HOW TO: Control XBMC On Your AppleTV 2 With Your iOS Device

We showed you how to install XBMC on your AppleTV 2 ( manually and via nitoTV ), and on your iPhone and iPad. Today we’re going to show you how to control XBMC on your AppleTV 2 using your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

NOTE: the app we’re using, was the first ( and free ) app we’ve seen in the app store. We didn’t waste too much time to find a remote app, but feel free to browse around.

NOTE: To avoid a shitload of emails. We’re not using a theme in the screenshots below. It’s just a wallpaper. Download here..

NOTE: This should go without saying, but your iOS device is not an infrared device. Your AppleTV and iOS device needs to be on the same WiFi network.

1. Go to XBMC’s github ( or w/e you want to call it ) and download the latest version of XBMC for AppleTV. At the moment, the file you need to download is ‘XBMC-ARM.atv2.012611.zip’ . Now, via SSH install it on your AppleTV 2. We’re not going into detail on how to do it, because there’s a ‘readme’ file in there that explains everything

2. On your iOS device, load the App Store app and search/install ‘uRemote XBMC’ . Read note no. 2

3. On the iPhone iPhone app, tap on the info button ( next to the volume slider ) and input your credentials and configurations:

  • Server: your AppleTV iP
  • Port: 80 ( or 8080 )
  • User: xbmc
  • Password: no password

4. Open XMBC on your AppleTV and go to System > Network > Services and ‘Allow control of XBMC over HTTP ‘

5. Enjoy



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