With the vast amount of movies and series that you usually watch on your computer or Smart TV via streaming, or that you download to your hard drive through uTorrent, you should have a media center installed on your PC to manage all those multimedia contents. And the best one of them (Plex is also a great alternative) is definitely Kodi, previously known as XBMC or Xbox Media Center.
Control XBMC from your iPhone or iPad.
If you use this software, you should get hold of a remote control to be able to manage the application from a distance. And if you've got an iPhone, you have a reason to celebrate since the developers of the application have launched an official remote control app for Kodi to make it easier for you to manage all its contents, settings, and volume without having to move from the sofa.
Main features of Official Kodi Remote
With the program, that's very similar to Sybu, another remote control for XBMC, you'll be able to control all the following features of the program:
- Explore all the files included in your multimedia library.
- Play movies, series, songs, albums, and podcasts.
- Add audio files to playlists without having to switch on your TV.
- Control the volume of the contents played.
- View posters and covers of the contents that are being played.
- Show the current playlist on your iPhone.
How to configure Kodi Remote?
Obviously, the first thing you've got to do is download this application to your iPhone or iPad and the corresponding program to your PC or Smart TV. To synchronize both applications and configure them to work correctly, you'll have to go to the menu System > Settings > Services > Web Server and enable the checkbox Allow remote control via HTTP. Then, just open the mobile application and search for the host in question to be able to control your Kodi instance remotely.