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* '''Raspberry Pi OS -''' Up-to-date versions '''(Currently Leia 18.7)''' of Kodi are now on the default Raspbian repositories. See '''[[HOW-TO:Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi#Raspberry Pi OS|full guide here]]'''.
* '''Arch Linux ARM -''' [https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-4 RPi4] • [https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-3 RPi3] • [http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv7/broadcom/raspberry-pi-2 RPi2] • [http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv6/raspberry-pi RPi1]


* '''CarPC -''' [http://www.engineering-diy.blogspot.ro/2015/01/raspberrypi-carpc-tutorial.html Guide]
Note that Arch ARM provides different Kodi packages optimized for different RPi models.  All builds feature popcornmix's [https://github.com/popcornmix/xbmc/tree/gbm_matrix gbm_matrix] branch of Kodi and offer some flavor of HW accelerated decoding just like LibreELEC.
[https://github.com/archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs/tree/master/alarm/kodi-rpi kodi-rpi] for RPi 3/4/400
[https://github.com/archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs/tree/master/alarm/kodi-rpi-legacy kodi-rpi-legacy] for RPi 2 (popcornmix's [https://github.com/popcornmix/xbmc/tree/gbm_matrix gbm_matrix] branch)


* '''RetroPie - ''' See '''[[HOW-TO:Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi#RetroPie|full guide here]]'''
* '''Batocera Linux -''' [https://batocera-linux.xorhub.com/#learn Learn More]


* '''Recalbox -''' [http://www.recalbox.com/diyrecalbox Installing]
* '''[[Buildroot]]''' - For experienced users only !


* '''Batocera Linux -''' [https://batocera-linux.xorhub.com/#learn Learn More]
* '''CarPC -''' [http://www.engineering-diy.blogspot.ro/2015/01/raspberrypi-carpc-tutorial.html Guide]


* '''Arch Linux ARM -''' [https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-4 RPi4] • [https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-3 RPi3] • [http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv7/broadcom/raspberry-pi-2 RPi2] • [http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv6/raspberry-pi RPi1]
* '''Raspberry Pi OS -''' Up-to-date versions '''(Currently Leia 18.7)''' of Kodi are now on the default Raspbian repositories. See '''[[HOW-TO:Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi#Raspberry Pi OS|full guide here]]'''.  


* Note that Arch ARM provides different Kodi packages optimized for different RPi models.  All builds feature popcornmix's [https://github.com/popcornmix/xbmc/tree/gbm_matrix gbm_matrix] branch of Kodi and offer some flavor of HW accelerated decoding just like LibreELEC.
* '''Recalbox -''' [http://www.recalbox.com/diyrecalbox Installing]
* [https://github.com/archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs/tree/master/alarm/kodi-rpi kodi-rpi] for RPi 3/4/400
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* [https://github.com/archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs/tree/master/alarm/kodi-rpi-legacy kodi-rpi-legacy] for RPi 2 (popcornmix's [https://github.com/popcornmix/xbmc/tree/gbm_matrix gbm_matrix] branch)


* '''[[Buildroot]]''' - For experienced users only !
* '''RetroPie - ''' See '''[[HOW-TO:Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi#RetroPie|full guide here]]'''
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== Specific install guides ==
== Specific install guides ==

Latest revision as of 12:04, 18 April 2021

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The basic hardware you will need is

  • the R-Pi board itself
  • a power supply (Micro-USB, 5V, upto 2500 mA)
  • a (micro)SDHC memory card to install the software. (Because video decoding is more resource-intensive than many other operations, it may be more important to have a fast/high quality memory card for Kodi than for other uses.)


1 Basic options

Easy / Kodi centric distributions


Advanced / can be used with Kodi

Note that Arch ARM provides different Kodi packages optimized for different RPi models. All builds feature popcornmix's gbm_matrix branch of Kodi and offer some flavor of HW accelerated decoding just like LibreELEC. kodi-rpi for RPi 3/4/400 kodi-rpi-legacy for RPi 2 (popcornmix's gbm_matrix branch)

  • Raspberry Pi OS - Up-to-date versions (Currently Leia 18.7) of Kodi are now on the default Raspbian repositories. See full guide here.


2 Specific install guides

For installs that don't directly include and/or boot into Kodi automatically.

2.1 Raspberry Pi OS

Editor note: We need to expand on this section, but here are the basic commands if you are familiar with the command-line:

(Current Version - 18.7)

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi


PVR Addons
  • PVR Addons can be installed directly from the command line:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install PACKAGENAMEHERE

but replace PACKAGENAMEHERE with the PVR addon required.

example: sudo apt-get install kodi-pvr-hts

The PVR client add-on should now be installed. If Kodi was already running, restart it to load the add-on.

2.2 RetroPie

Here's a youtube guide:

3 Compiling Kodi

Notes for advanced users who wish to try and build Kodi from source code.