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XBMC Ported to Android

TheUni (1007895) writes | about 2 years ago

Android 3

TheUni writes "We have been keeping a little secret.. the kind that is so much fun to share when the time comes.

Today we announce XBMC for Android. Not a remote, not a thin client; the real deal. No root or jailbreak required. XBMC can be launched as an application on your set-top-box, tablet, phone, or wherever else Android may be found.

The feature-set on Android is the same that you have come to expect from XBMC, no different from its cousin on the desktop. Running your favorite media-center software on small, cheap, embedded hardware is about to become a hassle-free reality. And as Android-based set-top-boxes are becoming more and more ubiquitous, it couldn’t be a better time. In fact, primary development was done on a Pivos XIOS DS set-top-box. And that is no coincidence, you will notice that Pivos is now listed as an official sponsor (more on that later). XBMC is stable and works great there, as well as on various tablets and phones. Though with Android, as many of you probably know, that is only the beginning of the story.

Enjoy the stereotypical dev-shot low-quality demo video. More video, including phone/tablet usage in the next post."

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Not quite released (1)

AlphaWolf_HK (692722) | about 2 years ago | (#40646321)

It's only available as source, no binaries distributed yet.

Re:Not quite released (1)

crash123 (2523388) | about 2 years ago | (#40646837)

You can compile a binary if you would like.

Re:Not quite released (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40646897)

Works fine on my Nexus S - built it on OSX - they've done a nice job of the build system :)
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