The Raspberry Pi 3 not only runs Kodi but also has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.
I have setup Kodi on a RasPi 3 and it makes for a small basic Kodi box.
After setting Kodi up on the Pi 3 we began to test it out including using Bluetooth remote control keyboard combos.
We used OpenELEC to do all the testing with and Bluetooth worked great with most all our devices.
If you have already have a Bluetooth keyboard, or the popular mini keyboard remotes it likely will work with a Pi 3 Kodi setup.
For those that are looking to get a nice controller here is our list of favorite Kodi Bluetooth Keyboards and remotes controls.
As Always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, here, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you
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Our Picks for Best Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Keyboards Remote Controls
- iPazzPort iB10
- iPazzPort Mini Handheld Keyboard KP-810-19S
- Rii K18
iPazzPort makes many popular mini keyboard combos that work very well with the Pi 3 and Kodi, as well as many other setups.
Like other mini keyboards it also works with most any other setups.
iPazzPort also makes this mini keyboard that also has a touch pad to control the mouse cursor.
The buttons and the touch-pad work great with many Pi 3 packages.
This is a good option for those who don’t want a large keyboard and want a very small unit.
The Rii K18 is a mid sized keyboard that can work with most any device including the RasPi 3.
It uses a receiver dongle that plugs into a Raspberry Pi and transmits a 2.4GHz signal.
Since it uses its own small transmitter it can also work with many there electronics from Windows, to an Android TV box.
Setting up a Bluetooth keyboard or remote control with the Pi 3 and Kodi make for a nice home media experience.
Of course, a wireless mouse or keyboard can also be used and it is a matter of preference.
When it comes to picking the right keyboard, remote control the size of your hands will influence the type best suited for you.
One person will prefer certain types that don’t work for others.