TECH UPDATE #8
We are back with the next part of our tech update that will cover everything we have done in last month.
About a year ago, we announced that we are shutting down all ads in Stremio for PC and Android in Anticipation of AdEx launch. Now ads in Stremio for PC are back and they are provided by AdEx. We believe these ads are non-intrusive and we are confident that they are not decreasing your Stremio experience.
Monetize options for add-on developers
The next big thing to come is that add-on developer will soon be able to monetize their work. We hope that will improve add-ons reliability and will bring new content providers to stremio. To learn more about add-ons monetizing possibilities, read this blog post.
This time, we have implemented only a handful of new features; the reason for this is that we are focusing on the new stremio-core, which will be the foundation for the new Stremio 5. So here is the list of new features.
Adult content warning
We know many of you have asked about parental controls. We don’t have such a feature yet but we have added a warning about adult content so it should be at least safe now to use Stremio at work or by minors ?
Add-ons loading indicator
We have added an indicator above streams list that shows how many add-ons are still loading.
Cool to know if you still have to wait for results.
New add-on installation window
We have changed add-on installation window. Now it looks much better.
With have fixed a few bugs that were affecting user experience, here they are below:
- We have fixed a bug with missing msvcr120.dll on Windows;
- We have fixed a minor bug in the calendar;
- We have fixed multiple bugs on the details page;
- We have fixed a bug when going back from trailer was redirecting user to wrong video;
- We have fixed a bug when some non- latin characters were displayed wrongly
- We have improved how autoplay next episode works.
While it is important to improve existing projects, it is also important to keep up with technology and elevate the platform that we have right now. This is why our biggest focus right now is the new stremio-core. With new architecture it will be possible to make Stremio more resistant to bugs, provide new features in a faster manner and spend less time on fixing existing problems so then overall effect will be a better user experience. Stay tuned!