Kodi "Nexus" Alpha 2

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Kodi "Nexus" Alpha 2

Developer, Prerelease 

Team Kodi

July 10, 20222 min read

Slightly delayed Alpha 2, but here we go. We had a bit of a wild ride more due to behind the scenes update and changes - however, the good news is that it's given us more time for fixes and additions.

Release notes

Platform Specific


  • Android and Apple systems have had their Python version bumped to 3.9.13 in accordance with the latest release of the CPython 3.9 series. Of note, there have been fixes by the CPython team specifically for issues raised by Kodi community members around some crashes. Thanks to those members raising the upstream issues, and the fantastic CPython team for fixing them.

    Please note, this does not affect any of our Windows releases, or if you are using Linux.


Closed Captions

  • Fix an instance of Closed Captions not working. A forum member was able to provide an extremely helpful sample that allowed @enen92 to track down an issue with closed captions not working correctly. Incidentally, this also fixes Closed Captions for some Inputstream.Adaptive streams as confirmed by @CastagnaIT.



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Skinners, have a look on the forums for more info.

Once again, consider this an alpha release. Backup your configs before testing, and please let us know of any regressions or issues

If you want to take the plunge, you can get Alpha 2 from here. Select your platform of choice, and look in the "Prerelease" section.

As usual - well, it is open source - you can see what's changed between v20 Alpha 1 and Alpha 2 here.