How to install Kodi on a Chromecast: Stream Kodi on Google’s Dongle

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Smart TVs are great. They give you access to a range of apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime and more – all at a relatively low cost. However, a Chromecast can also be installed with Kodi, which is one of the best streaming software you can get.

How to install Kodi on a Chromecast: Stream Kodi on Google's dongle

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What is code?

Kodi is open-source software designed specifically for home entertainment — and it’s completely free. Although originally developed for the Microsoft Xbox and called the Xbox Media Center (XBMC), the software has evolved and spawned its own community.

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Unlike services like Chromecast or Plex, Kodi is managed by the non-profit XBMC Foundation, but it’s constantly being modified and updated by hundreds of programmers around the world. Since its inception in 2003, Kodi has been shaped by more than 500 software developers and more than 200 translators.

A word of warning: Before we get into the finer details, we should warn you that anything you stream on Kodi is visible to both your ISP and the government. The only surefire way to protect your privacy is to connect to a good VPN service like ExpressVPN every time you use Kodi.

How to Install Kodi on a Chromecast Using a Tablet or Android Phone

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Before we begin, you cannot cast Kodi content to Chromecast from an iOS device, so we will only talk about Android devices for this method.

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There are two ways you can stream content from your Kodi-connected Android device to Chromecast: the long but low-power method; or the fast but battery-intensive route.

The long way:

  1. Download ES File Explorer, Kodi, LocalCast and PlayerFactoryCore XML file.
  2. Open minded ES File Explorerthen open Settings > Display Settingsand make sure Show hidden files is ticked.
  3. Next, make sure your Kodi or XBMC media center is connected to the Kodi app.
  4. When you’re done, go inside ES File Explorer again and open the Downloads folder.
  5. You should find them here PlayerFactoryCore.xml File you previously downloaded if not, browse to the location of your downloaded files.
  6. copy that PlayerFactoryCore.xml file and navigate to Android > Data and look for either org.xbmc.kodi or org.xbmc.xbmc depending on which streamer you are using. Kodi will be org.xbmc.kodi.
  7. Once opened, click through the files > .kodi (or .xbmc, depending on which one you used) > user data and then paste the PlayerFactoryCore.xml file in this folder.
  8. Open Kodi and navigate to the video file you want to watch.
  9. Kodi will then start automatically LocalCast – although Android will ask you which casting app you want to use.
  10. After loading, you will be prompted to press Game and asked which device you want to stream to.
  11. You’ll then have to click play again, and it should eventually play on your Chromecast-connected TV.

The short way:

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  1. Open the Chromecast app on your Android device.
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  2. Open the menu and select the Cast screen/audio option and follow the prompts to connect to your Chromecast.
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  3. Open Code.
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  4. Find the video you want to watch and press the play button. It will now play on both devices, but you won’t be able to turn off your screen or answer calls.

How to stream Kodi from a Chromecast using a computer

Streaming Kodi or XBMC content from a PC to a Chromecast isn’t as difficult as you might think, but – like streaming Android content – it’s far from an elegant solution to your problem.

  1. Download and install Chrome, the Chromecast app. Make sure Kodi or XBMC is installed on your computer.
  2. Now open Chrome, click and select the three vertical dots icon near the top right corner of the screen Pour… from the list of options in the menu. Chrome settings menu
  3. A small screen with the name will appear cast tab and start searching for devices. When it appears, click and select the device you want to transfer from Cast entire screen (experimental). Chrome Cast settings
  4. Once done, your entire computer desktop should stream to your TV.
  5. Open Kodi or XBMC and start watching a video.

Mirror Kodi on your Android device

Since Kodi is available on the Google Play Store but not for the Chromecast device, you can follow these instructions to mirror content from your phone or tablet.

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  1. Make sure both your phone and Chromecast are connected to the same WiFi network.
  2. Open Kodi on your Android and log in.
  3. Configure the add-ons in Kodi so you can stream your favorite content.
  4. Keep the app open in the background and open your phone’s settings.
  5. Under device connections search for Pour and tap on it.
  6. Click Chromecast.
  7. Click the option to start now.

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