Best Android Apps for Kodi

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Kodi is probably the most popular media center app. It used to be called XBMC. There are two types of things you can do on Kodi. The first method is to install Kodi on your computer as a home theater PC (HTPC). Then you use Android apps to control it. Alternatively, you can install it on your Android device and use it as a media player. We have apps for Kodi anyway. Here are the best apps for Kodi on Android.


Kore is an official remote app for using XBMC and Kodi. It's a bit of a pain to set up. You need to install it on your PC. The application is then configured to connect to the PC. From here you can control everything from your Android device. It has all the basic controls including directional keys, media keys and more. Otherwise, what you see is what you get. The app is completely free with no in-app purchases or ads.


MX Player

MX Player has been a favorite of Kodi users for a long time. It's a solid video player that supports pretty much every codec you might come across. It also has features like multi-core decoding, hardware acceleration, and you can even pinch-to-zoom videos for those who want that. It also supports subtitles for your movie watchers. You can remove the app for free or pay $5,99 for the full version. There are also a variety of add-ons that add additional features and functions. It is one of the must-have Kodi apps.



SPMC is a fork of the official Kodi project. The developer tries to make the app a little better optimized for Android devices as opposed to computers. According to our tests and different user reviews, it does a good job. It works and looks like Kodi. So experienced users shouldn't have to learn anything new. Like most versions of Kodi, this app is completely free with no in-app purchases or ads. It is definitely one of the best Kodi apps.


VLC Media Player

VLC is one of the natural choices for the best Kodi apps. It's a media player and it plays almost everything. In addition to most video and audio codecs, it also supports DVD ISOs, network devices, and even network streams if you have the raw link. It also has a built-in equalizer with filters if you need them. It's extremely powerful and should handle everything Kodi can't. It's also free to download, has no ads or in-app purchases, and it's completely open for you to verify the code.


Yatse: Kodi remote and cast

There are many people who have installed Kodi on a home theater PC (HTPC) and may want to try Kodi apps that extend that experience. Yatse is pretty much the best in the business. It is a Kodi application that allows you to control the installation of Kodi on your PC. It includes the ability to stream video to your PC or Chromecast, full Android Wear support, and a lot more features. It's a great way to connect all your setups to Kodi and Kodi to all your setups. You can download and try the app for free before paying anything.


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