Kodi (formerly the Xbox Media Center) isn't the only piece of software attempting to find a new image. One of the most popular Android remote control apps for the media manager, Yatse, is getting a major visual overhaul. Version 5.0, now available in a Google+ beta, is showing off a shiny new interface that takes more than a few pages out of the Material Design playbook. Check out some comparison shots below.

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New above, old below.

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In addition to the new dark grey color scheme with mint accents, the various menus, action bars, and sliding elements have been Materialized. Check out the toggle switches and progress bars. The remote interface in particular has been notably simplified, and incidentally, it should be less distracting when watching movies or TV shows in the dark, theater-style.

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As with other apps that use the Play Store's built-in beta program, you'll have to join this Google+ community, then opt-in to the beta on the Play Store before you can download it. As with the standard version, some of the more advanced features are locked behind a single $4.49 in-app purchase. You'll need XBMC version 11 or later to use Yatse.

Source: Yatse beta Google+ community - Thanks, Eduardo Ribeiro!

Yatse: Kodi remote control and cast
Yatse: Kodi remote control and cast