A couple of months ago we announced the beta version of Stremio 4.0. We are now happy to announce that we have rolled a new version of our desktop app with a few notable improvements and an awesome new feature: the Stremio remote control!

This new version is now available for download from our website – we will soon release an auto-updater for it but if you want to get it right now, download it here.

What’s new

We have made a number of improvements to the Stremio desktop app.

You will probably notice some slight changes to the interface; these are not major but contribute to an enhanced user experience.

Stremio 4.0: What's New - The Stremio Blog

We have also added a “Similar” section to each movie page. This way you can easily find titles that are related to the one you’re currently checking out and selecting a film to watch will be even easier than it was before.

Stremio 4.0: What's New - The Stremio Blog

We have revamped the the add-ons panel; add-ons are now displayed in a clearer way so you can easily find the ones you need. A separate add-on has been added for your local files as well.

Stremio 4.0: What's New - The Stremio Blog

The search results screen has also been upgraded. The search results are now displayed by add-on so it’s easier to navigate the movies, tv shows, series and channels.

Stremio 4.0: What's New - The Stremio Blog

We have added the option to import your Trakt.tv library, so you can sync your favorite video content across all platforms and devices. To do that, you should just go to your settings, authenticate your Trakt account and an “Import from Trakt” link will appear.

Something else we’ve added is a few different color schemes to choose from if you feel like spicing things up – just go to “Settings” and click on the drop-down menu under languages.

Stremio 4.0: What's New - The Stremio Blog

The video player now reads internal subtitles from a video file.

We saved the best bit for last: we have introduced the option to use your smartphone as a remote control for Stremio! To take advantage of it, just go to your settings, scroll down until you see a QR code and scan it with any QR code scanner on your phone. Then open the link and voila – your phone is now your remote control! How awesome is that!

Stremio 4.0: What's New - The Stremio Blog

The new Stremio website

If you have visited our website in the last few days, you may have noticed that it’s been revamped as well. We have updated it for a more contemporary look and feel and easier navigation.

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Alison Augusto · July 7, 2017 at 12:23 am

Excelentes novidades, espero ver uma versão para o xbox one e Windows 10.

John Doe · July 9, 2017 at 10:20 pm

I like it more than 3 but it doesn’t scrobble to trakt.tv?

Uno Mas · July 24, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Nice changes, but where is the play with VLC option?

Djio Bach · July 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Great news! I’m testing and it’s really better in the macOS.
Subtitle controls are much better, but I’m still missing the text color option. White over white is killing me!! 😉

Davey Jakes · August 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm

why has the icon still got a 3 on it when its v4? And yes, disappointed the play in VLC preference has gone.

    Stremio · August 11, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Davey, the 3 is a part of our logo, it doesn’t reflect the version of the platform.

Rodrigo Ardilha · August 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Unfortunately this new version there are many problems for broadcast on Chromecast. When you choose the chromecast option appears the logo on TV and then finish the broadcast. Such a pity.

    Rodrigo Ardilha · August 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Also with subtitles. Often just does not load at all. In any language.

Rafael · September 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Are you forecast for an Android TV version?

    xDeaRxDeViLx · December 15, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    It better you buy a Android Box,
    3GB RAM, Octa-core 2.0GHz you get for 40-50 $

Akismal · October 8, 2017 at 6:43 pm

The latest beta version for windows has big problem with the calendar which is wrong. The first and second of October are Sunday, That s why nothing appears on calendar.

Paolo · November 5, 2017 at 5:28 pm

i have a big problem with ubuntu 17.10. I can’t see the full screen and all the images. all is so big and i can’t resize. there is a solution?????

Jacob · November 20, 2017 at 7:17 am

For the Linux-version there is a problem with the screen-locker not being disabled in full-screen (at least at plasma-based systems – like KDE). Years ago you had to run scripts like lightsOn to disable screensaver/screenlock during full-screen playback but now the playing-software disables the screen-locker itself. And your programmers have forgotten this part… Otherwise a nice product. AppImage is a wonderful system for distribution to Linux.

vlcshortcuts · November 25, 2017 at 3:19 am

Hoping there’s a recent update where the VLC preference is being restored.

Yousef · November 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm

u guys really should fix the cast features, i liked it better version 3.6.5.

Joe · December 10, 2017 at 5:46 am

Not all my trakt shows are showing up in the library. Any idea why?

Tiago · December 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm

With the new updated I can’t put subtitles in the videos. In any language….

xDeaRxDeViLx · December 15, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Hi guy’s,
Why Stremio don’t have German language??
Best Regards

xDeaRxDeViLx · December 15, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Hi guy’s,

Hm.. German language is not inside, a lot of languages are inside that I never belongs and one of the popular languages like German failed.
Why it?

Eduardo Reyes · December 27, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Trakt scrobble does not import my watched history on :Stremio 4.0.3. server:4.1.29

Luciana · January 8, 2018 at 12:14 am

I can’t make subtitles work on this new version… No Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.. so no series being watched…

graziano · January 17, 2018 at 1:23 am

add an home button, right now to come back to home screen ou have to hit the back button many time as many episode you have wached.

Dirk Van Lierde · January 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm

Great, following this closely, have it installed on my wife’s and my shield TV.
1 remark : i’d like to see an option to lower the subtitles to the bottom of the screen and to manage the font size.

    Dirk Van Lierde · January 19, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    BTW, isn’t there a new version for Android ? Got 0.42.3 installed but without the new stuff like using your phone as remote, etc…

Luciana · January 21, 2018 at 10:47 pm

On new version when you minimize the screen and maximize it again, it leaves the frozen image of the minimized screen over the maximized one. ( On windows at least) Had to go back to 3.6.5 version 🙁

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