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ARCHOS TV Connect and XBMC Android 13.0 (alpha)
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While our ARCHOS TV Connect review in still in the works (see the product unboxing here), we thought it would be interesting to check our XBMC for Android behaves on this device.
XBMC is a powerful multimedia center supporting a wide variety of digital content formats for videos, audio and pictures. Originally designed for Microsoft Xbox console, it has been adapted for computers and ported to run as a native application on many platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Android and iOS.


XBMC can play multimedia content locally from the Android device, on a storage system connected to it (hard disks or usb flash drive) or from the network. There is also support for add-ons to pull remote content on the Internet, such as movie trailers, YouTube or Hulu videos, Grooveshark, Pandora Radio and many more !

XBMC also provides metadata with description, box cover/posters, synopsis fanart, ... These data are transparently downloaded by XBMC from sites such as,, and more recently and help users organize their content and build their multimedia library.

Finally, there are interesting new features with Live TV and PVR support being implemented to support TV Tuners (not yet available for…

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