Kodi 19.4 Matrix: Features, Changelog, Download, and More!

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Throughout 2021, Kodi’s developers managed to roll out incremental Kodi updates. They published the all-new Kodi 19 Matrix, followed by Kodi 19.1, 19.2, and 19.3 releases to fix all the minor bugs & errors, introduce new features and improve the overall user experience.

Now, after five long months, Team Kodi has released the first update of 2022 – Kodi 19.4 Matrix. While it’s a point release, there’s still plenty to chew on. 

Kodi 19.4 Matrix Release – What’s New?

The new release focuses on bug fixes, some backports, and performance improvements. Unfortunately, there are no shiny new features. Yet, it has ample software corrections to make your Kodi experience better than ever.

As usual, the full changelog is available on Github. But, we will be breaking it down for your ease in the following paragraphs.

Kodi Matrix 19.4 Feature Highlights

Below is a breakdown of the biggest highlights of the Kodi 19.4 release: 

Estuary

  • Fix: Home screen context menu fix for when there are more than 10 items in the menu.
  • Fix: Seekbar wouldn’t disappear after 5 seconds when using a remote app, e.g., Kore or JSON to pause Kodi.

Input

  • Fix: English keypad missing semi-colon.
  • Fix: Chinese keypad character now displaying correctly.

Music

  • Fix: Artist discography export to the NFO.

PVR

  • New: Sort method for recordings on the basis of season and episode.
  • Fix: Crash when navigating an empty guide.
  • Fix: Hiding/deleting channel group now working correctly.

User Interface

  • Fix: Any Favorites for a restricted/locked media source are now hidden.
  • Fix: Blu-ray ISO title and watched status now displaying correctly.
  • Fix: The wrong language identified from subtitle name corrected.

Video

  • Fix: EDL mute now working fine.
  • Fix: ASS subtitles display now working correctly.

Android-specific Updates

  • Fix: Audio buffers adjusted
  • Fix: Various TrueHD stutter/dropout issues corrected

Linux-specific Updates

  • Fix: Automatic play of DVDs

macOS-specific Updates

  • Fix: Mouse cursor positioning in full-screen

Windows-specific Updates

  • Fix: Flickering with interlaced H.264 SD on AMD GPUs
  • Fix: Crash on unexpected network configuration (e.g. no MAC address obtained)

Xbox-specific Updates

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Installation Guide 

To update your version of Kodi, head over to the official Kodi website and download the latest version available. As it’s a minor update, you can easily install it over your existing files without any problem. However, be sure to back up any important files just in case. And if you are already using Kodi, read our instructions about how to update Kodi. (Insert Kodi update Link from our website)

Additionally, keep in mind that it takes a while for the new update to appear in various app stores. So, be patient if your AppStore is still listing the older version. Android users will have to wait a tad bit longer, though, as Kodi 19.4 Matrix won’t be coming to Google Play Store any time soon. (Kodi still targets Android 10, while Google demands Android 11)

In the meantime, you can manually update Kodi on Android devices like Amazon Firestick. Download the new version from the following links and re-install the app manually. Follow our step-by-step installation guide on how to install Kodi on Firestick (Insert relevant Link from our website) if you run into any trouble. 

32-bit download Link: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/kodi-19.4-Matrix-armeabi-v7a.apk

64-bit download Link: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm64-v8a/kodi-19.4-Matrix-arm64-v8a.apk

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Final Thoughts

In comparison with the last October’s update, the new Kodi 19.4 release has changed 145 files, and 170 individual commits. While it’s not a major release, we still recommend updating Kodi so that you can take full advantage of this fantastic media player application. If you’re new to Kodi, go through our Beginner’s Guide to Kodi (Insert relevant Link from our website), in which we explain all the basics. Thank you for reading!

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