Ouya receives Chupacabra system update enabling audio passthrough and more

Ouya, the Kickstarter funded Android game console has released an OTA update. The new update titled, Chupacabra, will bring numerous UI improvements along with support for audio passthrough for XBMC. After updating to Chupacabra and installing the latest version of XBMC, users will than have access to the newly added XBMC audio passthrough support for AC3, DTS, and AAC.

In addition to the passthrough update, UI improvements have been made to create a seamless and more intuitive user experience. Some of the improvements include:

  • Redesigned the Details page to provide a cleaner new look and feel.
  • Reorganized PLAY to make it easier to find games.
  • Added Developer-specific Details pages (and support for other generic Details pages).
  • Genre sections are now updated to have multiple rows.
  • Added a simple “download manager”.

Lastly, the update will have new options for external media devices. The Ouya will now allow for easier pairing for Bluetooth media remotes and the option of keeping controllers powered on while certain media programs are in use. The Ouya Chupacabra update is available for download now. For a complete listing of all the changes, check out the Ouya Chupacabra update page.

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No, it's fairly dead..

I only used mine a dozen times.. I mean it's not bad for what I got it for ( Emulating older games ) but for now I still use my SNES for most of my needs..

Is the banana and it going from unpeeled --> peeled --> partially eaten some kind of inside joke? Same for the pineapple.

@winrez Keep in mind that the Ouya is built on fully- (or at least semi-) Free Software, Android which is built on top of the Linux kernel (GPL).

Windows is non-free software. The people who support the Ouya do so to support Free Software and Free Hardware development to ensure that anyone can do whatever they want with it without legal consequences.

I don't really see the Ouya as a replacement for a media center though, I would much rather have a full-size PC with Linux and a bunch of multimedia software installed on it instead. Maybe even two or more graphics cards... ^.^

alcexhim said,
@winrez Keep in mind that the Ouya is built on fully- (or at least semi-) Free Software, Android which is built on top of the Linux kernel (GPL).

Windows is non-free software. The people who support the Ouya do so to support Free Software and Free Hardware development to ensure that anyone can do whatever they want with it without legal consequences.

I don't really see the Ouya as a replacement for a media center though, I would much rather have a full-size PC with Linux and a bunch of multimedia software installed on it instead. Maybe even two or more graphics cards... ^.^

Why would you need 2 or more graphics cards for a media centre? lol :s

alcexhim said,
@winrez Keep in mind that the Ouya is built on fully- (or at least semi-) Free Software, Android which is built on top of the Linux kernel (GPL).

Windows is non-free software. The people who support the Ouya do so to support Free Software and Free Hardware development to ensure that anyone can do whatever they want with it without legal consequences.

I don't really see the Ouya as a replacement for a media center though, I would much rather have a full-size PC with Linux and a bunch of multimedia software installed on it instead. Maybe even two or more graphics cards... ^.^


Free overload alert.

I'm glad this is on the market but still wish a company would coke out with a dedicated Windows Media Center (my gateway 901x finally died and having am hard time replacing it for a decent price)

basically the game console is becoming more and more just an XBMC box with every release since that's all the few people who bought it use it for.