If you’re watching Kodi on your TV thorugh a set-top box you probably won’t even realise the need for a spare remote contol.
However, chances are there’s going to come a time when you either can't find your official set-top box remote or it's in need of new batteries.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just pick up your smartphone and control your media player?
Well, you can.
There are two different versions of the Official Kodi Remote: Android and iOS.
Even though they both have the same functionality, there is one subtle difference - the name.
Whereas the Android version is called Kore, the iOS is just called “Official Kodi Remote for iOS.”
Kore is a full-featured, easy to use remote for Kodi/XBMC that lets you control your media center from your Android device. It's available for free on the Goggle Play Store, F-Droid and on the official Kodi website.
Kore allows you to:
- Control your media center with an easy to use remote
- See what’s currently playing, including relevant information about it (movies, TV shows, music, pictures, files and addons)
- View and manage the current playlist
- Change and sync subtitles and audiostreams
- View your media library
- Control Kodi's volume with the hardware keys
The Official Kodi Remote for iOS features library browsing, now playing informations and a direct remote control. It's available for free on the AppStore.
The Official Kodi Remote for iOS allows you to:
- Control volume on Kodi
- Manage multiple Kodi instances
- Live view of currently playing playlist
- Setting that prevents your phone locking the screen
- Swipe left and right gesture recogniser for easy navigation
You can also use the iOS Official Remote for Kodi on your iPad.