We have good news for lovers of multimedia centers, since OpenELEC has been updated, specifically to version 7.0, a version that comes with quite interesting news with respect to its predecessors.
OpenELEC is a low-income distribution that acts as a multimedia center. Based on Kodi (Formerly called XBMC), it is a distribution that has been transforming low-income computers and devices since 2011 into authentic multimedia centers, suitable for watching movies, recording programs and of course listening to music.
This version has as its main novelty the inclusion of Bluetooth audio support, something that will allow you to enjoy your multimedia center using headphones or wireless speakers, as long as you have bluetooth technology of course.
In addition to that novelty, another important novelty would be expanding device compatibility, since now for example it is compatible with Android TV devices, to which you can give a great facelift thanks to this distribution. The drivers have also been updated to increase compatibility, making it perfectly compatible with Intel, Nvidia and AMD graphics.
Of course, OpenELEC not only allows operation as a multimedia center, since includes very interesting extensions, for example some to turn it into a small video game console by adding retro console emulators. Undoubtedly a very interesting option to take advantage of a PC or device, no matter how little hardware it has.
The secret for what operate in light environments are the technologies it uses. Building on Kodi 16.1, it uses Mesa 11.2, X.Org 1.18, and systemd 229 among other technologies. All this works with the Linux kernel 4.4, to guarantee maximum stability.
If you would like to download the official version of OpenELEC and give your old equipment a new use, there is no better way to do it from the official website. The installation is quite simple and they promise you will have it ready in 15 minutes, so you have no excuse not to try it.