The XBMC Remote app is invaluable for navigating XBMC and puts a neat keyboard and remote control device onto your smartphone tablet with no charge. You can browse video add ons and the content they provide straight from your handheld device and when it comes to typing into searches, a useful keyboard appears. No more using the mouse cursor on the plastic remote control that comes with the box! Its very easy to install and get working. See below for instructions (Shown installed on an iPad):
Step 1: Search the App store or Google Play Store for Official XBMC Remote and install it for free.
Step 2: In XBMC, go to SYSTEM>SYSTEM INFO>SUMMARY and make a note of the IP address displayed at the top as you will need this shortly
Step 3: Come out of this screen back to the home page and then choose SYSTEM > SERVICES > WEBSERVER. Scroll to the right and select ‘Allow Control of XBMC via HTTP’
Step 4: On your ipad open up XBMC Remote and press ‘no connection’ at the bottom of the screen to bring up the device/connection window (this little window may already be open)
Step 5: In this window give the device you are adding a name (can be anything you like), then add the IP address of your android box that you noted down in step 2. Then type 8080 in the field to the left of 9090 and then finally type in the default XBMC user name which is xbmc (all lower case). There isnt a default password setup on XBMC but if you have set one up in the webserver settings, enter it here. If not, you are done, press the red ‘Save’ button.
Step 6: The window will change to showing the device name with a little red ball next to it (indicating that it hasnt connected to it yet). Simply tap the name of the device and the ball will turn green and connect
Step 7: Once this is connected, press the ‘Remote Control’ option and you are done. Use the remote control option to navigate XBMC