Remote-access Guide

osmc remote access

by Dr. Elbert Abshire Published 2 years ago Updated 1 year ago

What remotes does OSMC support?

OSMC supports a wide range of remotes out of the box. OSMC also supports CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) which allows you to control OSMC using your TV remote – this requires a compatible TV and a CEC compliant HDMI cable (HDMI 1.3 and above). OSMC produces and sells an official remote which is designed for OSMC.

How do I log in to my device using OSMC?

1 Navigate to the power icon in Kodi 2 Select Exit/Quit 3 Wait for the OSMC splash screen to appear 4 Press ESC on your keyboard 5 Login to your device using osmc for the username and password.

How do I SSH into my device using OSMC?

Login to your device using osmc for the username and password. Windows users can download an SSH client called PuTTY here. As an alternative, some Windows 10 installations provide access to a command line SSH client via “PowerShell” from the Windows Start Menu.

How do I change the default password for OSMC users?

To change the default password for the osmc user, run the following command: Enabling root access. By default, OSMC ships with the root user disabled, but allows privilege escalation with the sudo command. If you would like to enable the root username, run the following command:


Logging in locally

If you have a keyboard connected, you can log in locally by exiting Kodi:


This usually happens when you reinstall OSMC. When you install OSMC,a new security key is generated. Since your new key will not match your old key, ssh won’t allow you to connect.

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