April 24, 2016

How to Stream Kodi to Chromecast From Android or PC: Step1

Google Chromecast is a wonderful media streaming device and while Google media apps like YouTube support the device, media center apps like Kodi don’t. So, if you love watching content on Kodi and would love to stream Kodi to Chromecast, there’s no native way. However, you are not totally out of luck, as there are ways to stream Kodi on Chromecast. You can do it through an Android smartphone or tablet or even your PC or Mac. There are three ways to stream Kodi to Chromecast and we are listing down all the ways, so you can choose whatever suits you best. So, without any further ado, here are the ways:

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

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This is the best method to stream Kodi’s content to Chromecast because it’s light on your Android device’s battery. In this method, the streaming video plays on your Chromecast device even when the device is locked, unlike the other methods we have listed below. Moreover, the video streaming on the Chromecast connected TV is flawless in this method. So, here’s how to do it:

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  1. Firstly, you will have to install a few apps on your Android device: Kodi,
    and ES File Explorer (or any file manager app that lets you view hidden files).

  2. After you’ve installed all these apps, download this .xml file dubbed PlayerFactoryCore. Once downloaded, open ES File Explorer and go to its hamburger navigation drawer and tap “Settings”. In “Display Settings“, enable “Show hidden files“

  3. Then, go to the “Downloads” folder and find & copy the PlayerFactoryCore.xml file you downloaded. Paste the file in Android- >Data->org.xbmc.kodi->files->.kodi->userdata folder.

  4. After you have pasted the file, open the Kodi app and play any video. If you have more casting apps installed, Android will ask you to choose an app, choose “LocalCast”. If you don’t have any casting app other than LocalCast, it will automatically load up the Kodi video you selected.

  5. Then, select your Chromecast device and then hit Play, which should play your Kodi video on the Chromecast connected TV.

    Note: To add more videos to the playing list, just use the “Add to Queue” option.

You can then easily minimize the LocalCast app and lock your Android device while watching the video with ease on your Chromecast device. Pretty easy, right? Check out Step 2 and 3 here

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