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XBMC for Android gets “user-friendly” update

The XBMC for Android app has received its latest update. The open-source media center is now more "user-friendly" and should be "full functional" on any Android device.
January 18, 2013

Since XBMC first arrived on the Android platform in July, the open-source media center has been updated numerous times, the last of which brought support for Android 4.2 devices and Tegra 2 chipset, as well as other tweaks and the usual bug fixes.

If you find the software package to be a bit on the complex side to set up and run, you’ll want to check out the latest XBMC version, which is said to be the first “fully functional” release that will work on any Android device. What’s more — the update marks the first end-user friendly release of XBMC, so said the team.

Baked into the latest version of the app is support for hardware accelerated video decoding through the use of an external video player like MX Player. But you don’t have to worry about the full details.

To install XBMC, you only have to follow the 4 simple steps that have been laid out on its website. You’ll be using your Android phone or tablet as a media hub in no time at all.

Hit the link to get the updated app now and let us know how it runs in the comments below.