Online media streaming service has been growing in demand every day. So, there is no much surprise that Kodi has become too popular. It is one of the most versatile and customizable media players out there in the online market. In this post, we will completely teach you how to Chromecast Kodi to your TV.
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Kodi is a free, open-source media player. It stores all your local media data in one place, from that you can stream all your media contents to other devices. Apart from the local media, it also streams other contents like movies, tv shows, Live TV, on-demand shows and many more via the internet. This application is mainly designed for home entertainment in mind. It was developed by Xbox Media Center (XBMC). In the early stage, Kodi was formerly known as XBMC.
You can store, stream, even record the contents in Kodi. You can stream and download content very easily in Kodi. We have already said that the app is more versatile and customizable. You can change and create whatever you like.
Before casting the Kodi on your TV screen we need to download and set up anyone streaming addon from that you can watch Movies, TV shows and many more. For example: Here we are going to use the YouTube Kodi addon.
How to Download and Setup Youtube addon on Kodi?
Installing the Youtube addon on the Kodi is very simple. It is available in the Kodi repository. So you can download and set up easily on your media player.
Step1: Open the Kodi Media player on your device.
Step2: Click the Menu button on the right side.
Step3: Followed by click the Addon menu.
Step4: Inside the Addon menu you can see Install from Package icon which is located on the left top corner.
Step5: Next, Click Install from Repository option.
Step6: After clicking the Install from Repository option, Tab the Video addon which is available at the bottom.
Step7: Scroll down and tab the video addon.
Step8: Inside the Video addon page, scroll down and select the Youtube add-on from the list.
Step9: Next, Click the install button.
Step10: It will start to install on your device, After a few minutes a pop-up notification displays on the screen stating that your youtube addon is successfully installed.
Step11: Once installation over, you can see the youtube addon on the Video addons page.
How to set up and sign in Youtube addon on Kodi?
Step1: Launch the Youtube addon on your Kodi.
Step2: In that click the Sign IN process.
Step3: Immediately a pop-up message appears, click OK to continue in that.
Step4: You will receive an activation code on your Kodi.
Step5: Go to the https://www.youtube.com/activate and paste the activation code which you receive on your Kodi app.
Step6: Then, Click Next.
Step7: Enter your Gmail account and Tap allow.
Step8: Go to the Youtube addon.
Step9: Link your youtube account on your Youtube Kodi addon.
Step10: Now your Kodi media player is ready to stream all the media contents in youtube addon.
Well, now your Kodi is ready. Next, we have to cast Kodi on your TV screen.
How to Chromecast Kodi on your TV screen?
By using two methods you can cast Kodi on your TV easily. The two methods are
- Chromecast Kodi from an Andriod device.
- Chromecast Kodi from a PC.
How to Chromecast Kodi from an Andriod device?
From the iOS device, you can’t stream the Kodi content to Chromecast. There are some essential things is required for this process.
- Google Chromecast.
- Andriod phone or tablet.
- Google Home App.
- Smart TV.
- Secure WiFi connection.
Step1: Plugin the latest Google Chromecast device on your TV in the HDMI port.
Step2: Connect your mobile and TV to the same wifi connection.
Step3: Go to Play Store.
Step4: Download the Google Home app.
Step5: Inside the Google Home app, Tap the menu button which is located in the left top corner.
Step6: In that Choose “Cast screen/audio” option.
Step7: Again tap the “Cast screen/audio” blue button.
Step8: Now, the list of Chromecast devices will be displayed.
Step9: Select your device from the list, Now your device’s interface is mirrored to your Chromecast connected TV.
Step10: Open the Kodi Media player.
Step11: Open Youtube addon.
Step12: Play any video on the youtube which you want to cast.
Step13: Enjoy all your local media content and online content on your TV from now.
You can cast Kodi by using another alternative method.
Step1: Go to the Settings Option on your Andriod device.
Step2: Inside that Click the Connection Device tab.
Step3: Followed by click the Connection Preferences.
Step4: Now you can see Cast option inside the Connection Preferences.
Step5: Click the Cast.
Step6: You mobile will search and shows the list of available Chromecast device nearby.
Step7: Choose your Chromecast device from the list.
Step8: In a second, A pop-up message occurs in that click Start Now.
Step9: Now your phone screen is completely screened on your TV.
Step10: Open the Kodi app. And enjoy the videos in youtube addon.
How to Chromecast Kodi from a PC?
Casting Content from your PC to TV is very easy. Follow the steps,
Step1: Open the Chrome browser on your PC.
Step2: Install the Kodi Client on your PC/ Laptop.
Step3: Click the three-dotted tools menu icon which is located in the right top corner.
Step4: Inside that, you can see the Cast option.
Step5: Tap the cast icon.
Step6: Your chrome will looking for the nearby Chromecast device. The list will be displayed.
Step7: In that list, you can see the source option. Click the Source.
Step8: In that Source, Choose Cast desktop.
Step9: At last, select your Chromecast device.
Step10: Now you can see your entire PC screen is mirrored on your TV screen.
Step11: Now, open the Kodi. Play any video which you like to cast on your TV screen.
Is Kodi legal to use?
Yes, Kodi is legal to use. The user can install the publicly available add-on and stream the contents from that. Every time when you going to install an addon on your Kodi, You need to keep in mind that install only the authorized addon.
If you installed an unauthorized addon on your Kodi then it maybe got you in issues. If you installed and streamed the contents in unauthorized add-on means you will face copyrights issue. This is an illegal process.
Kodi is the biggest entertainment media center that brings everything to you with endless features and a beautiful interface. From the above two methods, you can stream video content from your Kodi to the TV screen easily. In this post, we have covered almost all the topics regarding Kodi.
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