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XBMC Remote – Next update is major

I am in process of adding a lot of features to XBMC Remote ‘s next version. This will include a huge set of new features and the biggest will be integration with Music+Video hub and ability to download songs locally with playback.

Some of the new features –

  1. Movies by genre, released year
  2. Watched information for movies/episodes.
  3. Recently added movies/episodes
  4. Redesigned contextual app bar.
  5. Download songs to local device & play locally.
  6. Integration with Music+Video hub (all your local songs information will be updated and app can be launched from Music+Video hub).
  7. Feedback bar on top of the app.
  8. Storing your local playlist across reboots (automatically resume music when you launch the app again).
  9. Running under locked screen.

Some screen shots –


3 responses

  1. Jason


    I bought your xbmc remote app, but I don’t know how to properly set it up other than that I need the newest version of XBMC. Can you reply with what IP I use if I am running XBMC windowed in windows 7 while using my phone, like you in your youtube videos? Do I have to install something extra, or open ports in my router?

    Thanks for help setting this up!


    December 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

  2. Hi Jason,
    In order to use the remote application, you have to do the following –
    1. Make sure you are using latest Dharma builds of XBMC.
    2. In your xbmc server, go to network settings, and enable HTTP server and specify a port (or leave default if not other application is using port 80). Make sure to specify a username and password (its good for security).
    3. In the same screen, enable, allow control from other machines.
    4. Once you have done that, from other machine in your network try http://name_or_ip_address_ofyour_machine:Port/jsonrpc. If everything is setup propertly, you should be prompted with username/password. You can enter the one you specified.

    If the above work, you can than enter the ip, port, username, password inofrmation in XBMC remote and it shoudl work.

    If you want to access your server from outside your local home network, you will have to forward the port your server is listening in your router and make sure if forward to right IP, you probably will have to use dyndns or similar to map your dynamic ip to a static name so that your phone can reach your server properly.

    Let me know how it goes. You can also check this thread on XBMC forums –


    December 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm

  3. Jason

    Thank you, I have followed your instructions and it is working great.

    Looking forward to the next update. 🙂

    December 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm

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