XBMC for Android now available in beta form


XBMC, the popular open source media player and streaming service, is finally available for Android as part of the latest update to the platform. After an announcement earlier this year, XBMC 12 (FRODO) Beta 2 launched last night giving Android users access to the service for the first time (we won’t count the XBMC Remote app, useful though it may be).

It is important to note that you will need a fairly new (and powerful) Android smartphone to run the app. If your device isn’t supported you will receive a warning message when trying to launch the app. Sadly, the changes to Android 4.2 make this version of XBMC incompatible with the latest Nexus devices or any device running a build of the latest version of Jelly Bean. A fix is promised as part of Beta 3.

The update to XBMC includes other goodies, such as support for Xbox 360 controllers, audio tweaks, and other various bug fixes. The latest version can be downloaded directly from the XBMC website.

[via XBMC]



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  1. Very Nice…

  2. Works good, 50 mb install and 45mb data after 10MIN use. That’s fine its xbmc on my phone lol.

  3. I have it working on my nexus 7 I installed xda modified version for 4.2

  4. Have had it on my 2 1/2 year old OG Evo for awhile now. Runs a little slow but it works. I even use it with HDMI mirroring.

  5. Anything regarding XBMC is a good thing. Wouldnt mind if they could make a program that turns out androids into a remote for windows desktop versions of XBMC

    1. Maybe I’m missing what you are asking, but I currently use my rooted Gnex to control my win7 HTPC with XBMC installed.. just get the xbmc app in appstore and configure both the PC and the app… done.

      1. thank you. saw this article and thought a remote would be handier…and there it is!

    2. One Key Word: Yatse
      The Best Remote for XBMC

  6. Can someone link a how to for the xbox controller on our android devices?

  7. Boxee was a fork developed from XBMC. I’d LIke to see Boxee running inside of Google TV

  8. A heads up that the Android XBMC remote app doesn’t currently work with FRODO. They’ve changed some stuff in the back end which has stopped the web UI that the app worked through.

    An update is being worked on and I did signs that it will hopefully be sorted by the time v12 hits stable release.

  9. One Key Word: Yatse
    The Best Remote for XBMC

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