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Installing Raspbmc to Raspberry Pi for Mac

In our never ending quest to make XBMC easier to use, we discovered that it wasn’t very easy to install Raspbmc to your Raspberry Pi device if you are a Mac user. It was without question that we immediately began developing an application that would simplify the process for end users, allowing XBMC use to grow across the Raspberry Pi community into the future. It’s very easy to install XBMC to your Raspberry Pi with Raspbmc using the new XPi Installer for Mac, follow the instructions below.



  • Raspberry Pi Device
  • 4 GB SD Card (FAT formatted)
  • SD Card Reader (or computer with SD Card slot)
  • Wired Internet Connection by Ethernet
  • Micro USB Charger (or BlackBerry charger)
  • Wireless Mouse with USB Transmitter (could be wired or even a keyboard)
  • XPi Installer for Mac Application

1Download and Extract the XPi Software to your Desktop.

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 2: Insert your “SD Card” into your computer or SD Card reader.

3: Launch the “XPi Installer.app” and choose “Open” the first time to confirm that you want to use the application.

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4: Select your desired “SD Card” from the available devices listed in the center of the application. It won’t necessary be named anything to do with what it is.

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5: Press the “Install Raspbmc” button and answer “Yes” when prompted to continue the process.

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6: Wait a few minutes for the installation files to transfer. You’ll now when it’s complete because it will eject the SD Card from your computer and the progress bar will stop moving, and it’ll display the text “Success!” at the bottom.

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7: Remove SD Card from your computer.

8: Insert SD Card into your Raspberry Pi and connect it to your television as well as to your Internet connection by ethernet, electricity, and wireless mouse.

Step 9: Follow the on screen prompts to complete installation.

Congratulations! You now know how to flash an SD Card to Install Raspbmc to the Raspberry Pi. The question is, can you find more Raspberry Pi’s for sale? They are flying off the shelves faster than the iPhone at Christmas time.

(The Info was taken from XBMCHUB.COM)

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  1. I have just received the raspberry pi (B). I have done everything in your tutorial (Installing Raspbmc to Raspberry Pi for Mac). I have put my 8 gb SD card into the PI and started it. it boots up fine I used the fusion.xbmchub.com to install the repository which is for ice-films. Every thing seem to have installed correctly, but the PI doesn’t play anything. The arrow either just keeps going in circles and says working, or I get script errors. Have I done some thing wrong. I know that it will be slower then the ATV 2 to play, but i have wait 4 mins with no luck. Can anyone help??????

    • sorry my friend fusion sever is not compatible with Raspberry pi as i know you can check on there official website which is xbmchub.com under forums section

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