If you purchased the new Nexus Player for a VERY reasonable price, like I did, you might be asking yourself, “How do I right click on a remote control that only has 6 buttons?”. Maybe you want to add a favorite TVShow or Movie in Kodi from your library or Genesis. Unfortunately there is no built in option. You must add a remote control configuration file to add that option in.
Script copied from http://forum.kodi.tv/ from user Arogantis.
Save the script above as NexusPlayerRemote.xml or download it here. This will make the Play/Pause button your right click. When you are playing a video, it will go back to being the Play/Pause button. Now we need to transfer this file to our Nexus Player. Choose one of the options below, whichever fits your needs.
USB Adapter Method
If you have a USB adapter plugged in to your Nexus Player, then you will have to store your NexusPlayerRemote.xml to a USB thumb-drive and get the ES File Explorer app from the Google Play Store. Once you open the app, you press the settings button in the ES File Explorer app and choose “Display settings”, then “Show hidden files”. Back out of settings to the file browsing window (the main home window).
Browse to your USB thumb drive, long press the center button (4), and an option to copy the file will appear below. Copy the file, then browse to /sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/keymaps/ and paste the NexusPlayerRemote.xml file here. Now restart your Nexus Player by unplugging/re-plugging in the power.
FTP Software Method
You will need an FTP client on your computer that will be transferring the file to your Nexus Player. I recommend Filezilla, as it is a powerful open source option. Download the ES File Explorer app from the Google Play Store and open it. Choose the “Remote Manager” option under “Network” tab on the left side. Press the “Turn on” option. Note the ftp address and port (IPAddress:Port).
Open Filezilla and use the top bar Host:IPAddress and Port:Port. Press Quickconnect and you will be connected to your device. Navigate to /sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/keymaps/ and paste the NexusPlayerRemote.xml file here. Now restart your Nexus Player by unplugging/re-plugging in the power.
Any questions, please use the comment section below and enjoy!