Hi everyone,

Team Kodi have released an update to their Isengard release, 15.1, which fixes a number of issues and we’ve been working hard to refine things as well. This release of OSMC should prove to be very stable.

Recent downtime

Unfortunately our website was inaccessible for a few days last week. This was due to a networking problem with our web host and has since been resolved. During this our core services such as the Update System and App Store were unavailable. We have taken some measures to ensure that these services are more resilient in the future and will continue to make efforts to minimise the impact that any future downtime may have.

Volunteers needed

Two weeks ago, we wrote about how we had made some changes to our Wiki. We have done this to improve the presentation of articles and to make it easier for users to contribute to the Wiki. If anyone would like to step up and help write some articles it would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested, let us know in the comments.

Bug fixes

  • Fix an issue where using a small number of addons would result in OSMC to crash and display a sad face
  • Fix an issue preventing HD sound from working correctly on Raspberry Pi
  • Fix an issue where settings did not always persist across a reboot or shutdown
  • Fix an issue that caused incompatibilities with some Raspberry Pi GPIO libraries
  • Fix an issue that prevented static IP configuration for Wireless interfaces via My OSMC
  • Fix an issue preventing PVR addons from being used on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
  • Fix an issue preventing SPDIF audio from working on Vero
  • Fix an issue causing mount errors at boot on Vero
  • Fix an issue causing dropped frames when watching DVDs on Vero
  • Fix an issue which caused attaching a HifiBerry sound card to freeze the Pi
  • Fix an issue on Raspberry Pi where GPU could crash when the ARM is using I2C
  • Fix an issue on Raspberry Pi causing DVDs to hang
  • Fix an issue where closing the Bluetooth network dialog in My OSMC before scanning completed could cause a crash

Improving the user experience

  • Added support for the MT6701U wireless dongle
  • Added support for Windows 10 to the desktop installer
  • Users can now choose between the OSMC skin and the stock Kodi skin Confluence in the initial setup of OSMC
  • Improved performance on Raspberry Pi when playing 1080p60 or MVC content
  • Improved the splash screen
  • Improved the installer background screen
  • Improved the sad face, and hopefully reduced the amount of times you will see it
  • Added My OSMC widget icons to the OSMC skin so that individual modules can be selected from the Home screen


  • Allow OSMC to upload logs over HTTP 1.0 to resolve a potential issue with some proxy servers
  • Added ‘systemctl-daemon reload’ to service components to ensure upgrade integrity
  • Use NEON optimised routines for AES and SHA1 on Raspberry Pi 2
  • Switch to OpenSSL library
  • Upgrade Vero kernel to Linux 4.1.5
  • Upgrade Raspberry Pi kernel to Linux 4.1.5
  • Ensure Transmission and TVHeadend wait for external drives to mount before starting

Wrap up

To get the latest and greatest version of OSMC, simply head to My OSMC -> Updates and check for updates manually on your exising OSMC set up. Of course — if you have updates scheduled automatically you should receive this update shortly.

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