Last month, we announced an important security fix for all versions of OSMC and released Kodi v17.2.

OSMC's slightly belated May update is here with a variety of improvements and fixes, including Kodi 17.3. We are now beginning the preparation of OSMC for Debian Stretch (9.0) which is expected to achieve a stable release in late June.

Here's what's new:

Bug fixes

  • Fix an issue preventing large debug logs from being uploaded
  • Fix an issue which could cause freezes when decoding video in software on Raspberry Pi
  • Fixes for erratic CEC behaviour on all platforms
  • Fix an issue which could cause a booting problem on Apple TV
  • Fix for a Samba security vulnerability

Improving the user experience

  • Improved HEVC decoding performance for Raspberry Pi 2/3
  • Add support for more hardware (DACs, TV tuners and much more) on Raspberry Pi
  • Improved default SSH security
  • Add support for more DVB tuners on Vero 4K
  • Added support for the RC5 remote protocol on Vero 4K
  • Improved responsiveness of infrared remote controls on Vero 4K


  • Update Raspberry Pi kernel to 4.9
  • Resolve an issue preventing armv6l (Pi 0/1) binaries from being built correctly on ARM64 build platforms
  • Add initial support for Debian Stretch (9.0)
  • Update to Kodi 17.3
  • Update Vero 2 kernel to 3.10.105
  • Add informative messages if a user attempts to run rpi-update or raspi-config on a Raspberry Pi
  • Debug log uploader will not no longer post errorneous output when determining capabilities of the device

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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