The OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 1 (internal version 6.95.1) release has been published. Users running older OpenELEC releases will need to manually update to this Beta. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.
OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 1 is a feature release. The main changes are:
- Platform changes:
- New Platform WeTek Core supported with a own Build
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- Merged Nvidia_Legacy build to Generic build.
Users who used the Nvidia_Legacy build now have to use our Generic build.
- New Platform WeTek Core supported with a own Build
- Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
- ALSA updated to 1.1.0 (1.0.29)
- Binutils updated to 2.26 (2.25)
- GCC updated to 5.3 (4.9)
- glibc updated to 2.23 (2.22)
- Python updated to 2.7.11 (2.7.3)
- LLVM updated to 2.8 (2.6)
- Linux kernel updated to 4.4 (4.1)
- Mesa updated to 11.2rc (11.0)
- ffmpeg updated to 2.8 (2.6)
- libva updated to 1.7 (1.6)
- connman updated to 1.31 (1.23)
- libnfs updated to 1.10 (1.9)
- libressl updated to 2.2 (2.1)
- systemd updated to 229 (219)
- xorg-server updated to 1.18 (1.17)
- Driver and firmware updates and changes:
- updated WLAN drivers and firmware
- added new AMDGPU driver for new AMD Graphic cards
- updated Intel Graphic driver
- merged Nvidia with Nvidia legacy driver to support old and new Graphic cards with one build.
- Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
- Kodi updated to 16.1rc (15)
- New features
- Bluetooth Audio support (see below)
- OpenVPN reincluded
Enable and use Bluetooth Audio support
- Enable Bluetooth support via OpenELECs settings addon
- connect your Bluetooth Audio hardware via OpenELEC settings addon
- change your Audio device to PULSE: Default, Bluetooth Audio (PULSEAUDIO)
- disable passthrough in Kodis Audio settings
Kodi 16 support
OpenELEC 7.0 release contain a Kodi major version bump. If you are updating from OpenELEC 6.0 or earlier we strongly recommend you perform a full backup before performing a manual update. If you experience issues please perform a soft-reset to clear OpenELEC and Kodi settings.
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Help Supporting OpenELEC
If you would like to contribute to the OpenELEC project, there are lots of ways you can help. We are always looking for people to help with documentation, testing and reporting bugs. If you enjoy using OpenELEC and would like to make a donation to support the project, you can do this using PayPal. Donating is easy and takes only a few minutes, and you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. We can also accept donations by other means (bitcoin, flattr, etc…). You can find out more about donating here.
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How To Upgrade To OpenELEC 7.0 beta 1 (6.95.1) Release
If you are going to update from one of our older releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data and do a manual update . You can use our OpenELEC Settings addon if you are using OpenELEC-3.2 or later to backup your data. For more details, please visit http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Updating_OpenELEC.
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Testing and Reporting
There has been many months of development and testing in the run-up to this releases, but like any major update there are a lot of changes. Unfortunately, we are unable to test every scenario on all hardware, so it’s possible you might pick up on an issue we may have missed (this is why we do beta tests). We would like anyone brave enough to test this release and report issues that they find either with OpenELEC or Kodi.
We would like to thank our users, team members and partners for testing, reporting and fixing issues, creating how-to documents, developing new features, and their donations of hardware and funds to the project. We appreciate your continued support, without it we would not be able to continue.
Questions & Feedback
You can find the new release of OpenELEC 7.0 beta 1 (6.95.1) on the downloads page