The developers behind the popular XBMC media center software have released the first beta version of XBMC 12.0 Frodo. The updated media center still provides a full-screen user interface designed to make it easy to navigate your online and offline media collections on a TV.

But XBMC 12.0 adds new features including support for live TV and personal video recorder (PVR) functionality, 64-bit support for OS X, and initial support for Google Android.

XBMC 12 Frodo beta 1

XBMC 12.0 Frodo beta 1 is already available for download for Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu. You can also install the beta on a jailbroken Apple TV, iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

While I haven’t seen a beta for Android yet, it should be available soon. Meanwhile, you can keep up with the latest development versions of XBMC for Android in the forums.

Since this is still a beta release, not everything works. Updating from XBMC 11 could lead to some broken skins or plugins, and there’s a known issue affecting channel-changing when using the PVR.

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