Raspberry Pi: Installing RaspBMC (Media Center)

RaspBMCIn this video, I will discuss the installation process for RaspBMC. RaspBMC is a lightweight Linux Distribution that runs XBMC on the Raspberry Pi. There are other alternatives like OpenELEC, but I’ve had a lot of luck with RaspBMC in comparison. It’s extremely functional and responsive. RaspBMC is great for a media center solution and integrates with a wide range of devices, shares, and even Plex!

If you’re looking for a way to organize your digital content (Movies, Music, and TV Shows), this is the way to go. RaspBMC gives you a ton of options to customize your media center and you can even control it from your phone with the wide range of remotes available for it on the Play and App store.

Most of the media center devices out there today cost hundreds of dollars or they’re insanely limited. With the Raspberry Pi and RaspBMC, you can avoid a ton of limitations and use it to stream local and remote content. The only real issue right now is that most of the media center options for the Raspberry Pi do not support streaming services like Netflix. Plex and several other pieces of software are working on a solution to this and I’m hoping that within the next couple of months we see the Raspberry Pi become the perfect media center. I have included the presentation material below in-case you get lost at any point during the video!

If you have any questions, feel free to comment or reach out to me on Twitter or LinkedIn!

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