Many people have heard of and maybe are using the Kodi media player. What makes it exciting to use is that users are able to download and install it on multiple platforms. However, LibreELEC is available as a Linux-based operating system with Kodi working as its own app of the distribution and is the main way users are interacting with the system. Now, the latest version of LibreELEC Kodi 17.5 Krypton 8.2.0 is available for download, and here’s how it works.
The 8.2.0 version of LibreELEC is what the developers that are working on this system are referring to as the “mid-year bump,” which will enhance the hardware support for devices which utilize Intel processors or the Raspberry Pi. It is worth mentioning that the release of the LibreELEC Kodi 17.5 Krypton 8.2.0 also includes support for some other devices and some critical security enhancements and fixes to the bugs that were affecting the core OS.
The currently running version of Kodi has jumped up to version 17.5, with additional Samba installation being forwarded up to 4.6 and now offers support for SMB2/3 in the LibreELEC distribution for the first time.
The team of developers working on the new release has advised users to take their time in reading the release note before they download and install the LibreELEC 8.2.0, and start posting issues in the forums, or try to reach out to support. The developers said that there has been a lot of important changes in the platform. Those changes and enhancements may have caused issues with the way the platform works aside from those that are already noted in the release notes.
The team of developers has provided very informative and concise notes for this release in particular. There is a bullet list which provides all the information regarding the changes included in this release. The notes also include detailed paragraphs about how everything works. This will interest anyone who might be interested in more detail about the way the platform works. If you are just looking for the latest version of the Linux distro, the new version is available here.
What do you think about the new release of the LibreELEC Kodi 17.5 Krypton 8.2.0? Let us know in the comments!