What is XBian?

XBian is a small, fast and lightweight media center distro for the Raspberry Pi, based on a minimal Raspbian image. Our slogan is “XBMC on Raspberry Pi, the bleeding edge” as our main focus is delivering the fastest XBMC solution for the Raspberry Pi.


Main features

  • Fits on a 2GB SD card
  • Low RAM usage and low CPU usage
  • Very smooth UI
  • Auto connect USB
  • Support for AFP, NFS, AirPlay, CEC, Lirc, PVR
  • Out of the box support for almost all wireless network adapters
  • User friendly configuration with xbian-config
  • We are Open (Source Software)!
  • Large community
  • Very easy updatesystem


The community

XBian is not only the ‘product’. It’s also the community around it. We believe that everyone can help making XBian better. If you have suggestions, wishes or contributions, please share them with us!

The basic social ingredients that hold our project together include:

  • Be considerate
  • Be respectful
  • Be collaborative
  • Be pragmatic
  • Support others in the community
  • Get support from others in the community


Interested? Join us by registering at our forum


Welcome to XBian,

The XBian Community


XBian is not connected to or in any other way affiliated with XBMC, Team XBMC, or the XBMC Foundation. Furthermore, any software, addons, or products offered by XBian will receive no official support in XBMC channels, including the XBMC forums and various social networks.