SYBU for Kodi – Release and Version history

v4.13 – 11 October 2022

  • Bugfix. Movies. Resolved display issue which limited the list of displayed items

v4.12 – October 2022

Minor UI updates – swipe down refresh for:

  • Media library > Movies > Swipe down to refresh

  • Media library > TvShows > Swipe down to refresh

  • Media library > Music> Swipe down to refresh

  • Media library > Sources > Swipe down to refresh

  • Media library > Now Playing > Swipe down to refresh

  • Media library > Playlists > Swipe down to refresh

  • Media library > Addons > Swipe down to refresh

  • Media library > Favourites> Swipe down to refresh

v4.11 – 26 September 2022

  • Media library > Recent expanded/collapse state persisted when swapping between views

  • Movies > Improved handling for large movie collections. (specifically when imdb id is not set)

v4.10 – 23 September 2022

  • Minor UI Update. iPhone > Landscape orientation > removed white borders on left and right side on main screen view

v4.00 – 20 September 2022

  • Support for iPhone landscape orientation all models 5.5″ – 6.7″

  • Rotary volume control for iPhone landscape orientation

  • Updated user interface icons

  • Recent items for Movies, TV Shows and Music

  • Performance optimization for loading very large music libraries

  • Minor bug fixes

v3.63 – 12 May 2021

  • New. Video Library. Clean and Scan options added for Movies or TV Series. Touch the ⋮ button (vertical ellipses) at top right (next to search bar) that normally reveal the filters. Additional options on this panel is available to clean or scan the video library.

  • New. Audio Library. Clean and Scan options added for Music. Touch the ⋮ button at top right (next to search bar)

  • Update. Improve setup and connection when host is manually added by hostname

  • Fixed. Wake-On-Lan (WoL), that was blocked by iOS 14.x upgrade. New networking entitlements received from Apple.

v3.62 – 20 April 2021

  • Fix. Dashboard missing fanart when connecting to Kodi v19

  • Fix. Movies, TV Shows, Episodes missing fanart when connecting to Kodi v19

  • Updated. Improved time slider with time scrubbing

    • Tap and hold time slider, then slider finger down, then slide finger left or right

    • The time increment will be smaller for further down

v3.61 – Release – 18 April 2021

  • Fix. Time slider. Updated support for Kodi v19 (Matrix)

v3.60 – Release – 16 April 2021

  • Support added for iOS v14.5

  • Minimum iOS supported v12

  • New. Language localization for FR

  • New. Dark mode support

  • Fix. Time slider erratic seek. Remove scrubbing functionality.

  • Fix. Minor User Interface fixes

v3.40 – Release – 4 April 2018

  • Improved performance when app becomes active and content is already playing.

  • Minor interface enhancement for iPhone X screen layout.

v3.30 – Release – 20 December 2017

  • Support for iPhone X screen layout

v3.20 – Release – 13 December 2017

  • Support for iOS 11

  • Fixed bug that did not persist user entered MAC address.

  • Haptic Feedback (Vibration feedback) for main screen. Can be disabled in the Info/setup.

v3.11 – Release – 24 April 2017

  • Library > Music. Fixed missing buttons for Album Queue and Album Play

  • Minor UI fixes in display in Now Playing list

  • Subtitles selection, changed to use a popover similar to audio stream selection.

v3.10 - 10 April 2017

  • Bug fixes for intermittent crashes in Media Library section when browsing sources, also movies without titles, tv series.

  • Minor interface enhancement

  • Added option ‘Reverse Scroll’ that user can set preference to swap the scroll /gesture direction between natural and unnatural.

Version 3.00 - 29 March 2017

  • Support to save multiple host profiles

  • Swipe gesture for on-screen navigation up, down, left, right. This is particular useful for scrolling lists on-screen without needing to look down at the remote.

  • Connect via cellular 3G/4G/LTE, VPN, Hotspot permitted

  • WoL (Wake on LAN) fixed. (Functionality was broken by iOS 10.2 upgrade)

  • Friendly / Display name can be configured for a host

  • Option to manually set MAC address for WoL

  • Various UI display fixes, related to layout

  • Support for iOS 10.2 and later

  • Library. Movie synopsis, sometimes overlaps actor display

  • Favourites, fixed bug that did not always list all favourite items from Kodi

  • Host Discovery. Prevent use of hostname localhost.local, automatically use discovered IP address

  • Volume. Automatically un-mute when adjusting volume

  • Subtitle management. Added popover, that allows for language selection, or download option via subtitle plugin when available

  • Added more information on screen, when connection to host fails. Automatically perform ping and diagnostics to improve issue resolution

  • Fixed missing Fan-art, when authentication was required on connection

  • Plugins. Hide disabled plugins

  • Fixed intermittent bug that failed to restore connection when swapping between WiFi availability or different access points.

  • Automatic resume of video at last saved time

  • Time slider scrubbing

Version 2.00 - September 2015

  • Updated layout for iPhone 6

  • Updated layout for iPhone 6 Plus

  • Faster response for time seek up/down buttons. fast repeated taps. tap and hold

  • Fixed favorites not displayed

  • Prevent accidental time slider adjustment on stale time.

  • Seek scrubber added. Drag finger down for finer time adjustment

  • Copy / Paste of clipboard text. Keyboard text visible while typing

  • Movie Filter. Filter on genre. Sort on Movie Name, Rating, Date Added, Movie Release Year

  • TV Shows Filter. Filter on genre. Sort on Name, Rating, Date Added, Show Release Year. Order on Episodes

  • Some small UI tweaks

Version 1.92 - 13 March 2015

  • Bugfix: intermittent hang of interface, forcing reconnect, when communicating with Kodi host

Version 1.90 - 12 February 2015

  • Springboard icon changed from ‘Sybu Xbmc’ to ‘Sybu Kodi’

  • Subtitle selection.

  • Audio stream selection.

  • Display of MAC address in WoL (Wake on Lan)

  • Improved handling of WoL state

  • Minor bug fixes related to display for favorites and add-ons, when no items found.

Version 1.82 - 9 January 2015

  • Improved compatibility with Kodi.

  • Fixed display of elapsed, remaining time for content longer than 2hrs.

  • Minor user interface improvements.

Version 1.81 - 16 December 2014

  • Watched filter for Movies

  • Watched filter for TV Series and episodes.

  • Bugfix for iOS8, no WiFi indicator. Issue introduced by iOS8 due to changes in Reachability.

Version 1.80 - 13 October 2014

  • Tap and hold on-screen Navigation buttons (up, down, left right) for continuous navigation direction.

  • Bugfix on iOS8 crash when presenting shutdown options. Replaced deprecated control.

  • Bugfix for iOS8 when presenting keyboard.

  • Increased size of elapsed and remaining time.

  • Reformatted elapsed and remaining time to include hour display.y.

Version 1.70 – 16 August 2014

  • Show Fan Art as background in main screen. Option can be enabled Info screen.

  • Fix intermittent crash on iPad during rotation after library access.

Version 1.62 – 30 July 2014

  • Stay awake option added.

  • Movies and TV Shows. Photos of cast members added.

  • Favorites that are obsolete are no longer displayed.

  • Bugfix. Initial connection on some configurations caused a 4 second initial connection delay. Introduced by WOL functionality. This has been resolved.

Version 1.61 – 20 July 2014

  • Bugfix. Covert art, thumbnails for TV Shows and Movies does not display correctly when connecting to XBMC version 12/13. Resolved.

Version 1.60 – 12 July 2014

  • Display and selection of Favorites

  • Display and selection of Add-ons / Plugins

  • Display and selection of Playlists

  • Option to swap between Audio and Video Now-playing playlist

  • Editing of Now Playling playlist

  • Option to queue or play search selection or Album

  • Wake-On-LAN (WOL)

  • Added XBMC Quit option to shutdown menu

  • Automatic detection of XBMC (if configured) on new install

Version 1.50 – 9 May 2014

  • iOS 7 only

  • Super new user interface

  • Added Context Menu support

  • Optional rotary time control for iPad

  • Optional rotary volume control for iPhone

  • Improved display of TV shows, movies, songs and sources

  • Added search on media library

  • Icon indicators for no-wifi, connecting, connected, disconnected states and other host related issues.

  • Improved display of TV series episodes

  • Added URL scheme support for launch from another app: sybu-xbmc://remote

Version 1.30 – 22 February 2013

  • Library indicator if item has been played or watched

  • Audio library has option to filter and search by song title

  • Popup floating time marker when sliding or seeking time

  • Username and password added for connection to XBMC host

  • Library and Sources display will return to last selected item

  • Minor bug fixes

Version 1.20 – 29 January 2013

  • Frodo (v12) support added

  • Sources, files explorer added

  • Queue added to Library, Sources – Files

  • Fixed display of empty playlist when XBMC was stopped

  • Minor UI tweaks

  • App name changed from RC Eden to Sybu Remote Control for XBMC

Version 1.10 – 4 December 2012

  • Display of Media Library for Movies, TV Shows and Music

  • Larger navigation control for iPhone

  • Improved layout of the iPhone interface

Version 1.0 – 13 November 2012

  • Initial Release