Can I install OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+?

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Best answer: No. OpenELEC does not support the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ but there are plenty of alternatives. We recommend LibreELEC as a great media center operating system.

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Lack of board support

OpenELEC at this time has no support for the Raspberry Pi Model 3B+, and there doesn't appear to be any plans to release another update of OpenELEC in the future. While it's possible to build your own version of OpenELEC with the correct kernel and hardware support, the best option is to use one of the alternatives to OpenELEC that do support the Raspberry Pi Model 3B+.

We recommend the latest release of LibreELEC for the Raspberry Pi.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.