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OSMC’s April update is here

By May 2, 2017Uncategorized

OSMC’s slightly belated April update is here with a variety of improvements and fixes.

Here’s what’s new:

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing passthrough audio from working on HifiBerry DACs on Raspberry Pi 2/3
  • Fix playback issue of Real Video encoded content on Raspberry Pi
  • Fix additional scenarios which could cause Kodi to lose skin settings when rebooting
  • Fixes for issues when using PVR and the EPG
  • Fix for micro stutter when playing back VC1 encoded content on Vero 4K
  • Fix an issue that could prevent DNS resolution from working on NFS-root based installations of OSMC
  • Fix an issue with CEC which could cause an AVR to be repeatedly powered on
  • Fix an issue with CEC which could cause a TV to be powered on spuriously
  • Fix an issue preventing sharing automounted drives via Samba from working correctly
  • Fix an issue preventing Substation Alpha subtitles from working correctly on new installations of OSMC
  • Fix an issue preventing Zeroconf and auto-discovery of Kodi from working on Vero 4K
  • Fix an issue where thumbnails may not display for some videos on Vero 4K
  • Fix an issue where the check for apt-get upgrade may fail due to argument ordering
  • Fix an issue preventing add-on migration when updating from an older version of Kodi

Improving the user experience

  • Added support for USB only (no SD card required) booting on Raspberry Pi when using NOOBS
  • Added UUID support for NOOBS based OSMC installations
  • Improved boot time for NOOBS based OSMC installations
  • Improved user experience when installing OSMC via NOOBS
  • The internal WiFi adapter on Apple TV should now work out of the box
  • Improved HEVC playback performance on Raspberry Pi
  • Added an option to reboot if NFS root is not available to give more time to wait for the network
  • Allow passthrough of audio for Live TV on Vero 2
  • Enable inputstream add-ons by default, which makes installing add-ons such as iPlayer easier
  • BTRFS improvements for Vero 4K
  • Added new icons to the OSMC skin


  • Added further logging information to make debugging issues easier for other devices
  • Use HTTPS for log uploading by default
  • Add userspace cryptographic API for Raspberry Pi
  • Add support for building ARMv6 and ARMv7 binaries on devices with an Aarch64 kernel, such as Vero 4K
  • Update to ConnMan 1.34

Wrap up

To get the latest and greatest version of OSMC, simply head to My OSMC -> Updater and check for updates manually on your exising OSMC set up. Of course — if you have updates scheduled automatically you should receive an update notification shortly.

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