Kodi 15.0 – Isengard – One Release to Rule Them All

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Jul 21, 2015 in Release Announcements, Site News
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We are proud to announce the release of Kodi 15.0. No new name this time around, but many new features that cover requests both more than 5 years old and less than 5 months old. Let’s take a quick look at a few.

Kodi for Android

Perhaps the biggest news for Kodi 15 isn’t a feature at all, but rather the official release of Kodi for Android in the Google Play store. As of the time of this writing, there are just over 400,000 active installs from Google Play after having been released a mere 36 days ago. You can install Kodi for Android from the download link below.

Get it on Google Play



You are also welcome to continue sideloading it from the Kodi downloads page.

In terms of Kodi for Android specific features, 4K, refreshrate switching, and HEVC playback are now available on devices with hardware that support those features including a number of Amlogic based devices and the NVIDIA Shield Android TV, though it should be noted that Android 5.0 and above is required to take advantage of these features.

Kodi 15.0 Features

Across platforms, Kodi itself has gained quite a lot of features. Some notable examples include:

• A new chapter selector window – Allows you to visually browse and select chapters from mkvs and other containers that support chapters.

• Adaptive seeking (aka Skip Steps) – The more times you press a button to seek in a period of time, the larger the jump forward or backward will be.

• Audio and Subtitle Lists – For content that includes multiple audio and subtitle choices, you can select from a full list of choices, rather than manually searching through a spinner.


• Language Add-ons and Expanded International Preferences – Now language translations aren’t dependent upon release, but get regularly updated to all users as the add-ons themselves update. Additionally, you now have total control over date, time, temperature and more displayed formats.


• Improved Add-on Manager – The add-on manager has now been reworked to help make finding the add-ons you are looking for easier.


Additional Improvements and Changes

Other improvements include:

  • • ffmpeg 2.6.3 update
  • • Improved Closed Captioning support in Live TV
  • • Fixed music video queuing
  • • Allow scanning of new sources and marking as watched during other library operations such as “update library”
  • • Windows DXVA HEVC hardware decoding support if driver and hardware support exist
  • And more. See release notes for RC2, RC1, Beta2 and Beta1 for a full list.

Changes from 14.2 to 15.0 include:

  • • Minimal 10.7 Lion 64-bit required on Mac OSX
  • • Minimal iOS 5.1 required and ATV2 support discontinued
  • • Minimum Android 4.2 Jelly Bean MR1 required on Android
  • • Ubuntu 12.04 support dropped in PPA
  • • On Android the system now handles the volume instead of Kodi
  • • Removed the need for root/SU on Android. Some hardware/firmware might not like that. Please contact your hardware supplier
  • • Removal of Tuxbox support. Users of Enigma2 boxes can use the VUPlus PVR add-on
  • • Removal of AFP filesystem support
  • • Remove legacy code pre-Frodo 11.0
  • • Vast amount of possible memory leaks, segfaults, crashes and minor issues have been fixed
  • • General improvements regarding code stability and performance in all areas
  • • General code clean-up in all areas to simplify adding future features
  • And more. See release notes for RC2RC1Beta2 and Beta1 for a full list.

DirectX 11 upgrade (not included in 15.0)

DX11Although this release post is all about the 15.0 version, mentioning the DX11 upgrade for Kodi 16 is very important. One of our developers afedchin took on this task and completely revised our DirectX 9 implementation and upgraded it to the more current standard of DirectX 11. Don’t worry if you still have an older card, we only use low level features so you don’t need to run to the shop for new gear. If you are having problems on Windows you can head to our forum where you can find the most recent build available which is currently based on our 15.0 release. We appreciate all the feedback we can get. Read more: here. Again this will not be part of our final 15.0 release, it will be in 16.0.

 Kodi Protest Shirt

To celebrate the release of Kodi 15 “Isengard” (and because multiple people have requested it), we’ve decided to re-launch this campaign until the end of this month. We do not have plans to relaunch the campaign after that.


To upgrade from any previous build, just install on top of your current version.

How to Contribute

If you use Kodi, we encourage you to report problems with it on our forum first and after – if asked – submit bugs on Trac (following this guide: How to submit a bug report). Do note that we need detailed information so we can investigate the issue. We also appreciate providing support in our Forums where you can and donating to the XBMC Foundation if you like. For a current FAQ on Kodi 15, visit our Isengard FAQ. You can of course also follow or help promote Kodi on any or all of our listed social networks.

Discussion - 193 Comments

  • nooryani84 Jul 21, 2015 

    Thanks for another great release of probably my favorite software! Been using since the betas and they have been rock solid in my experience. Cheers!

  • Lukas Jul 21, 2015 

    WOW, great job guys!
    Donation is on its way :)

    • jimm papa1 Oct 09, 2015 

      Since the version of 15.0 all work fine but now when download the version 15.1 or I go to google play say that is incompatible with this version my device is samsung galaxy note 10.1

  • timmah Jul 21, 2015 

    Thank you! Looking forward to this appearing in the Kodi team PPA!

    • Kib Jul 23, 2015 

      We uploaded them on the 22nd of july, so they are there now!

  • WillCroPoint Jul 21, 2015 

    You are awesome!! Thanks so much for your great work!!

  • Fernando Jul 21, 2015 


  • Wazza Jul 21, 2015 

    Thanks again for the continued hard work !

  • tomas Jul 21, 2015 

    Una pregunta es compatible con backups de otras versiones,saludos

  • Bruce Jul 21, 2015 

    How do I upgrade Kodi on my media box?

    • Jason Jul 31, 2015 

      Read the post you idiot and it clearly states where to go

  • RabbiDreed Jul 22, 2015 

    Long time supporter and donator just saying thanks again for evolving the worlds greatest Media Software! Well done all!

  • Lobohobbit Jul 22, 2015 

    Not work on Ouya, Please Help.

    • Nathan Betzen Jul 22, 2015 

      Unfortunately Ouya is using a too-old version of Android. You can follow this guide to update Ouya to a version that Kodi supports though.


      • Cindy Sep 24, 2015 

        I got a streaming box that had 14.2 helix well something happens to it then I had to install 15.2 is engaged but when I watch shows it is a small picture I have a 65 inch TV the helix version played full screen how do I get it to a full screen….thanks!

  • Fa Tzong Yue Jul 22, 2015 

    Google Play say “No compatible” with my Samsung tablet. How can it be instaled?

  • Jason Jul 22, 2015 

    this release is not ready for prime time. i really really hope they fix the nasty OSD bug that has made Isengard unusable for me and a few others. there is finally a ticket for it here:


    • Kib Jul 23, 2015 

      Did you try disabling dirtyregions as requested ?

  • Kadagan Jul 22, 2015 

    When I updated my system (which uses MySQL for the database), all of my movies and shows were missing. I checked the logs and found that Kodi failed to migrate to the new database.

    After some searching, I found this useful page: http://kodi.wiki/view/MySQL/Upgrading#Making_sure_XBMC.2FKodi_can_update_the_library

    I followed Method 2, which fixed my issue. I assume what happened was that the patch I installed to stop the crashing bug on Windows created a “myvideos91″ database, however all data was actually being stored and used in “myvideos90″. I used the command line and deleted the 91, as well as the newly created (empty) 93, then I ran Kodi again and it worked flawlessly.

    I just wanted to share this in case anyone else runs into the same issue. So far so good!

    • Kib Jul 23, 2015 

      Great to hear you got it working!

  • Armin Jul 22, 2015 


    I installed the KodiBuntu and the Kodi is still version 14. after running the update/upgrade- it only upgraded to version 14.2. it seems like I cannot get 15. And why is it that the KodiBuntu above is not upgrade to Kodi version 15. ?

    • Kib Jul 23, 2015 

      It is possible when you tried that Kodi 15 was not uploaded to the PPA yet – it was uploaded somewhere on the 22nd. It is there now, maybe you should try again!

  • Daniel Jul 22, 2015 

    Hi guys

    Thanks for the new release

    If you have time plese update the romanian language add-on

    The changes I made to langinfo.xml are not showing up (merged recently)
    The add-on version is still 1.0.3 as it was before the changes got merged
    Also, plese sync with Transifex, some strings are still in english even though the translation is 100%

    For romanian users, this version of Kodi

    1.Solves displaying letters with diacritics problem from Kodi 14
    2. The 12-hour clock is displayed correctly (when the add-on will be updated)
    3. Themoviedb scrapers can now get metadata for movies and tv shows in romanian,
    if it’s available on TMDB website. Set language code ‘ro’ in scrapers settings

    • Kib Jul 22, 2015 

      Language add-ons are independent from the releases now, so we can update them in between releases. Thanks for your work on Romanian, I’m sure the add-on will be updated soon.

  • tomas Jul 22, 2015 

    Acabo de darle una probada a la nueva version y la verdad no vi ningun error ,ni problema ,,,funciona muy rapido y fluido,,,Sigan asi,,,,soys los mejores.

  • Pat Seguin Jul 22, 2015 

    Congrats guys. I’d hoped to see a new skin replace the aging Confluence, but still nice job!

  • xbmc ear Jul 22, 2015 

    Thank you all for your hard work. It is very appreciated.

  • PhilS Jul 22, 2015 

    Did Koyings mods for the RK3288 make it into this release?

    • JNRW Jul 22, 2015 

      I too would like to know that.

  • Rocco Jul 22, 2015 

    I still have Kodi 14 installed on my Fire TV Stick. However, the video I play sometimes go off and I have to resume or replay the whole video again. What is the solution for a video that keeps cutting off or won’t play without interruptions?

  • Bloodforge Jul 22, 2015 

    The fast forward is all messed up in 15. It will start fast forwarding really fast then slow down and skip forward like it’s skipping frames. Not smooth at all. When you hit play again the video freezes and the audio continues to play for awhile before the video starts playing again. I have this happen on both my Windows and OSX installs.

  • Chema Gomez Jul 22, 2015 


    It’s always the first software I install on my LinuxMint. ONE MEDIA CENTER TO RULE THEM ALL!!!

  • Mathias Jul 22, 2015 

    amazing work !! Best gui for media!!

  • Vincent Jul 22, 2015 

    In the DirectX part:
    “Although this release post is all about the >> upcoming << 15.0 version, [...]"
    It's not upcoming, it's already here ;)

    • Kib Jul 23, 2015 

      Thanks, clarified!

  • Xmpp Texting $0 Jul 22, 2015 

    Now hopefully the Android STB (clones) will use v15. AND aluminum cases.

    I have used xbmc since original Xbox modchippery.

    Thanks for all the fish

  • Xmpp Texting $0 Jul 22, 2015 

    I wish there was A HUGE FONT option for my not-young parents.

    I bought my dad a 62″ Tv, and confluence listings are too small for his aged-eyes.

    More people would use

    Zoom is NOT a solution

    • tkgafs Jul 22, 2015 

      you can increase the font size in the system/apperance/skin/settings area. I use this option myself

      • silvereyes Jul 24, 2015 

        The large font is great but it doesn’t work on international characters. The Arial font on the other hand works fine for the non-english characters. Wish they had an option to have a large Arial font.

    • Kib Jul 22, 2015 

      There are some skins designed with larger font options. I would suggest trying a few alternative skins and viewmodes to see if you can find anything better readable.

  • Pieter Jul 22, 2015 

    Awesome work Team-Kodi !!

  • yaqot Jul 22, 2015 

    what about the 5.1 dts sound ? is it working Now ?
    it was not working with me in kodi !
    what is the problem ?! please help me .

    • Kib Jul 22, 2015 

      There was no issue with 5.1 sound from Kodi. It always depended (and still does) on your hardware capability. Feel free to start a forum thread on the subject.

  • Hybridmag Jul 22, 2015 

    No allwinner hardware support for android? :(

  • Claus Jul 22, 2015 


    I upgraded to Kodi 15.0 from 14.2 and at first look, every thing is runing super.

    But all my Art (Movies and TV-series) has gone.

    I tried to refresh folders and having it scrap again no Art is added.

    I also tried adding art to a movie by rigth-clicking on the movie. and it would not add.

    Please advice me on what to do?

    • Kib Jul 22, 2015 

      Post issues on the forum please.

  • Sonic Jul 22, 2015 

    Wow, impressive as always :) . Thank you team Kodi!

  • djafer Jul 22, 2015 

    guys you are a genius

  • Abzstrak Jul 22, 2015 

    Thanks guys for all the hard work. I updated my 3 Fire TVs without issue and the mythtv pvr addon works great too. I’m glad to see a performance increase and support for deinterlacing 1080i video on the FireTV :)

  • Eddie Herrera Jul 22, 2015 

    This is a top of the line media center program.
    Never thought I will find something this spectacular for no price at all.
    The job your people are putting in it is recognized world wide and we are happy there is still people like you guy out there.
    You are be best!!!
    Keep up the good work you are doing. I’m looking forward to test and explore the new version as well as I keep waiting for new releases.
    Thank you so much!!!

  • Mary Jul 22, 2015 

    My Xbmc suddenly didn’t work when it shows on the screen update. Now nothing showing.

    • Kib Jul 22, 2015 

      Post issues on the forum please.

  • Kurosh Jul 22, 2015 

    When will the Headless capability be implemented? I thought it was for Isengard? Particularly interested in Windows.

    • BrianT Jul 31, 2015 

      Same here, Headless setup would be very nice and I thought it was going to be implemented with 15. I Am downloading right now on my windows machine will just check to see if the –headless option works under cli.

      • Kurosh Aug 14, 2015 

        Take it the -headless did nothing for you? I tried, made no difference. Seems to have gone very quiet on the subject…

  • Darrysmi Jul 22, 2015 

    Nice work guys! Been an avid user of xbmc since it was my default dash on the original xbox… Good to see kodi stamping forward ☺

  • billem Jul 22, 2015 

    Hi guys! Nice work!!

    But why oh why is that splash screen not full screen? On my regular Full HD TV it’s a dark grey square with the logo in the middle, and a big black border around it. Super duper ugly. :D

    • Martijn Jul 22, 2015 

      we know however it requires a lot of changes to get that full screen and it doesn’t change functionality of Kodi itself. So low priority.

  • Aubins Jul 22, 2015 

    Quick question…what happened to the “Get More” function in the skin selection screen? Actually, just how do we get new skins now?

    • Hookum Jul 30, 2015 

      Same here. What gives?

  • schmurtz Jul 22, 2015 

    Adaptive seek is shit, the seeking functionality was better on the original xbox…
    Not intuitive, not quick, not practival and not enough big news to be highlighted …
    4K…good for a so little part of the community…
    I would understand a migration on direct-x 12 (for FPS, power consumption, etc…) but I don’t understand the interest of moving to direct-x 11… What will be better with direct-x 11 on Kodi ?

    I love xbmc but since Kodi I’m waiting for real news :
    - remote access with re-encoding on the fly
    - better interface (some old interface are more intuitive than confluance
    - better support of airplay (mirroring…)
    - Direct-x 12 with low CPU consumption
    - IOS store realease

    I still like Kodi (it still my favorite player, I use it everyday) but I’m really scared by the lack of innovations and the orientation of the development… Today if I get back to xbmc I see no real difference whatsoever to theinterface, the framerate or the functionalities…

    • h.udo Jul 22, 2015 

      Yes, everything is shit!
      Thanks for your invaluable support!

      Feel free to post on the forum.

    • Dan Aug 09, 2015 

      For those who don’t like the delay in adaptive seek (Me!) you can disable (or just decrease the delay) in Videos – Settings – Playback.

      Thank you soooooooo much for the configs!

  • Smannesman Jul 22, 2015 

    Congratulations on another release.
    I think I’ll be going back to 14 though because fast forwarding is not great in this release and I use it a lot.

  • Mr Bogus Jul 22, 2015 

    Congratulations & will done we were waiting for this
    but sadly I will hold on this release until http://sourceforge.net up again so i could download
    the xbmccustomregis for me RC6 remote control from http://xbmccustomregis.sourceforge.net/

  • YSK Jul 22, 2015 

    Kodi on Android. Some HLS online streams loose audio after few seconds on RC2. Updated final yesterday and audio was fine on first boot, but today again no audio after few seconds on final release.

  • Alex Jul 22, 2015 

    HEVC 10Bit is not work!!! Bad WORK GUYS!!!!

    • nedscott Jul 22, 2015 

      It does work in Kodi. Most boxes are maxed out at 8-bit in their hardware decoders. That’s not our fault.

      • Alex Jul 23, 2015 

        Daum Pot/VLC Player playing of 10 bits without jerks. But Cody is still on the same hardware makes jerks. I’m not talking about the hardware decoding. I mean software decoding.

        • Kib Jul 23, 2015 

          Sounds like you got some settings set up wrong then.
          Create a nice forum thread and add some actual information. The blog is not intended for troubleshooting.

  • imortal fukka Jul 22, 2015 

    Works like a charm !

  • marc Jul 22, 2015 

    for me, the final version still has the isengard beta logo on kodi startup. im wondering whether this is intended or not, since in an earlier post i read that it won’t stay like this come 15.0 ?

  • Marcius Jul 22, 2015 

    Kodi is by far the best media player on the planet. My wife and I really enjoy all of the great music, movies. And looking forward to using it on a permanent basis when our satellite service runs out. I’m glad not to many people know about it.

  • Wobi86 Jul 22, 2015 

    Thanks a lot for developing this great piece oft Software. Love it since Eden 11.0!

  • Rock1m1 Jul 22, 2015 

    My favorite app on the planet!

  • Michael Vogt Jul 22, 2015 

    You guys rock! Fantastic release … I will make a donation for all your hard work. Keep it up!!

  • zebu Jul 22, 2015 

    I love you guys!! Thanks for all your hard work! Kodi is without a doubt my favorite software of all time, have been using XBMC since the XBOX days. Thank you!

  • James Jul 23, 2015 

    Any idea when the source will hit the mirror?

  • horschte Jul 23, 2015 

    i miss the kodibuntu 15 iso ?!?!

    • Kib Jul 23, 2015 

      There is none, just install kodibuntu 14, then upgrade Kodi to 15

      • costi Jul 24, 2015 

        Will there be a Kodibuntu 15?

        When making a fresh install, it would be really nice to actually have it fresh, not one version updated over another right from the start…

  • Ozybard Jul 23, 2015 

    Well done folks
    Kodi just goes from strength to strength
    Keep inovating

  • LuckyMan CZ Jul 23, 2015 

    Thank a lot! :)

  • Pyromaniac Jul 23, 2015 

    Come on guys, please DON’T role out an update as long as it is NOT ready. There is no language-support beside “english” and the pvr-addons are not ready too. So no TV for me for some days or weeks. I will survive the “no tv”-days, but couldn’t you just have waited some more days till everything works as expected?

    • Kib Jul 23, 2015 

      There is full language support for many languages. Maybe you need to specifiy what you mean a little more clearer.
      PVR is there as well. Are you not able to find and install the add-ons ? What OS are you on ?

  • Sam. Joe Jul 23, 2015 

    Could you please give us some heads up on Kodibuntu?

    • Martijn Jul 23, 2015 

      There’s no new version. Just use the “old” version and update it.

  • Prodix Jul 23, 2015 

    Nice work!
    Update went fine trough ppa under terminal session (xbmcbuntu)
    originaly xbmc 13 and update to 14.2 and now 15.
    But the sad thing is… everything is working except CEC with the pulse 8 controller.

    Am i the only one with this problem?

    • G30 Jul 23, 2015 

      I had the same issue, install libcec3 (from here for me http://packages.pulse-eight.net/UbuntuInstall), following do a “sudo cec-firmware-upgrade” from command line, the firmware was upgraded to version 4 on my setup – reboot if doesn’t work immediatly. I had made this from the desktop environnement in kodibuntu, when i have switched to the kodi env, the cec device was found again.
      Hope that help you

      • xraynorm Jul 26, 2015 


        I had no working cec too. Upgrading firmware worked.

    • Xavi Jul 25, 2015 

      Same problem here. Update form 14.2 and pulse stop working

  • Jon Andrews Jul 23, 2015 

    I’ve been using some for of XBMC/KODI since the original Xbox days and I couldn’t live without it now. Nothing else comes close and it is pretty wife friendly too.

    Keep up the good work and now I have 7 machines to and upgrade….can’t wait

  • Lars Jul 23, 2015 

    Thank you very much!

  • hdmkv Jul 23, 2015 

    Love Kodi, love the work devs are doing. Keep it up… looking forward to 3D ISO support in Kodi 16, hopefully finally added to compatible hardware with MVC decoding.

  • Crommr Jul 23, 2015 


    thanks! It is promising. I have one major problem – audio skips Always when I use passthrough and am playing Dolby and DTS files.

    I have OnceAll CS918 Android 4.2 Quad Core RK3188 HDMI Smart TV Box with 2GB DDR3

    Importantly, it has always been fine in 14.2 and even Kodi 15 rc 1. Now, it always skips. It otherwise works in ANY other player – actually this box supports passthrough and it works REALLY well, but I want to be using Kodi, not other players. Even the built-in player works fine… I will put this remark into the forums.

  • Captain Jul 24, 2015 


  • cory Jul 24, 2015 

    im trying to download the apk file for the android. I keep trying to download ARM apk file but it keeps downloading the zipped folder. I can download the X86 apk file but its not compatible for amazon stick.

    • Bobi J Jul 25, 2015 

      I’ve had this problem for a while now. If you change the file extension, it should work.

  • kenny Jul 24, 2015 

    Hi! gr8 release… but i have a problem using it on my iPad Air 2 jailbroken. the problem is when i connect to my HDTV via apple tv, and select screen 2 to go full screen the display is upside down. Hope its a bug and a fix is coming soon….

    • Sustain Aug 31, 2015 

      Hi, I have the same problem as you, Did you find a solution or anything? Thanks :)

  • cory Jul 24, 2015 

    thanks i figured it out. i had to download google chrome for it to download properly.isengard is way more faster than helix 14.2. donations are coming your way next pay check

  • Tzwaen Jul 24, 2015 

    @Prodix & @G30

    I have the same problem with KODI 15! No proper CEC-function with Pulse8 adapters… I am on W8.1, internal NUC-CEC-adapter (there is no new firmware for that….) and i updated to libcec 3.0.0 and still no function… OK some funtion like this: If I start the TV with the right source (HTPC) then yes… CEC-function. BUT when i change the source and then back to HTPC-source, right… no CEC-funtion any more! And my equipment is going crazy and is turning itself of (AVR)???

    I switched back to KODI 14.2 an et voila no problems. So please KODI staff: Just lokk over it. This is a big deal breaker!

  • Tommy Jul 24, 2015 

    Thanks for yet another fine release.

    Now l’m just wondering who will be the first to make an awesome skin for small screen touch devices.

    I love using kodi on my smartphone with 5″ display.

    I’ve got one little bug on Android:
    If the gui is rotated to landscape by the phone prior to launching kodi and then gets switched to portrait then the gui in kodi get all messed up or kodi crashes. (example: using a Sony Z2 in it’s magnetic charger and watching kodi and then detaching it while still watching)

  • Dan Jul 24, 2015 

    When will single frame advance (frame by frame) be included? This is a basic necessity for me and a deal breaker for switching to Kodi. I’ve read legacy posts across the years claiming “impossible” technical hurdles with various codecs, but VLC seems to have figured it out nicely on all the various platforms over a decade ago and it continues to work great with all the new and updated codecs as well. Any plans to finally implement this in Kodi?

    • Ned Scott Jul 26, 2015 

      Not impossible, but impractical in the eyes of the current devs. Maybe another dev will come along and think it is practical and then work on it. I’m not a dev, so I really can’t say.

      That being said, this is enabled on Kodi for the Raspberry Pi, because the Pi has some special tricks that make it easy.

  • Marcus Jul 24, 2015 


    Was just wondering if there will be a final release for ubuntu 12.04 since there was a beta release?

    • Martijn Jul 24, 2015 

      if you read it says there won’t be

  • Mark Jul 25, 2015 

    Any mythtv user experiencing Kodi 15.0 crashing upon clicking the “Guide” when browsing the TV Guide on Amazon FireTv?

    I did clean install because when i upgraded from helix it keep crashing but still experiencing crashes after i made i clean install of 15.0. If anyone has solution why it keeps crashing feel free to share your solution.

  • Marcus Jul 25, 2015 

    My bad…

  • HuntedByAFreak Jul 25, 2015 

    Running Ubuntu 14.04 with large mysql databases, upgraded from 13.2 Gotham to 15.0 Isengard without any issues at all. Great work and kudos to all involved. Thanks.

  • Khalid Jul 25, 2015 

    Fantastic job! You guys just keep improving my favorite software I use literally every day. Can’t wait until Isengard is merged into the new OpenELEC release.

    Thanks and keep up the great work! I will donate you some Bitcoins for the V15 Final…

  • Yanno Jul 25, 2015 

    What happened to the nightly builds? Can’t find them for iOS.
    The last one I managed to download keeps crashing on my iPad 2.

  • Macri Jul 25, 2015 

    HD files stutter on my Android MX box where they were perfect on 14.2…..

  • Thomas Jul 25, 2015 

    I found today that when I am charging my PS3 controller in my PC, Kodi doesnt start. Crashes on starting. Windows 7 says that Kodi has stopped working… Hope my feedback helps!!

    Great program BTW

  • Ireen Jul 25, 2015 

    Great work. Thanks! Cannot wait to update of our Kodi boxes and see all the new goodies.

  • nexus Jul 26, 2015 


    can you allow to sign in to kodi using facebook, twitter, or google account, or nickname, or email, so if i have kodi on my laptop and kodi on my phone and everything is sync.

    KODI or xbmc was about local content in the past..then you have youtube, netflix. and other streaming options like IPTV or movies or series, so it would be nice if i don’t have a mess on my phone, and a diferent mess on my laptop, can you do that?

  • oneneo Jul 26, 2015 

    HD files stutter and it was perfect on Isengard 15 RC2 in Ubunto. I’m running Kodibuntu 14 now. Pity I had to downgrade from KODI 15 final release :-(

  • Karlos Jul 26, 2015 

    Biggest problem with XBMC & Kodi always was and still is working on getting a streaming link freezes the system and if the link is not there or tsaking long to handshake, ther system is effectively frozen.

    Logically, pressing back buttoin should cancel the process. This si still the biggest problem in Kodi, even in v15.0. Thanks for the new version.

  • FARAD Jul 26, 2015 

    Since updated to kodi 15 for windows, all my add-ons from previous kodi helix has stopped working, my favorites all gone………plz help???????

  • Yanno Jul 26, 2015 

    Is this a place when people ask questions… Any chance we get some answers too?

    • Michael Vogt Jul 26, 2015 

      No, it is not! Post your questions to the Forums if you want an answer.

  • srsr Jul 26, 2015 

    Great Job! Loaded this on a nexus player and on my linux ubuntu laptop and both run great. I for one always appreciate the effort you put in to improve on an already close to perfect media solution…. Thank You!

  • Pj Jul 26, 2015 


    I’m new to kodi….I downloaded it and lost all my apps and cannot watch any current TV shows or movies with it…..I’m running it on a tronfty m8c andiron TV box.

    Any help would be great.


    • Khalid Jul 27, 2015 

      Please provide more details and ask in the Forums!!

  • Johnny Jul 26, 2015 

    Had anyone have some problems with Kodi after updating to Windows 10?
    I periodly (every 2mins) get video issues (audio works fine). When I play the same file in VLC for example, it works fluently. Maybe they fix this once Windows 10 will be released next week.

  • Adam Kent Jul 26, 2015 

    Like the new features on Kodi 15 my galaxy s4 updated perfectly however my ubuntu 15.04 x64 system won’t update from 14.2 I’ve tried all the pieces of advice on the forums to no avail

  • toprod200 Jul 26, 2015 

    After using Kodi 14.2 for just a few weeks, I find it fairly easy to use, being a total Newb I am totally hooked ………….Excellent work guys ……you have made an old man VERY happy :)

  • jorge Jul 27, 2015 

    I tried installing kodi on to windows 8 but it gave me an error stating it cant install onto windows xp

  • JIm Jul 27, 2015 

    Yeah, upgraded through apt-get and now whenever CEC adapter is connected, KODI 15.0 cycles through a crash loop. DMESG indicates continuous CEC segfault errors

  • Mark Jul 27, 2015 

    Adaptive seek should have a switch to activate or not.
    The old function with fixed values was better.
    You can do blind skipping,
    for example, hit three times right and go 30 seconds forward.

  • basco Jul 27, 2015 

    I Agree. I use skipping +30s a lot, especially with recordings and all sorts of online content that contains commercials as they usually last a multiples of 30s. Can adaptive seeking be switched off in advancedsettings.xml?

  • Mark Jul 27, 2015 

    100% agree with :-)

    i mostly do a click on “up” which means 10 Minutes forward and then some “30 second clicks” back or forward to find the end of the commercials !

  • kelly Jul 27, 2015 

    I’m trying to get my video display in full screen mode but I can’t seem to get it to work

    • sabrina Aug 29, 2015 

      kelly, try hitting the back slash key while in kodi and it should go full screen for you. when in full screen mode you can hit back slash again to see desktop task bar

  • bittin Jul 27, 2015 

    Nice job, guys and girls just updated on my htpc :)

  • Mark S. Jul 28, 2015 

    Thanks, great job guys.

  • Dan Jul 28, 2015 

    What can be said about this software that hasn’t already been said!? But I still must say it….Kodi is, hands down, the best media entertainment software ever coded…it’s a simple as that. If you know anything about media applications and done your home work, then you know that nothing competes or even comes close! Reminds me of the good ole days of Direct TV and my old pal the “H” card! Who’s with me? I thought to myself after “black sunday” that it was over and nothing would ever come close. I was very wrong! Thanks soo much guys for all the hours of hard work that you’ve put into this to make it what it is…ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! PLEASE NEVER LET IT DIE!

  • Jbernardino Jul 28, 2015 

    Hi i have a gbox Q try to upgrade to 15.0 isengrad and movies are all leaning
    To the right of the screen ..need some sugestion how to correct this issue

    Tnx so much for the help i can get…..

  • Lundy Jul 29, 2015 

    First the praises:

    I highly RESPECT for the joy you have offered the WORLD!!!

    R E S P E C T !!!

    having said that, i felt a bit down, considering you guys geniuses, on the poor info with ISENGARD’s release…

    i have KODI installed in PC + MAC + iPad…

    my MacMini 10.6.8 is my main media center…i downloaded ISENGARD through inside KODI, upgraded it to find out it crashed…tried a few times, same result…

    i literally downloaded the last 10 (ten) nightly releases, from the site, and all crashed…researched it on google for hrs, after i decided to come here and found was lucky to notice this:

    “Changes from 14.2 to 15.0 include:

    • Minimal 10.7 Lion 64-bit required on Mac OSX”

    my macs can support the latest OSX, but 10.6.8 is my osx of choice for a few different reasons…dropping support for Snow Leopard is a bit of a blow but that was not the reason i feel a bit disappointed…

    having to find out the way i did, WAS

    for Kodi 14.2 to offer an unsupported update, is a bit cheap…it collects the hardware capabilities under SYSTEM INFO…

    while i accept my responsibility of getting properly informed before an upgrade, i think it would be reasonable, on MAJOR releases like ISENGARD, when certain platforms previously supported get dropped to PROPERLY display, such as in the download section…

    to this day, if one is grabbing an OSX version, there`s no indication of what is supported…

    you would have to click to the the release page first, read throughout the whole thing to find out…

    a friendly reminder from a huge fan…


    • Kib Jul 29, 2015 

      We don’t have updates from inside the application. I have no idea where you got this.

  • Kermodei Bear13 Jul 29, 2015 

    Tried older versions before like Gotham and Frodo back before change to Kodi. Had difficulties each time, but at least came back to try again later. Took a while but got things right. Even had changed from Windows to Ubuntu. Noticed right away the update to Isengard. Liking the new features.
    Thanks for making my digital media library so much easier to use. May try the music sometime. Taking things slow with the transition of OS.
    Keep up the great work. Will spread the word to those who will listen

  • Toyan Jul 29, 2015 

    Ok so i downloaded Kodi 15.0 and when playing movies part of the screen is cut off. At the top there is this black line and the screen would just show a portion of the actual movie. For eg i can only see the chest sometimes half of the person. Anyone with this issue? i did mess around with the screen size, zoom etc but no luck. Am now back with the 14.2 and it works fine.

    • bledd Jul 29, 2015 

      Report in the forum, and report it properly. Give hardware details, software details, file type.

      Help us help you.

    • Tom Aug 19, 2015 

      Did you happen to figure this issue out as I’m having the same problem and could use some help. Thanks.

    • Joey Vento Aug 20, 2015 

      I am having this same problem. I am either getting a huge black bar with only the bottom half of the screen playing the video or I am getting a full picture view of the top left of the video. It is the craziest thing I have ever seen on any version of Kodi. This is already the worst release ever!! It seems like my 14.2 didn’t work well either after 15 was released. I also have been hearing of many problems on twitter about 14.2 problems prompted people to update to 15. Where can we go from here if 15 or 14.2 doesn’t work. Should we go back to 14.1 or 13? Any recommendations?

  • Eugen Jul 29, 2015 

    I have an android media player and i have updated to last Kodi 15 version . Unfortunately now I can not see the image (movies) on full screen . Can you help me ?
    Thank you !!!

  • reggie-mental Jul 29, 2015 

    just updated and wont show me any video only sound how can i fix this i’ve been looking through the forums for hours trying everything i can, any helpful help is appreciated

  • Antonious Jul 29, 2015 

    any idea when video game emulators will run natively within KODI so we can play games on it? for such installs that use openelec?

    • Michael Vogt Jul 30, 2015 

      Check out RetroPlayer in the Forums!

  • george Jul 30, 2015 

    i downloaded kodi isengard but can’t install, it says an existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed…what should i do?

    • Martijn Jul 31, 2015 

      you would need to uninstall current package

    • Kevin M. Aug 04, 2015 

      If you are using a pre-configured android box. Try installing ZDBox, uninstall the existing Kodi then install the new version. I would also suggest removing the native Browser and installing Firefox for android, and a new application manager and file manager as well. Many of these boxes are designed to limit functionality and gather personal information while maximizing their use to advertisers. Unfortunately the retention of information and hobbled programs, limits the performance and functionality they advertise.

  • Leon Jul 31, 2015 

    Fantastic work again guys! Thankyou to all involved.
    I missed out on a shirt though :(
    Any chance to extend it again?

  • russell Jul 31, 2015 

    Hi, I am using Korora 21. Tried to install Kodi 15 via the terminal and it didnt work. Removed Kodi via the terminal, restarted, installed again via the terminal and its still version 14.2 (strangely now says XBMC in the background). Any ideas?

  • dame Jul 31, 2015 

    You guys are game changers!! Keep it up! Donation coming sooooon! Thank you

  • Vitaly Gurevich Aug 01, 2015 

    It crashes with new AMD driver on Windows 8.1 pro. When playing videos with hardware acceleration enabled -DXVA2. AMD driver version 15

    • fritsch Aug 01, 2015 

      AMD’s new driver crashes kodi … it worked before. File the regression with AMD – it’s their common sense to break everything from time to time – that needs to change.

  • Alfredo Jimenez Aug 01, 2015 

    We were working with XBMC 12, 13 and Kodi 14.2 perfect with our Android TV BOX MX, but with 15 HD files and 3D stutter. The TV BOX is with Android 4.2.2 and 4.4. Help Please. Thanks you really do a great job for us

  • Maico Aug 03, 2015 


    Thank you so much for your good job with Kodi. I’m so glad that Kodi is getting more and more innovative and useful.

    I would like to make a little suggestion: please put an option that allow me to keep the older seeking controller (not the Adaptive Seeking as showed in the video)

    I’m still using Kodi 14.1 (actually, SPMC 14.1 instead of using 14.2) because that new function really annoys when I use with my IR remote.

    That’s just a suggestion.

    Thank you so much

  • Antonio Miranda Aug 03, 2015 

    There is no PORTUGUESE-BRAZIL on Subtitle Download config… :(

  • Juergen Aug 04, 2015 

    After installing the update the HDMI Sound 5.1 (AC3 passthrough) is only scratching. Before it was ok. I reinstalled the former version and the sound was ok again. What changed in the new version, that the sound crashes?

  • Kevin M. Aug 04, 2015 

    Time has come for the freeware community and Kodi developers, to revisit “squid” a freeware app that provides the ability to work as both a web-host and a proxy server. There would be no need for VPNs because the Kidi device can filter out web queries received on port 80, reroute them to a cache and respond on port 81 as a proxy client emulating another device location that could be configured in moments, to be located anywhere on the planet.

    If squid was integrated into Kodi Geo-blocking could be eliminated and all of the Kodi community would realize the full potentials of this fantastic little program. Making what is already pretty remarkable, into the next “really big thing”.

  • Mark Aug 04, 2015 

    Worked great until i changed skin and restarted it…all im getting is a background picture and clicking sound like its scrolling thru the tabs but nothing is popping up!

  • Ahmed Aug 06, 2015 

    All the best, Thank you

  • jay tibbles Aug 06, 2015 

    This crashes while playing on my Amazon Fire several times a day. I have to restart the Fire in order to get through a complete movie. It starts reloading in the middle of playing.

    I wish I had stayed with 14.2

  • Kate Aug 11, 2015 

    Hi , I am loving the latest version of Kodi. I use this on my smart TV which is also my PC monitor. The only annoying thing about it it that it takes up all of the screen even when not in full screen mode and the only way to use my PC is to exit Kodi completely. Is there a way to minimise the window that I have not yet discovered ?

  • M Aug 11, 2015 


  • Peter Aug 13, 2015 

    I have a media centre running kodi 15.0 – but since i installd 15 (last week) the 2 raspberry pies with kodi wont update library . I cant seem to find a fix?
    or a forum about this?

  • po lee Aug 13, 2015 

    i went and updated my cydia packages and it updated kodi to 15 but it wont work on ipad 1 ,, how do i go back to helix or eden

  • Mike Aug 13, 2015 

    Now that this is on the Google Play store, is it possible to run Kodi 15 natively on ChromeOS in a Chrome Box?

  • Mecca Aug 14, 2015 

    I updated my system to 15.0 but now my video only plays in the top left-hand corner how do I resolve this issue

    • Neil Aug 25, 2015 

      Hello, just wondering if you’ve managed to solve the issue with your kodi 15 playing top left corner, I’m having a similar issue if not the same..

      Kind regards


  • celina Aug 18, 2015 

    if i am running an older pivos box that only runs android 4.0 can i not get kodi 15 at all?

  • Meknessi14 Aug 18, 2015 

    Pls help my kodi instaler PS3

  • joe Aug 21, 2015 

    i cant get anything to work right with 15.0 isongard, 14.2 working real well. whats going on

  • Mark Aug 22, 2015 

    Whilst playing video i get screen sizing issues with some of the right hand side screen missing (easy to see this issue when viewing credits at the end of the film). There is also a large black band appearing in the top 20% of tge viewing area. The display area is fine on the kodi menus etc tge problem only occurs on video playback. I am using kodi 15.0. Advise appreciated.

    • Mark Aug 22, 2015 

      I worked out the problem. Turning off the HDMI auto detect setting and manually setting as 1080p-60hz.

      • Joey Vento Aug 26, 2015 

        I looked for those settings under kodi settings and didn’t see them under expert level. I did see under video>playback>adjust display refresh rate and I tried all 3 settings: Off/Always/On Start and I still had the display issue. I do not see anywhere to set manually. I also tried a few more settings to no avail. I do not have the zoom problem with Kodi 15 on my Windows box, only Android.

  • Neil Aug 25, 2015 

    Same problem as macca all videos pay back in top left hand corner… Please help

  • mihan Aug 29, 2015 

    plz help..

    kodi is not fit into my laptop screen..itsover zoomed.

    already check the zoom settings..but no use..

    OS windows 10
    Display resolution 1920×1080.

    • Rainer Sep 21, 2015 

      Me too. On Windows 10 Kodi is about 50% wider and higher. No prob in Windows 7, which I can still dual-boot, same HW, same AMD graphics driver. Any help anybody?

      • Rainer Sep 21, 2015 

        And only in 1080p, smaller screens are fine

  • ant Aug 31, 2015 

    I have an android tv box mxq with 14.2 pre installed.. however when I try to udate to version 15 it says already a file named kodi and won’t instal. My thinking is that because I didn’t download kodi through google play it wont update or recognise to over write without deleting it first. Please help

    • Martijn Aug 31, 2015 

      You have an unofficial version installed as such you cannot install the official. You will need to remove it first

      • ant Sep 01, 2015 

        But when I visit google play.. its says its already installed.. If I delete the existing one I will lise alk the pre installed add ons.. I know this has been the case with other boxes aswell

  • Panayiotis Theodorou Sep 20, 2015 

    Hello , i have Kodi 14.2 installed on M8 box .

    I see that there is no option to select sub4free.gr or greeksubtitles.gr or opensubtitles.org

    please note that 10 days before i was able to use these options .

    Any idea / help how to fix this problem?


  • dr D Oct 05, 2015 

    I’m trying to play kodi on apple tv. Kodi is installed on iphone4. I am able to enable airplay and zeroconf but I only get audio and a still picture instead of video. I sometimes see internet radio in the backdrop. Any suggestions on how to get the video to play? Thanks.

  • rotem Oct 17, 2015 


    i am trying to install v15.2 and i get error message that it cant write files on X86… any idea?

  • cristi Oct 22, 2015 

    I upgraded kodi from helix 14.2 to 15.2 and I noticed a decrease in video quality
    playing movies. I played various 720p and 1080p clips and the difference is noticeable. The image in a little blurred. As you know kodi helix requires superuser access in order to work properly whereas kodi isengard does not. Could this be the reason in video quality loss ? Thx

  • dame Oct 26, 2015 

    Thank you soooo much for all your help and support guys. You are literally changing the how the world shares information and views content. You guys will be receiving a donation from this guy for sure! Thank you for being great guys and girls!

About Kodi

Kodi is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.