Archive:Official Kodi Remote Android

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The older Android remote app has been replaced by Kore.

Official XBMC Remote
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Developer Team-XBMC
OS Android

The Official XBMC Remote for Android is an open source, full-featured remote control for XBMC Media Center, brought to you by Team-XBMC. It features library browsing, direct remote control and a slick interface.

Attention talk.png Check out the Official XBMC Remote for Android sub-forum or #xbmc-android on for more info and help



  • Remote control with the look of the Xbox' DVD Dongle
  • Control XBMC's volume directly with your device's volume buttons
  • Fast access to items in list via hard- or soft keyboard (long-press Menu)
  • Manage multiple XBMC instances
  • Live view of currently playing playlist
  • Notification bar shows what's playing with direct access to "Now playing" screen (can be disabled)
  • Large screen (854x480) support, while maintaining 1.5 compatibility
  • On incoming call, display who's calling on TV screen and pause video until call is over
  • On incoming message, display on TV screen
  • Setting that prevents your phone locking the screen. You can apply it either for remote control only or all screens (or disable it completely)
  • Tabs looking and behaving like HTC's Sense UI, also check out the Gallery.
  • Ultra fast cover download for recent XBMC builds
  • Texture support for HTC Tattoo, Google Nexus One as well as Motorola's Droid/Milestone.

Music Library

  • Cover art is shown where available
  • Now playing screen allows skipping, seeking, stop and pause
  • Browse by album, artist, genre
  • XBMC's "Hide artists who appear only on compilations" setting is taken into account when listing artists
  • Within a genre, browse by albums, artists and songs
  • List all albums and songs of an artist
  • Browse compilations only
  • Browse files directly
  • Sort by album, artist, title, track number etc..
  • Play and queue albums, songs, genre selections and much more directly without having to turn on your TV. For instance it's possible to queue/play all songs from an artist but of a certain genre.
  • Primitive listing of current playlist with options to jump to another song or remove a song.

Movie Library

  • Browse by title, actors, genre.
  • Display all movies of a genre or with an actor.
  • Displays movie poster and actor thumbs where available.
  • Play trailer from details page where available.

TV Shows Library

  • Browse by show, season, episode or by actors and genre.
  • Dynamic thumb rendering with wide banner support
  • Displays episode and show details


Further reading