Music Pump XBMC Remote

Music Pump XBMC Remote

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Music Pump XBMC Remote is a remote control for xbmc. It's main purpose is to listen to your music collection and watch Movies/TV Shows

It supports many features and is fully compatible with XBMC Eden, Frodo and Gotham alpha builds:

* Music:
- Browsing your xbmc library and playlists without having to turn on the tv
- Music files on xbmc can be played through xbmc or can be streamed to your android device.
- Caching of music database for super fast access
- Filtering in every list
- Music rating support (frodo or newer)
- Start playlists in party mode on xbmc

* Video:
- Browse your Movie collection and play/resume the movie and the trailer on xbmc
- Browse your TV Shows and play/resume episodes on xbmc
- Show/Hide watched videos
- Mark movies and tv shows as watched/unwatched
- Change subtitles and audio tracks

* Files:
- Browse all files (music / video / files) and play/queue single files or directories.
- Add any file or directory to the (local) favorites for faster access

* Addons:
- Browse through your music and video addons and play items on xbmc
- Add any addon to the favorites for faster access

* Other features
- Select a video/music/picture from the file manager and play it on xbmc.
- Rescan music and video library
- Homescreen widget
- Lockscreen widget
- Headphone remote support (play/pause, next, previous). On headphone remotes with a single button, double click plays next song
- Optimized for phone and tablets
- Virtual keyboard
- Works with Raspberry Pi

If you like this app and want to support further development please get the in-app unlocker. It will also enable many additional features:
- Sync/download music files (single files, albums, playlists, playqueue..).
- Music Pump can be used as simple music player to play music files stored on your android device or to stream music file to xbmc similar to airplay.
- Optimized tablet layout for the music section with artist / album info
- Themes

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Setup instructions:
In XBMC go to System -> Settings -> Network
Enable the following settings:
- Allow control of XBMC via HTTP
- Allow programs of this system to control XBMC
- Allow programs on other systems to control XBMC

In order to see your music and video files you need to enable the library function within xbmc and scan your music and video files to the library.

Common problems:
- The app works with XBMC 11 Eden and Frodo => I have not tested older versions and they will not work properly since the json-rpc interface changed.
- If you are using "nightly builds" things may not always work as expected since the json-rpc api is work in progress. => Report bugs in the xbmc forum at the link below
- If you cannot connect check that your firewall does not block incoming connections on port 8080 (http port) and 9090 ( for notifications)
- If music stops after playing a song tcp port 9090 is probably not reachable or used by another application. If it is still not working get the unlocked version and enable "use xbmc queue" in the settings
- Playlists in xbmc must be in a special folder. See

You can get the current xbmc version at

IMPORTANT: For help and bug reports visit the xbmc forum at

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Recently changed in this version

Added a second remote layout, fixed a crash in favorites

Comments and ratings for Music Pump XBMC Remote
  • (70 stars)

    by iraklis tachtsidis on 05/04/2014

    The free app offers so many features you won't need anything else.But a must buy to support the effort.

  • (70 stars)

    by Parmesh Manoharan on 21/03/2014

    Running unlocked version, the music cannot be rendered to the local device.

  • (70 stars)

    by Kyle Moran on 18/02/2014

    Great app sir. Hat is off to you. If you could make a key on the remote for the context menu "c" I would purchase this. Unfortunately I need it.

  • (70 stars)

    by Tom Fuller on 02/02/2014

    But how do I play all tracks in an album or folder? Sometimes it does but other times only one track and I'm not sure what I'm doing different.

  • (70 stars)

    by Simon Hodkinson on 28/01/2014

    Great, clean UI. For me, to be truly useful, you need to unlock to enable xbmc managed queues. Local queues are not particularly useful.

  • (70 stars)

    by David Skx on 12/01/2014

    Pretty good app, but i got some questions: - above the playback-bar is a loading indicator, its always showing. How come? - the playqueue doesnt skip to the next track when a song ends. I have to skip manually - inside the YouTube-addon the search doesnt

  • (70 stars)

    by Merlin Kirkpatrick on 08/01/2014

    This is not a free app. They advertise it as free but you have to buy an unlocker to get to the good features that they advertise.