• Watch and organise your movies, TV shows, music and more
  • Multiplatform support: OpenELEC supports as many platforms as possible
  • Easily accessible system and OS settings
  • Be an expert; set up your media center the way you want!
  • Manage your library, even categorise your movies and TV shows
  • Features PVR support, allowing you to watch live TV with a guide and teletext
  • Manage your favourite TV shows
  • Automatically downloads fanart, banners and thumbnails
  • Automatically grabs and shows information about your movies
  • Allows you to create filters show show or hide specific content

Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux distribution built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer into a Kodi (previously XBMC) media center. OpenELEC is designed to make your system boot fast, and the install is so easy that anyone can turn a blank PC into a media machine in less than 15 minutes.

  • It's completely free!
  • A full install is only 90-125MB using only minimal hardware requirements
  • Simple installers & diskimages for HDD, SSD, Compact Flash, SD card, USB etc.
  • Now one generic build for Nvidia, AMD, Intel based on x64/x86-64 hardware
  • Separate builds for Raspberry Pi 1 and 2, and Apple TV (upto v4.2.1, now deprecated)
  • Freescale iMX6 ARM builds for Cubox-i, CuboxTV and Hummingboard boxes
  • Simple configuration through the Kodi & OpenELEC interfaces
  • Plug and Play external storage
  • File sharing via the SAMBA file protocol out-of-the-box

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    The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.5. OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2. The headline change is the Read More
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    The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.4. OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2. The headline change is the Read More
  • [UPDATE] OpenELEC 5.0.2 released >

    The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.2. [UPDATE]: Due to a bug while updating OpenELEC to newer releases in OpenELEC-5.0.2 for RaspberryPi and RaspberryPi-2, we released OpenELEC-5.0.3 for Read More
  • OpenELEC 5.0.1 released >

    The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.1. OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2. The headline change is the Read More
  • OpenELEC 5.0 released >

    The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0. OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2. The headline change is the Read More
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