KODI Configuration

Pre-requisite: Please go through demo setup page



  • Free and open source media player by XBMC foundation
  • Able to play digital media files from local and network storage in a large number of formats
  • Play and view streaming media, pod casts and videos from the Internet
  • Add-ons available for on-line services


The KODI demo will be running on top of a Raspberry Pi3. No additional setup is required to test streaming media from the network.

  • Monitor connected on HDMI
  • Keyboard / Mouse
  • Network Access


It’s recommended for user to go through KODI documentation to understand basics and detailed feature list.



For more information on controlling the KODI media player, refer to the official documentation.

Starting Kodi

KODI is pre-installed on the demo images and can be accessed on the Raspberry Pi 3 through the desktop menu

Multimedia -> KODI

Or by running kodi from the terminal

Playing local media

Kodi is able to play media from the local file system or network shares. Navigate the menu to add folders or files to the video library. See the official documentation on Adding video sources

Playing Youtube

Step 1

Most of the features in KODI are available from Add-ons, so the first step is to choose an appropriate add-on for your use case.

Step 2

Unless the add-on is already downloaded, use “Install from repository”

Step 3

Select the add-on from the list

Step 4

Click on install

Step 5

Play your content.

Playing FreeTV

Aussie Add-ons is another plug-in that offers Australian free TV functionality for Kodi. Through their website it is possible to download and install the ZIP file and setup the Kodi add on to watch Australian FreeTV through the RPi3.