How To: Install Hyperion on a Raspberry Pi running OSMC

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18 comments on “How To: Install Hyperion on a Raspberry Pi running OSMC
  1. salvador says:

    thanks for the updated, is it possible that your share your hyperion.config.json file? I am having some troubles to make it run

    • brendan says:

      What issues are you having? Any errors? Have you previously had it working with Raspbmc?

      My config file is here:

      But bear in mind you’ll need to configure to your LED set up. From memory, it’s something like 6 on the bottom, 12 on the sides and 20 on top.

      • salvador says:

        Sysytem is not lighting at all after OSMC alpha 4 (it was working with
        Raspbmc), I have made a fresh install with OSMC RC, I had some problems
        when I was doing the editing with nano /boot/config.txt, did not let me to make the saving due to rights to save the file (any idea how to add the dtparam=spi=on line)

        I am having some problems with my .json configuration, I think file was damaged
        with OSMC A-4 installation, furtunatelly I have same configuration as
        you with my leds, i spect yours can fit in my configuration.
        Thankk again for your help, this page is a good reference in order to have the ambient lighting running properly.

        • brendan says:

          Sorry, to edit config.txt you need sudo.
          I’ve updated that line above.

          As for the json config, I’d leave it with the default one for the time being and once it’s working, then switch to my one or a custom one.

  2. Ben Watson says:

    Thank You for this information, appreciated it and helped me through a whole day of headaches!

  3. laurent granseigne says:

    Thanks for this ! Hyperion is working. Any idea how to turn Hyperion on/off using your TV remote with OSMC ? Can’t find hyperion command in /sbin/initctl

  4. Davy Uittenbogerd says:

    It is working, but stil illuminated when in ‘menu’. It is set to false…
    I have RBP B(1)

    • brendan says:

      Hmm, I don’t use this setting so haven’t noticed that.

      If I remember correctly, hyperion connects to the xbmc/kodi web interface to determine what xbmc/kodi is doing (e.g playing video, audio, menu screen etc).

      So it looks like hyperion isnt connecting, check the hyperion config file and see if you have the correct user/pass and port.

      • Davy Uittenbogerd says:

        It is set to this settings. Port is okay and webserver is enabled with te same settings. user and pass are not used.

        “xbmcVideoChecker” :


        “xbmcAddress” : “”,

        “xbmcTcpPort” : 8080,

        “grabVideo” : true,

        “grabPictures” : true,

        “grabAudio” : true,

        “grabMenu” : false,

        “grabScreensaver” : true,

        “enable3DDetection” : true

  5. Davy Uittenbogerd says:

    all comments gone?

    • brendan says:

      I’ve just switched hosts, so it seems something has gone missing, although other posts seem ok…

  6. nick samaras says:

    how do you replace your hyperion.config.json file VIA windows