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Build a Pi media centre

Make your Raspberry Pi the centrepiece of your home entertainment system


Get your monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse plugged in, then install OSMC – this is your main home theatre PC. Configure a Bluetooth remote control, or a remote control app on your smartphone or tablet. Connect a powered external hard drive to your Raspberry Pi, loaded up with all your favourite music, movies and TV shows. Set up your OSMC media centre by adding the content stored on your external hard drive, and add new files from USB flash drives as and when you plug them in. Set your Pi up as a media server for your mobile devices. Finally, browse through OSMC’s App Store for things like a torrent client and TV tuner.

You will need:

– Home theatre peripherals
– Bluetooth remote
– Powered external hard drive