How to stream Kodi on Chromecast? (3 Simple Methods)


Chromecast is a device that allows you to watch streaming content from your computer or other devices on your TV. It is one of the best media streaming devices, and it is suitable for use with TVs that do not have built-in smart features.

If you have a Google Chromecast device, you can use it to access apps on your regular TV, including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Youtube, Spotify, and other media streaming apps and services.

To use Kodi with your Chromecast, you need to do some extra steps on your computer and phone. On your computer, you need to set up Kodi with Chromecast. Then, you can use Kodi to watch videos on your TV. On your phone, you need to set up Kodi so that it can cast videos on your TV. If you already own a Chromecast or are planning to buy one, you’re in luck! Here are all the answers to your questions related to using Kodi on a Chromecast.

Chromecast is not designed to run Kodi, but there are some tricks you can use to watch Kodi content on your TV. Alternatively, you can install Kodi on your Chromecast device. Neither of these methods is native, but they work if you’re willing to go around the restrictions of Chromecast.

There are two ways to stream Kodi on Chromecast: you can either stream Kodi directly from your computer or you can stream Kodi from your phone or tablet and then stream it to Chromecast. You can also stream Kodi to Chromecast from a Windows PC/laptop.

Kodi on Chromecast using Android

Kodi can be streamed on Chromecast devices, but it isn’t a difficult process. There are basic apps that will do the job, and you can follow the steps to get Kodi streaming on your Chromecast.

  • To watch local TV channels on your Kodi setup, you’ll need to install the Kodi, ES File Explorer, and LocalCast apps. LocalCast is a new app that lets you watch local TV channels from your device.
  • To use Kodi on your Chromecast, you need to download a playercorefactory.xml file from one of the three apps we installed. This file will help connect Kodi and the casting app, so you can stream Kodi content on your TV.
  • To open the ES File Explorer app, turn on the Hidden Files option in the Display Settings menu. You can do this by going to the 3 lines menu in the top left corner and selecting Settings. Then, under Display Settings, select Show Hidden File.
  • Open the folder where you downloaded the XML file in Step 2. The download folder is in the internal storage on your phone. If you have downloaded the file to a different folder, go there and copy the XML file from there.
  • Now in the ES File Explorer, go to the ‘Internal Storage’ of your Android device. Inside this directory, you’ll find a file called ‘.kodi’ – copy this file over to your computer. Then, inside ‘.kodi’ on your computer, open the ‘Userdata’ folder. Now you need to Paste the XML file you copied above.
  • Now open Kodi & choose anything you wanted to stream on Chromecast. Kodi will automatically open the Localcast interface where it will request to play. If you want to use a different streaming service, you can open the Localcast interface and select it from the list of services.
  • To use Kodi on your Chromecast, make sure the Chromecast is turned on and ready to use, and then open the local cast app. You will see the available Chromecast or other streaming devices. Choose the device and Kodi will start streaming to it.

This is the best way to stream Kodi on Chromecast using your Android smartphone. By using this method, you don’t need to worry about anything – the streaming link will go directly to Chromecast, and the video will play without any interference from your Android smartphone.

How to stream Kodi to tv from a PC?

Streaming Kodi from your PC to your Chromecast is easy! Just open the Chrome browser and click the Cast… button. Under “Sources” in the Cast desktop app, select “Cast desktop,” then click on the Chromecast device you want to mirror. Your computer screen will start mirroring your Chromecast on the TV. Open Kodi and start streaming!

Streaming Using Google Home App 

If you want to save time, using a Google Home feature is a good way to mirror the screen of your Android device to a Chromecast dongle.

There are some benefits to using Chromecast to watch content on your phone, but there are also limitations. For example, the content will be played on both devices, and you can’t disable your phone’s screen or take phone calls while casting. If you want an easy way to watch content, follow the steps below.

  • To watch Kodi on your Android device, you’ll first need to install the Kodi app from the Google Play store. I recommend using the official app instead of using a custom build, since they may not be as reliable.
  • To install the official Google Home app, open the Google Play Store and search for “Google Home.” Once the app is installed, open it and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • To cast a screen or audio from your phone to your Google Home, open Google Home, and tap on the Action menu. From there, tap on the Cast screen/audio.
  • The app will look for devices that are compatible with it. You can choose to use your Chromecast device as one of these compatible devices.
  • If you’re using a phone or a tablet, be sure to adjust the video quality to make it as smooth as possible. On a computer, the video quality is typically fine.
  • To cast a video from Kodi on your TV, open the Kodi app on your Android and find the video you want to watch. Once you’ve found it, tap the play button to start streaming it on your TV.

Here’s how you stream Kodi to your Chromecast using the Google Home app: there are some limitations, but overall it is a very easy process. However, there is the potential for some lag while streaming Kodi on your Chromecast.


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