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Install Kodi on Chromecast

Kodi is one of the great home entertainment hub while the Chromecast is the most used streaming devices all over the world. Many of the chromecast users would like to install Kodi on their Chromecast devices. Google Chromecast is the most convenient and easy to use the dongle that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV and enables you to stream movies and shows from Hulu, Crackle, Netflix, and other popular services.

Install Kodi on Chromecast
Install Kodi on Chromecast

This offers a wide variety of contents, that many users like to utilize the free Kodi media player on their Chromecast devices. It provides even more access to the contents through compatible third-party addons. In this guide, you can find the instructions on how to cast Kodi on Chromecast through Android devices.

Why you need a VPN for Kodi?

Kodi is open-source software and it pulls media from various sources. With the help of various addons, it brings unlimited streaming without any hassle. The main problem in Kodi media centre is that some of the third party Kodi addons (illegal addons) stream copyrighted media (free movies, live TV, TV shows, Sports) for free. Since it streams the media for free, most of the Kodi users are accessing third-party addons to media that are copyrighted. While streaming those copyrighted contents, your IP will be exposed easily to ISPs and Government. Finally, you will end up in some legal problems. To avoid these problems, we recommend you to use VPN (Virtual Private Network). A good VPN lets you hide your real identity by switching your IP to different locations.

On the other hand, VPN is very helpful in accessing the media that are geo-restricted. Some of the Kodi addons like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer are geo-restricted in certain countries. To bypass those restrictions, you need to install a VPN on your device. After trying out several free and paid VPN services, we recommend you to use NordVPN. It is regarded as the best Kodi VPN to safeguard your privacy. While purchasing the NordVPN, make sure to select the annual plans rather than selecting the monthly plans. Moreover, you will also get a 75% instant discount on a 3-year plan.

Related: How to Download and Install kodi for linux?

How to Install Kodi on Chromecast via Android?

There are two methods to setup Kodi on your Chromecast device. The first method is more prefereable, which involves downloading some apps from the Google Playstore.

Install Kodi on Chromecast
Install Kodi on Chromecast

It takes some effort but it saves the battery life of your Android smartphone in the long run, when compared to the second method. Lets see the methods for installing Kodi on your Device. 

Steps to Install Kodi on Chromecast for Android – Method #1

Step 1: Before starting the installation, the first thing you need to do is to download and install the following apps on your Android device. 

Kodi
ES File Explorer
Localcast
You also have to download the PlayFactoryCore XML file. 

Step 2: After installing the ES File Explorer, just launch the app and go to settings >  Display Settings. Check ‘Show Hidden Files‘.

Step 3: From the upper bar, select the search function and type in the playcorefactory.xml

Step 4: Then long-click on the file and select ‘Copyform the lower bar. 

Install Kodi on Chromecast
Install Kodi on Chromecast

Step 5: Now go back to the ES File Explorer home. 

Step 6: Go to ‘Local Storage’ > Android > Data >  org.xmbc.kod >Files > Kodi > Userdata

Step 7: Now paste the Playercorefactory.xml file here.

Step 8: Then launch the Kodi and select the video that you wish to cast to your Chromecast. 

Step 9: The Localcast app will automatically open. 

Step 10: Select your Chromecast device and Select Play.

Step 11: The video you have chosen will stream on your TV through the Chromecast app. 

Steps to Install Kodi on Chromecast for Android – Method #2

This is the shorter and an easiest method, but it will drain your Android device’s battery life much quicker than the previous method. 

Step 1: First download the Google Cast app on your Android deivce and install it. 

Step 2: After installing the application just launch the app by clicking on the app icon.

Step 3: Now select ‘Cast Video/Audio‘ from the menu, that you can access on the three horizontal lines.

Install Kodi on Chromecast
Install Kodi on Chromecast

Step 4: Then select the Chromecast device under cast to. 

Step 5: Launch the Kodi app and then select the video that you wish to watch. 

Step 6: Now you can see the video streaming on your TV.

The main drawback of this method is that your Android device will have to keep streaming the video i.e, you cannot use the Android device for anything else as long as you are casting kodi to Chromecast. 

Related: How to Watch Popcorn Time on Chromecast? 2019

Final Words

Kodi is the most powerful media streaming app and the Chromecast has some great features for entertainment at home. We have successfully combined both for endless features.

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