What is CoreELEC

CoreELEC is a Just enough OS Linux distribution, combining cutting edge hardware support with a small disk and memory footprint while providing an efficient, elegant and non-destructive solution to deliver a complete Kodi Entertainment Center experience for Android-based set-top boxes using the ARMv8.x-A platform with Android 7.1 or greater pre-installed.

CoreELEC will give you the best possible multimedia experience by supporting most of the commonly used video and audio formats.

This project offer support for a wide range of Amlogic SoC start with GXB, S905 till newest T7, A311D2 (2024). Please follow the Development Status of CoreELEC to find the best matching project for your Amlogic device.

CoreELEC supports a wide range of video formats through its hardware decoder, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265, HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak, AV1 and VP9.

Audio formats supported include MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, AACplus (AAC+), Vorbis, AC3, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, Monkey's Audio (APE), RealAudio, SHN, WavPack, MPC/Musepack/Mpeg+, Shorten, Speex, WMA, IT, S3M, MOD (Amiga Module), XM, NSF (NES Sound Format), SPC (SNES), GYM (Genesis), SID (Commodore 64), Adlib, YM (Atari ST), ADPCM (Nintendo GameCube) and CDDA.

In addition, CoreELEC allows you to passthrough lossless audio formats such as Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC3), DTS, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Dolby Atmos, DTS-X and DTS-HD MA.

CoreELEC is maintained by Team CoreELEC

Dolby, Dolby Vision, the double-D symbol, and Millicast are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS.

CoreELEC gives you the possibility to enjoy your media in High Dynamic Range like HDR, HDR10, HDR10+ or HLG. On certain Amlogic devices, CoreELEC brings you the full enchantment of Dolby Vision as well, supporting the most common Dolby Vision profiles. CoreELEC is also able to handle Dolby Vision dual layer media formats what do include an enhancement layer like M2TS, TS, MKV, MP4 and BDMV ISO.

Dolby, Dolby Vision, the double-D symbol, and Millicast are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

In this Wiki, the umbrella term Supported Devices is used for devices with a support agreement between the hardware manufacturer and Team CoreELEC.

For devices outside this umbrella, the term Generic Devices is used.

Team CoreELEC officially supports the following hardware:

There is an ever-growing selection of Generic Amlogic S9 family SoC based OTT TV Devices with Android 7.1 (or greater), which have been reported to work with CoreELEC.

Those devices receive support via the CoreELEC Wiki and the CoreELEC User Support Forums

Generic devices include Set Top TV Boxes such as:

  • NexBox A95X-B7N
  • Orbsmart S86
  • Tanix TX5 Plus
  • Turewell A95X F2