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XBMC Remote + – Windows 8 metro app

For all the fans of XBMC who are using windows 8, here is the good news. XBMC Remote + is now available at window store – http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/xbmc-remote/00efbddd-6596-4a31-bfeb-9151f1403f62.
The first version has most of the functionality in, with more features will be added soon.

In Summary -
Browse and control your entire XBMC media collection from your windows 8 tablet.

From the developer of most popular XBMC Remote for windows phone 7, here comes XBMC Remote + for windows 8. XBMC Remote+ is an application built from ground up let you experience your XBMC media library remotely and then play it on your main display. You can browse your entire catalog while a movie or music might be playing on the TV. It’s especially useful when you TV is turned off and you want to select Audio Albums and queue them to play on the audio receiver.

Features –

1. Ability to browse your video, music and TV show library from your phone.
2. Able to select and view details of movies and music albums before selecting.
3. Sort by album, artist, or a song and play or queue.
4. Currently playing media information is easily accessible from top appbar.
5. Music library lets you pivot on Albums, Artists, and Songs
6. Ability to add and manager multiple XBMC server from single application.
7. View movies by genre, released year
8. Recently added movies/episodes

Download link – http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/xbmc-remote/00efbddd-6596-4a31-bfeb-9151f1403f62

32 responses

  1. nope

    Doesnt work

    August 30, 2012 at 1:47 am

    • Thanks for trying. I have found few issues related with capabilities missing in the published app. I have submitted an update and it should be available soon.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  2. marshall

    I can’t find it!!! Takes me to app store, but stuck on the main store. Mate this would be bloody awesome, really would like to give it a shot

    September 4, 2012 at 3:36 am

    • Are you using RTM version? If not, you will need to upgrade as RTM store is not accessible from RP.

      September 4, 2012 at 10:53 am

      • marshall

        Hey ashterisk, I was able to upgrade, but I’m stuck in the app. Its asking for a “server name”. No idea what my server name is.

        September 5, 2012 at 6:06 am

      • marshall

        Never mind bro, got it working its my ip address. Its keeps crashing on my though. Can’t wait for your update bro!
        Looks pretty good.

        September 5, 2012 at 6:24 am

      • Can you provide some information on when it crashes? Is it automatically after few secs?
        Also, what version of XBMC are you running?

        thanks,

        September 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

  3. marshall

    I shall try upgrading tonight! Thanks!

    September 5, 2012 at 12:36 am

  4. Hello,
    Fantastic app, I have been waiting for this. My only problem is that none of the posters for films or TV show on my laptop, even thought they are present on the XBMC.

    I am running Windows 8 Enterprise, XBMC on Raspberry Pi and my media on a NAS.

    thank you again,
    TUAAM

    September 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

    • Thanks for trying. Are you using Eden or new nightly builds. The application is not yet supported on Frodo builds.

      September 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

      • LittleLion

        Hello,

        When Frodo support is coming?
        I also use Raspbmc in my Raspberry PI and it uses XBMC Frodo.

        XBMC Frodo RC3 is released on January 3rd, 2013 and final release is coming soon.

        Another thing. It should be very nice feature if it was possible send text from computer keyboard to XBMC plugins like Youtube which makes using search lots of easier.

        January 13, 2013 at 6:54 am

  5. Mike

    Having trouble with this crashing after a matter of seconds after connecting to xbmc and showing media. Error from event log below. Let me know if you want any other data gathered, thanks.
    Faulting application name: Ashterisk.XBMCRemote.exe, version: 1.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x50428c50
    Faulting module name: Windows.UI.Xaml.dll, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x501096e5
    Exception code: 0xc000027b
    Fault offset: 0x00562a97
    Faulting process ID: 0x1af4
    Faulting application start time: 0x01cd8d3a7d45e049
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\51141ashterisk.xbmcremotebyashterisk_1.0.0.6_neutral__krqrd720m5sg0\Ashterisk.XBMCRemote.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\Windows.UI.Xaml.dll
    Report ID: c1276364-f92d-11e1-be6a-5404a6c484f6
    Faulting package full name: 51141ashterisk.xbmcremotebyashterisk_1.0.0.6_neutral__krqrd720m5sg0
    Faulting package-relative application ID: App

    September 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    • Thanks Mike. This is helpful.
      Can you tell me when it crashes? Is it as soon as you land on the start page or after you click on movies or some other option?

      Also, how many movies/music etc do you have in your collection?

      I recently learned that windows 8 grouped grid view is not expected to handle large collection. I have updated the UI to handle this and submitted an update.
      But if you could provide more information, I can be more confident about the fix.

      Also, you can always mail me -> ashterisk @ live.com and I can try connecting directly. That will help a lot.

      September 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

  6. jotolli

    The problem is I cannot download it from anywhere. Windows 8 store doesn’t even find it.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

  7. ConcoctionAcide

    Hello !

    I do not have so much time to test the different kind of configurations to make it work…
    So I cannot connect to Eden. I have open the access to local clients but it still does not work.

    Why is there not even a single page of documentation ? I believe it should be nice. The parameters needed are from XBMC’s side. I do not want to open all the flux to try it, then tune to remove any unneeded ports.

    Many thanks for your answer.

    B.R.

    C.A.

    October 21, 2012 at 6:39 am

    • Here is the link to setup video.

      October 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  8. Andy

    app is connected to my xbmc server but no media is displayed – are there no FAQ’s anywhere to help ? Need to force a scan of the library

    November 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  9. I really like the app – worked straight away for me on two xbmc installs, one Windows 8 and another openelec. I have one feature request, l’d like to be able to toggle watched/unwatched. Thanks!

    November 29, 2012 at 2:04 am

  10. Coolwave

    Can’t get it to work with xbmc frodo

    December 7, 2012 at 10:00 am

  11. Jacob

    I really love this app. having an issue with scrolling through seasons in a tv show though. And if you guys made a media player with this layout and ability to find network files, that would be amazing. The current ones out (Multimedia 8 seems to be the best) don’t have a great UI like this app.

    December 13, 2012 at 8:36 am

  12. AnthonyB

    Can this also work with XBMC4XBOX? If not, would be great if when setting up a device profile you could choose between XBMC and XBMC4XBOX as I still have a mix of XBMC devices in my house.

    December 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

  13. AnthonyB

    With Frodo at RC2, will you be adding Frodo support shortly?

    December 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm

  14. Mike

    You need to update your app as it will not work with xbmc Frodo as they changed the way things are connected to it.

    January 3, 2013 at 8:23 am

    • The current version support Frodo. Let me know if it works or not for you. thanks.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  15. john

    Hmm I bought win8 pro and now I cannot find ANY xbmc software.. Thanks MS.

    January 10, 2013 at 9:47 am

  16. Ray

    Great app!! The only thing I’m missing at this time is the possibility to change to different Xbmc servers / sessions.

    February 11, 2013 at 8:56 am

    • You can setup multiple XBMC server from settings. Swipe from right and click on connections to add additional servers

      February 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm

  17. mitch

    I cant seem to get the remote page to work right. Everything else works great, but the remote with the arrow buttons, volume control, etc. produces no effect. I have tried some other remote apps that work fine with this feature, but I think that this app would beat all of them if the remote page worked. I am running with the trial version from the store on the surface RT. Once I can get the remote to work I will buy the app.

    February 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    • I will look into it. Can you let me know the XBMC version you are using?

      February 22, 2013 at 10:31 pm

  18. mitch

    I’m running the most recent version, Frodo. Having the issue on both a raspberry pi and on a windows pc

    February 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

  19. Seb

    Hi,
    Fantastic app, the best for control XBMC from tablet Windows 8. But, if there an option to avoid updating the start screen with the wallpaper from the last film?
    It’s cool when tablet only used for this, but, I use also it for professional and the wallpapers are not always appropriated…
    Thanks.

    March 4, 2013 at 12:57 am

  20. Wayne

    I am also having an issue with the remote page as well. I am running the latest version of Frodo on XBMCUbuntu. Other than the remote issue, the app is great!

    March 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

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