Jetstream Box Applications
Choose from thousands of applications. Here are just a few…
Spotimc is a fantastic plug-in to bring Spotify online music service to your media center. It is still in alpha stage, but it is already the easiest way to get a real 10 foot interface for Spotify. The Spotimc allows you to browse the new stuff, playlists or search your favorite music. Give it a try!
PseudoTV turns your movie and video collection into an EPG that will look like a normal cable TV. This is a great way to browse your media collection as PseudoTV helps you to discover what to watch next. The script allows you to define your own TV channels and rules to discover content to those channels.
YouTube needs no introduction and this plugin has some nice features such as a YouTube disco and trailers modes that are specifically designed for the 10 foot user interface.
Just download the YouTube plugin from the official repository under the Video Add-ons folder.
Navi-X is a content aggregator that allows you to stream video content from the original source webpages. The service has been around for many years already and it is very popular among the home theater PC community.
You cannot find this addon from the official repository, but you need to download the third party repository first.
GrooveShark is a popular online music service similar to Spotify. There are actually two different versions available at the official repository (Music Add-ons) called Grooveshark and Grooveshark add-ons.
The service is similar in both of the add-ons, just the interface looks a bit different. Try them yourself to see which one you like the most.
If you like to watch music videos, then you should definitely check out the Muzu.tv online music video service. The great thing about this service is that you can either search for your favorite artists, or simply let the jukebox to play music video playlists per genre or artist. You need to download the third-party repository installer to get the muzu.tv under the Video Addons in the t0mm0’s addons repository.
If you play games or simply want to launch external applications from the interface then the Launcher plugin is the way to go. You can set thumbnails for each application, so you will get a neat looking application launchpad. I use the launcher to launch applications such as Firefox to browse Internet with my Live Linux. This plugin can be found from the official repository (Program Add-ons).
Unfortunately, Blu-ray playback is not yet supported out-of-the-box which is why you need to install this Blu-ray plugin to stream Blu-ray disc movies with the MakeMKV application. Just download the add-on from the third-party repositories, insert the movie disc to the Blu-ray tray and in a minute you are watching the movie.
Read here the complete guide to watch Blu-ray on XBMC.
XBMC PVR with Tvheadend
Tvheadend plugin allows you to watch and record live TV. It is a TV streaming server for Linux that can be used as a separate back-end server or run together with your front-end HTPC.
The easiest way to get started is to install OpenELEC Linux operating system which includes Tvheadend pre-installed.
Premium Services: Netflix and Hulu
Finally, as a bonus tip, have a look at this cool trick to integrate Netflix, Hulu and other premium services into XBMC with XBMC.MyLibrary plugin.