Installing XBMC for Raspbian

I bought Raspberry a month ago and I had so many research plans for this device. One of my idea is to make my old TV become complete media center solution. After googling some references I found that XBMC could help me!

Installing XBMC for Raspbian is really straight forward.

1. First add repository for the XBMC binaries, type this on your console :

sudo echo "deb wheezy main non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Get the GPG key for this repository


3. Install the GPG key you just download

sudo dpkg -i deb-multimedia-keyring_2012.05.05_all.deb

4. Update your package list

sudo apt-get udpate

5. Install XBMC

sudo apt-get install xbmc

Follow the instructions on your console.

6. Start XBMC
Type “xbmc” on your console to start XBMC


Here’s the screen of XBMC

I tried some features such as Podcast, Internet Radio, Youtube, Vimeo, and Web browser. Everything works normally, but the web browser need more improvement! Also I test XBMC remote control using android device, this remote control is really helpful! Another thing what I love is we can install add-ons for XBMC from the XBMC dashboard.