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Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux based Just Enough Operating System (JeOS) built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer into a Kodi media center.

Movie Organizer and Player

Organize your movie collections. Play your videos and scrape relevant info, subtitles and fanart. All video info is shown via themes you like.


Picture Browser

Watch all your photos with OpenELEC manually or use a handy slide show. Zoom and/or rotate your pictures for the best presentation.


TV and Personal Video Recorder

Watch your favourite TV channels. Browse through the TV listings and record your favorite TV broadcasts. Watch recordings when you like.


TV Show Management

Manage your TV series and keep track of your favorite episodes. Descriptions, actors and other info available via online scrapers.


Music and Audiobook Player

Audio files in many different formats can be listened to via the Music section. Artists photos & album covers are available as Kodi fanart.


Easy expandable with Addons

OpenELEC can be enhanced via numerous addons, which cover a wide range of areas such as skins, tools and also even domotica.


OpenELEC is designed to make your system boot fast.

The install is so easy, anyone can turn a blank PC into a media machine in less than 15 minutes.

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Regular Users


OpenELEC is the most successful Media center Appliance.

Award Winning

OpenELEC won the Swiss Opensource Award in 2014.



Current Developers and People contributed over the last 12 months to OpenELEC.


What hardware does OpenELEC run on?

As it is designed to be lightweight, OpenELEC uses very little system resources for processor or memory. With support for Intel's HD Graphics, NVIDIA's GeForce & ION platform, AMD's Radeon & Fusion platform as well as Broadcom's Crystal HD chip, OpenELEC can support high definition content on machines with low-powered processors by offloading video content to the supported graphics cards and decoders. OpenELEC supports a wide range of graphics cards, making it possible to convert your new and not-so-new computers into full featured home theater systems. This means you can now build (or buy) small, silent, even fanless machines to be effectively used as your media center.

OpenELEC has reduced its number of builds since OpenELEC 4.x ("Gotham"), starting with a 'catch-all' build for all Intel/AMD based hardware. Next to the regular installer downloads, we also provide diskimages for Generic and Raspberry systems. Available builds for the following platforms are:

  • Generic (64 & 32bit): Intel HD/GMA graphics, NVIDIA Geforce / ION / ION2, AMD Radeon / Fusion
  • Raspberry Pi: A and B(+)
  • RaspberryPi-2: Cortex-A7 ARM
  • Freescale iMX6 ARM

Legacy builds are still available for OpenELEC 3.x ("Frodo") and 4.x ("Gotham"):

  • Intel GMA HD chipsets
  • AMD Fusion
  • Apple TV 1 (using Broadcom Crystal HD)
  • Raspberry Pi

If you don't have any suitable hardware or you'd just like to buy a pre-built system, look no further. We have a list of online shops, who sell prebuilt systems and suitable hardware to run OpenELEC - just head over to the Buy A System page.

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