It’s finally here for your viewing pleasure, brining XBMC for Android to a whole new level of next generation entertainment. Several months have gone by since the first release of the XAF Custom Build of XBMC for Android and it’s had quite the success and acclaim so far, despite the fact that it was previously only in testing phases, until now that is! This is the first stable release of this End User Friendly version of XBMC for Android and with over a half of a million users to date, there’s definitely something special about it, you don’t want to miss out on this one!
Most of you should probably already know what XBMC is since you’re on our site, but for those of you who’ve somehow found this page through a referral or search engine link, we figured it might be a good idea to briefly explain what XBMC does and how it works. XBMC is an extremely popular open source media center application that works on multiple platforms. What’s so special about XBMC (besides the hundreds of features to discover) is the fact that through the use of third party addons you can actually interface with online streaming web sites, formatting them into an easy to navigate video on demand type system on screen.
It’s our hope that XBMC for Android will bring XBMC into the future because of the abundance of available hardware devices that run the Android operating system. There are hundreds of mobile phones, tablets, and Apple TV-like set top boxes available on the market at your disposal regardless of what part of the world you call home. Play around with it, it’s not entirely perfect yet but it’s the best release of XBMC for Android that you’ll find, with the most popular addons preconfigured, along with some major customizations to improve usability, along with an external player to ensure the employment of hardware accelerated video decoding on pretty much any Android device.
BRINGING XBMC FOR ANDROID TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THE STABLE RELEASE OF THE XAF CUSTOM BUILD, MUST HAVE!
Step 1: Install the “MX Player” application to your Android device. You can do this through the Google Play store, or simply by navigating to this page on your device’s web browser and then clicking on the appropriate download link below:
Step 2: Launch and exit the “MX Player” application on your device at least once before continuing.
Step 3: Download and install the “XAF Custom Build of XBMC” to your Android device. You can do this by navigating to this page on your device’s web browser and then clicking on the appropriate download link below:
- XAF Custom Build for NEON Set Top Boxes
- XAF Custom Build for NEON Touch Screen Devices
- XAF Custom Build for Non-NEON Touch Screen Devices
NOTE: Should you encounter any errors at this point, make sure to Enable “Unknown sources” under “Security -> DEVICE ADMINISTRATION” within your device’s “Settings” panel.
Step 4: Once it’s done installing, launch the “XBMC” application on your device for the first time, wait a minute before you begin using it (to allow time for updates), then jump right in!
Congratulations! You’re now one step closer to to being a truly dedicated user of XBMC, hopefully you’ve at least cancelled your cable television subscription by now. Don’t forget to tell your friends, family and coworkers about us and the cool stuff that XBMC has to offer, we’re a peer based community and need people to get involved. Should you have any questions about XBMC for Android, visit their Forums for complete assistance. If you have any general XBMC or addon related issues, visit our Forums and we’ll be glad to help as well. See you later alligator!
Special Thanks goes out to kemonine96, staticaDK, DroidFuse, mikkle, phat, PoorCollegeGuy, Android_Adict, GSH, jas0npc, lavero.burgos, Eldorado, bstrdsmkr, mash2K3 and the XBMC Foundation for all their hard work and dedication.