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Upcoming changes

Kodi 19 (Matrix) will release soon with big changes that affect the majority of LibreELEC users. One of the most visible changes is the switch to Python3 (code used by Kodi add-ons). To be compatible with Kodi Matrix add-ons that previously used Python2 must be reworked by their creators or maintainers to use Python3. Sometimes this is a simple change, in other cases it needs a complete rewrite of the add-on. Many official Kodi add-ons are now updated and waiting in the Kodi Matrix repo (or third party repos) but Kodi has a huge add-on ecosystem, and many add-ons are...

LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2.6

LibreELEC 9.2.6 (Leia) has arrived based upon Kodi v18.9. Changes since 9.2.4: Kodi 18.9 Kodi 19 Matrix: We have currently no plans yet to create an official Alpha release of LE10 with the Alpha version of Kodi 19. Due the drawn out release cycle of Kodi and the experiences from the past few years we are waiting a bit longer to avoid major problems. Nightly builds could be downloaded like usual, that includes the latest unstable development snapshot of LE10/Kodi19. Change for Raspberry 4: With LE 9.2 and later you need to add “hdmi_enable_4kp60=1“ to your config.txt if you want...

LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2.5

LibreELEC 9.2.5 (Leia) has arrived based upon Kodi v18.8 only for RPi4. This release only contains a fix for RPi4. There is no 9.2.5 for every other platform. Changes since 9.2.4: firmware fix for RPi4 (blank screen at start) Kodi 19 Matrix: We have currently no plans yet to create an official Alpha release of LE10 with the Alpha version of Kodi 19. Due the drawn out release cycle of Kodi and the experiences from the past few years we are waiting a bit longer to avoid major problems. Nightly builds could be downloaded like usual, that includes the latest...

LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2.4

LibreELEC 9.2.4 (Leia) has arrived based upon Kodi v18.8. Changes since 9.2.3: firmware fixes for RPi (fixes booting issues) Kodi 18.8 Kodi 19 Matrix: We have currently no plans yet to create an official Alpha release of LE10 with the Alpha version of Kodi 19. Due the drawn out release cycle of Kodi and the experiences from the past few years we are waiting a bit longer to avoid major problems. Nightly builds could be downloaded like usual, that includes the latest unstable development snapshot of LE10/Kodi19. Change for Raspberry 4: With LE 9.2 and later you need to add...

LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2.3

LibreELEC 9.2.3 (Leia) the final version has arrived based upon Kodi v18.7.1. Changes since 9.2.1/9.2.2: improvements for the RPi several minor updates Kodi 18.7.1 Change for Raspberry 4: With LE 9.2 and later you need to add “hdmi_enable_4kp60=1“ to your config.txt if you want to use 4k output at the RPi4. Before you needed “hdmi_enable_4k=1“ that is now deprecated. Raspberry 4: It would be nice to have the 4B running the latest mainline kernel as other devices in LibreELEC 9.2, but adding support for an all-newSoC chipset is a huge effort and the Pi Foundation needed to align initial 4B...

LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2.2 Hotfix

LibreELEC 9.2.2 (Leia) is a Hotfix release just for the x86_64 Generic (PC, AMD, Intel, NVIDIA …) image. It includes a fix for the missing sound at Intel based systems (mainly NUC) due an Linux Kernel bug.This is just for the Generic image as the fix only targeting this platform. Upgrading On first boot the Kodi media database will be upgraded. Depending on your hardware and media collection size this could take several minutes. Please be patient. Downloads Click here to go to the download page.