Kodi v19 (Matrix) changelog

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This is the Kodi Wiki version of a condensed changelog for the Kodi v19 version (codename: "Matrix") releases with a summary of the most important core features and functions as well as other notable changes to key areas of the application software or its user interface. Please note that this condensed changelog version is not meant bug-fixes, nor minor refactoring or cosmetic changes.

v19 (Matrix)

1 Changelog

Changes that affect all platforms


1.1 Add-ons Framework, API, and Manager

1.2 AudioEngine

1.3 Gaming (Games interface and Game Clients)

1.4 General Library

1.5 GUI Engine (Skinning Engine)

1.6 Input System (Input Manager and Input APIs)

1.7 Live TV and PVR (Personal Video Recorder)

  • Added PVR Reminders [1][2][3]
  • Added EDL and chapter marker visualisation for recordings (and videos in general) [4]
  • Reworked EPG database storage setting semantics (default to 'do not store') [5]
  • Added TV and radio channel groups home screen widgets [6]
  • Added thumbnail picture generation for channel groups [7]
  • Group manager: Automatically fill channel lists upon group selection [8]
  • Added ability to sort channels and EPG by the backend order of channels [9]
  • Added support for group specific channel numbering and option to start group number locally from 1 [10]
  • Reworked Guide window's navigation controls [11]
  • Added support for 'first aired' and 'rating' to PVR info dialog [12]
  • Added 'new' indicators to Gudie window and PVR info dialog [13]
  • Added support for 'year' to Guide, Timers and Recordings windows and dialogs [14]
  • Added, updated, and improved PVR backend clients addons for popular third-party external PVR recording software platforms:
    • New: waipu.tv PVR Client PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • New: Freebox PVR Client PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • Zattoo PVR Client PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • Teleboy PVR Client PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • Sledovanitv.cz PVR Client PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • PVR Demo Client dummy addon with fake (method stub) PVR recording software for PVR skinning and regression testing
    • IPTV Simple Client PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • FilmOn PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • Stalker Middleware PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • HDHomeRun PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • Digital Devices Octopus NET Client PVR Addon backend client maintained and made available by Digital Devices
    • Enigma2 (Dreambox / Vu+ / DBox2) PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • VBox TV Gateway PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • Njoy Digital (N7) PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • PCTV Systems (Broadway) PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • Tvheadend HTSP Client PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • VDR VNSI Client PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • MythTV PVR Client Addon backend client maintained and available from the Kodi's community
    • NextPVR (former GB-PVR) PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • Argus TV (former ForTheRecord) PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • DVBLink PVR Client Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • DVBViewer Client PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • MediaPortal PVR Client Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community
    • WMC (Windows Media Center) PVR Addon backend client maintained and available from Kodi's community

1.8 Music Library

1.9 Platform Independent Playback

1.10 Web Scrapers

1.11 Other

2 Platform Specific

2.1 Android Specific

2.2 BSD Specific

2.3 iOS Specific

2.4 Linux Specific

2.5 OS X Specific

2.6 Windows Specific

3 References