RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

XBMC Remote 1.5.1

Control XBMC from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad

by Nick Peers

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Open Source
Operating Systems: iPad, iPhone
Requirements:

iOS 5.1.1 or later

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 05 May 2014
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 81
Developer: Giovanni Messina
RSS News Feed:
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/XBMC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/XBMC
Back up your data with Acronis True Image 2016 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $29.99, saving 40%, from store.downloadcrew.com
XBMC Remote 1.5.1 on iPad
Control XBMC from the comfort of your armchair using your iOS device.

XBMC is the go-to media tool these days, but whether you’ve built a dedicated media center using the XBMCbuntu variant or run it ad-hoc from your PC or Mac, having to control it using your mouse and keyboard can be a finicky thing.

This is where XBMC Remote comes into play. This officially sanctioned app lets you press your iPad or iPhone into a fully functioning remote control, letting you browse your libraries for content to play or flick through the XBMC options using the fully featured remote control.

Tap the settings button, and you can alter the volume, bring up an on-screen keyboard, use a button pad for controlling XBMC via gestures. Install the latest version of XBMC – Gotham – and you can even access XBMC’s own settings from your phone or tablet.

The app recognises multiple instances of XBMC, so switch between them by simply tapping the version you wish to control. From here you can also access power settings as well as options for updating and cleaning both audio and video libraries.

The app is reasonably intuitive to use – the user interface is simpler on the iPad where more screen controls are visible at once, but ironically we prefer the smaller, more cluttered view on the iPhone. One thing we would like to see, however, is an option for locking the keypad when you’re watching media – too many times we’ve accidentally brushed the app interface and screwed up playback.

But despite this personal niggle, if you’re using XBMC to watch media, you’ll want this free app to ensure you never have to leave the couch again.

Verdict:

If you’re an XBMC user then this app is utterly indispensable.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Kodi 16.1

Kodi 16.1

Open Source

It's quite simply the best media center app for mobile or desktop

Kore Remote for Kodi 2.0.0

Kore Remote for Kodi 2.0.0

Open Source

Control KODI from the comfort of your Android phone or tablet

OpenELEC

OpenELEC 6.0.3 (64-bit)

Open Source

Turn your ageing or second PC into a dedicated media center

OpenELEC

OpenELEC 6.0.3

Open Source

Turn your ageing or second PC into a dedicated media center

Other Download Articles From This Category
Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter 4.1.9.35

Freeware

Convert between video formats, rip and burn DVDs, upload clips to YouTube and more

Freemake Video Downloader 3.8.0.19

Freemake Video Downloader 3.8.0.19

Freeware

Download clips from YouTube and other video sharing sites in just a couple of clicks

Freemake Audio Converter

Freemake Audio Converter 1.1.8

Freeware

Quickly convert music and audio files from one format to another

Prisma

Prisma 2.4.1 for iOS

Freeware

Turn regular photos into awesome artworks

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $29.99
RRP: $49.95
Saving 40%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Spektrel Art 1.0.0

Free Full Commercial Software

Spektrel Art is a stand-alone program and Photoshop plugin which transforms digital photos into "magical art that glimmers and gleams with intersecting lines of tapered light".

What does that mean? Essentially it applies a configurable mix of effects, enhancing edges, smoothing backgrounds and emphasizing colours. Take a look at the thumbnail for one example, and the official product page has more.

Spektral Art works much like any similar tool. Open an image, click one of the thumbnails to apply a particular preset, or click a few buttons and drag some sliders to fine-tune the results.

There's surprising scope for variation, too. For example, just switching from the "Light" to "Dark" theme can transform a bright and friendly image into something dark and sinister, at least in some cases (results vary depending on the source image).

Please note, the demo version doesn't allow images to be saved.

SPECIAL OFFER: as we write, the developer is offering Spektral Art for free. The offer expires August 29th. Please note that you must provide your name, address and phone number to receive your free license.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: