The 3rd beta of OpenELEC 7.0 has been released. This release has an updated version of Kodi (16.1) updated, Bluetooth audio support, new firmware and new drivers. OpenELEC is an embedded version of Kodi Media Center and includes all the drivers and compenents needed to make a complete media center system.

Full release notes and drivers at

OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 3 is a feature release. The main changes are:

Platform changes:

Merged Nvidia_Legacy build to Generic build.
Users who used the Nvidia_Legacy build now have to use our Generic build.

Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):

ALSA updated to 1.1 (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 16.1 final (15)

New features

Bluetooth Audio support (see below)

OpenVPN reincluded

One thought on “OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released”
  1. Anyone know if the “Driver and firmware updates and changes” means you can use Xbox controllers on Openelec now?

Leave a Reply