Just today we rolled out an update of our desktop app – Stremio 4.4.

Some of you may wonder why did we jump from Stremio 4.0. To 4.4; we won’t bore you with the reasons for that but we’ll just say we did it to unify the nomenclature of all our desktop and mobile apps.

We are revamping our entire back-end system; we did this, so that Stremio runs better and more smoothly than ever before.

As a part of this revamp, we are introducing a new protocol for addons. With it, it will be much easier to create addons for Stremio, and we are positive that a lot more community addons will be added soon so that you can enjoy even more content. If you’re interested to learn more about it, check out these GitHub repos:



In addition, we are rewriting the system, which sends notifications about new episodes, channels, etc.. The new system will be a lot more reliable and better designed. Notifications should be received much faster now. The release adds a checkbox in the “Details” page of series and channels, so that you can indicate whether you wish to receive notifications for new episodes/videos for this particular item.

Keeping track of watched videos has also been improved, and we have fixed the technical difficulties experienced with Trakt.tv – this integration now works seamlessly.

Last but not least, we have also fixed the issue some of our users were experiencing playing local files. Stremio now does a much better job scanning for local files, so you will be able to enjoy the content on your computer as well as the video streams available through addons.

For those of you interested in the other improvements you can expect in Stremio 4.4, here is the full list:

  • New add-ons protocol supported;
  • Watched episodes/videos tracking improved;
  • Addon syncing improved: add-ons installed from an URL are now synced;
  • Settings: you can now export your data;
  • Local files: Stremio detects local files much better now: detected files will appear in Board/Discover (under “Other”);
  • Images loading is now faster;
  • Trakt scrobbling fixes, moved on back-end;
  • Window title changes when you’re in player to show the name of what you’re playing;
  • Intro dialog bugfixes;
  • Ability to toggle notifications for particular items (in series/channels detail page);
  • Notifications update faster.

As you know, the Stremio desktop app has a built-in auto-updater. This means that one of the next times you launch it, it will upgrade to 4.4 on its own. Keep in mind, however, that this may take a while – there are almost 6 million Stremio users, after all, so we are rolling out the update gradually. If you are anxious to get the new version, use one of these three links:

Stremio 4.4 for Windows
Stremio 4.4 for Mac
Stremio 4.4 for Linux

Happy streaming!

Categories: Stremio News


Alan SMith · August 28, 2018 at 1:54 pm

It update in
OS: elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki x86_64
Kernel: 4.15.0-33-generic

And here it is what I got:
opengl-cb] GL_VERSION=’3.0 Mesa 18.0.5′
[opengl-cb] Detected desktop OpenGL 3.0.
[opengl-cb] GL_VENDOR=’Intel Open Source Technology Center’
[opengl-cb] GL_RENDERER=’Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile ‘
[opengl-cb] Loaded extension GL_ARB_sync.
[opengl-cb] Loaded extension GL_ARB_timer_query.
[opengl-cb] Loaded extension GL_ARB_debug_output.
[opengl-cb] 16 bit texture depth: 16.
[opengl-cb] Reported display depth: R=8, G=8, B=8
[opengl-cb] Testing FBO format 0x805b
[opengl-cb] Create FBO: 16×16 (16×16)
[opengl-cb] Using FBO format 0x805b.
[opengl-cb] No advanced processing required. Enabling dumb mode.
[8850:8884:0828/165313.687423:FATAL:nss_util.cc(203)] nss_error=-5925, os_error=0
#0 0x7f7eb490b3ae
#1 0x7f7eb491b4b7
#2 0x7f7eb50ec68d
#3 0x7f7eb50ecba0
#4 0x7f7eb501bc75
#5 0x7f7eb4f088a7
#6 0x7f7eb4ed4b67
#7 0x7f7eb405452a
#8 0x7f7eb4055a46
#9 0x7f7eb4057bce
#10 0x7f7eb4237207
#11 0x7f7eb455921f
#12 0x7f7eb497f5a3
#13 0x7f7eb4924b90
#14 0x7f7eb492699d
#15 0x7f7eb4927896
#16 0x7f7eb4928210
#17 0x7f7eb4923f92
#18 0x7f7eb493f9d8
#19 0x7f7eb426c1f5
#20 0x7f7eb426c62b
#21 0x7f7eb49575f6
#22 0x7f7eb49538ad
#23 0x7f7ead3d26ba start_thread
#24 0x7f7eb157241d clone

QSocketNotifier: Socket notifiers cannot be enabled or disabled from another thread
QMutex: destroying locked mutex
QMutex: destroying locked mutex
QObject::~QObject: Timers cannot be stopped from another thread
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Alessandro Roncone · August 28, 2018 at 7:41 pm

4.4 appimage for linux doesn’t work (it crashes with a segfault) on Ubuntu 14.04.

Leer · August 30, 2018 at 12:32 am

Why have you guys removed the year filter from the latest release? It was very helpful!

Antonio · September 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm

It is not working on Ubuntu. The appimage fails to load: it opens and closes immediately without running.

Rodrigo · September 3, 2018 at 1:53 am

Its possivle tu customize thefolder and drive of the cache ? Im running stremio from an usb drive and i want to put the cache there but its not possible.

Siegeengine · October 18, 2018 at 12:56 pm

For those with the appimage not working e.g. :-

QSocketNotifier: Socket notifiers cannot be enabled or disabled from another thread
QMutex: destroying locked mutex
Segmentation fault

Do the following:

sudo apt install libnss3
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnss3.so

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