Using Kodi you can easily create a fully fletched media centre. The Raspberry Pi4 introduced amazing 4K video capabilities, making it an awesome device to build your own media centre. An Okdo Pi kit is perfect for this project. You’ll have a fan-cooled, solid unit with a tiny footprint. You can control it from your IOS or Android device giving you access to media online, on a NAS, external devices…
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For this project you won’t be using the standard Pi OS, we’ll be using LibreELEC, an OS designed to run Kodi which is the software that will run your media centre.
Once your Pi has started up, LibreElec will run some processes and will automatically reboot. After this, you’ll be prompted to go through the set-up wizard. Follow the steps ensuring that you’ve set-up your WiFi connection properly. Nothing will work without it.
Installing too many add-ons can slow your system. It is good practice to uninstall any add-ons that you no longer need. You can do this by navigating to My add-ons and finding the add-on that you want to remove, from there you’ll find the option to uninstall it together with all the settings for that particular add-on.
It is recommended that you organise your files appropriately before adding them to Kodi. Structuring folders and naming everything properly will enhance your experience of Kodi.
It is also possible to add media from a NAS. Refer to your specific NAS’ documentation to set it up correctly. If you need help you can refer to https://forum.kodi.tv/
Kodi has official (and 3rd party) partner apps available for IOS and Android devices. They give you control of Kodi without the need for mouse or keyboard connected to your Pi. To use it follow these steps:
You should now be able to control Kodi from your device
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