In this tutorial, I go through the steps of setting up a Raspberry Pi Spotify connect device. We make use of the raspotify package to be able to bring this project to life. At the end of the tutorial, you will able to stream your favorite music from any Spotify app to the Raspberry Pi.read more
In this tutorial, I go through the steps on how to setup Kodi on the Raspberry Pi. To do this, we make use of a software package called OSMC. It’s an excellent way to get Kodi running at its best on the Pi. We also go through some of the basic configuration steps.read more
Turn your Raspberry Pi into a Plex server in just a few easy steps. It’s the perfect project if you want to have your own low-cost media server. It can handle a couple of clients so ideal if you need to share media throughout your household. It’s worth trying out.read more
For this Raspberry Pi Kiosk tutorial, we will be showing you how you can set up your Pi as a Kiosk using the popular web browser, Chromium. We utilize Chromium as it is one of the best-supported web browsers and openly supports the functionality to act in a kiosk...read more
In this Raspberry Pi Chromecast tutorial, we will be showing you how you can set up your Raspberry Pi to act as a Chromecast device. While we can't implement the same protocol that Chromecast relies on we can replicate this on the Raspberry Pi. We replicate its...read more
In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to view RTMP streams on your Raspberry Pi by using three simple pieces of software. For those who do not know, RTMP stands for Real-Time messaging protocol. It was initially a proprietary protocol developed by Macromedia...read more
In this project, we will be showing you how to set up your very own Raspberry Pi eBook server by utilizing the COPS (Calibre OPDS (and HTML) PHP Server) PHP software. This software acts as a web interface on your Raspberry Pi where you can access all your eBooks...read more
In this tutorial, we will be showing you the basics of how to set up a Raspberry Pi Pirate Radio utilizing the FM Transmitter software and a piece of wire. This piece of software allows you to broadcast an FM signal through your GPIO 4 pin. This broadcast means you...read more
In this tutorial, we will be exploring how to set up a Raspberry Pi AirPlay Receiver. This tutorial primarily involves you connecting your Raspberry Pi to your speakers then installing software so that it becomes recognized as an AirPlay receiver on your internet...read more
Learn how to build your own Raspberry Pi Alexa by making use of the Amazon voice service. It’s the perfect way to create your own personal assistant using the Raspberry Pi. You do miss out on some services such as accessing Spotify or Pandora.read more
They will guide you through the process to set up a cheap Kodi powered media center, a headless low powered music player and much more.
These projects are a great example of how versatile the Raspberry Pi can be. It is also an excellent showcase on how useful it can be in handling various media projects with little to no issues. They are also a great beginner project to start off with for your first Raspberry Pi.
There is no best media center software that you can install. Each tends to have their pros and cons, for example, Kodi is an excellent all-rounder while something like the Pi music box is perfect for music but doesn’t handle video.
As we always like to mention, this is just the start the of all the media projects we plan to do. If you want to stay up to date on all the latest projects, then be sure to follow us on social or sign up to the mailing list.
One thing you should be aware of when doing media projects for the Pi is the performance. Transcoding of high-quality video is very performance taxing, so you may find video streaming from the Pi may not be the best experience. If this is important to you, then you might be better off looking at a more powerful device.
As I mentioned above, if you’re looking for a fully-fledged Raspberry Pi media center then something like Kodi or OSMC is your best bet. Just keep in mind it may not perform the greatest as these software packages can get very performance heavy.
If you have any suggestions on media projects to cover then be sure to let me know either by emailing me or leaving a comment on a related project that I already have published.
I do hope that these Raspberry Pi media projects work out for you and that you don’t run into any issues. As I mention in all the tutorials if you do run into issues then be sure to leave a comment so I can consider fixing the problem or help you troubleshoot.