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Kodi 20 Nexus Alpha 1 Now Available To Download

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The past few months have been pretty busy for the Kodi team. Two months ago, the developers rolled out the latest stable version of Kodi – Kodi 19.4. The developers have now improved the Kodi 20 ‘Nexus,’ pushing it to the first Alpha stage. So, you can now download Kodi 20 Nexus alpha 1 Android APK. It’s available along with the iOS IPA, Mac, and Windows versions.

The rest of this post will provide you with more details regarding how to download the new Kodi 20 Nexus alpha 1 Android APK for your smartphone.

What is Kodi 20 (Nexus)?

Kodi 20, codenamed Nexus, is the successor to the famous home theatre software, Kodi 19 ‘Matrix’. The latest stable version of the software was released a couple of months ago. Now, the Kodi developers have reached a new milestone for the latest software version.

Kodi 20 ‘Nexus’ is currently in the alpha 1 development stage. Now, the developers need the public to test the software and provide feedback regarding its performance. Here’s a brief of what the developers said below:

“The pre-release builds have become available because we think it is ready for wider testing and usage. It also means we are getting closer to a stable release of v20.”

When compared to the previous software, you need to understand that a lot of things have changed for the new version. Before downloading the new Kodi 20 Alpha 1, you can quickly check out some of the changes below:


  • AV1 hardware decoding for Android. PR
  • AV1 hardware decoding for Linux via VAAPI PR
  • Bump to FFMPEG 4.4 PR


  • Add new font style settings such as border size/color, background type/color/opacity, shadow color/opacity, and blur
  • Improved font size that now matches the point/pixel proportion
  • When Kodi is in windowed mode subtitles are now always displayed correctly
  • Add a new setting to change text alignment for closed caption subtitles for a better reading
  • Improved VPlayer for better reading of multiline text

You can check here to see the full list of everything that changed about the new Kodi 20 alpha 1.

How to download Kodi 20 Nexus Alpha 1

As earlier mentioned, Kodi 20 ‘Nexus’ alpha 1 is now available for interested users to download on their devices. If you’re interested in getting the new software, all you need is to check the official download page. The software is available for download on major devices, including Android, Linux, Windows, iOS, macOS, Raspberry Pi, and tvOS. On the website, just click the operating system for the device you’re using for the download.

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