In this article, we offer you some of the best Android apps that allow you to control the Kodi media player (formerly XBMC) directly from your Android device. Among all the available options, we have selected 2 best remote apps for Kodi. So, let's explore each of them.
Note: you will need to configure Kodi media player to work properly with your Android device as a remote control. Here is a video that will walk you through the process.
Once configured, you can run both Yatse or Kore apps without any complications.
1. Kore, official remote control for Kodi
Kore a relatively new remote app for Kodi. Launched in January of this year, Kore has been around for a couple of months, but has recently been promoted to a single remote app for Kodi. Just last week, Kodi announced the news on their official website.
There are two things that pushed Kore to the top of the list, the first his clean user interface and the second the support of the official Kodi developers. Kore has all the basic functions you can expect from a remote app. It allows users to control Kodi with an easy-to-use remote control interface, view the current playlist (music, movies, TV shows, files), browse add-ons and allow downloads directly from the app.
It also offers four themes to further beautify the app interface.
Developer: XBMC Foundation
2. Yatse, the XBMC / Kodi remote control
Yatse one of the most popular Kodi remote for Android. feature-rich, has a nice interface and supports Android wear.
When you open the app, you will see all the options we discussed in the Kore app, but apart from that it also offers dedicated buttons for volume control and an option to choose between the remote control interface or the touchpad . Both work well and it's up to you to decide which one to use.
It also supports voice commands and offers virtual keyboard.
The app Free but if you want to access some exclusive features like streaming media directly to your Android device, downloading media content for offline use, cloud back-up, multiple themes and premium display settings, you should pay $ 4.99.
Install (free with in-app purchase)
So these two Android apps turn out to be Kodi's best remote apps. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know in the comments.