April 24, 2016

How to Stream Kodi to Chromecast From Android or PC: step 2 and 3

Method 2: Using the Chromecast app on your Android device

After You are Done with Step 1(link for step 1), Another very easy method to stream Kodi to Chromecast is by using the Google Cast app’s screen mirror feature on your Android smartphone. Here’s how you can do it:

  • You will have to install Kodi and the official Google Cast app on your Android device for this method.


  • Open the Google Cast app and tap the hamburger menu on the top left and hit the “Cast screen/audio” option. You should then get a prompt saying “Screen casting is not optimized for this device; your experience may vary”. Ignore it and select “OK“.

    Kodi Chrome Cast

  • Then, the app will search for Chromecast devices, select your Chromecast device and your device’s interface should be mirrored to your Chromecast connected TV.


  • Now, open up Kodi and play any video you want. The video should then start playing on both your Android device and your TV.

    Note: While this method works and lets you stream Kodi to Chromecast, it’s not really feasible, considering you can’t lock your phone or take any calls or do anything for that matter on your Android device. Also, in our testing, the video playback was perfectly smooth on our Android device but the stream to Chromecast was pretty laggy.

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

    This method is very similar to the previous method, as you can use the Google Cast extension on Chrome to mirror your PC’s entire screen to a Chromecast connected TV or display. So, here’s how to stream Kodi to Chromecast using a PC:

    This method is very similar to the previous method 2, as you can use the Google Cast extension on Chrome to mirror your PC’s entire screen to a Chromecast connected TV or display. So, here’s how to stream Kodi to Chromecast using a PC:

  • Install the Kodi client on your PC or Mac. Also, make sure to install Chrome along with Google Cast Chrome extension.

    Note: Windows users might have to install the Chromecast setup client, if you are connecting to Chromecast for the first time.

  • Then, fire up Chrome and click on the Google Cast extension and you should see an option dubbed “Cast this tab to…”. Alongside you will see a very small drop-down button, click that. In the menu, click the option to “Cast screen/window (experimental)“.



  • You’ll then get the options to share your “Entire screen” or the different tabs open in Chrome. Select Entire screen.



  • Now, simply open up Kodi and play any video you want and it should play on both your PC and Chromecast connected TV with ease.

    Like the previous method, you will have to keep the Kodi client running in the foreground on your PC. Also, you obviously cannot turn off or lock your PC or Mac. So, not the best method but it works if you have to showcase a presentation or something else to a larger audience.

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

    While all of the above methods will work, we’d recommend the first method if you want to stream from an Android device because that’s the one where the playback is flawless and you can multitask on your Android device. So, try it out and let us know if you face any issues in the aforementioned methods, we’d be happy to help!

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