HOW-TO:Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi
|Raspberry Pi||HOW-TO:Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi|
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
- Raspberry Pi OS - Up-to-date versions (Currently Leia 18.7) of Kodi are now on the default Raspbian repositories. See full guide here.
- CarPC - Guide
- RetroPie - See full guide here
- Recalbox - Installing
- Batocera Linux - Learn More
- 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)
- Buildroot - For experienced users only !
2 Specific install guides
For installs that don't directly include and/or boot into Kodi automatically.
2.1 Raspberry Pi OS
(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.
Here's a youtube guide:
3 Compiling Kodi
Notes for advanced users who wish to try and build Kodi from source code.
- Various good notes mentioned here: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/blob/master/docs/README.RaspberryPi.md