Manual Installation Instructions

Graphical Unified Installer

Note: Try using the graphical installer first.

Before you download

Please remember it’s still in early development, it runs best on a 512MB Raspberry Pi, but we are striving to support 256MB as well. For best results, you should force caching on first boot as detailed in our faq but basically amounts to scrolling through the “All Movies” and “All TV Shows” sections.

You will need

  • A Raspberry Pi mini computer (512MB recommended, it should have a blue analog audio jack, if it’s black then it’s 256MB)
  • A case to protect your Raspberry Pi (optional)
  • A 2GB or larger SD card (class 10+) with compatible reader
  • A USB micro power supply (should be at least 2A at 5v, if you experience crashing it’s probably because you have a bad power supply)
  • An HDMI cord

You will probably want:

  • A remote control
  • A USB Wifi dongle
  • A USB Bluetooth adapter

Mac OSX / Linux

Grab your desired image (img.gz) file from github, and flash it with the following commands:

Linux

gunzip image_name.img.gz blkid # find out what device you want to flash to, /dev/sdX dd if=image_name.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1MB #BE VERY CAREFUL you select the right value for X

OS X

gunzip image_name.img.gz diskutil list # find out what device you want to flash to, /dev/diskX diskutil unmount /dev/diskX dd if=image_name.img of=/dev/rdiskX bs=1M #The "rdisk" will make it flash much faster

Windows / fallback

Step 1 - Get the flasher program

To do this, download and run win32 disk imager 

Step 2 - Get the image and flash it

Get the latest build like from github releases, unzip it (may need Winrar to handle gzip files), and select the file using win32 disk imager. Insert the SD card, select it, and flash it. A more detailed guide is available here.

To get the latest build manually

Get the latest gzip image (img.gz file) from the Github releases Extract it (may need winrar or something, not sure if windows handles gzip files), and flash it to an SD card using disk imager like here