How to Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi via OSMC

How to install Kodi on Raspberry Pi OSMC? Both Kodi 17 Krypton and Raspberry Pi 3 are extremely customizable. That makes them a perfect match for each other. For its small size, the RasPi 3 has enough power to handle Kodi. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Kodi 17 on Pi 2 or Pi 3. The guide includes all the necessary steps from installing OSMC to setting up Fusion, and eventually loading Exodus on Raspberry Pi.

How to Install Kodi Krypton on Raspberry Pi via OSMC

How to Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi via OSMC

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Things You Need to Install Kodi 17 on Raspberry Pi via OSMC

  • The Raspberry Pi
  • SD card
  • Power supply for Pi
  • HDMI Cable
  • A keyboard and mouse (Either via USB or Bluetooth)

Should I use OSMC or OpenLec on my Raspberry Pi?

Which operating system you choose for your Pi totally up to you. It’s a matter of preference really. The installer feature on OSMC makes it easier to set everything up. On the other hand, OpenLec depends on image writing software. In either case, both OSMC and OpenLec are free to download and install. Just in case you want to try out installing Kodi on Raspberry Pi via OpenLec, check this guide out.

How to Install Kodi 17 on Raspberry Pi via OSMC

  1. Insert an SD card into your PC’s or Mac’s SD card reader.
  2. Now download the OSMC installer from the official OSMC website.
  3. Choosing the operating system of your computer.
    How to Install OSMC on Raspberry Pi?

    How to Install OSMC on Raspberry Pi?

  4. Next, install and run the OSMC installer you have just downloaded.
  5. Now you need to install OSMC on the your SD card.
    1. Open up the OSMC installer
    2. Select your language
    3. Choose the type of device you’re setting up.
      How to install OSMC on SD card.

      How to install OSMC on SD card.

  6. On the next screen, you will be asked where you would like to install OSMC. Choose ‘SD Card’.
    How to Install OSMC on SD Card?

    How to Install OSMC on SD Card?

  7. Finish the setup process and then eject the SD Card from your computer and insert it into your Raspberry Pi.
  8. When you launch the Pi, OSMC will set up automatically.
  9. Finally, enjoy Kodi on Raspberry Pi!
    How to Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi via OSMC

    How to Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi via OSMC

How to Install Fusion Repo on Raspberry Pie via OSMC?

Now that you have installed the Kodi on your Raspberry Pi, it is time to add some repositories to it. Fusion should be your first one given that it will allow you to install the most popular addons. Follow these steps.

  1. The first thing you need to do after launching Kodi Krypton is click on the Settings Icon in the top left corner.
  2. Then, go to System Settings -> Expert Mode -> Addons.
  3. Make sure to turn on ‘Unknown Sources.’ Otherwise, you will not be able to install third-party add-ons.
  4. When the warning box pops up, click ‘Yes’.
  5. Now go back to the OSMC homescreen, and click on the ‘Settings’.
  6. From here, go to File Manager -> Add Source.
  7. Select None and then enter the following path without the quotes “http://fusion.tvaddons.ag/”.
  8. Name it ‘Fusion’ and click ‘OK’.

How to Install Exodus on Raspberry Pi via OSMC?

  1. Name it ‘Fusion’ and click ‘OK’.
  2. From the Kodi homescreen, select Addons.
  3. Click on the Package Installer Icon at the top left corner.
  4. Choose ‘Install from Zip file’ -> Fusion -> kodi-repos -> English.
  5. Select repository.exodus-1.0.1.zip and install it.
  6. Wait until you see the add-on enabled notification.
  7. Now, select Install from repository.
  8. Choose the Exodus repository to open it.
  9. Click on Video Add-ons -> Exodus and press install.
  10. Wait until you see the Exodus Addon Enabled notification.
  11. Now go back to the Kodi homescreen and select the ‘Addons’ tab from the left hand column.
  12. All the video addons you install, including Exodus, will appear here.

Stay Safe – USE VPN with OSMC

In certain regions such as USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and Germany you might get a copyright infringement notice from your ISP if you watch or download pirated material online. While we hold no responsibility over such notices, we do encourage you to use VPN in order to keep your online activities to yourself. Below are some of the benefits you get when using VPN with Kodi.

  • Unblock Geo-restricted Kodi Add-ons: There are a lot of Kodi addons that you can only use in certain regions. With VPN you can stream whichever addon you want, wherever you are.
  • Bypass ISP Throttling: Ever noticed that your Internet speed is decent if you are browsing websites but suddenly drops when you are watching videos online? If that is the case, your ISP is probably throttling your Internet speed. Using VPN basically allows you to avoid that from happening.
  • Ultimate Privacy: Neither your ISP nor copyright trolls will be able to see that you are using Exodus, SALTS, Alluc, Phoenix, or similar third-party addons on your Raspberry Pi.
  • VPN Applications: You don’t have to be a tech-freak to setup a VPN connection thanks to user-friendly VPN apps on PC, Mac, Android, iOS, and FireStick.

From personal experience, IPVanish is the best VPN service you can use with Kodi. They have optimized their VPN apps to work better with Kodi add-ons and have a no-logs policy. Check out our reviewed list of the best Kodi VPNs in 2017.

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How to Install VPN on Raspberry Pi via OSMC

You can install a VPN addon to your Kodi on OSMC by following the steps below.

  1. Launch OSMC and then go to Settings -> System Info -> and note down your IP address.
  2. On your computer, download and install Putty.
    1. Launch Putty and input the IP address you have noted down previously under ‘Host Name’.
    2. Use Username: osmc and Password: osmc
    3. Input the following command:

    wget https://github.com/Zomboided/repository.zomboided.plugins/releases/download/1.0.0/repository.zomboided.plugins-1.0.0.zip

  3. This will allow you to download the Zomboided VPN Manager.
  4. Once the process is completed, jump back to your Raspberry Pi.
  5. Go to Settings -> Add-on browser -> My Add-ons.
  6. Choose Install from Zip file.
  7. Select Zomboided Repository -> Services -> VPN Manager for OpenVPN.
  8. Once the installation is finished,
  9. Wait for Add-on enabled notification.
  10. Once installed choose Configure. 
    How to Install VPN Manager on Kodi

    How to Install VPN Manager on Kodi

  11. When you are prompted to setup a VPN provider, click ‘OK’.
  12. Choose your VPN Provider from the VPN Configuration Window that opens.
  13. Next, enter your VPN account’s Username and Password for your VPN Provider.
  14. Now go to the VPN Connections tap -> First VPN Connection 
    How to Setup VPN Connection on Kodi

    How to Setup VPN Connection on Kodi

  15. The VPN Manager addon will now attempt to establish the a connection to your VPN provider. If all runs smoothly, you will now be presented with a list of all the VPN server locations your VPN provider offers.
  16. Select the VPN server that suits you most. Closer VPN servers usually mean faster speeds, but you might want to connect to a specific VPN server in case you wish to unblock a geo-restricted Kodi add-on.
  17. Finally, the a popup message will appear that has details of your new IP address and the VPN server you are connected to.

How to Install Kodi on Raspberry Pi via OSMC

If you follow the instructions above correctly, you should run into no issues while installing OSMC, Fusion, Exodus, as well as Zomoboided VPN Manager on your Raspberry Pi. However, just in case you do face some problems, feel free to leave a comment below. I will try my best to help you out.

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