- Nov 20, 2005
It really isn't that bad. Put the Retouched skin on and XBMC works pretty well on a mobile device. It is nice if you have a synced MySQL library because then your tablets/phones approximate something like the Wii U's Off-TV Play feature.while at the same time I really can't imagine having to install XBMC on 8-9 or so of our household's mobile devices. That sounds like a nightmare.
I agree with your general premise though, XBMC/Kodi shines on a big screen. Any mobile devices running it (or remote apps like Yatse) are simply about improving that livingroom/TV experience, not replacing it. It comes down to: What is a priority to you, and what are your consumption patterns?
For someone like my sister, who does 90% of her video consumption on mobile devices, XBMC is pretty much useless to her while Plex is a great fit (and can fill in the 10% of time she wants it on the tv). For someone like my wife who does 95% of her consumption via TV, XBMC provides the easiest (and prettiest) GUI for picking through such a huge library. She hasn't hit my Plex server in years.