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Set Up Your JustBoom With OSMC

Set Up Your JustBoom With OSMC

This guide will show you how to obtain, install and configure OSMC for a JustBoom card.

Remember that this guide is intended for both the Raspberry Pi B+, 2B, 3B and the Raspberry Pi Zero.

Before you start.

OSMC has been tested with:

  • JustBoom Amp HAT
  • JustBoom DAC HAT
  • JustBoom Digi HAT
  • JustBoom Amp Zero
  • JustBoom DAC Zero
  • JustBoom Digi Zero

Section 1 – Retrieve the image

Step 1 – With your browser head to OSMC and click on Download.

If you are familiar with this section you can skip to Section 2 – Configure OSMC.

Step 2 – Click on “Disk images” as shown in the picture.

Alternative you can download OSMC’s own installer by selecting the right version for your own desktop OS.

Step 3 – Select the right version based on the Raspberry Pi model you are going to use then choose the latest version available.

Step 4 – Use our favourite tool Etcher to transfer the image onto a Micro SD card. Select the image you want to flash, choose the drive on which to write and flash the card.

Note that a card of 4GB or more is required.

Step 5 – After a while your image will have been written onto your Micro SD card. Remove it from your reader and insert it in your Raspberry Pi.

Make sure that you have followed one of our assembly guides before you get to this point.

Section 2 – Configure OSMC

Power up your Raspberry Pi and wait a couple of minutes for the OS to boot up completely. Follow the instructions on screen to provide the basic configuration for OSMC. Once this is done the system will reboot and your screen should look like this.

Step 1 – Move to “My OSMC”. Once the new window opens up select “Pi Config” as shown in the picture.

Step 2 – Under “Hardware Support” select your JustBoom card from “Soundcard Overlay”.


  • justboom-dac-overlay for Amp HAT , DAC HAT, Amp Zero and DAC Zero.
  • justboom-digi-overlay for Digi HAT and Digi Zero

At this point reboot the system.

Step 3 – You can verify that the right card has been selected by going to “Settings” -> “System” -> “Audio output”.

You should however hear the notification sound every time you move from one menu to the next.

You  will now be able to enjoy OSMC with your JustBoom card.

If you are planning on using a Wireless card, you can move onto Section 3 – Configure WiFi for further details.

Section 3 – Configure WiFi

This section is especially useful if you are going to use OSMC with the Raspberry Pi Zero.

Step 1 – Move to “My OSMC”. Once the new window opens up select “Network” as shown in the picture.

Step 2 – Select “Wireless” the check “Enable Adapter”.

The Wireless card will start scanning for available networks which will be displayed on the right.

Step 3 – From the list select the network you wish to connect to. Provide the key and once you are connected to the network remember to “Apply” your settings.

OSMC is now connected to your WiFi network, use the “Exit” menu to go back to the main page.

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