Control Kodi 17 on iPad 1

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jberinga Offline
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On my iPad 1 I have the Kodi remote app installed and I can connect to Kodi 16 (on an old laptop) but not to Kodi 17 (on Nvidia Shield). I can control Kodi 17 with an app on my HTC 10.

The app cannot be updated on the iPad, so I wonder if it is still possible to connect to Kodi 17 with this app. Kodi 17 doesn't have Zeroconf, could that be the reason I can't connect? Or is there a setting in Kodi 17 that I need to set to control Kodi with my iPad 1?
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-24 10:31 by jberinga.)
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You have to put manually the host information such as the IP address into the remote app and everything should work.
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jberinga Offline
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I have done that but when trying to connect, I get the message "Could not connect to the server"
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Try to connect to Kodi via iPad safari browser to check if the http connection is working by entering the http://<kodi_ip>:<kodi_port> into the safari url and let me know.
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jberinga Offline
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Yes that is working. I can connect with the safari browser to Kodi.
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Please double check then the host details, ip address and port, into the app's host configuration view.
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jberinga Offline
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The details are correct. I even deleted the entry and re-added it, but still can't connect to Kodi.
The version of the app on the iPad 1 is: 1.5.5, maybe this helps...
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Delanini Offline
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I'm having the same problem. Can't connect to kodi via the app. Just upgraded kodi to 17 and now remote controller not working
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jberinga Offline
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Got it working and I feel stupid how I fixed it....

When you add the Kodi you want to remote control in the app, port 8080 seems already populated, but I found out this not true Blush
After entering both the port numbers (in my case 8080 & 9090) I am able to remote control my Kodi on my iPad 1
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