For some reason, it is limited in size and is slow. I wouldn’t mind if it doesn’t launch inside the Kodi…. I can’t figure out if web browsing is something people are not interested in or what. So, unless i get a browser installed, i think i’m hosed. It works pretty well but is not harware accelerated. I have installed OSMC, but I cannot figure out how to install or get the internet browser.
I have installed OSMC, but I cannot figure out how to install or get the internet browser. We hope to add a basic web browser by the time we hit our beta phase. What are the alternatives I have? So… since OSMC is based on Debian Jessie (i think i have that right), can we not load a browser using apt-get? sudo apt-get install epiphany-browser, I’ll post another reply after it’s finished (reporting 44 minutes to go). Would like to use Flix2Kodi with OSMC, Hi same issue here “Chrome Launcher Error” with OSMC 2016.12.-1 on RPi3-B
That sounds like a request that would be better suited to the Kodi forum. Install the advanced Launcher add on and launch the browser with it. Any other suggestions? Would like a descent browser that can access Netfix. I know I’m curious, and I’m sure others are too:-), I have parked the project for now due to time constraints, Thanks for the update.
Well Sam, it indeed did not work, but i’m not sure i get the connection between X11 and the error message that i get. OSMC is an OS that is focused on being primarily a platform for running Kodi. I hate streaming from the internet but want download and play locally which is much more reliable, faster and comfortable in my unstable environment. You can event create a launcher from kodi with advanced launcher.It works pretty well but is not harware accelerated.
Is there any itinerary for having a usable web browser in OSMC for the Pi?
I installed chrome so. Or will it be in the gold release?
No one cares if you don’t use it. I looked in the Programs, get more, but don’t see it. I appreciate all that you do. I stopped development on this because Kodi is working on a web browser implementation. Thanks guys! As Kodi does not have a web browser in it the only other option is install an environment (X11) that will allow a web browser to run on it. Because you do not need a display manager for a web browser, and you won’t be taking advantage of hardware acceleration. I am at the end of my rope, as I tried about everything, OSMC working like a charm. So, unless i get a browser installed, so connect to the server from remote machine, running a browser of choice, using the server address to include the RPi… brilliant, edit: so turns out this is outlined on the kodi wiki page; http://kodi.wiki/view/Tvheadend_PVR. Would like a descent browser that can access Netfix. Will epiphany work if i install X11 packages? Just wondering if we could get an official update on Ocelot since the original announced release date has passed. So I guess I am going with plain raspberry OS and use VLC. This will be hardware accelerated on all platforms.