As expected, XBMC 12.0 codenamed Frodo, has just been released. It comes with HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD via XMBC AudioEdngine, Live TV, and PVR integration and support for OS X and Raspberry PI and Android platforms.

Below are some of the features that were added in this released version.

  • HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via the new XBMC AudioEngine (OSX/iOS not yet available)
  • Live TV and PVR Support
  • h.264 10bit in OSX to match the 64-bit support in Linux
  • Improved image support, allowing the database to accommodate numerous additional images
  • Support for Raspberry PI
  • Initial support for Android platform
  • Advanced UPnP sharing
  • Improved AirPlay support across all platforms
  • Default video languages now match the language being used by XBMC
  • Improved controller support in Windows and Linux systems

For more about this release, please read the changelog here.

To install XBMC 12.0 in Windows and Mac systems, use this download link.


To install it in Ubuntu, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add its PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa




Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install / upgrade to XMBC 12.0


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xbmc