LibreELEC 7.0 Released For A Kodi 16.1 Experience
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 26 April 2016 at 10:04 AM EDT. 14 Comments
MULTIMEDIA --
LibreELEC, the recent fork of OpenELEC by a number of the developers for that project building an OS around XBMC/Kodi, has issued their v7.0 release.

LibreELEC has grown to having around 45 contributors and thus they've managed to put together a "7.0.0" release in a matter of weeks. This LibreELEC 7.0 version that provides "just enough OS for Kodi" is powered by the new Kodi 16.1.

LibreELEC 7.0.0 takes care of some fixes in its OS stack as well, updates the Intel Skylake firmware, contains new branding, and more.

Those interested in potentially running LibreELEC as an OS for your Kodi-powered HTPC system can find out more on the new release via LibreELEC.tv.
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