Great idea. Especially the part where you can control content from a phone up front. Doesn’t the zero lack networking? Media is loaded on the microsd or USB attached storage?An option that's worked well for us is a Raspberry Pi Zero running OSMC. We've loaded it with both video's & music.
What we like:
- Doesn't use any data
- The little people can use a remote control or more frequently we'll give them a choice of available content and start it using the Kodi Remote App on our mobile phone up front.
- We can see what's playing, build a queue / playlist, see the remaining time, etc. from an app on our phone.
- It's worked 100% of the time (so far)
I'd be happy to provide additional info if anyone needs it.