The XBMC team has released an updated version of the popular cross-platform media center application. While it brings bug fixes and improvements to Windows, Mac, and Linux, XBMC 12.1 also includes a number of improvements for mobile and low power devices such as the Raspberry Pi, Apple TV, and Android and iOS devices.

XBMC 12.1

Among other changes, XBMC 12.1 includes the following updates:

  • Volume buttons on Android now control the Android volume, not just XBMC volume.
  • XBMC for the Apple TV 2 now supports iOS 6.
  • iPhone 5 users can now use the full screen resolution of their phoens in XBMC.
  • More efficient playback and better subtitle support on the Raspberry Pi.

XBMC 12.1 also offers improved audio in Linux, support for Xbox 360-style controllers, and Apple AirPlay fixes.

You can grab the latest stable build of XBMC from the download page.

Or if you’re looking for something a little more bleeding edge, you can check out the first alpha builds of XBMC 13.

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2 replies on “XBMC 12.1 improves Android, iOS, Raspberry Pi performance”

  1. They need to make it Easy to navigate around and addsources and all

  2. I installed XBMC the other day. Apart from the fact it downloads an icon and metadata for the movies, I wasn´t overly impressed.

    I am sticking with Gmote and Unified Remote for my HTPC.

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