I generally watch YouTube videos on my smart TV, but more and more content providers are moving to alternate platforms. I’ve tried accessing a couple of these (Odysee, BitChute) using the TV’s inbuilt web browser but I just get a blank page. Since I have a Raspeberry Pi, I was wondering if there was a simple web browser available that might work on these sites, so that I could watch them on the ‘big screen’ as opposed to a small laptop screen.
The only add-ons I can find just seem to allow me to control the Pi from my laptop
Many thanks for the link. I should have said I saw that thread when I was searching, but a couple of things put me off. First, as you mention, it wasn’t geared for video playback, and secondly, it’s primarily still in testing, ideally requires a secondary Pi for installation and has a lot of coding involved. It looks like I’ll just have to stick with the laptop for Odysee and others.
Testing and testing? =) It’s not an official solution, and has been “upgraded” along the way since back when Kodi was v 16. It’s super stable as a desktop for your Pi, but there is no acceleration at all.
Nower days it is mostly in development/improved for Vero4k, trying to implement switching between Kodi and Desktop. But time is short when you got a needy wife and an even needier 5 months old girl.
I use standard deb packages for installation, and to run Desktop, it closes Kodi. The issues you might have is “timing of sleeps” in .sh files. Which is all covered 2-3 times in thread.
Thanks for the additional info. I’m not saying it isn’t any good, I’m just saying it isn’t for me. I was hoping that there would have been a ‘plug and play’ solution available for the Pi. i.e. a fully developed add-on that doesn’t require in-depth programming skills on a Pi.