The second beta for version 12 of XBMC (Frodo) has been released and it now officially supports Android! XBMC on the Android has been coveted for a very, long time. XBMC was available for a multitude of platforms, such as OSX, Linux, Windows, iOS, and the ARM-based Raspberry Pi, so it makes sense that Android be added onto that list.
XBMC is like a universal media center. It’s compatible with all of the popular video and audio files. It lets you stream a plethora of media onto your device, including Pandora, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Spotify, and a whole bunch more. It’s also compatible with a wide variety of remotes, and is available in over 30 languages.
Now with official support for XBMC on Android, you don’t have to worry about not receiving consistent updates and bug fixes. XBMC will have a dedicated crew working on making XBMC stable and enjoyable on your Android devices. However, due to XBMC for Android still being in the beta testing phase, you’ll still have to deal with a few kinks in the app. The app is also only compatible with certain, higher-end Android phones at the moment. You can find a full list of compatible devices here.
XBMC also wants to warn users that the app will run very slow on the first run-through due to the app unpacking itself. They also want Android 4.2 Jelly Bean users to know that the app is incompatible with their software and that hopefully their 3rd beta, which is right around the corner, will fix the issue.
If you have an Android compatible device and you want to test out this wonderful media player, you can download the APK here.