It’s been quite some time since we initially released the original version of our highly acclaimed XAF Custom Build of XBMC for Android and we’d like to begin by stating that we’re very proud to see that it has been downloaded over a half a million times, and is even being pre-installed to many of the new Android set top boxes which have began to hit the market. This is the first and only truly End User Friendly release of XBMC available on the internet, and we’re hoping that it will in time bring XBMC to a whole new mainstream level.
Since there are probably many of you here who don’t have a clue what XBMC is but are simply looking to install the new “hot” software application to your device, we’ll begin by giving you a brief clarification of what this incredibly popular open source software platform has to offer. XBMC is a media center software which through the use of third party addons, allows you to access pretty much any content available through online streaming sites, but formats them into a simple and easy to use video on demand type interface.
It’s important to remember that because the software is simply linking to these existing web sites (who in fact link elsewhere themselves), this is all entirely legal and on the up and up. There are new addons being developed on a weekly basis, and the opportunities are endless. Right now this XAF Custom Build, which is now considered to be a Stable Release, offers you access to some of the most popular XBMC addons preconfigured. This build also employs what’s called an external player in order to provide full hardware accelerated video decoding on pretty much any Android device known to man.
FINALLY, A STABLE RELEASE OF OUR END USER FRIENDLY XAF CUSTOM BUILD OF XBMC FOR ANDROID IS OUT!
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 so all updates can go through, then jump right in!
Congratulations! You’re now one of the hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe that are loving XBMC for Android and all the potential it has to offer into the future. You’ll definitely want to toy around with it for a couple of hours to see all the cool stuff it has to offer. If you need any assistance with it whatsoever, please feel free to visit our Forums at your convenience. It would probably also be a good idea to visit our friends at XBMC HUB for further general type XBMC information. Keep in mind that this is just the beginning, it’s going to get better and better as time goes on.
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.