Launcher for XBMC™

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About this app

Launcher for XBMC™ (formerly XBMC Launcher) is a helper app that allows you to replace your stock home screen ("launcher") with XBMC/Kodi without modifying the XBMC/Kodi app. Should work with any version as long as the main activity name in the XBMC/Kodi app remains the same.

Currently supported XBMC/Kodi variants:

- Kodi (Official)
- XBMC (Official)
- Beyond XBMC
- Plex
- Wasser XBMC
- VidOn XBMC
- VidOn Kodi
- WeTek Media Player
- Matricon MediaCenter
- Zidoo Media Center (ZDMC)
- EBMC/MyGica Media Center

Requires: Kodi for Android ( or one of the supported Kodi/XBMC variants

Source code:

NOTE: Other apps can be launched from the Programs option on Kodi's main menu.
Updated on
Jul 15, 2019

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714 reviews
Kelly Jane
September 3, 2020
Does most of what I want but breaks when I press the home button while media plays. When I first hit the home button during a stream the screen freezes framez. Setting Kodi to stop media playback and go to the main menu when the home button is clicked seemed to fix the problem, except then if I try to play something else it comes back. I get the freeze frame of the old media but still get audio. End up having to restart Kodi through the settings to fix.
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Rashaad Ross
May 17, 2022
This app is almost exactly what I need. However, when I hit home on my NVIDIA Shield TV Pro, Kodi relaunches every time. This creates a near 5 second delay which unfortunately makes it unusable. The ideal behavior would be to just return to Kodi's Home screen without reloading everything. If the dev can reach out to help, that would be awesome.
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December 14, 2022
I can only ever launch the same activity as the normal app icon. The app cannot interact with Kodi in any way.
Adriano de Brito
July 30, 2020
When i use Launcher for XBMC on an Android TVBox, it does not get an ip address and fails to start servers. By restarting Kodi it gets fixed. This needs to be done every single time the box is turned on. Would you please change that so that XBMC waits to get an ip address before launching Kodi (Leia)?
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What's new

Version 3.4:
- Added support for Nodi.
- Target Android Q.

Version 3.3:
- Rename the app to comply with Play Store policies.
- Change app icon to avoid potential copyright reasons.