You insert a DVD into your Windows 8 computer – you want to watch a movie. Nothing happens. You try opening Windows Media Player. It can’t play the disk. What’s going on with Windows 8 and DVDs? And for that matter, Blu-ray discs? You’re not the first person to ask this, and you won’t be the last. The answer, basically, is that Windows 8 cannot play DVDs or Blu-Ray disks out of the box.
Regular TVs have remote controls, while XBMC makes use of any device in your house as a remote control. So, which extensions do you need to turn your Chromebook into another fantastic remote for XBMC?
Control XBMC with your Android phone. Sure, you could buy a dedicated phone for your media center, but if you’ve got an Android smart phone or tablet there’s really no need to. Complete control can be at your fingertips right now. It’s only an app away. The XBMC wiki outlines a number of Android remote apps, some free some paid. I’ve tried out the free ones, and the results of my research are below.
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