Category: news

Happy 1st Birthday!

It’s our 1st Birthday, and instead of telling you how much fun it’s been to create a huge community around the project and reach 178,000 active installs, or talk about code and developers, we’re going to focus on two birthday essentials: looking cool, and cake! LOOKING COOL Today we are launching the official LibreELEC apparel store. Purchasing a LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie allows you to support us (all profits go to the project) and look great at the same time. Whether you need to stand out in a crowd or impress small children, the LibreELEC apparel store has you covered! “any colour you like, as...

Happy New Year !!

The project had an interesting and fun 2016. We are now 9-months old and the founding group of 8-10 refugee forum moderators and Kodi patch hackers has evolved into a collective of 65+ people with additional interests in Plex, Docker, Retroplayer and more. Being a friendly neighbour to projects who share our OS base continues to add new developer talent to our extended team and we are proud of the overall positive and respectful atmosphere we have fostered around the project. USERBASE In the last week we exceeded 130,000 active installations. Large numbers are not a core objective but consistent solid growth shows we...

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator v1.2

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator v1.2 is released with initial support for right-to-left GUI localisation in Farsi (Persian) and Hebrew, the addition of Lithuanian and Asturian translations, fixes for writing to mmc devices, use behind a proxy server, and other minor issues seen on macOS sierra and Linux since v1.1. The project team are really happy with the positive reviews the USB-SD Creator app is receiving in blog posts and social media, and website stats show app downloads/week now exceed the number of direct .img file downloads. It’s another little reason fuelling rapid growth in our active-install numbers. If you would like to see a language added...

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator v1.1.0

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator v1.1.0 has been released adding user-interface localisations for 21 languages and support for macOS sierra. Currently supported languages are: Bulgarian Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Hungarian Italian Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Turkish Ukranian If your language is not listed above and you would like to see it added in a future release, or you can see errors in the current translations please register with the LibreELEC team on Transifex. Once registered you can request a new language to be added or contribute corrections. Thank you to all the users who contributed existing translations! Creator...

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator!

An easy to use application to create bootable USB and SD card installation media has been on the staff wish-list for a long long time, so we are delighted to reveal the official “LibreELEC USB-SD Creator” app for Linux, macOS and Windows. The app has four clearly marked steps to guide you through downloading the latest official LibreELEC image for your hardware and writing it to removable media, and checking “show all” enables selection of previous releases and current Alpha/Beta preview builds. You can also load a local image file, allowing the app to be used with previously downloaded images, or development and community created images that...

Pirates Ahoy

In the last week we started to block specific accounts associated with add-on repos and “builds” that promote access to pirate content from following us, messaging us, tagging us in photo’s etc. on social sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube. We did this because piracy is not a fun, crazy or cool thing. If you associate us with pirate add-ons, builds and services, or the resellers and manufacturers who pre-load them, it harms our name and reputation. Kodi maintains a list of known piracy add-ons. It is never comprehensive as pirate sites change, add-ons and builds die frequently, new ones appear. If...