Giulia Boggiali


Politecnico Open unix Labs

What is Kodi?

Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC/Kodi Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

We'll use a Raspberry Pi 3

  • Quad Core 1.2GHz ARM 64bit CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  •  Wireless LAN and Bluetooth on board
  • 4 USB 2 ports
  • Full size HDMI
  • Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
  • Micro USB power source
  • Cost <= 40€

How to install Kodi

Easy / Kodi centric distributions

Advanced / can be used with Kodi



  • simple and easy to use
  • install in just a few minutes
  • based on Debian, over 30,000 packages in its repo
  • self-updating
  • has an applications store

Getting and installing OSMC

Download Page

On Raspberry Pi, OSMC can be installed via the 'NOOBS' (New Out of Box Software) installer (available for Windows, Mac and Linux).

Alternatively download and install disk images.


Any questions?