LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W

2017-Mar-27 | Tags: compatibilityraspberrypi

Linux on ARMLibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.

The LibreELEC 8.0 "Krypton" series launched a month ago based on the massive Kodi 17 media center release, which is also dubbed "Krypton." Now that Kodi 17 received its first point release, versioned 17.1, the time has come for LibreELEC 8.0.1 to get out with various improvements, up-to-date components, and various bug fixes.

The biggest new features of the LibreELEC 8.0.1 update appears to be support for the recently announced Raspberry Pi Zero W single-board computer (SBC), a variant of Raspberry Pi Zero that comes with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. It also improves software HEVC decoding on Raspberry Pi 3 and Compute Module 3 hardware.

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