LibreELEC Settings

LibreELEC has its own settings Add-On, which will be explained in detail here.

As shown in the screenshots above you have following options: System, Network, Connections, Services, Bluetooth and About

Please choose from the tabs below for further explanations about the different parts.

====== System Name: ======

Configure the Hostname of your LibreELEC system. This will be used for the HTPC \\hostname in Windows and SMB server name in the Mac OS Finder.

====== Keyboard ======

In here you are able to configure different keyboard software layouts and their variants as well as the “Keyboard Type” which will configure the type of your physical keyboard. 2 different keyboard layouts and their variants can be chosen.

====== Automatic Updates: ======

LibreELEC can be configured for automatic or manual updates. LibreELEC will only auto-update within the same major version, e.g. 7.0.0 to 7.0.1. It will not auto-update to a new major version, e.g. 7.0.2 to 8.0.0 to avoid issues with Kodi add-ons. If you install an Alpha build it will auto-update to Beta, and Beta will auto-update to a stable release. NB: LibreELEC operate a 24-hour canary period between publishing a new release and the release being available via auto-update. In this 24-hour period you can only do manual updates.

Show Update Notifications:

Enable this and on-screen notifications will be displayed when a new update is available.

Show Custom Channels:

Enable this and you can configure the http://server.tld/path/ URL to check for a releases.json file that lists available updates.

Update Channel:

This is the current update channel. For official updates this will be the LibreELEC major version, e.g. LibreELEC 7.0 or LibreELEC 8.0.

Available Versions:

Select this and the GUI will display the list of versions available for manual update.

Create System and Kodi Backup:

Create a tar archive containing all LibreELEC and Kodi configuration settings, databases and thumbnail content. Backup files will be stored in /storage/backups.

Restore Backup:

Restore a tar archive backup previously created using the backup option above.

Reset System Settings to defaults:

Permanently reset LibreELEC configuration to defaults. It also resets Kodi to default settings, including your library. Your media - music/video/etc are not touched. It is called a SOFT RESET.

Reset LibreELEC to defaults:

Permanently reset LibreELEC and Kodi configuration to defaults (everything in your storage partition will be deleted).It is called a HARD RESET.

Wired Networks Active: Enable or disbale support for wired (ethernet) networks.

NTP Servers In here you are able to configure different timeservers.

Advanced Network Settings Wait for network before starting Kodi: Set to ON to delay Kodi startup until the network is available. Use this if the OS is booting into Kodi before the network is up and central MySQL databases are accessible.

Manage the Ethernet, Wireless and VPN connections available to the system.

Enable Samba:

Set to ON to enable the embedded Samba (SMB) file sharing service.

User Samba Password Authentication:

Set to ON to require username/password access to local Samba file shares.

Auto-Share External Drives:

Auto share external drives / partitions.

Enable SSH:

Set to ON to enable the embedded SSH server. The SSH console can be accessed with username 'root' and password 'libreelec'

Disable SSH Password:

Set to ON if you have copied private SSH keys to your HTPC and would like to improve security by disabling SSH username and password authentication.

Enable Avahi (Zeroconf):

Set to ON to enable the Avahi (Zeroconf/Bonjour) network discovery service.

Enable Cron:

Set to ON to enable the cron daemon.

Enable LCD Driver Support:

If you have a small LCD or VFD attached to your LibreELEC system you must configure the correct display driver.

Enable Bluetooth:

Set to ON and Bluetooth devices will be disabled during power-saving modes.

OBEX Enabled:

With OBEX file transfer you can send files, for example movies or pictures over Bluetooth to LibreELEC.

Configure and pair Bluetooth devices.

Useful informations about the system, the version, the architecture and some support links to the forum, the wiki and our IRC channel as well as links to Twitter and Facebook.