Kodi v18 (Leia) alpha released with Google Assistant support for Android TV

If your desire to be first to cool trumps your tolerance for instability, Kodi has just released v18 which sports Google Assistant on the Android TV platform. So if you have an NVIDIA Shield, or another Android TV device that works with Kodi go to the play store and download the beta for a play.

The team behind Kodi have announced the next version of their media center, version 18, will be named after the immortal Carrie Fisher, or at least one of her favorite portrayals the beloved Princess Leia. However, there’s more to Leia then just the name, this update – still in Alpha build- brings 2 important Android TV features Suggested Recommendations and Voice search.