Starting Kodi

Kodi should start by default with OSMC. If it does not, this is likely a sign of a bigger problem with your system and you should look at obtaining some logs instead to find out what's wrong.

It can be started via the command line as follows:

sudo systemctl start mediacenter

Stopping Kodi

Kodi can be stopped via the command line as follows:

sudo systemctl stop mediacenter

Preventing Kodi from starting on boot

You may wish to run OSMC in a 'headless' mode. You can disable Kodi from starting on boot with the following command:

sudo systemctl disable mediacenter

If you choose to later re-enable it, you can easily do so with:

sudo systemctl enable mediacenter