Preliminary XBMC for Android

By Posted 24 Jul 2012, 02:11

If you are looking to use XBMC for Android then we have a video today that shows you a preliminary demonstration, and this is done without any rooting being necessary. The visual demo below this article is just a teaser for now and runs for little over 2-minutes, but gives you a taste of what is on the way.

We touched on what jailbreaking an Apple TV could do in the past and this included installing XBMC, which helps create an almost perfect entertainment center. You can read some in-depth details about XBMC for Android in this article, and these are found on the official website for those behind this software. They explain that this is not a thin client, or a remote, but the “real deal“.

You can launch the Android XBMC app via a phone, tablet, set-top-box, or any other device that has Android installed. The setup is pretty much the same as found on the desktop computer version, and allows you to run a wide range of media files, and also install this app easier on cheap and small embedded hardware.

There are a number of enhancements built into XBMC for Android, and this includes the Touched skin to make it easier to use the UI on a phone, which is ideal considering this software had originally been designed to work easier on a TV. We do expect to see more skins in the coming months thanks to skinners getting hands-on.

Watch the quick demonstration of XBMC being used as an Android app below, and then share a comment with your thoughts on how useful XBMC is, and also if you like the idea of using this software as an Android app?

XBMC-for-Android