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OSMC’s January update is here

By January 28, 2017Uncategorized

We’re happy to announce that OSMC’s first update of 2017 is now here.

We have been working on preparing OSMC for Kodi Krypton (v17) and test builds are now available. We will continue to update them. This is our last update before we expect to deliver the new version of Kodi Krypton.

Here’s what’s new:

Bug fixes

  • Fix an issue where Vero 2 could crash if swap file was being used intensively
  • Fix some issues with CEC on Raspberry Pi
  • Fix an issue where DNS resolution may fail after significant uptime when using an NFS based installation of OSMC
  • Fix an issue where AppleTV root filesystem may become perpetually stuck in read only mode

Improving the user experience

  • Improved Ethernet throughput on Vero 2
  • Improved NVIDIA driver performance on Apple TV
  • Added support for new TP-Link wireless adapters based on Realtek 8192EU chipset
  • Updated SQLite for improved standalone Kodi library performance
  • Improved video playback of deinterlaced content on Raspberry Pi
  • Add passthrough support for JustBoom audio devices on Raspberry Pi
  • Added support for Allo Piano DAC


  • Update to Debian 8.7
  • Re-add support for debugging OSMC target installer via UART

4K, H265 and 10-bit support

We are aware that many users are interested in the ability to play back 4K content, as well as HEVC/H265 and 10-bit content.

As you may have noticed, Vero 2 has been out of stock for some time. We will be announcing a new successor to our flagship device shortly. If you’d like to know when this device launches, click here to sign up to our Newsletter.

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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