Kodi 20 Nexus Released: Features, Download Links & Builds

The highly anticipated Kodi 20 Nexus has now been released. Following the huge success of Kodi 18.9 Leia and Kodi 19.5 Matrix, the XBMC Foundation (The people behind Kodi), have been busy behind the scenes preparing their latest update. In this guide, we will go through what’s new in Kodi 20.0 Nexus, how to download and install it, as well as where to find the best addons and builds. So, let’s get started!

Kodi 20 Nexus – New Features

This new version of Kodi includes over 4,600 commits (Commits are basically updates to bits of code). Meaning that Kodi 20 Nexus is a huge release and lots of hard work has gone into making this possible. A huge shout out to the team behind this, nearly all of which are volunteers.

So, what are the new features in Kodi 20 Nexus?

Multiple Instances of Binary Add-ons

One of the most significant updates is the ability to load multiple instances of binary add-ons. This means that TVHeadend users, for example, can now run more than one instance of the add-on to connect to multiple back-end TVHeadend servers, with individual settings like channel groups and hidden channels maintained per add-on instance.

AV1 Video Support

Another update is the support for AV1 video decoding on several Kodi platforms. The Inputstream API has been updated to support AV1 and this allows add-ons using inputsream.adaptive to play AV1 streams. This is especially useful for users who want to watch high-quality videos with Kodi.

Subtitles Rework

Kodi has also undergone a massive rework of its subtitle system. Making subtitle formats more consistent for development and maintenance, and enabling features that were previously not possible. Kodi now supports dynamic positioning of fonts, changing of border and background colours, subtitle positioning, improved multi-language support, and more. This is great news for users who rely on subtitles while watching videos.

Game (libretro) Savestate Support

Gamers will also be pleased to know that Kodi now supports game savestate support. The GSOC 2020 project by someone called NikosSiak received some polishing touches before finally being merged. With help and support from many other developments, this project has been in the pipeline for a long time so it’s great to see it finally be included in Kodi 20 Nexus. This feature allows you to save game state at any time, even if games do not provide native savestate features themselves.

Windows HDR Support

Windows users will be happy to know that Kodi now supports full HDR support for the Windows Desktop platform. This was implemented along with many improvements throughout the Windows (DXVA/2) video pipeline. Note – HDR is not available on non-Desktop, i.e. UWP Store (Xbox) versions. Improvements to allow more accurate ACES Filmic and HABLE tonemapping make even SDR video look better, and these capabilities are implemented for both UWP and Desktop versions of Kodi.

NFSv4 Support

Lastly, Kodi has implemented changes to allow NFSv4 support. This was implemented as previously Kodi only supported NFSv3. There are some caveats with this (you must explicitly select either NFSv4 or NFSv3 for a source). Give it a try!

Context Menu Consistency

The context menu, which appears when you right-click or long-press an item, is an important feature of Kodi that allows you to perform various actions on the selected item.

One of the most significant changes to the context menu is the increased consistency of its function across different windows. This means that you can now expect the same options to be available no matter where you are in the Kodi interface. This makes it much easier to navigate and use the software.

In addition to the improved consistency, the Kodi team has also added some new capabilities to the context menu. For example, you can now play an album directly from a widget, or resume a series from where you left off. These new features add extra convenience to the Kodi experience, making it even easier to find and play your favorite content.

Summary

Overall, Kodi has made great strides in improving its platform for users. The multiple instances of binary add-ons, AV1 video support, subtitle rework, game savestate support, Windows HDR support and NFSv4 support are all significant updates that will enhance the user experience. Keep an eye out for these updates, and give them a try!

 

Kodi 20 Nexus – Download Links

Now that you know all of the exciting new Kodi 20 Nexus features, here are the links to download it!

Amazon Firestick

If you’re looking to install Kodi 20 Nexus on your Amazon Firestick, we have a brand new, step-by-step guide here:

Windows

MacOS

iOS (Must be jailbroken or use a signing service)

Linux

If you’re using Linux, please open your terminal and enter the following commands to install Kodi 20 Nexus:

  • sudo apt install software-properties-common
  • sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly
  • sudo apt install kodi

Android

Kodi 20 Nexus can be easily downloaded from the Google Play Store here:

Kodi 20 Nexus – Best Builds

So, now you have Kodi 20 Nexus installed on your device, you’re probably wondering what the best Kodi 20 Nexus builds are! Not to worry, we have you covered! Please read our latest guide here:

Kodi 20 Nexus – Best Addons

Similarly, we’re sure you’re also looking for the best Kodi 20 Nexus addons too! We’ve also got you covered for that too with this latest guide here:

 

If you have any questions or issues at all, please let me know below.

 

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