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Kodi (originally XBMC), is a free and open source media center and entertainment hub, and the latest release up on Flathub adds in support for the Steam Deck controller.

Since the Steam Deck is a portable you might want to bring your various media with you from Music to Movies — it supports a huge amount. Also manage Photos, Games, TV Shows and more. The plugin system is great too, there's lots you can add into it. The idea is to give you a good looking way to manage and view it all.

Giving it a short test today, it seems to work just fine in Desktop Mode as it does in Gaming Mode when you add it to Steam.

To install it on a Steam Deck, simply load up Discover and search for it. Nice and simple. You can see various guides on the GamingOnLinux YouTube.

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dibz May 4, 2022
Nice. I'll admit it never once occurring to me to use Kodi on the Deck, despite being a large Kodi fan and using it daily.
tpau May 4, 2022
How did they implement SD Support?
I can't find the right commit and i haven't seen anything related to a controller driver in the linux ecosystem yet.
Nanobang May 29, 2022
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Hmm. I don't have a Steam Deck (yet), so I wonder if the Jellyfin client might work on the SD, too?
dibz May 30, 2022
Quoting: NanobangHmm. I don't have a Steam Deck (yet), so I wonder if the Jellyfin client might work on the SD, too?

If not, you could always use the Jellyfin add-on for Kodi so that you can use Kodi as the client for your Jellyfin server.
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