How To Install Kodi On Raspberry Pi And Build Your Own Home Media System


Kodi is a free open source media player software that can be used to listen to music as well as watch TV and films. It plays all sorts of digital media files such as music, videos, podcasts, and photos.

And because it is open source, programmers can contribute to the platform. There are add-ons and skins to choose from so that you get to customize the player according to your preferences.

If you want to build your own home media system, you can simply do so with the help of a Raspberry Pi. This tutorial is easy enough to do on your own, and is cost-effective since most of the things you will need you might already have at home.

What You Will Need

If you don't have some of the things listed below, you can easily buy a complete kit at Amazon.

Raspberry Pi 3

• Raspberry Pi case

• Ethernet cable

• HDMI cable

• Micro SD memory card (at least 8 GB)

• Power adapter

• Power supply

What You Have To Do

Find a flat, static-free spot to set up Kodi in your Raspberry Pi. Open the case and place your Raspberry Pi inside. Put the case cover back and tighten up the screws.

OSMC is the preferred operating system by most people, simply because it is easier to configure and provides a better user experience.

To begin, go to the OSMC download page and choose the installer (Windows, OS X, Linux) you will be using. Plug in the micro SD card reader and launch the OSMC installer application.

Select the language you will use and the Raspberry Pi 3 device from the welcome screen. Then, select the latest OSMC version and click on "Next."

You will be prompted on where you would like to install the OSMC. Click the "On an SD card" option. Next, choose between wired connection and wireless connection then select the device path where the OSMC will be installed.

After accepting the license agreement, the OSMC package will start downloading. Once the download process is finished, insert the micro SD card in its slot in your Raspberry Pi. Plug in your keyboard, HDMI and Ethernet cables. Once the cables are set up, plug in the power so that the system will boot.

On screen, you will be prompted to start the setup and you will be asked questions such as what language to use and what you will name your new Kodi box. That's about it!

Once Kodi has been setup on your Raspberry Pi, you can do the same thing with it just like you would on a PC.

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