Kodi on Chromecast is awesome! Learn how to download and install Kodi on chromecast easily in the next 3 minutes. Also, learn to cast/steam Kodi to Chromecast. Have you heard of Kodi for Chromecast? Now that is a combination worth considering. You see, Kodi is the best entertainment center around. And you can install Kodi on almost all types of devices running on different platforms.

Kodi for chromecast

Kodi is a cross-platform software that caters to types of users that want their entertainment in one place. Imagine having Kodi on your Android smartphone, Kodi app on your Amazon Firestick, and Kodi installed on your Windows laptop, and you want all your video collection to sync. Do you know any apps that can do that? There are probably some apps that do but here’s for sure, Kodi can do that for you.

It can play any videos, music, and even open your photos for your pleasure. The best part is it supports online content such as video streaming and even podcasts with the right addons even on Kodi for Xbox or PS4.

Now, if you have a Chromecast for your smart TV, the fun should start to get even better. Imagine an unlimited source of entertainment stuffed to play on your huge TV? All the movies, favorite TV shows, and cartoons for the kids will be available anytime you want when you want it. This is what Kodi for Chromecast can deliver you.

So if that sounds exciting to you, I think it’s about time you learn how to stream Kodi for Chromecast. And this is what this article is all about.

How to Run Kodi for Chromecast

First of all, if you have iOS devices like the iPhone or iPad, and Mac devices, this tutorial is not going to work for you. So we advise that you should check out the Kodi for iOS or the Kodi for Mac article. This page is Kodi for the Android and Kodi installer for Windows tutorial.

Now that we got that out of the way, we can now begin. Here is how it goes.

Kodi for Chromecast using Android

There are two different approaches to using Kodi for Chromecast using an Android device. One is the direct and simple way, and the other is the more efficient way. Let’s start with the direct and simple way first.

Short Method

  1. The first thing to do is download the Kodi APK file from the download button that we provided.
  2. If this is the first time you will sideload an APK file for Android, you will encounter a popup warning that says something like not being able to install any app due to some restriction on the settings.
  3. To fix this issue, you will need to go to your Android “Settings” area. You can access it through the notification area on top of your screen with a swipe-down gesture, or you can find it as an app icon somewhere in your app list or drawer.
  4. Now, on the “Settings” menu, scroll down and look for the “Security” tab.Security
  5. Click on it and find the “Unknown Sources” tab. Tap on it to enable or activate it. Now, this is important. Remember to disable or deactivate this feature once you are done with installing Kodi. Leaving this enabled could open your Android device to malware and viruses. So try not to forget to deactivate this later.Unknown Sources
  6. Now tap on your home button to go back the home screen and find the Kodi APK that you downloaded earlier. It should be on the default “Downloads” folder of your device. Use the File Explorer app to find it.
  7. Once you find the Kodi APK file, tap on it to initiate the installation process.
  8. Wait for a few seconds until you see the “App Installed” appears.
  9. Now, activate your smartphone’s screen mirroring feature. It should have the name Screencast, Miracast, or Share Cast depending on your device manufacturer.
  10. If you do not know how to find it, just open your settings, and it should be along with the “Display” settings. Sometimes it has a shortcut on the notification menu along with your WiFi, Data, and Bluetooth quick access.
  11. All you have to do is enable it. Once it activates, it will scan for any available wireless display or compatible casting device.
  12. Now, this is the part where you turn on your TV and plug in your Chromecast device.
  13. Wait until your Android smartphone displays your Chromecast name on the list. When you see it, just tap on it to initiate a connection.
  14. When it says “Connected” or “Paired,” you should immediately see your smartphone screen is mirrored on your TV.
  15. Now launch Kodi and start watching all the Kodi media content on your TV.
  16. This method is great, but you should understand that when you turn your smartphone display, you won’t also see anything on your TV. When your Android device sleeps, so is the TV’s display. And this is where the second option that you can use to maximize your Kodi for the Chromecast experience.

Long Method

  1. The first thing to do is download the Kodi APK file, Local Cast APK, ES File Explorer APK, and PlayerFactoryCore.xml from the download button that we provided.
  2. If this is the first time you will sideload an APK file for Android, you would encounter a popup warning that says something like not being able to install any app due to some restriction on the settings.
  3. To fix this issue, you will need to go to your Android “Settings” area. You can access it through the notification area on top of your screen with a swipe-down gesture or you can find it as an app icon somewhere in your app list or drawer.
  4. Now, on the “Settings” menu, scroll down and look for the “Security” tab.Security
  5. Click on it and find the “Unknown Sources” tab. Tap on it to enable or activate it. Now, this is important. Remember to disable or deactivate this feature once you are done with installing Kodi. Leaving this enabled could open your Android device to malware and viruses. So try not to forget to deactivate this later.Unknown Sources
  6. Now tap on your home button to go back the home screen and find the Kodi APK that you downloaded earlier. It should be on the default “Downloads” folder of your device. Use the built-in File Explorer app to find it.
  7. Once you find the Kodi APK file, tap on it to initiate the installation process.
  8. Wait for a few seconds until you see the “App Installed” appears.
  9. Now do the same with the Local Cast APK and ES File Explorer APK file that you also downloaded earlier. Tap to install and wait for it to finish.
  10. Now launch the ES File Explorer app.Settings
  11. On the ES File Explorer Settings, make sure that the “Show Hidden Files” is enabled.Show Hidden Files
  12. Now, use the app’s search feature and type in PlayerFactoryCore.xml
  13. When you see it, long press to copy the file.
  14. Go back to the ES File Explorer’s home.
  15. Now, go to Local Storage -> Android -> Data -> org.xbmc.kod -> Files -> .kodi ->userdata
  16. Paste the PlayerFactoryCore.xml
  17. Now press your smartphone’s home button and look for the Local Cast app and open it.
  18. It should scan for the Chromecast. Make sure that it is plugged into your TV and ready for casting.
  19. Next, open the Kodi app and tap to start.
  20. Choose your preferred video and play it.
  21. The Local Cast will then show up and will ask you to choose your Chromecast.
  22. Now play your video.
  23. You will then see the video on your TV. You can turn your Android smartphone’s screen off to save the battery. It will still continue to cast the video to your TV.

Kodi for Chromecast using Windows 10

If you prefer using your Windows device to use Kodi then having it stream on your big screen TV would be nicer. If you have a Chromecast that you can use, here’s how to make it work using Windows and Kodi app.

  1. The first thing you should do is to make sure that you already have a Google Chrome browser. If not, download an installer first and install it on your Windows system.
  2. Also, download the Kodi installer.
  3. Now, turn on your TV and plug in the Chromecast device.
  4. Next, is to run the Google browser. The Chromecast Extension is now a built-in feature within the browser, so there is no need to download another Chrome extension.
  5. Click on the three-dot button on the top-right corner of the Chrome browser. It should be just below the “X” (close) button.Google Web Browser Cast
  6. Click on the “Cast” button.Cast To
  7. A popup window will appear, click on the “Cast To” button and then click on the “Cast Desktop” so it will stream your entire desktop’s screen even when the Google Chrome is minimized.Cast Device
  8. Now launch your Kodi app using the icon on the main desktop.
  9. Choose your preferred movie, TV Show or anything. It will play on the TV’s screen through your Chromecast.
  10. That’s it. You may watch all your media files using this method.

In Conclusion

Using Kodi to play all my favorite videos is the norm for me. And with Chromecast, the experience is much better. Going wireless is probably one of the best things about entertainment. You get to have some sense of control without having to set up some wires and cables around the house.

So with Kodi for Chromecast, my binge-watching is not stuck on just my mobile phone’s small screen or in front of my computer or laptop on my lap. I get to sit comfortably on my couch and play all my movie collections with a breeze.

So do you think this method is your way of enjoying your Kodi media collections? Tell us what you think or better yet, tell us how you maximize your Kodi experience. We would be interested to know what more can a person do to enjoy his movie time with Kodi fully.

For some relevant questions about today’s topic, you may leave your messages in the comment section below. We will try to answer all your queries as soon as we read them.

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