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Android Devices

For details on setting up XBMC to work with SoulMote visit our XBMC Setup Page 



Manage Hosts: Allows to add, edit and remove hosts

Announce Connection: Shows a message on XBMC when initial connection occurs.

Help: Brings you to the SoulMote support website



Cache Used: Shows the amount of memory the cache is using

Super Cache: Speeds up loading of Movies, Music and TV Show data by only updating items not in the cache.

Clear Cache: Deletes the image cache and the cache data associated with the current host.


Http API (deprecated)

Override JSON API: Enable this if you would like to use the HTTP API instead of the JSON API. If you are using XBMC Eden (v11) or higher, it is recommended that you use the JSON API.


Add Host: Brings up the host dialog to manually add a host

Discover Host: This screen will try and detect your XBMC media center. Note this will only work if your XBMC Network settings supports Zeroconf, and Zeroconf is enabled. Any detected XBMC media centers will be appear in the discovered dialog. To add the host just press on it.



This sections shows all the hosts that you have added. The green power button indicates the currently selected host. To activate another host, just click on its red power button (you can also switch hosts from the main menu, by bringing up the options menu).

Name:Used to identify the host in SoulMote

Host or IP address: Type in the IP address or network host name of your XBMC media center

Port:If you are using a different port in XBMC to the default 8080, you can change that here.

Username & Password: If you have enabled username & password in XBMC type in the username.

Use Event Server:Allows enabling or disabling of event server commands.

Event Server Port:Change this if you are using a different port to the default port 9777 for event server.

Mac Address: Enter the Mac Address of your XBMC media center if you would like SoulMote to automatically send a Wake on Lan packet when it can’t reach your XBMC.

Socket timeout in milliseconds: A timeout value used when communicating with XBMC.




The bottom media buttons in the remote view will change based on the media that is currently playing.

The top slider allows you to jump quickly to any spot in your media.This slider is only shown when a video or audio media is playing.The time to the left of the slider shows you how far you are within the media.The time to the right of the slider shows you the total running time of the media.

The right vertical slider allows you to adjust the volume.

  Menu button: Brings up OSD when media is playing, or shows the menu pop up if you are in the XBMC menu 

Back button: Jumps back 1 directory

Back button (Alternate Press): Hold down for 1 second to jumps back to main menu

Keyboard button: Shows the keyboard, allowing you to send keyboard commands to XBMC
Power Button: Press to bring up the Shutdown XBMC menu
Window Toggle: Press to jump out or back into an actively playing media

Full Screen Toggle (Alternate): Hold down the button for 1 second to toggle into windowed or full screen mode

  Subtitle Button: Press to switch on subtitles

Download Subtitles (Alternate): Hold down the button for 1 second to launch the download subtitles script (note you must have the XBMC subtitles add-on installed for this to work)

   Next subtitle button: Jumps to the next available subtitle


Movie Media
  Play Button:Starts playing the media

Play Button (Alternate): Hold down for 1 second to launch this movie using the cinema experience plugin

YouTube: Shows trailers associated with this movie

IMDB: Launches IMDB for this movie