made, but the internal ones m_disconAdjustTimeMs is updated to a new value whenever it is detected that the synchronization error is increasing. After 30 seconds, learning and finals will stop m_disconAdjustTimeMs is set as: m_disconAdjustTimeMs * 1.15 + 5.0.With firmware specialties for the AudioTrack Write behavior, which are somehow “known” now, the systematic problem can be easily circumvented. This helps users on the affected system not to have to create one advancedsettings.xml for a manual correction.


  • Fixed playback of DVD folder structures over network sources (e.g. SMB/NFS/HTTP etc.).

file systems

  • A fix has been made in Samba that “corrects” a longstanding assumption – it turns out that the documentation doesn’t always match the code implementation. We now cover both the old Samba implementation and the new “correct” implementation.
  • Further improvements to the new NFS4 implementation were made by @thexai . This fixes lags/bugs and brings some performance improvements for our NFS implementation.

game/retro player

  • Various fixes for the new savestate manager to improve usability. Thanks to @KOPRajs for reporting and also providing the PR to fix the found issues.
  • A selection of OSD improvements from @garbaer Resolving additional issues reported by @KOPRajs.
  • A number of performance improvements (memory reads, faster dialogs/savestates).
  • Made input fixes that allow resetting multitap controller inputs, as well as fixing an issue where “ignored” input buttons are not saved.
  • Synchronization of some common controller types has been done
    • game.controller.default
    • game.controller.keyboard
    • game.controller.mouse
    • game.controller.snes


  • Fixes various overflows when using a new Chrono infrastructure. This fixes “Keep Audio Device Alive” when using passthrough with an AVR.
  • A number of fixes by @ksooo aimed at fixing regressions related to context menu items/behaviour.
  • A fix for an issue on 32-bit systems that affected the sorting of items. Thanks @vpeter4.
  • Fixed fixes related to favorites window rework. This returns the behavior found in v19 for the following:
    • support actions up/down plus key assignment for u And d Key.
    • Support action deletion as well as key mapping for delete Button.
    • Change keymaps to open the Favorites browser window instead of the Favorites dialog as before.
  • A correction by a returning team member (@KristallP) that fixes crashes due to Unicode characters.

platform specific

  • Android
    • Fixed package regression affecting some parts of Python PyCryptodome Module.
  • Window
    • A fix was made to address an issue where some videos with a smaller than usual size were causing AMD systems to fall back to software decoding instead of using DXVA.
    • A packaging issue on Windows platforms meant that Chorus could not be used. A solution was found by @KristallPso users looking to access Chorus from a Windows host can now rejoice.


  • A fix to resolve PVR channel groups to correctly display the channels provided by a PVR backend.



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  • A bump from cPython to 3.11.2 was made to fix an upstream issue with the ElementTree binary module. This fixes crashes on Android when an installed addon uses the common ElementTree Python module.


  • Fixed a regression related to right-to-left subtitles where punctuation marks were misplaced. It turns out that @CastagnaITThe implementation of was too correct, and circumvented an informal standard adopted by subtitle creators to place punctuation marks in left-to-right positions in right-to-left subtitles.
  • Made some fixes for WebVTT subtitles to fix segment overlapping.
  • The line spacing has been changed in our use of libass to avoid overlapping text fields.


  • @enen92 made a number of improvements and fixes when using Kodi as a UPnP server. He fixed a number of regressions related to listings and graphs.

Final note from the developers

“As always, thanks to everyone who helped us track down and fix issues. We strive to minimize the issues everyone experiences, but with a project this big and everyone who contributes to Kodi is a volunteer, issues and bugs are a part of life.

As this is a point release there are no major changes from the previous version and you should install this directly over any existing Kodi 20.x installation – in fact it will happen automatically on many platforms.

How to Install Kodi 20.1 Nexus

There are several ways to install the latest version of Kodi 20.1 Nexus on your favorite Kodi device.

The best way to install Kodi 20.1 Nexus is from the download page on the official Kodi website.

Download page on the official Kodi website.

Those using Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV devices will likely have better luck installing it ARMV7A (32bit) APK file.

Overall, you can try the brand new version of Kodi on your favorite streaming device!

Note, however, that this is not the official stable version of Kodi as most third-party add-ons do not work properly.

For more information about Kodi 20.1 Nexus and how to install this application, watch the video below.

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