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KDE Announces a Smart TV Platform That Can Run on Raspberry Pi

27/03/2020
KDE has just announced Plasma Bigscreen, a new project that brings its very own user interface to smart TVs with all the typical bells and whistles that such a device requires, including media-rich apps.

But the main benefit of using Plasma Bigscreen on a smart TV is the support for traditional desktop applications, which can fit the larger screen just perfectly.

A beta version coming soon will allow users to try out Plasma Bigscreen using a Raspberry Pi 4, and KDE says the whole thing is supposed to run on a large screen, but you can give it a try on a regular monitor as well just fine.

And of course, since everything’s built for smart TVs, you can very well control the interface with a remote control.

“There is experimental support for HDMI-CEC in the beta image, so anyone with a TV that supports HDMI-CEC can choose to use their TV remotes,” KDE says.

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