XBMC is an open source software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, IOS, Android (WIP) and Windows. Out of the box, XBMC can organnize your media collection, auto download album art and many more. This tutorial will show how we can unleashed the full potential and capabilities of XBMC, by getting direct access to thousand of media shared by the community.

Goal 1: Install XBMC on your platform
Download XBMC from XBMC official site. Installation may varies depending on your platform and not being covered in this post. You can follow this guide to install XBMC.

Goal 2: Adding XBMC NaviX plugin
Download plugin from here and follow installation guide here.

Taken from NaviX wiki

On XBMC:

1. Go to www.navi-x.org and click on “Downloads” then click the button that says “Download Navi-X” and save the file to your computers desktop.

2. Install XBMC on your computer if you have not already. You can get the latest “stable” and “unstable” builds at http://xbmc.org/download/

3. Once XBMC is installed open it and click on System > Addons > Install from Zip file. Select the location on your computer where you saved Navi-X and select the zip file.

4. Exit to the main screen of XBMC and check out “Programs”… Navi-X should be installed there. Make sure you always use the latest version of Navi-X and the latest “stable” version of XBMC, located in the primary download page for XBMC.

On Apple TV, iPad, iPhone and iOS supported devices:

1. Jailbreak your Apple TV (or iOS device) and install XBMC. You can get details on how to do this from Google.

2. Once your Apple TV is jailbroken and has XBMC on it, you need to SSH and upload Navi-X to your iOS device in a folder that can be accessed by XBMC’s file explorer. Here is a video detailing how to SSH into your Apple TV (iOS device) and upload files to your device.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x_pyFy1cI0

3. Once the Navi-X.zip file is uploaded to your iOS device, open XBMC on your iOS device and go to System > Addons > Install from Zip file. Browse to the location on your device you uploaded the Navi-X.zip file to and select it to install Navi-X.

4. Exit to the main screen of XBMC and check out “Programs”… Navi-X should be installed there. Make sure you always use the latest version of Navi-X and the latest “stable” version of XBMC, located in the primary download page for XBMC.

Screenshots
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Related link(s):

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-amazing-addons-xbmc-media-center/

http://hometheatersalsa.com/xbmc-plugins-unofficial-repositories