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Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC

LibreELEC is "just enough OS" to run the Kodi media centre. LibreELEC is a Linux distribution built to run Kodi on current and popular hardware. The project is an evolution of the OpenELEC project. LibreELEC software will be familiar to OpenELEC users. The distribution runs on x86 desktop computers, Raspberry Pi devices and ODroid and WeTek computers.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 80 (146), 6 months: 80 (151), 3 months: 76 (162), 4 weeks: 57 (207), 1 week: 63 (161)

Average visitor rating: 9.07/10 from 27 review(s).

LibreELEC Summary
Distribution LibreELEC
Home Page https://libreelec.tv/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.libreelec.tv/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://wiki.libreelec.tv/
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors https://libreelec.tv/downloads_new/
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-11-26: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.2.0
 • 2019-10-27: Development Release: LibreELEC 9.2 Beta 2
 • 2019-07-25: Development Release: LibreELEC 9.2 Alpha
 • 2019-05-11: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.0.2
 • 2019-02-02: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.0
 • 2018-12-24: Development Release: LibreELEC 9.0 Beta 1
 • 2018-08-03: Development Release: LibreELEC 9.0 Alpha
 • 2018-03-14: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 8.2.4
 • 2017-11-21: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 8.2.1
 • 2017-10-28: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 8.2.0
 • 2017-09-25: Development Release: LibreELEC 8.1.2 Beta
 • 2017-08-15: Development Release: LibreELEC 8.1.0 Beta
 • More LibreELEC releases...

 •2018-04-03 LibreELEC wants help building images
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Feature 9.2.0 8.2.5 8.0.2
Release Date 2019-11-25 2018-04-14 2017-05-26
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 240-250 200-250 200-250
Free Download IMG IMG IMG
Installation Text Text Text
Default Desktop Kodi Kodi Kodi
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Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture armhf, x86_64 armhf, i686, x86_64 armhf, i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
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Version: 9.2.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-29
Votes: 0

Libreelec has been with me for a long time now. Its in my RPi Zero w, RPi 3 B and 3B plus. The thing I've learned over the time is that you don't update every updates now and than, instead you only update to major updates for example 9.0 to 9.2 and nothing in between. It is rock stable and dependable. The only downside is you don't get to install packages like torrent download extension as you see in OSMC.

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Version: 8.2.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-26
Votes: 1

Simply the best just-enough-OS for the Raspberry Pi. I've been using it since the original Pi B+ and it started from the fork from OpenELEC. No Complaints.

Simply works, is responsive. If you're looking for a quick way to get a HTPC going, this is your answer. Just dd the image to an SD card and it boots right up to Kodi.

If you're new, note that there is no desktop or desktop environment. No browser or default add-ons. You'll have to install your add-ons manually after adding repos, or use a shared drive from another computer with your content (over samba is probably the easiest).

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Version: 9.0.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-09
Votes: 8

This is just my opinion, but I think LibreELEC is awesome! I totally agree with the fork and read many threads on the topic, but the original OpenELEC development was simply too slow. With LibreELEC, there has been excellent developer support and the development for the Odroid C2 has been excellent. Since the price of the C2 is so low, I would recommend trying it first on the Odroid C2 and using ethernet instead of Wifi if possible. Not sure if this is made for NOOB's, so some research and configuration may be needed, but after you do your homework, LibreELEC is well, AWESOME! So a big thank you for all the hard work and development on one of the best distributions made for ARM CPU's for multimedia. ARM CPU's sip electricity and the C2 has enough compute power to run LibreELEC well. I don't see how a Pi-Zero has near the CPU power desired to run it though, but glad it works fine on that for those running it on a Pi-Zero. Read the forums on LibreELEC and on HardKernel for the C2 and that has lots of great useful information as well. Not enough people read the forums imho.

LELLL - LibreELEC, Learn it, Love it, Live it:)

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