OpenELEC 7.0 beta 1 released with Bluetooth audio support

OpenELEC 7.0 beta 1 released with Bluetooth audio support

The OpenELEC team released the first beta of OpenELEC 7.0 the embedded version of Kodi. This release has support for Bluetooth audio which can be enabled via OpenELEC settings which means if your hardware supports it you can use OpenELEC with Bluetooth speakers or headphones.

OpenELEC bumps up Kodi to version 16 (16.1 release candidate), includes new drivers and update core components:

  • 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)

More details and the download links available at OpenELEC.tv

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