If you use Kodi (formerly XBMC) with the Yatse Android app, you know how many awesome features you get that make everything feel so seamless and integrated. But, just out of the box, you only get those features if you are connected to your home wifi.
Do you ever miss phone calls because you couldn’t hear it ring over the sound of your favorite TV show? Or, have you found yourself frantically searching for the remote to pause the TV so you can answer a phone call?
Trying to figure out how to tie together all of the separate pieces of your home automation system? One nice link to have is to control XBMC from Tasker (the Android automation app). Why? (you might ask?) Well, if Tasker can make your XBMC media center play and pause (or other various actions), then that opens up a whole world of possibilities of events that can trigger that Tasker profile.
I’ve used other XBMC remote apps on my Android phone, and I used to primarily use the official one. I thought since it was official, it was probably the best one. Finally, around the time Frodo (v12.0) was in beta, I noticed the remote stopped working. So, I researched it and found that it was not compatible with the new protocols. So, I searched for a replacement. Yatse seemed to be the most favored and recommended choice, so I tried it.