How to Install LibreELEC / Kodi on Raspberry Pi

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This guide will show you how to install LibreELEC and Kodi on your Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a great single board computer and when combined with LibreElec, will turn it into a powerful home media center that you can use to stream any content direct to your TV.

LibreELEC is a lightweight ‘Just enough OS’ Linux distribution purpose-built for Kodi on current and popular mediacentre hardware.

It is efficient with a tiny disk and memory footprint, and provides cutting edge hardware support to deliver a set-top box Kodi experience.

Officially supported hardware includes:

  • Raspberry Pi 0/1/2/3
  • x86_64 devices with Intel, AMD and nVidia GPU’s
  • WeTek Play 1 and 2, WeTek Hub
  • Odroid C2
  • Cubox iMX6 devices

Equipment:

  • Raspberry Pi (any version)
  • 5v Power Supply
  • MicroSD card
  • HDMI cable

 

How to install LibreElec:

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  1. Select the version of the Raspberry Pi you own.
  2. Download the latest LibreElec image.
  3. Select the SD card you inserted into your computer.
  4. Finally, Click ‘Write’ to write the LibreElec image to the SD card.

Eject the SD card from your computer and insert it into the Raspberry Pi and power on.

LibreElec is now installed.


BE SMART – USE VPN  WITH KODI

Unfortunately, lots of people who stream movies via Kodi either are unaware or simply don’t care about their online privacy. The truth is that your ISP, as well copyright trolls, are spying on what you are doing online all the time. How else do you think Kodi users keep getting warning letters and copyright infringement notices? Setting up VPN is crucial if you don’t want to get caught.

  • By connecting to a VPN server, you make sure that you are totally anonymous online.
  • VPN prevents your ISP from throttling your Internet speed.
  • Given that some Kodi addons are geoblocked, you need to connect to VPN servers in certain countries to unblock them.
  • VPN apps can be installed on all your streaming devices.

NordVPN is the biggest VPN provider in the world. You can connect multiple devices at any one time. Most Importantly, they don’t keep any logs of your browsing activity.

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