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Last Update: 2019-05-11 15:10 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: 97 (123), 6 months: 97 (124), 3 months: 78 (144), 4 weeks: 108 (115), 1 week: 106 (94)

Average visitor rating: 8.96/10 from 24 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:
 • 2019-07-25: 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 9.0.2 8.2.5 8.0.2
Release Date 2019-05-11 2018-04-14 2017-05-26
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 240-250 200-250 200-250
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Installation Text Text Text
Default Desktop Kodi Kodi Kodi
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Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
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Processor Architecture armhf, x86_64 armhf, i686, x86_64 armhf, i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
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Version: 8.2.5
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-08-16
Votes: 0

Started with KODI on a PC, shifted to R-Pi, used 8.25, worked for a month or so, then constant lock-ups. I deleted all addons, reinstalled, updated, but still had consistent freezes.
I've since installed OSMC almost a year ago and have had zero problems. OSMC is far more stable.

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Version: 9.0.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-28
Votes: 0

I mainly use LibreELEC on my Odroid C2; but it is occasionally used on my Raspberry Pi Zero W and Raspberry Pi 4.

When running, the playing is mainly controlled through the TV's or Receiver's remote control. As a multimedia player solution I really love it. My previous player was a WD TV Live, and this solution is better in many ways. LibreELEC is also getting steadily better. There were very few improvements made to the WD TV, and it was all too quickly rendered obsolete.

When video technology (in other words new codecs) moves forward and the Odroid is no longer suitable, then you just change the operating system on the boot drive, and it is still a very good single board computer for other tasks.

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Version: 8.2.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-07-28
Votes: 2

Great software that works well with constant development on many diffent systems and architechtures. I used to use openelec but after a massive wait for a new realse and a lot of bugs and crashing a few times a day(at least for me) changing to libreelec was a game changer as problems was less commen. Mainly used in my case for streaming youtube to TV, much better interface and more responsive than SmartTV apps and the like.

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