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Fusion Installer For XBMC Simplifies Adding Third-Party Add-Ons

XBMC has a lot of cool add-ons, but not all of the cool possible additions come directly through official channels. If you want to get off the beaten path, Fusion can help make it easier to install unofficial (and untested) add-ons.


How To Stream Your Movie Collection Anywhere With Google Drive

Google recently announced some ridiculously low-priced Drive storage options : $US2/month for 100GB or $US10/month for a whopping terabyte. What could you do with all that storage space, though? Well, for starters, you could turn Google Drive into your own personal media server.


Build The Perfect Media Centre For $600

Chances are your home theatre system is a mess, with multiple devices hooked into it your TV (Blu-Ray player, laptop, digital tuner and the rest). Here’s how I rolled all those devices into one awesome media centre that costs less than $600 to build.


Ask LH: Will A Raspberry Pi Media Centre Cut My Electricity Bill?

Hey Lifehacker, I use XBMC to watch TV at home on a fairly old PC. I’ve been told I can migrate this over to a Raspberry Pi and save on electricity, but will this actually be worth it?


Raspberry Pi XBMC Solutions Compared: Raspbmc Vs OpenELEC Vs XBian

XBMC is one of our favourite media centre solutions, and the Raspberry Pi makes a dandy XBMC machine for $US35. However, with three different builds for the Pi, which one should you use? They’re all a little different, and they have various strengths and weaknesses. Here’s how to pick the right one.


Maraschino Is A Simple Web Interface To Manage Your XBMC Home Theatre

Linux: If you’ve built the home theatre of your dreams, and it’s powered by XBMC, Maraschino is a simple, open-source front-end interface. It’s web-accessible and makes managing your media and downloads super easy.


Set Up The Ultimate Home Theatre This Weekend

When you’ve spent the week getting things done, it’s nice to enjoy a little entertainment over the weekend. If you’ve yet to set up your ultimate home theatre, here’s everything you need to know to make it a reality.


Ask LH: Should I Use Plex Or XBMC For My Home Theatre PC?

Dear Lifehacker, I want to make the perfect home media centre but I’ve come across a very tough decision: should I use Plex or XBMC? I’ve heard great things about both platforms, and don’t know the main differences. Can you help me decide?


How To Watch And Record Live TV On Your XBMC Media Centre

Building a media centre is a killer way to watch or stream your favourite movies and TV shows. If you miss being able to watch live TV or want to record it so you can watch it later, you can turn your XBMC box into a personal video recorder (PVR). Here’s what you need to do.


XBMC 12 'Frodo' Adds Android Support

The latest version of XBMC, codenamed ‘Frodo’, is finally available for all platforms, including Android , and it has a bunch of great new features. Here’s what’s new.