Roku Kodi – Do they even go together?
This is one question that we get asked often. Well, the answer is both yes and no.
Officially, Kodi is incompatible with Roku. There’s no Kodi-add on for Roku, so an official way of getting Kodi on Roku doesn’t exist.
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There’s an unofficial way to cast Kodi on Roku—and it is easy to follow and works just fine.
Let’s check it out.
How to Install Kodi on Roku
Kodi is a media streaming device which is quite popular, particularly among do-it-yourself crowd. It is fully reliant on content owned by users and supports a range of file formats. And it’s completely free.
Kodi shares many similarities with Plex, another popular client-server media player system. However, users have one gripe with Plex: its best features cost money.
Roku, as you might know, is a perfectly useful media server program, but, unlike Kodi, versatility is not its strong point. There’s a Plex add-on for Roku, but it is a paid one.
Therefore, it is not surprising that many users want to cast Kodi on Roku, because it is completely free and very versatile.
If you, too, want kodi on Roku, just follow the steps discussed in this post.
Important: Whether you are using an Android device or a Windows laptop, to get Kodi on Roku you must ensure that your Android device or Windows laptop is on the same Wi-Fi network as Roku.
Enabling Screen Mirroring on Roku
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Follow these steps.
- Press the Home button on your Roku remote
- Click Settings>System Update>Check now
- If Roku finds any new update, simply update it. If you get the message “Your Roku player software is up to date”, simple press OK
- Hit the Back button
- Use the scroll buttons to locate Screen mirroring in the Settings menu. Select Screen mirroring
- Check Enable Screen Mirroring
- Press the Home button on Roku remote
Enable Screen Mirroring on Your Android Device
Almost all Android devices are screen mirroring compatible. With that said, the feature might be called by a different name by different manufactures.
To turn on screen mirroring, you should be familiar with common terms for screen mirroring. These are as follows:
- HTC Connect
- Smart View
- Display Mirroring
- Quick Connect
- Screen Casting
- All Share Cast
- Wireless Display
- Smart View
You can update the screen mirroring feature from the Settings menu on Android Devices. The Screen mirroring feature can be found under any of these sub-menus under Settings:
Getting Kodi on Roku
To get Kodi on Roku using an Android device, follow these steps:
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- Go to Settings
- Click Connections
- Go to Screen Mirroring
- It will automatically search and connect Roku, so it would be best to keep the device in landscape mode
To get Kodi on Roku using a Windows laptop, follow these steps
Move your mouse in the right-hand side bottom corner and rise it up. Menu will appear on your screen
- Click Devices
- Click Projects
- Click Add a Wireless Display
- The system will search for your Roku