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How to install Kodi on the Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3 is one of the best microcomputers around, combining impressive speed with fantastic value in a tiny form factor.The tiny, cheap Raspberry Pi 3 can be turned into an incredibly powerful media server thanks to Kodi.  It’s also versatile and can run Kodi.

To follow these guides, you’ll need a Raspberry Pi and a microSD card. The Raspberry Pi Foundation recommends a minimum of an 8GB card, but buy a larger card if you want to install media directly on to your media server; we recommend buying at least a 32GB card.

Step-by-Step Process To install Kodi on the Raspberry Pi 3

Step1:- Download NOOBs for Pi

We recommend using OSMC, a complete operating system that comes packaged with Kodi and is optimised for the Pi. To install this, First download  NOOBS installer (www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs), which automatically configures an SD card with the OS of your choice.

To get started, download the NOOBS installer file to your hard disk; it’sa1.1GB file, so it may take a while to download. Once you’ve downloaded the NOOBS zip file, extract the contents. Insert your microSD card into your computer, either through a built-in port on your PC or an adaptor, and copy the files you just extracted to the blank card. Once that’s done, you’re ready to installRaspbian on your Raspberry Pi.

Step 2:- Run NOOBS

Connect your Raspberry Pi to a display, and plug in a keyboard and mouse. Insert the
microSD card with NOOBS on it and then attach the power cable to the Pi. When your
PI starts up, you’ll see the NOOBS menu. Just select the OSMC option and the software will be downloaded to your Pi automatically.

How to install Kodi on the Raspberry Pi 3

Step 3:- Configuring OSMC

After first time when OSMC start for the first time, just follow OSMC wizard to set up the language, time zone, and initial preferences.

You get an option to use the OSMC interface or the Classic Kodi interface. The latter makes a lot of sense, as it will make our other guides easier to follow.

How to install Kodi on the Raspberry Pi 3

If you’re not using a wired Ethernet connection, you’ll need to set up Wi-Fi. Select
My OSMC at the bottom of the main menu, and then choose Network. Select Wireless,
and then Enable adapter. You can now choose from your list of Wi-Fi networks and join your Pi 3 to your home network. That’s it.

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