Kodi, as we all know, is the most favorite and popular media center app in the world at this point in time. This open-end source program can make it super easy to manage the files and can access the media that is streaming on various devices like personal computer, laptop, mobile phones, tablets, etc.
Kodi is an extremely flexible media center application which allows users to customize the UI with lots of featured Kodi skins. Most of the themes and Skins are device friendly, means you can have an outstanding experience with touchscreen devices.
Kodi on music front can play various formats like MP3, AAC, OGC, etc. it can effectively play H.264, 3D and ISO formats for video streaming. For TV series, Kodi allows one to store their favorite series with the help of posters and tags which can be viewed later on. Kodi also allows you to stream and live record TV with the help of its software. But for this, you need to have many support features like MythTV, NextPVR, MediaPortal, etc.
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How To Install Kodi On Raspberry Pi?
Kodi is basically a user-friendly and light weighted program which can even effectively run in an older version of devices including small and multifaceted Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi series of single board computers were developed in the United Kingdom by a foundation named as Raspberry Pi in order to promote basic computer teachings amongst the students in schools and in various developing countries.
This is the reason we are here to discuss the procedure on how Kodi should be installed on your Raspberry Pi. Kodi cannot be called as an OS (operation system). It can be used as a front-end user interface for the various devices.
The procedure of Installing Kodi on Raspberry Pi using NOOBS
LibreELEC is one of the best methods to put Kodi on Raspberry Pi. You can easily find LibreELEC from amongst the options available in NOOBS. NOOBS is an OS installation program used for Raspberry Pi. NOOBS is pretty simple to use. You have to just transfer it to your SD card and Pi needs to be booted to the SD card and then need to select the OS you want. Once NOOBS starts running in your system, you will find a list in a box. You simply need to choose LibreELEC which is second in the list.
The procedure of Installing Kodi on Raspberry Pi using LibreELEC
If any user doesn’t wish to utilize NOOBS for installing LibreELEC, the user can opt for installing OS directly. This method is somewhat similar to installing NOOBS on Raspberry Pi. You have to just transfer it to your memory card and boot your Pi to SD card.
Download and launch LibreELEC app – Sit on your computer system with a memory card drive and download the LibreELEC creator app. You need to choose the correct download according to your computer system type you are using. Once the download is completed, you can start the new app. You need to have the administrator privileges for performing this action
- Download the correct Disc Image – The LibreELEC app will make this procedure very easy to execute. When the main app is opened, there are four colored steps. You need to deal with first and second steps and choose the correct version for the Raspberry Pi you are using and click download after that. The app will automatically download the correct image of the disc for you.
- Select your Memory card – Now you need to choose your memory card or your USB Drive from the given menu options.
- Writing to the Memory Card – This is a simple and fastest step. You need to click write option and once your card is developed, you can take it out safely for your computer system
- Boot – In this step, you need to put everything in one place and boot the Raspberry Pi device with the card in it. Your Raspberry Pi will now be booted to Kodi and can see a welcoming note for LibreELEC
Kodi has much more than you have thought for the Raspberry users. There are plenty of methods to enjoy full streaming content online and much other entertainment media on Kodi. These add-ons perform as apps within the installed apps. Please make it sure that you are using the authentic add-ons because there are plenty of pirated add-ons that can hamper your enjoyment of enjoying unlimited videos. Kodi has now taken an initiative to certify the authentic add-ons. The pirated ones are being rejected for letting the users enjoy uninterrupted services.
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When we talk about videos, you can choose from add-ons like DIY Network, Bravo, ABC Family, etc. there are apps which will display the lyrics when a song is being streamed to help you keep the track of the music. A Twitter Feed add-ons will help you keep a track on what is happening on the social media platform.
Recently Kodi got into a controversy with Twitter due to TV Add-ons which is a repository for third party installations. Whereas for Live Sports add-ons like Elektra Vault, Sports World, Planet MMA, Pro Sport, Bennu, etc. can be used.