CoreELEC 19 Matrix Discussion (Kodi RC)

No, but a Matrix Emby version is apparently in development. Here the related thread:

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Please upload logs like
It’s not hard.
I’ve done it for you this time.

Yup, Netflix and others working perfectly fine with today’s update.
First experiences, normal use shows nothing special to report yet. Will keep using for testing purposes since it seems quite solid so far.
I already like the ootb archive thing with simpletv,very nice. Thanks guys!

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Yes, Netflix is ​​working with the update.Thanks CoreElec team.

Am I right that my old a95x with generic s905 will not be supported with matrix?

Yes you read it right and reasons why explained in the
NOT supported devices

Hmm I wonder how to utilize it now :wink: AFAIR you had this device - any sugested armbian rel for this?

Thanks. I’ll remember.

Armbian have basically told Android box user to F*** **F, so I wouldn’t waste your time.


Can anybody help me please?
Since i need new Hardware what is the best cheap TV Box 20-40€ (S905X2 or S905X3) which really works and stays cool?
Some Time ago i’ve heard that many of the NG devices have a special Bootloader which blocks installing of alternative Software.
So, any recommendations?
I want to buy “cheap” but not “bad” and i have absolutely no plan with the gigantic jungle of china boxes out there. :slight_smile:
I need Bluetooth and Gigabit Network.

All your needs cannot easily be met. The SBC computers tend to be a bit more expensive and have some limitations. The VIM3L is a good little board which might suite and has an onboard S905x3. Then there is the Odroid C4, but this lacks bluetooth and onboard emmc. Still both good choices and will always be better supported than any Android box.

However I have an X96Air which works very well on CE and many other people have reported excellent results out of the box for small money. It can run hot and for reliability a small bit of thermal modification would be advisable - but this could be said for almost all of the cheap S905x3 Android boxes. There is little chance that a X96Air will present any bootloader issues.


Hmmm … no Armbian.

So I will make a cup coaster.

Libreelec testing has a version for s905. Have not tried it myself, but I have one s905 left, and after matrix is final I need to swap.

The s905x boxes will remain on coreelec but needs to be changed to the Ng build

This is reasonable. LibreELEC is what we forked of and if you end up back there we won’t be hurt. As I said earlier it is wise to choose that path if you have an outdated box.

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Fresh install on a s905x2 box, all running buttersmooth!

I’ve tested hdr, hdr10+ and dolby vision videos, and all were output on standard hdr. With same config, tvbox and tv, hdr10+ was ok.

Fresh install on N2 (emmc module). Everything works very well.

It ru s surprisingly well,I gotta say
The only ‘issues’ I encounter is one or two addons that haven’t been updated to p3 :wink:

Tried on Ugoos X3 cannot get SMB shares recognised. Router only supports SMB1.

Samba removed SMB1 support since 4.11. Also Microsoft removed SMB1 support

SMB1 is officially deprecated and might be removed step by step in the following years...

Minimum is now SMBv2

let us know about results. I would miss nice CE features personally, like disp_add … And also I would need to recompile some things like tvh against LE I guess.