Ever since the Raspberry Pi was launched folks have attempted to use it as an inexpensive media player. By leveraging the Pi’s VideoCore GPU and open source projects like XBMC (now KODI) these efforts have paid off, making a media player one of the easiest and most rewarding projects for the Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B includes built-in WiFi making it even easier to turn it into a hub for all your digital content. Simply install OSMC (was RaspBMC) or OpenELEC from the NOOBS menu (accessed by holding the ‘shift’ key on boot), plug into your TV with the included HDMI cable, and connect to your wireless network. From there you will be able to access content on shared or NAS drives, or stream content directly from the internet using add-ons. Additionally, you play content from an attached USB drive and even use Apple AirPlay right from your iOS device.
1 x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
1 x 16GB microSD card w/adapter pre-loaded with the NOOBS image
1 x Enclosure
1 x 5.25VDC 2.4A USB Power Supply
1 x 6ft High-Speed HDMI Cable
1 x Quick Start Guide with downloadable manuals
Find out more about the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Not only is the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B the fastest Raspberry Pi to date, it’s the first one with built-in WiFi (802.11B/G/N) and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity allowing you to get connected right out of the box.
Raspberry Pi Enclosure
Keep your Pi safe, sound, and looking good! The shape and colors of enclosures used in the kits may vary but all serve the same purpose and allow you to access all the ports on your Raspberry Pi.
Find out more about the 16GB NOOBS microSD card
The NOOBS operating system is the easiest way to get started with the Raspberry Pi. It allows you to install a variety of operating systems and restore them to a previous state in the event of an issue.