CoreELEC is a ‘Just enough OS’ Linux distribution based on Kodi1 technology for popular Amlogic hardware.


CoreELEC 19.1-Matrix (May 12th, 2021)

CoreELEC 19.1-Matrix is now available. It was a rather short development cycle this time around, which saw the CoreELEC developers focusing on fixing the most common issues reported with the 19.0-Matrix release.

Changes Since 19.0-Matrix

  • Fixed issues with CEC on screensaver
  • Fixed rare issue with some resolutions not being available
  • Fixed a couple small update issues
  • Updated dav1d to 0.8.2 (This provides best available software decoding of AV1 content)
  • Improved inject_bl301 now supports more boot loader versions
  • Improved handling of older devices for ceemmc
  • Fixed some Bluetooth connection problems
  • Fixed building CoreELEC on aarch64 docker platform
  • Updated several packages
  • ceemmc: fix bug by char/integer compare on old systems
  • Add RTL8188FTV-aml wifi driver, thx to Stane1983
  • Implemented Wifi driver QCA6174
  • Implemented RTL8761B Bluetooth device
  • Updated Wifi driver ssv6xxx-aml
  • Implemented Wifi driver SSV6030P
  • Add option for Khadas VIM3(l) to switch wired network interface from ‘default’ to ‘M.2 Slot’
  • Fix LPCM with some AVRs and set the correct codec for DTS-HD
  • Add an option to allow playing DTS-HD as LPCM
  • CoreELEC-settings: add option to backup thumbnails
  • Kodi: add option to disable DTS-HD Core fallback
  • Added dt_id device specific option for dtb-xml
  • H264: Let Kodi decide if 1080p25 should be handled as 1080i50 or not
  • Fix flickering on stream start when using software decoder
  • Include C.UTF-8 locale as default to avoid Python3 encoding issues


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Install Guide

  • Download

    Visit our Download Helper and select the image file (.img.gz) for your device.

  • Prepare your SD card

    Burn the downloaded image to an SD card using your favorite tool (Rufus recommended).

  • Copy device tree

    Search for the right device tree, copy it from the "device_trees" folder to the root of your SD card and rename it to "dtb.img".


Please choose which version you would like to install.

The recommended installation for your living room is the latest stable version.
If you are brave enough and would like to test the newest developments,
you could pick the latest nightly version.


CoreELEC is compiled in front of a live audience and made possible in part by:

1  Kodi® is a registered trademark of XBMC Foundation.