LibreELEC is an open-source embedded operating system based on the Linux kernel and built around the free, open-source and cross-platform Kodi media center. It is designed to be deployed on various popular singe-board computers (SBCs), including Raspberry Pi, Odroid C2, WeTek, Cubox, and others.

Your media at your fingertips, thanks to Kodi

The main design goal of LibreELEC is to help users transform their embedded device into a powerful HTPC (home theater PC) or media center computer for managing their huge collections of movies, TV shows, images, music, etc. LibreELEC follows the development of Kodi so you’ll always have the latest and greatest media center infrastructure at your fingertips.

An evolution of OpenELEC

LibreELEC is to be considered an evolution of the OpenELEC project because the latter cannot be installed on all the single-board computers that the former supports. However, if you’re moving from OpenELEC to LibreELEC, you’ll notice many familiarities, but LibreELEC has its own development cycle offering users a stable and bleeding-edge distribution.

Supported platforms

Being a 100% free project, LibreELEC appears to supports a wide range of platforms, starting from generic 64-bit, AMD, Nvidia and Intel GPU HTPC systems and Amlogic HTPCs, and continuing with numerous ARM boards, including but not limited to Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi Zero, Raspberry Pi Zero W, WeTek Core, WeTek Hub, WeTek Play, WeTek Play 2, WeTek OpenELEC, Five Ninja’s Slice, Odroid C2, CuBox i2, CuBox i4, and HummingBoard.

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