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

3.5 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

nippondaimyo ,

Constantly losing connection

Play/pause and stop buttons need to be bigger!

If you are having constant disconnects, it may be your router. I would have never thought this would cause a local wifi issue. After hours of trouble shooting, and dealing with disconnects for a month I figured out it was the previous router firmware update that caused it. ASUS posted a newer firmware update that fixed the disconnects.

Wifiphoney ,

Nice app

Great remote. One request: please add more vertical space between the buttons. For example, moving the row of four buttons at the bottom (the one containing the headphone icon) down a bit would make it easier to tap the back arrow without accidentally tapping the headphone button. There’s a lot of blank space under that bottom row that could be used to make the remote less cramped.

zargulthewizard ,

Navigation could be optimized

I really like having this remote! I just wish I could navigate to the remote control button style quicker without having to undo all my path navigation or deal with the fact that it’s on the settings sidebar.

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.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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