OpenELEC 7 Released + Download (Kodi 16.1 Support)

OpenELEC, the popular Kodi-based operating system, has released OpenELEC 7! Click here to find out more information on how to download and update your Kodi box today!

January 12th: OpenELEC 7.0.1 has been released. This is a maintenance update that fix issues some people have with installing OpenELEC 7 after it was released last month.

  • Fix problems with the Installer on x86 systems.
  • Fix an issue which prevents booting SolidRun’s Cubox i4pro

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OpenELEC 7 was released today and the official version is available for download. The biggest change in OpenELEC 7 is the inclusion of Kodi 16.1, the latest version of our favourite software. With Kodi 17 nearing release, this release from OpenELEC is very welcome!

If you don’t know, OpenELEC is an operating system designed and optimized for Kodi. It is popular on rooted Chromebox devices and is generally quicker and more optimized than Kodi on Android.

Read the official release post by clicking here or by reading below! Credit goes to

The official website to download OpenELEC 7 can be found by clicking here. Get in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter if you have any questions! If you have auto-update turned on, you will be prompted to update OpenELEC next time you turn your box on. If you don’t, you can upgrade from the OpenELEC program in your Kodi programs section.

OpenElec 7 Change Log

  • Bluetooth audio support
  • OpenVPN support re-added
  • Kodi 16.1!
  • All firmware and Core OS dependencies updated
  • Updated drivers


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