Installing XBMC on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

One of the most popular platforms for running the XBMC media center is Apple’s operating system, iOS. The XBMC software is fully compatible with most iOS devices, including the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. You must have already Jailbroken your devices in order to follow this guide; if you haven’t already, please jailbreak your device first.

Requirements

  • Jailbroken iOS Device (iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, or iPod Touch)

INSTALLING XBMC ON YOUR IPAD, IPHONE OR IPOD TOUCH

Step 1: Tap to open the “Cydia” application on your iPhone homescreen.

cydia icon Installing XBMC on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

Step 2: Add Source (see below…)

On your iPad: Click “Sources” -> “Edit” -> “Add.”

On your iPhone: Click “Manage” -> “Sources” -> “Edit” -> “Add.”

Step 3: Type “http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/ios/” (without quotations) then click the “Add Source” button.

cydia addrepo Installing XBMC on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

Step 4: Click the “teamXBMC” source on the “Manage” tab.

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Step 5: Tap on the “XBMC-iOS” icon to open it.

cydia xbmc repo Installing XBMC on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

Step 6: Click the “Install” button at the top right corner.

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Step 7: Wait a few minutes for XBMC to Install to your iOS Device.

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Step 8: Follow the on screen prompts and close Cydia once completed. You’ll now have the XBMC for iOS icon on your springboard or homescreen, use it as you’d like!

xbmc ipad icon Installing XBMC on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

Step 9: Once the “XBMC” application is launched, navigate to the “SYSTEM -> Settings -> Appearance” menu and change the “Skin” to the “Confluence” option.

Congratulations! You’ve now learnt how to Install XBMC for iOS on your iPad, iPhone, or iPad Touch. It would probably be a good idea to add the Fusion Installer to your XBMC configuration now. We should also advise you not to use XBMC using 3G Data on your iPad or iPhone, but connect to a Wi-Fi connection instead, due to the limited data transfer restraints offered on 3G mobile internet. You’ll probably now want to go ahead and configure XBMC using the XBMCHUB.COM Wizard Addon in less than three minutes.


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