Kodi Chromecast: Stream Movies From Android Smartphone or PC to TV

A lot of people are using Kodi nowadays in their day-to-day life since Torrent sites have been banned. Kodi is a wonderful application developed using which people can watch a lot of videos, TV shows as well as movies absolutely for FREE! Isn’t it awesome? Well, today we will be talking about Kodi Chromecast which is quite a debatable topic and we will tell you if it is possible install kodi on chromecast. We will be discussing 3 unique method using which you can stream Kodi to Chromecast so you can watch movies/videos on the big screen i.e your TV sets. Choose the one that suits you the best of all from the below listed methods. Here we go!

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Can you Install Kodi on Chromecast Stick?

The answer to the above question is..NO. Technically you cannot install Kodi on a Chromecast stick which is why we decided to write this hack using which you can easily stream movies or videos using Kodi app and a Chromecast device. Now without any further ado, let’s hop on to the main methods. For successfully working out these methods, there are 2 pre-requisites which are:

  1. Kodi app running on an Android device/PC
  2. Chromecast

If you are wondering if it’s possible to stream Kodi to Chromecast using an iOS device, then the answer is NO as well. The methods we are sharing below will purely work for an Android device or a PC. So Apple users, don’t worry there’s more things for you on our website like

How to Cast Kodi on Chromecast Using an Android Device

There are basically two methods to run Kodi on Chromecast using an Android device. The first one is a shorter method while the second one is a bit longer method. Let us start right away!

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Easy Method: Using Chromecast App on an Android Device

As the title suggests, this method is really easy to implement by using the Google Chromecast app installed on your device. You will basically stream Kodi to Chromecast using the screen mirror feature of this application. Follow the steps below in order to achieve this without any errors:

  • Once installed, open Google Cast app from the menu and tap on the hamburger menu on the top left corner
  • Select the ‘Cast screen/audio” option, you will get a message saying “Screen casting is not optimized for this device; your experience may vary”, just click on OK

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  • Now the app will start searching for the available Chromecast devices and once connected, it will mirror your device’s interface on TV
  • Open Kodi app on your Android phone and select any video/movie you want to watch, it will start playing on your device as well as your TV set

Piece of cake, right? But as you might be aware that any thing easy has it’s shortcomings as well, so below are the cons of this method which you might want to check out.

Cons

  • You cannot lock your Android device or take calls while you are streaming Kodi to Chromecast
  • The video stream to the Chromecast connected TV is pretty laggy

The next method is a monster!

Best Method: Using an Android Device with Kodi Running in Background

We rate this as the best method for streaming Kodi videos on Chromecast because of it’s wonderful ability to play the videos even when the device is locked, that’s right. This will help you save a lot of battery which is important since you are watching an important movie/TV show and also the quality as well as streaming of the video is flawless in this method. Here it goes:

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  • Now download PlayerFactoryCore.xml file from the given link
  • Open ES File Explorer and from the hamburger menu, select Settings>>Display Settings>>Show hidden files

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  • Go to ‘Downloads’ folder on your device and copy the PlayerFactoryCore.xml file you downloaded in step 2 and paste it here: Android->Data->org.xbmc.kodi->files->.kodi->userdata folder

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  • Open Kodi app and play your desired video. If you have more than one casting apps installed, it will ask you to choose from the list or else ‘LocalCast’ will launch automatically and load the video you have selected
  • Just select your Chromecast device and hit on ‘Play‘, you are done!

If you wish to watch more videos after the one you selected, ends, just select the ‘Add to Queue‘ option to add more videos. You can now minimize the LocalCast application and lock your Android device and enjoy your favorite movie or TV show.

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BONUS: Even if the above two methods don’t work for you, you can use Yatse, a free third-party app to stream Kodi to Chromecast or cast4kodi ($5) app.

Also See: How to Stream Kodi on Roku

How to Cast Kodi to Chromecast Using a PC

You can also use this method if you are using Kodi on your PC. All you need is the Google Cast chrome extension which will allow you to mirror the entire screen of your PC/laptop to a Chromecast connected display. Here are the steps to get Kodi Chromecast using a PC:


Note: If you are a Windows user connecting to a Chromecast device for the first time, you will also have to install the Chromecast setup client

  • Once installed, start your Chrome browser, click on Google Cast extension and pair up with your Chromecast device from the list
  • Once paired, click again on the extension and you will see an option ‘Cast this tab to…” alongside which you will see a very small drop-down button, click that and from the menu click the option to “Cast screen/window (experimental)

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  • Now you will get options to share your “Entire Screen” or the different windows open in your PC, select the Entire Screen option
  • Finally, open Kodi on your PC and play the video you wish to watch and it will play on both your PC and your Chromecast connected TV/display

So this was the detailed tutorial on how to use Kodi and Chromecast to watch videos, Movies or TV shows in the best way possible using the Kodi app. If you have any kind of queries or suggestions, feel free to comment below or just say hello, we would love to hear from you, have a good day!

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