Kodi 16.0 Jarvis – Alpha 4 now available


Two weeks ago the Kodi team, introduced final version Kodi 15 Isengard (15.2). Yesterday (Nov. 01, 2015) Kodi team announced the last alpha 4 of  version Kodi 16.0 Jarvis.

kodi 16.0 jarvis alphaKodi 16.0 Jarvis Alpha 4 brings Android Surface Rendering support to improve the display output for Android devices, drops libstagefright in favor of Android’s maturing MediaCodec implementation, changes to the add-on manager, drops support for the karaoke mode, and adds multi-touch support on Linux.


Here’s a quick look at a few other notable fixes and features:

  • Properly handle wired or bluetooth headsets on Android and only use PCM output
  • Fix playback of VP9 and VC1 video codecs on Android
  • Use best possible icons from other Android apps while browsing these in Kodi
  • Enable true 1920×1080 output on AMLogic device without up-scaling
  • Add Korean, Chinese and Chech keyboards
  • Add multi-touch support for Linux platform
  • Improve touch-screen keymapping
  • Add stereoscopic depth for Confluence skin
  • The item that you had previously chosen will now be selected in the selection list instead of just starting at the top of the list
  • Decouple Kodi and system volume on Android which removes the double audio volume slider
  • Karaoke support has been completely removed as it wasn’t functional
  • Further improve DX11 implementation in Windows
  • iOS9 support
  • Various PVR fixes and improvements
  • Various improvements to the music section

You can download Kodi 16.0 Jarvis Alpha 4 from the Official Kodi 16.0 alpha and development downloads.


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