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How To Use Your Phone as a Kodi Remote Control

Kodi is a popular media centre app that lets you keep all of your media files in one place and find them easily. Kodi has a remote control, but many people find it hard to use and prefer to use their phones instead. Fortunately, using your phone as a Kodi remote control is easy and straightforward. In this article, we’ll show you how to do it so that you can get the most out of your device.

Phone as a Kodi Remote Control


Benefits of Using Your Phone as a Kodi Remote Control:

Convenience: You always have your phone with you, so you don’t have to look for the physical remote every time you want to control your Kodi device.

Interface That’s Easy to Use: The Kodi remote app has an easy-to-use interface that makes it simple to find and control your media files.

Customization: The Kodi remote app can be changed to suit your tastes and needs. For example, you can make quick links to your favorite media files.

How to use your phone as a Kodi remote control

This guide, complete with screenshots, will show you how to set up and configure Kodi so that you can control it from your phone. Following that, you’ll learn how to use the Kodi remote control app on your smartphone to control the media center.

Basic configuration

  • This section will let us figure out what the bare minimum options are for letting external apps work.
  • First, open Kodi and click on the icon that looks like a gear (gear icon)
  • On the Settings page, choose Services.
  • Choose Control from the menu on the left. Here, you must turn on Allow remote control through HTTP.
  • We can also set a port, a username, and a password if we want to.
  • Scroll down a bit on the same page until you see the option Allow remote control from applications on other systems. Turn it on.

Advanced configuration

The steps we’ll look at now aren’t required, but they make it easier to set up and use remote control apps like Yatse:

  • Zeroconf: This will make it possible for Yatse and other add-ons to automatically find your Kodi device.
  • UPnP: Here we can fix some streaming problems. It is suggested that you set these options.

Follow the next steps:

Keep going the same way as in the last step: Settings –> Services –> and the zerocon option shows up under the General tab. Here, you need to turn on the option Tell other systems about services.

Then, on the left menu, we go to UPnP/DLNA > Enable UPnP support > and turn on the following:

  • Share my libraries
  • Allow control of Kodi via UPnP

And we’ve already set up Kodi so that we can use our phone’s remote control apps to control it.

Setting up the app on your smartphone

For this guide, we’ll use the official remote app for Kodi, which is called Kore. If you want to download and install it, you can do so here.

Open the app on your phone that lets you control Kodi, and make sure that both your phone and Kodi are connected to the same network. Hit Next,

… and the Kodi app for controlling the TV will start looking for the media centers.

If the media center is found, you need to choose your system and click Finish.

… and you can start using your phone to control Kodi. The app will show you a smooth-working remote control on the screen.

With the Kodi Remote Control app, you can look at all of the music, videos, pictures, and other files on your Kodi system.

You can also use all of the add-ons that are installed on Kodi.

If the app can’t find your Kodi media center, you have to click Next and set everything up by hand. Enter the name and address of the media center, as well as the IP address of the computer running Kodi. In the Kodi Webserver options, under services options, you can find the username, password, and port.


In the end, using your phone as a remote control for Kodi is easy. You just need to set up a few basic settings on your media center.

Once these are set up, you can install the official remote app, Kore, on your phone and connect it to your Kodi system.

The app lets you control your Kodi media centre and access all your music, videos, pictures, and other media formats, as well as any add-ons you have installed.

By following the steps in the text, you can easily control Kodi from your phone.

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