Official Kodi Remote is a full-featured remote control for Kodi Media Center.
It features library browsing, now playing informations and a direct remote control.


- Control Kodi's volume
- Manage multiple Kodi instances
- Browse, search and sort your library
- Access your favorites
- Live view of currently playing playlist
- Displays music cover art where available
- Displays movie poster and actor thumbs where available
- Displays details for albums, artists, movies, TV shows and more
- Play and queue albums, songs, movies, genre selections and much more
– Switch to live TV channels and trigger or play recordings on your PVR setup
- Access and change settings of Kodi Media Center
- Browse files directly
- Clean and refresh your library
- Supports iOS Darkmode
... and much more!

Please note
Supported Versions are: Kodi/XBMC version Eden (11) or higher

Additional actions can be accessed by long pressing items and remote control buttons.

What’s New

Version 1.9

- New VIDEOS and RADIO main menus
- Easier access to channel lists in RADIO / LIVE TV menus
- 1-click access to Remote and NowPlaying from almost any menu
- Dedicated filters for artists / album artists
- Separate views for timers and timer rules
- Support artist clearlogo for Kodi 18 or higher

- Fix sort for items inside genres and movie sets
- Fix gesture zone in NowPlaying's remote screen
- Fix unreadable slider values in Kodi settings for Kodi 18 or higher
- Many more bugfixes and stability improvements

- Improve performance when "rounded corners" are enabled
- Improve readability of UI (font sizes, icons, DarkMode)
- Improve sliding / pan gesture behaviour for iPhones
- Improve support for music videos and timers
- Update translations for several languages using Weblate
- Follow iOS preferred language setting

To move the remote buttons up or down go to the App settings.
To toggle through the artists / album artists filters press the artist icon in the MUSIC menu multiple times.
When observing "Connection Timeout" after upgrading your iOS to 14 or higher please either once use "Find Kodi" or tap a server to re-connect. You should at least once see the "Local Network Privacy Alert" popup and allow the access. For App versions before 1.9 only "Find Kodi" will trigger this.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Redsparr0w ,

Won't connect

Found xbmc via find xbmc but wouldn't connect, disabled firewalls, checked ip and all other details had all the right things turned on in xbmc but can't get it to connect. Otherwise seems like a good app.

Muuuzo ,

Outstanding App

I’ve been using Kodi (previously XBMC) for 10 years and this app has played a central part of it, especially for my music collection. The latest update adds some great new features. There are some quirks but for such a rich featured app that is free, I can’t find a thing to complain about.

bobskime ,

Great remote

Works well for me, and has done for years. Easy to setup, simple to use.

App Privacy

The developer, Kodi Foundation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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