How to Stream Kodi to Chromecast From Android or PC

While Google media programmes like YouTube support the Google Chromecast, media centre apps like Kodi do not. The Google Chromecast is an excellent media streaming device. Therefore, there is no native option to broadcast Kodi material to Chromecast if you enjoy doing so. You are not completely out of luck, though, as Kodi can be streamed via Chromecast. You can accomplish it using a PC or Mac, an Android smartphone or tablet, or even both. There are three different ways to stream Kodi to Chromecast, and we’ve listed them all here so you can pick the one that works best for you. Without further ado, here are some ways to do it:

Best Method: Using an Android device running Kodi in the background

The best way to broadcast Kodi material to Chromecast is with this method because it uses less power from your Android smartphone. In contrast to the other techniques we’ve given below, this one allows the streaming video to continue playing on your Chromecast device even while it’s locked. Furthermore, this strategy produces faultless video streaming on Chromecast-connected TVs. Here is how to go about it:

1. You must first instal Kodi and Local Cast ES File Explorer on your Android smartphone (orany file manager appthat lets you view hidden files).

2. After installing all of these applications, get PlayerFactoryCore.xml. Once it has been downloaded, launch ES File Explorer and select Settings from the hamburger navigation drawer. Activate Show Hidden Files in Display Settings.

3. Next, find and copy the PlayerFactoryCore.xml file you obtained from the Downloads folder.

the Android->Data->org.xbmc.kodi->files->.kodi->userdata folder, and then paste the file there.

4. After pasting the file, launch the Kodi programme and start any video. Android will prompt you to select an app if you have additional casting apps installed; select LocalCast. The Kodi video you chose will start playing automatically if you don’t have another casting programme installed.

5. Next, choose your Chromecast device and press Play to have your Kodi video play on the Chromecast-enabled TV.

Just select the Add to Queue option to add more videos to the list that is now playing.

Method 2: Using the Chromecast app on your Android device

The LocalCast software may then be quickly minimised while you watch the video on your Chromecast device and lock your Android handset. Pretty simple, yes?

Using the Google Cast app’s screen mirror feature on your Android smartphone is another very simple way to stream Kodi to Chromecast. Here’s how to go about it:

1.In order to use this method, you must instal the official Google Cast software on your Android device.

2. Launch the Google Cast app and select the Cast screen/audio option from the hamburger menu in the upper left. Screen casting is not optimised for this device; your experience may vary, should appear as a prompt after that. Select OK and disregard it.

3. The app will then look for Chromecast devices, choose your Chromecast device, and the UI of your device should be mirrored to your Chromecast-enabled TV.

4. Now, launch Kodi and start watching any video you choose. The video ought to then begin playing on both your TV and Android device.

Method 3: Using the Chromecast app on your PC or Mac

Although this method allows you to stream Kodi to Chromecast, it is not very practical given that you cannot lock your phone, accept calls, or perform any other actions on your Android smartphone. Additionally, throughout our testing, the video playback on our Android device was flawless, but the broadcast to Chromecast was very jerky.

This method is very similar to the first one in that you can mirror the complete screen of your PC to a Chromecast-connected TV or monitor by using the Google Cast extension for Chrome. This is how you can broadcast Kodi to a Chromecast from a PC:

Install the Kodi client on your Mac or PC, first. Install Chrome and the Google Cast Chrome extension as well.

If you are connecting to Chromecast for the first time, Windows users may need to instal the Chromecast setup client.

2. Next, open Chrome and select the Google Cast extension. You should then see a Cast this tab to option. Click the tiny drop-down button that is next to you. Select the option to “Cast screen/window” from the menu (experimental).

3. Next, you’ll have the choice of sharing your entire Chrome screen or just a selection of its open tabs. Choose Every screen.

4. Open Kodi now and start playing any video you like; it should play smoothly on both your PC and any TV that is linked to Chromecast.

The Kodi client must remain open in the foreground on your PC, just like in the prior approach. Of course, you also cannot lock or switch off your Mac or PC. So while it’s not the finest approach, it does the job when presenting things to a bigger audience.

All set to stream your favorite videos from Kodi to Chromecast?

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