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LibreELEC adds support for Raspberry Pi Zero W

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LibreELEC 8.0.1 update

The Linux community has received a new LibreELEC update that brings native support for Raspberry Pi Zero W. The latest release also comes with a new Kodi version.

Dubbed as LibreELEC 8.0.1, the new version is specifically designed to upgrade the experience across a variety of hardware. The very first noticeable change in the update is the support for Raspberry Pi Zero W that was recently launched with wireless connectivity options.

Additionally, the LibreELEC team has provided improvements for the Raspberry Pi 3 board. You can experience the improved software HEVC decoding as well as support for Fe Pi audio cards and Cirrus Logic DAC. Users opting for Kodi media player can also get an advantage of the new maintenance release and receive its fresh build with fixes to upgrade and user experience issues.

New Linux kernel

The LibreELEC 8.0.1 release includes Linux 4.9.13 on generic, Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2 devices. However, on the Amlogic aarch64, the update brings the dated Linux 3.14 kernel.

You can download LibreELEC 8.0.1 directly from the official LibreELEC website. It can be installed through an SD card or a USB drive.