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XBMC Nightlies Available for Download, Still Pretty Rough Around the Edges

Things are heating up with XBMC in the Android arena. XBMC, if you haven’t heard, is a popular cross-media player that developers are working hard on getting ported successfully to Android. Nightly downloads are up and available as long as your phone falls into the list of NEON or non-NEON devices listed under the XDA thread.

Installers beware, this is a nightly so there is a laundry list of bugs that have been reported with this application so far. Since XBMC is geared towards larger devices, the battery drain on Android is significant and the application uses a lot of your phone’s resources, expect your device to be running pretty hot. If you can brave the list of bugs and get the nightly working on your phone then hit the source link below and find the apk that works for your device.

Via: XDA

  • SeanBello

    or you can use Bubble UPnP without any of the bugs

  • JoYu

    Exciting! By far the best HTPC software I have seen.

    But, I really want Constellation or a better remote for controlling my setup.

    • BrunoGama

      Man, there is an official XBMC app remote for Android and it´s great!

      • Joyu

        Yeah, it works pretty good, but nothing compared to constellation. You can switch videos/music from the phone to the big screen and back and the interface is better.

        My biggest problem with the XBMC remote app is that it doesn’t scale well to tablets. The library pictures are HUGE and it’s a real PITA to browse.

        • BrunoGama

          Ah, ok. I didnt knew this Constellation. But, I think this xbmc remote official very nice. but I didnt use it on my tablet, just on my phone.

        • pitt7488

          How do you get it to switch video from phone to big screen????