Accessing LibreELEC

There are two different ways how you are able to access the box you installed LibreELEC on. One way is via SSH and the other is via your preferred file explorer using the Samba shares. Both ways are explained below. Please choose the tab of the way you want to use

Depending on the operating system you use, you either are able to use additional software (Putty), or the command line interface (CLI) to use SSH. We will explain all ways here.

All Platforms

On all platforms you are able to use a SSH client. Putty is available for all systems (Windows, Ubuntu and Mac). The usage on all systems is the same. Please see Windows SSH using PuTTY on Kodi Wiki for further details or take a look at the video below.

Ubuntu and MacOS

For both systems you are able to use the CLI to access the LibreELEC machine. Open up a terminal and enter:

ssh root@enter_ip_adress_here

You will be asked if you are sure you want to connect to this computer. Type:


after this you will be asked for a password. Enter


You'll not see any characters while entering the password. That's normal on Unix based systems.If everything works well you will see a terminal prompt like this:

To close the session just type:


at the CLI and you will be logged out.

The following video will explain and show all the steps explained above.


For using the SMB shares with the Windows File-Explorer, just enter the following at the address bar:


Take a look at the video which explains it in detail:


For using the SMB shares under Ubuntu, just open a file browser on your machine, double click at the address bar and enter the following:



For MacOS you have to open “Finder”, press CMD+k and enter:


or go to GoConnect to server and replace the address with the one of your LibreELEC machine:

For example:



Parts of that page were taken from OpenELECs and Kodis Wiki, credits to original authors.