Remote Control Unit Troubleshooting

Most Set Top TV boxes come with a Remote Control Unit supported under Android. Even though CoreELEC supports many of these remotes natively via the NEC Infrared Transmission Protocol, they may be missing functionality or act differently under CoreELEC.

IR Wakeup Feature

With some Generic Devices, CoreELEC requires additional steps to enable the remotes IR Wakeup Feature

Inject BL301 Blob Fix for Generic Amlogic Devices having problems with wake-up from suspend/power off by IR remote, CEC or WOL.
Configure IR Wakeup Code Guide: how to configure the IR Wakeup Code

Remote Controller Repository

CoreELEC hosts more than 200 working remote controller configuration files at The Repository for AmRemote & Meson IR Remote Controllers.

The file repository consists of 3 parts:

The repository also includes a comprehensive Wiki:

Keymap Editor

Keymap Editor is an add-on for configuring mappings for remotes, keyboards and other inputs supported by Kodi.

The add-on can be used for remapping Keyboards and Remote Control Units keys and can be installed from the Program section of the Kodi Repository.


Yatse is an easy-to-use Kodi remote control app for Android. It can be used with an Android cell phone or tablet, claims to be “the only Kodi remote you will ever need to control all your devices”, and has been around since 2011.

Yatse is maintained and supported by Tolriq.

To setup Yatse, please consult the Yatse Wiki.

For support with Yatse, please refer to the Yatse Community Forums.

Yatse can be used for troubleshooting purposes, as a backup remote, or as a daily driver.

Team CoreELEC provides no support for 3rd party applications.