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OSMC’s March update is here with Pi 3 B+ support

By March 14, 2018Uncategorized

OSMC’s March update is ready with a wide range of improvements and fixes to keep your OSMC device running in tip-top shape. We’ve released this update slightly earlier in the month than usual to add support for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+.

The new Raspberry Pi 3 B + features:

  • A 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
  • Dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2
  • Faster Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0)
  • Power-over-Ethernet support (with separate PoE HAT)
  • Improved PXE network and USB mass-storage booting
  • Improved thermal management

OSMC would like to thank Raspberry Pi for pre-production units which allowed us to support the device on launch day.

After updating to OSMC’s March release, you can simply swap an SD card out from a Pi 2 or Pi 3 and put it in a Pi 3 B+. We will produce updated images with support shortly. The power requirements of the unit are increased, so we recommend using a good quality power supply.

Here’s what’s new:

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue which prevented Xbox DVD remotes from working with their original dongle on Raspberry Pi
  • Fixed an issue which prevented some DAC HATs from working on Raspberry Pi
  • Fixed an issue which prevented RTL8812AU based WiFi adapters from working correctly on Raspberry Pi
  • Fixed playback stability issues on Raspberry Pi caused by new kernel
  • Fixed Left and Right channels being reversed when listening to analogue audio on Vero 4K

Improving the user experience

  • Added support for more Allo digi cards to My OSMC
  • Added ZRAM support for Raspberry Pi
  • Allow mounting legacy Samba shares without having to change mount options
  • Standby mode on Vero 4K will no longer send Wake on LAN packets when active
  • Vero 4K will now stop playback before entering standby mode
  • A series of usability improvements for the official OSMC skin
  • Added support for a series of USB DACs on Vero 4K
  • Added ALSA volume control support for Analogue audio on Vero 4K


  • Cleaned up Apple TV from build system
  • Add support for NFS debugging to Vero 4K
  • Update Raspberry Pi kernel to 4.14.26

Win a Vero 4K

To celebrate the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 B +, one of the most affordable OSMC supported devices, we’re running a competition with a chance to win our latest flagship model. Learn more and enter the competition here.

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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