Getting Started with KODI (LibreELEC/OpenELEC)

Thank you for purchasing your Raspberry Pi Kit from CAROBOT and welcome to the Raspberry Pi community.

KODI is a free open-source media centre evolved from XBMC (Xbox Media Centre). Yes, you can install Ubuntu or Raspbian and run KODI on top of the Linux OS. However, by using LibreELEC as a underlying OS, your media centre experience will be much better because LibreELEC is built for just running KODI.

Our CAROBOT KODI Media Centre with Raspberry Pi 3 B (Pre-loaded) already include a microSD card preloaded with the latest version of LibreELEC so all you have to do a plug it in and power it up. Previous version of our kit is pre-loaded with OpenELEC.

  1. Power up your Raspberry Pi. Now it is time to turn on the Raspberry Pi. Connect a 5V microUSB power supply to the Raspberry Pi (make sure the power supply is rated for at least 1A [2A is recommended]). The red LED on your Raspberry should turn on indicating that there is power. After seeing a colour wheel/square on your monitor, you should end up at this menu:
  2. [Optional] Change Hostname. If you want the Hostname of your Media Centre, change it here. You can change it in the LibreELEC/OpenELEC setting afterward.
  3. Connect to your Network. If you are using an Ethernet connection, KODI will automatically connect to your Network. Otherwise, the Raspberry Pi 3’s onboard Wi-Fi adapter will search for nearby Wi-Fi network. Find your Wi-Fi SSID in the list and connect to it by clicking on your Network’s name.
  4. SSH and Samba. SSH is used for accessing your Media Centre through a console using another device. Samba is used for file sharing with another device. Keep SSH Disabled and Samba Enabled if you are not sure what they are.
  5. Congratulation, your KODI Media Centre is good to go.

Quick LibreELEC/OpenELEC Guide

  1. Getting Started with KODI (LibreELEC/OpenELEC)
  2. Basic KODI Settings
  3. Basic LibreELEC/OpenELEC Settings
  4. Installing Fusion Hub Wizard on KODI

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