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<section begin="intro" />In XBMC the primary environment was designed for the living room ([[10-foot interface]]) and controlling it only with a remote control. While XBMC does support mouse, keyboard, and even touch controls, the remote control is typically how the GUI is designed around.<section end="intro" />
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<section begin="intro" />In {{Kodi}} the primary environment was designed for the living room ([[10-foot interface]]) and controlling it only with a remote control. While {{Kodi}} does support mouse, keyboard, and even touch controls, the main method of controlling {{Kodi}} is designed around is the typical remote. This further enhances the appliance feel of the {{Kodi}} and fits next to (or replaces) the other remotes that are likely to be in your entertainment room.<section end="intro" />
  
This is why XBMC doesn't currently do things like dragging and dropping icons and things within its windows, since a remote control can't really do that. XBMC is still evolving, and using XBMC on touch screens, and other "2-foot interface" situations are causing XBMC to gain new ways to interface with it. While the "remote is king" is still true, XBMC will continue to add new ways to control it, so watch out for exciting new versions in the future.
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== Types of remotes ==
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* {{big|'''[[Remote controls/MCE|MCE Remotes]] -'''}} Infrared remote controls made for computers that follow the MCE standard. These remotes should work with {{Kodi}} out-of-the-box on Windows and Linux.
  
==Types of remotes==
 
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* '''[[Remote controls/MCE|MCE]] -'''}} Infrared remote controls made for computers that follow the MCE standard. These remotes should work with XBMC out-of-the-box on Windows and Linux.
 
  
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* {{big|'''[[Remote controls/RF|RF Remotes]] -'''}} Radio frequency remote controls, such as 2.4 GHz dongles and Bluetooth remotes. Most of these typically emulate a keyboard interface and/or standard multimedia keys.
  
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* '''[[Remote controls/RF|RF]] -'''}} Radio frequency remote controls, such as 2.4 GHz dongles and bluetooth remotes. Most of these typically emulate a keyboard interface and/or standard multimedia keys.
 
  
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* {{big| '''[[CEC]] -'''}} Use your existing TV remote control if you have a CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) compatible television or AV-receiver supporting HDMI-CEC interface.
  
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* '''[[CEC]] -'''}} Use your existing TV remote if you have a CEC compatible TV and CEC interface.
 
  
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* {{big|'''[[Game controllers]] -'''}} Game controllers, including game-pads and joysticks, such as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3/4, and Nintendo Wii controllers can all be used to directly control {{Kodi}}'s interface.
  
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* '''[[Smart phone/tablet]] -'''}} Turn your smart phone or tablet into the ultimate remote control.
 
  
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* {{big|'''[[Smart phone/tablet]] -'''}} Turn your smart phone or tablet into the ultimate remote control.
  
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* '''[[Touch controls]] -'''}} Using XBMC with a touch screen device.
 
  
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* {{big|'''[[Remote controls/Control Systems|Control Systems]] -'''}} Highly Customizable Programmable Control Systems for Home Automation which can control {{Kodi}} as well as Lights, HVAC, A/V Equipment, and much more.
  
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* '''[[Keyboards]] - '''}} Still want to use a keyboard and/or mouse? Check this page.
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* {{big|'''[[Touch controls]] -'''}} Using {{Kodi}} with a touch screen device.
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* {{big|'''[[Web interface]]s -'''}} {{#lst:Web interface|intro}}
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* {{big|'''[[Keyboards]] - '''}} Still want to use a keyboard and/or mouse? Check this page.
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* {{big|'''[[Apple Remote|Apple Remote]] -'''}} Infrared remote control by Apple, initialy provided with Macs computers.
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== Additional topics ==
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* [[Keymap]]
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* [[HOW-TO:Modify keyboard.xml]]
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* [[LIRC]]
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* [[:Category:Custom keymaps]]
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* [[Add-on:MCERemote]]
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* [[Add-on:Keymap Editor]]
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* [[HOW-TO:Use SMS-style text entry for remotes]]
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* [[HOW-TO:Modify time seeking]]
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== Guides ==
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* http://nucblog.net/2014/01/mapping-the-buttons-on-the-remote-control/
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* http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php/Guide_to_add_your_own_remote
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[[Category:Index]]
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[[Category:Manual]]
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[[Category:Remotes|*]]

Latest revision as of 13:48, 31 July 2018

Home icon grey.png   ▶ Remote controls

In Kodi the primary environment was designed for the living room (10-foot interface) and controlling it only with a remote control. While Kodi does support mouse, keyboard, and even touch controls, the main method of controlling Kodi is designed around is the typical remote. This further enhances the appliance feel of the Kodi and fits next to (or replaces) the other remotes that are likely to be in your entertainment room.

1 Types of remotes

  • MCE Remotes - Infrared remote controls made for computers that follow the MCE standard. These remotes should work with Kodi out-of-the-box on Windows and Linux.


  • RF Remotes - Radio frequency remote controls, such as 2.4 GHz dongles and Bluetooth remotes. Most of these typically emulate a keyboard interface and/or standard multimedia keys.


  • CEC - Use your existing TV remote control if you have a CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) compatible television or AV-receiver supporting HDMI-CEC interface.


  • Game controllers - Game controllers, including game-pads and joysticks, such as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3/4, and Nintendo Wii controllers can all be used to directly control Kodi's interface.



  • Control Systems - Highly Customizable Programmable Control Systems for Home Automation which can control Kodi as well as Lights, HVAC, A/V Equipment, and much more.



  • Web interfaces - Web interfaces allow users to control and interact with their Kodi installation through a web browser. This can be used for a remote control, library management, visual feedback, and many other things.


  • Keyboards - Still want to use a keyboard and/or mouse? Check this page.


  • Apple Remote - Infrared remote control by Apple, initialy provided with Macs computers.

2 Additional topics

3 Guides