Hi everyone,

In this month’s update, we’ve been working hard on some core OSMC improvements. We’re preparing for the launch of a new web browser and support for more hardware. In this release, we have included all fixes from the soon to be released Kodi 15.2. We have also worked on improving update and download speeds by adding additional mirrors to help us cope with the increasing userbase. We are delivering significant improvements to OSMC under the hood, but it will take a month or so until these benefits are visible. We would like to remind you that we are running a development blog and we will be updating this quite frequently over the coming weeks.

Bug fixes

  • Fix for issues with Full Frame 3D playback on Raspberry Pi
  • Fix an issue that could cause issues when using a Bluetooth device on Vero
  • Fix an issue for Vero where problematic AV receivers could cause an incorrect resolution to be used when a TV is turned off
  • Fix an issue where Vero could freeze after a period of inactivity
  • Fix an issue preventing Vero from booting from some SD cards
  • Fix some issues preventing proper disk mounting on boot. Please note that we will be further improving our automounting capabilities in the near future
  • Fix an issue causing some remotes to send repeat button presses after updating to OSMC August 2015 update
  • Fix MicroDVD subtitles
  • Fix subtitles positioning below video
  • Fix memory leak on opening BluRay menu for stream selection
  • Fix default sorting for songs over UPnP
  • Fix file time calculation when scanning the library (improves scanning speeds)
  • Fix volume adjustment for Xbox controllers
  • Fix watched flag in Confluence media info view
  • Fix some issues with DHCP

Improving the user experience

  • Bolstered content delivery network to provide faster updates and downloads
  • Added support for using a custom EDID on Vero
  • Added support for Device Tree overlay preseeding for Raspberry Pi (adds support for official HiFiBerry installer which is coming soon)
  • Added new ‘grab-logs’ command to upload all OSMC logs
  • Added support for the HifiBerry Amp
  • Added support for the official Raspberry Pi touch screen
  • Added support for the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT
  • Improve RTL8812AU/8821AU WiFi adapter performance
  • Improve RTL8192EU WiFi adapter performance
  • Improved boot time: OSMC now boots to Kodi quicker than before
  • Improved NFS performance and compatibility
  • Added media tags for the OSMC skin
  • Added support for Docker
  • Improve the OSMC tutorial on first boot:

    • Hostnames can now be set. This allows you to give individual OSMC setups a unique name on the network
    • Initial timezone can now be set
  • MySQL databases can now be configured within My OSMC -> Networking without any need to edit settings files manually

  • Changing the ‘Device Name’ in Kodi via Settings -> Services -> Device name will now change the system hostname as well
  • Make OSMC installations take up less space by removing unnecessary dependencies
  • Remove unnecessary dependencies for Kodi and make the installation smaller
  • Allow logging in to emergency shell without a password
  • Added support for Edimax EW7811UAC WiFi dongle
  • Added support for eGalax touchscreens
  • Improved DNS server handling


  • Upgrade Raspberry Pi kernel to 4.2.1
  • Upgrade Vero kernel to 4.1.7
  • Upgrade to Debian 8.2
  • Improvements to the OSMC build system:
    • Added support for per-package bitmask build flag denotation
    • Added debug builds for Kodi for improved bug diagnosis
    • Added initial x64 support (being internally tested)
    • Added initial AppleTV 1st generation support (being internally tested)

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.

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