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OSMC’s March update is here with Kodi 17.1

By March 21, 2017Uncategorized

Just over a month ago, we released Kodi Krypton for all OSMC compatible devices. Since then, we’ve been working tirelessly to fix bugs, improve performance and listen to your feedback.

OSMC’s March update is here, and it comes with a lot of improvements, including the new Kodi Krypton 17.1 release. February has been a jam-packed month, seeing the launch of Vero 4K and the new Raspberry Pi Zero with WiFi.

Here’s what’s new:

Bug fixes

  • Fix an issue where CEC may not work correctly on Vero 4K
  • Fix an issue that may prevent Vero 2 and Vero 4K from booting correctly on a small number of 4K displays
  • Fix an issue where enabling Bluetooth on Vero 4K required a reboot before working correctly
  • Fix visual issues with some screens on the OSMC skin
  • Fix choppy playback with some videos on Vero (late 2014)
  • Fix an issue with DNS TTL and CLASS field length
  • Fix an issue with handling of ClearProperty method
  • Fix an issue with subnet assignment for tethering
  • Fix an issue with search domain reconfiguration
  • Fix an issue with Bluetooth adapter handling
  • Fix an issue with DHCP handling and OFFER stage
  • Fix an issue with DNS proxy response handling
  • Fix an issue with nameservers after DHCP renewal
  • Fix an issue with DHCP request and IP link local
  • Fix an issue with DHCP timer removal handling
  • Fix an issue with missing MTU option from DHCP
  • Fix an issue with passphrases and space characters
  • Fix an issue with passphrases after WPS provisioning
  • Fix an issue with memory leak and wpa_supplicant
  • Fix an issue with memory leak and service ordering
  • Fix an issue preventing some TP-Link WiFi adapters from working correctly
  • Fix an issue where the OSMC Updater may only occupy a quarter of the screen on a 4K display
  • Fix an issue where the DVBLink PVR add-on may cause Kodi to crash after a period of activity
  • Fix an issue where Kodi may crash when playback is paused if experimental A2DP support is installed
  • Fix a power issue which may prevent keyboards from working on Vero 4K
  • Fix an issue on Raspberry Pi 0/1 where duplicate JustBoom DAC configuration file could prevent OSMC from updating
  • Fix an issue where the OSMC logo may look distorted in My OSMC
  • Fix an issue that prevented some remote controllers from working in Kodi after updating to Kodi Krypton
  • Fix an issue where skin settings may be lost after rebooting OSMC
  • Fix a variety of CEC issues on Raspberry Pi

Improving the user experience

  • Added support for Pi Zero W, including WiFi and BT
  • Improved Bluetooth support on Raspberry Pi
  • Added support for driving BT via alternate UART on Raspberry Pi
  • Improved CPU performance on Vero 4K
  • Improved GUI performance on Vero 2 and Vero 4K
  • Added support for Docker and AUFS on Vero 4K
  • Added support for a variety of USB TV tuners on Vero 4K
  • Added support for Hyperion on Vero 4K
  • Add option to disable fanart in the OSMC Skin
  • Improved OSMC skin performance
  • Add click to seek support to the OSMC skin
  • Add support for custom backgrounds to the OSMC skin
  • Improve playback performance on Vero 2 and Vero 4K
  • Add support for WiFi fast-reconnect and band-steering
  • Added support for NOOBS mass storage device booting
  • Improvements to Bluetooth management via My OSMC
  • Improved official OSMC 802.11ac WiFi adapter performance and configuration
  • Added support for additional network filesystems on Vero 4K
  • Improved WiFi performance on Vero 4K
  • Added support for more DVB hardware on Vero 4K
  • Improved boot time on NOOBS install by lazy-mounting /boot partition
  • Improved Kodi add-on performance, particularly with add-ons using long lists
  • Improved Kodi game controller support
  • Estuary skin improvements: including fixes for PVR
  • Improved support for playback of HEVC content on Raspberry Pi


  • OSMC buildsystem: ensure that a swap file can always be created when necessary

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.

If you enjoy OSMC, please follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and consider making a donation if you would like to support further development.

If you’d like to watch 10-bit H265 content or you’ve a penchant for 4K content, be sure to check out our new Vero 4K.