December 23, 2019
May 14, 2015
EASY! – as seen HERE
How to install Kodi on RetroPie
Itâs very easy to set up Kodi on RetroPie, because the entire process will take place in RetroPieâs menu system. All youâll need to get this done is a Raspberry Pi running RetroPie and connected to the internet. ItâsÂ pretty easy to see how to install Kodi on RetroPie, but weâll make it even easier by laying out the steps one by one below.
Step 1: Navigate to the RetroPie menu on your RetroPie
Head over to the RetroPieâs main menu. You can get there throughÂ the same horizontal menu that all of your emulators are listed on. Just look for the RetroPie logo with the big red joystick on it.
Step 2: Navigate toÂ RETROPIE SETUP
Once youâre in the main menu, scroll down to the âRETROPIE SETUPâ option onÂ the menu. Youâll get a gray box on a blue screen with a few different setup options.
Step 3: Select âManage packagesâ
The option you want is âManage packages.â Itâs the thirdÂ option on the short list in this screenshot.Â Go ahead and select it. Youâll get another menu on a similar-looking screen, this time listing a few different package-related options.
Step 4: Select âManage optional packagesâ
Kodi is optional on RetroPie, so hit âManage optional packages.â Weâre going to get the chance here to choose Kodi and download the optional Kodi package for RetroPie.
Step 5: Select Kodi
The options are numbered on this screen, and our buddy Kodi isÂ number 308. Scroll on down and select it.
Step 6:Â Choose âInstall from binaryâ
Youâve to two options here â âinstallâ and âhelp.â You donât need help knowing how to install Kodi on RetroPie or what Kodi is, of course, because you have our helpful tips right here on The Pi and our sister siteÂ Cordcutting.com. What furtherÂ help could you need?Â SoÂ go ahead and hit âInstall from binary.â
Now youâll see a bunch of text onÂ your screen. Whatâs happening here is that your Raspberry PiÂ is downloading Kodi and installing it. You remembered to make sure you were connected to the internet, right? If you have any problems with this step, check that internet connection again.
Step 7: RestartÂ your RetroPie
Kodi will be available the next time you boot up your system, but not before. So go ahead andÂ restart your RetroPie! You can either choose Main Menu > Quit > Restart Emulation Station, or justÂ flick your power switch or pull the plug.
Youâll find Kodi under the âPortsâ section of that familiar horizontal menu. We trust it wasnât too hard to learn how to install Kodi on RetroPie!