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How to build home media system from scratch and install kodi on raspberry pi

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Kodi is an open source media player software that is used to listen to music as well as watch TV Series and Movies. It plays all types of digital media files such as music, videos, podcasts, and photos.

As it’s an open source media player, programmers can contribute to the platform. There are many add-ons and skins to choose from as per your preferences and customise the player according.
If you anyone wants to build their own home media system, you can simply do it with the help of Raspberry Pi. The tutorial shared is easy enough to help you do so on your own, and is very cost-effective, as most of the things you need, you might already have at your home.

Things Needed

  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Raspberry Pi case
  • Ethernet cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Micro SD memory card (at least 8 GB)
  • Power adaptor
  • Power supply

You can purchase the things mentioned in the list from amazon.com or sparkfun.com.

After you have all the things together you need the follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Find a flat surface, has to be static-free to set up Kodi in the Raspberry Pi. Open the raspberry pi case and place Raspberry Pi inside. Now, put the case cover back and tighten the screws up.
  • OSMC is the preferred operating system, because it’s easier to configure and also provides better user experience.
  • To start with you need to download OSMC the link for the same is mentioned below:
    https://osmc.tv/download/
  • Choose the installer (Windows, OS X, Linux) which you will be using.
  • Plug in the Micro SD Card memory card in you computer.
  • Launch the OSMC installer application.
  • Select the language you want to use, from the raspberry pi device from the welcome screen.
  • Then, Select the OSMC version and click “Next”
  • You will be prompted to where you would like to install the OSMC. Click “On SD Card” option.
  • Now you need to choose between wired connection and wireless connection. Then select the device path where you want to install the OSMC.
  • After accepting the license agreement. OSMC package will start downloading.
  • Plug the keyboard, HDMI and Ethernet cables with the raspberry pi. Once all the things are set up.
  • Plug in the power and system will boot.

Once done, on screen you will be prompted to start the setup and will be asked to select the language to use and what will be your preferred name your new Kodi box.

That’s about it!

Once Kodi is been setup on Raspberry Pi, you will be able to do the same thing with it just like your PC.

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