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Official Kodi Remote

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App Information:
Price: Free
Release Date: 2012-05-02
Category: Utilities
Developer: © joethefox
Version: 1.5.7
App Size: 23 MB
Languages: Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Rated: 4+

Supported Devices:

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Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Official Kodi Remote is a full-featured remote control for Kodi Media Center.
It features library browsing, now playing informations and a direct remote control.


- Control Kodi's volume
- Manage multiple Kodi instances
- Live view of currently playing playlist
- Displays music cover art shown where available
- Displays movie poster and actor thumbs where available
- Play and queue albums, songs, genre selections and much more directly without having to turn on your TV
– Switch to live TV channels and trigger recording on your PVR/DVR setup
- Browse files directly
... and much more!

Please note
Supported Versions are: Kodi/XBMC version Eden (11) or higher

Additional actions can be accessed by long pressing items and remote control buttons.

What's New in Version 1.5.7
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- Start and stop a PVR recording or timer from within the Live TV section
- Check for Kodi TCP Connection availability on startup (for example, the keyboard input within the app will automatically be shown when Kodi requests keyboard input)
- Added copy and paste function to the remote control keyboard
- Added Swedish language support (thanks to Daniel Nylander)
- Updated Dutch translation (thanks to Pieter Jan)
- Minor improvements
What's New in Version 1.5.6
- Added Dutch language support (thanks to ludacrash)
- Added Turkish language support (thanks to Percin)
- New Wake on Lan method (thanks to rschiks)
- Show plot information when tapping the now playing thumbnail
- Fixed Kodi authentication when using usernames or passwords with non-simple characters
- Minor improvements
What's New in Version 1.5.5
- Added Portougues language support (thanks to pedromendonca)
- Added Spanish language support (thanks to Oxer)
- fix iOS6 app crash when accessing to the music tracks list
- Show two different led colors once connected:
- yellow: HTTP connection successfully
- green: HTTP and TCP* connection successfully

* to activate the TCP connection you need to enable the option "Allow remote control by programs on other systems" under Kodi settings > services. Once the connection led is green the remote app will be able to listen to kodi notifications, for example to auto pop-up the keyboard input when occurs.
What's New in Version 1.5.4
* support for iOS9
* Added support for music, movies and TV shows library sorting: It's never been easier to find your music albums for your 70s parties, a not-too-long movie to watch before going to bed, or the highest rated TV shows!
* Live TV: added radio channels support
* Live TV: display current broadcast progress pie chart in channels list
* Remote control "more" section: added support for additional kodi actions and kodi windows
* Added support for media flags images in the now playing view
* Show an action sheet for subtitles and audio streams instead of cycling through them
* Added support for MrMC, yo
* Updated German language (thanks to handy80)
* Added Czech language support (thanks to S474N)
* Some minor improvements here and there that I don't recall at the moment
What's New in Version 1.5.3
1.5.3 Change Log:

- Rebranded app into Kodi media center.
- Fixed youtube movies trailers playback.

Please note: you can still continue to use this app with your old XBMC appliances
What's New in Version 1.5.2
- support for iOS8
- support iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes
- new iPad movie library full screen mode
- added Polish translation (thanks to nivepl)
What's New in Version 1.5.1
This new version fixes the app crash when accessing the music and movies section with some recent devices that still have iOS 7.0.x

1.5 change log:

- live TV access from the app main menu with Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) support
- access to XBMC PVR Recordings *
- access to XBMC PVR Timers list **
- When using the software remote control, long press the bottom movie/tv/picture button to activate PVR related windows on screen
- The iPad now has clean audio & video library buttons
- added custom URL handler "xbmcremote" so that other apps and urls can now open this app
- mark as watched/unwatched library items
- changes to XBMC settings can now be made in-app from the "more" button in the right drawer
- create remote control custom buttons in the right drawer from XBMC settings, as well as programs, video and audio add-ons
- app is now 64bit native
- fixed remote control DVD menu navigation
- fixed displayed language name on subtitles and audio streams information
- fixed subtitles search: support added for the new XBMC Gotham subtitle system.
- solved minor bugs here and there :)

* due to the initial support stage, start playback of a PVR recording from within the app is possible only with the PVR add-ons that are able to provide the link to the files.
** due to the initial support stage, PVR timers aren't editable within the remote app

If you are reading this line I'm glad that someone has read all the change log!
As long as I have your attention, I'd like you to remember that you can always contact us for any issue with the remote app on the support forum
What's New in Version 1.4.1
Fixed the issue that prevented with an old device operating system the proper connection to the server XBMC (blank user password) .
For any trouble contact the support!!!
Note: The release notes shown here are grabbed from time to time from the iTunes servers, so maybe there's some missing versions.
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