XBMC is likely the best and most feature-rich cross-platform media center application available for almost all leading computer platforms. The immensely powerful open-source software has always been revered for the wide array of media discovery, playback & streaming tools it supports, and things only seem to get better with the release of version 12 of XBMC codenamed ‘Frodo’ that not only brings with it a slew of brand new features, but also introduces us to the official Raspberry Pi and Android variants of our beloved media center. As with both recently-supported platforms, the latest release of XBMC now lets Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, ATV and iOS users enjoy full HD audio support, improved AirPlay support, new translations powered by Transifex, advanced content filtering in media library, better UPnP sharing support, video library tags, improved image support, and most importantly, integrated Live TV and PVR support. More to follow.
In what is to follow, we shall be presenting our readers with an overview of some of the core features offered by the Android variant of XBMC 12 Frodo from its gorgeously-designed, sleek ‘Confluence’ home screen. While the features will be nearly the same on all other supported platforms as well, the user experience may obviously vary across platforms.
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If you’re ready to give XBMC a shot on your Android device, just download the APK file from the link at the end and sideload it on your device as you would normally do with any other APK. You’ll find download links for other platforms on the same page.