Best remote compatible OSMC/Kodi with keyboard?


Thanks for all your works on this beautiful project :smiley:

I’ve bought a remote with keyboard but some keys doesn’t works ( ENTER and BACK … so it’s useless… )

What is the best remote compatible OSMC/Kodi with a keyboard integrated ( like the Rii Mini i13 ) please ?


This works out of the box, no problem. There is also a non-backlit version that is a little cheaper. I typically follow a site and wait for them to pop up on sale for about $20-30 cheaper than this amazon price.

Im using this cheap Airmouse, which worked out of the box.

Thanks guys for your suggestions, but I search a remote with keyboard of the size of a TV remote :wink:

I’ve bought this one but ENTER/BACK buttons doesn’t works on OSMC:élécommande-40PUT6400-50PFT6510-50PUT6400-48PFT5500/dp/B01970UL20/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1466112915&sr=8-8&keywords=télécommande+qwerty

So I search another one, like this one:élécommande+azerty

But I don’t known if this one will work on OSMC… it’s a pity to paid each time for a remote if not works with OSMC/Kodi :confused:
I known there is an official kodi remote, but without keyboard and not really my taste for the design.

Thanks for your suggestions :slight_smile:

You do realise you can remap remote buttons by creating a suitable remote.xml ?

It’s unlikely that any random remote you buy will have all buttons correctly mapped as there is poor standardisation of the button codes for some buttons. So it’s typically necessary to create a custom remote.xml to correct the button mappings of some buttons.

Hi DBMandrake !

Yes, I’ve tried to change some changes on config files ( osmc_rf.evmap osmc-remote-lircd.conf but without success. And irw doesn’t show nothing ( the program run correctly but don’t show anything ) and ir-keytable said he can’t change the protocols…
So, after 2 hours of misc tests, I’ve decided to bought another remote to save time ^^

It’s remote.xml you want to customise - which is stored in /home/osmc/.kodi/userdata/keymaps.

This will work for any remote.

Thanks for the information !
I doesn’t have any remote.xml file in this folder :-/
But there is one on the disk located by “locate” command here: /usr/share/kodi/system/keymaps/remote.xml

I looked the content of this remote.xml, I don’t known yet how to change things to match with my remote, but I’ll investigate, thanks for your help :slight_smile:

Really happy with the one you have. Configs and instructions for making it work correctly here:

Basically, take the two XML files and copy them to /home/osmc/.kodi/userdata/keymaps/

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There isn’t a remote.xml in /home/osmc/.kodi/userdata/keymaps by default - you have to create one with the changes that you want. You should not edit the one in /usr/share/kodi/system/keymaps/remote.xml because it is provided with Kodi and will be overwritten on the next Kodi update, but you can look at it to get ideas of what you might need.

Also see here:

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