Kodi has come a long ways from its early days as XBMC and continues to only get better.
Kodi 17 Krypton is the next version of Kodi to be released and has some major interface changes.
It is still in Beta and being worked on but anyone can download the Beta and test it out themselves.
The Beta can be download and installed and works well even though it is not yet finished.
To test it out go to the Kodi download page and download it here. https://kodi.tv/download/
Only install it on a test machine as to not mess up your current Kodi install.
At first the interface looks very different from the old Kodi interface but underneath there is a lot of familiarity.
The new default Skin is called Estuary.
When Kodi 17 Krypton is finished and released it will be a big upgrade over previous versions.
Beside the updated Estuary Skin interface many new features are being added to Kodi 17 including native support for Amilogic ARM 4K chips, Android de-interlacing to improve live TV streams and much more.
Some new Kodi boxes are being sold with Krypton installed which I think would be better to wait for the final release.
Even though it is in Beta everything worked solid in testing with Exodus. I haven’t tested all the add-ons and likley there are some that wont work with Krypton.
Don’t install Kodi 17 if you only have one install. It is best to install it on a spare laptop/computer or other device as to not mess up your main install and see if it works for you.
Below is a step-by-step setup of Exodus and Kodi 17 Krypton.
Steps to Setup Unknown Sources in Kodi 17 Krypton
Kodi 17 needs a box checked called Unknown Sources to install add-ons such as Exodus or Phoenix
Click the Settings Icon in the top left corner
Be sure to be in Expert Mode
Turn ON Unknown Sources
A warning box will come up click Yes
To move back with a Windows install right click a empty space on the screen.
After Unknown Sources have been set to ON, repositories and add-ons can be installed.
The steps are similar to older versions of Kodi with a repository URL needed to be setup and than the add-ons installed.
Below is a step-by-step of Exodus. The same steps can be used to install any add-on by changing the URL to the repository it is in.
Steps To Install Exodus Add-on into Kodi 17 Krypton
At the top left click the System Settings Icon
3… On the left click Add Source
Type in the following URL: http://fusion.tvaddons.ag/
Name it Fusion
Double check everything is correct
8… Go back to the main menu and click Add-ons
Click the Add-on Package Installer Icon at the top left
Install from zip file
Click repository.exodus-1.0.1.zip and it will download the repository and install.
The bottom of the screen will come up installed or updated
Install from repository
Select Exodus and than install
Exodus will now be available from the main menu Add-ons–>Video add-ons