How-To: Install CoreELEC and Run It on a Single Board Computer

How-To: Install CoreELEC and Run It on a Single Board Computer

By Duncan Cline, ameriDroid Technician:

Click here to buy the new CoreELEC ODROID-N2+ kit.

Watch the tutorial video at bottom of the article.

Through collaboration between Hardkernel and the CoreELEC team, the ODROID-N2 has become an even more powerful media platform.

CoreELEC is a next-generation media center OS built specifically for the best functionality and amazing output picture quality.


  • ODROID-N2 (select 2GB or 4GB model)
  • 12V/2A Power Supply (select US or EU plug type)
  • 8GB Industrial microSD preloaded with CoreELEC (only available as part of the kit)
  • ODROID-N2 Case
  • CoreELEC Sticker (only available as part of the kit)

The ODROID-N2 is a snappy AMLogic S922X device with great output picture quality.

  • 4K HDR10 and HLG capable
  • Auto frame rate switching & dynamic range matching - 4K (HDR10) capable hardware
  • The best passive heatsink design
  • Stable Gigabit Ethernet (1000M) is ready for reliable 7.1 HD audio - 4K HDR Blu-ray quality available through home network streaming
  • The only Linux Kodi Leia device that outputs correct 4K HDR Infoframe data
  • The most powerful and affordable ARM-based Linux board for 4K HDR video currently on the market
  • 4:2:2 Chroma output is ready to play

World’s best-class passthrough feature includes modern audio formats DTS:X and Dolby Atmos.

Netflix plays smoothly at full-HD resolution thanks to the Widevine DRM implementation.

3D-SBS and 3D-TAB allow playing 3D videos

Many different types of USB DVB receivers work out-of-the-box thanks to the backported Linux media_build drivers.

PSP & DreamCast emulation are available via the EmuELEC Add-on.

If you're looking for the absolute best media center that's unobtrusive and amazingly affordable, you've found it!



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Bo - December 7, 2020

@Alex – Yes, there are builds of CoreELEC like systems for PC. They may be available under one of these names, or maybe even a different name:


Alex - December 7, 2020

Can be installed Coreelec on PC platform?

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