Kodi is a streaming application that lets you stream movies, TV shows, live TV, documentaries, anime videos, audios and many more. Because of its open-source nature, you can stream all the media for free. The service is accessible on platforms like Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry and iOS. In this article, we will show to install Kodi on Roku streaming devices.
Related: How to Install Kodi on Firestick?
Kodi for Roku
Just like Apple TV, Roku is built on a closed operating system, and you can’t download Kodi on any Roku devices. Simultaneously, there are no ways to third party apps on Roku. But, you can access Kodi on your Roku streaming device with the help of screen mirroring feature. If you’re running Roku OS 7.7 and later, the feature will be enabled automatically. Otherwise, you have to enable the feature manually from the settings menu. To check your software version: go to Settings -> System -> About.
ATTENTION: Before using Kodi, users must remember the fact that your IP and online activities are visible to the ISPs and Government while using Kodi. If you stream copyrighted content through Kodi, you will end up in facing some serious legal issues. To avoid this, you must use a trusted VPN service to mask your internet activities from the ISPs, hackers, Government and many more. On the other hand, VPN also helps you to access the geo-restricted media with ease. We recommend our users to purchase and use NordVPN on their device.
How to watch Kodi on Roku?
For this method, you need to install Kodi app on your Android mobile or tablet. Before that, you need to enable screen mirroring menu on your Roku.
Step 1: Launch your Roku and and navigate to Settings page.
Step 2: Select Screen Mirroring menu located under the System settings.
Step 3: Click Screen mirroring mode.
Step 4: Select either Prompt or Always allow.
Step 5: Now, install Kodi app on your Android device. The application is available on Google Play Store.
Step 6: After installing the app, navigate to settings app.
Step 7: Find and locate the Cast menu.
Step 8: The Android device will search for the nearby devices that are connected to the same network.
(NOTE: Make sure that Android and Roku device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network)
Step 9: Wait for the search results to appear on the screen.
Step 10: Select the Roku device where you need to stream the Kodi media.
Step 11: Accept the permission on your Roku selecting either Accept or Always Accept.
Step 12: After accepting the request, your Android device screen will mirror on the Roku connected TV.
Step 13: Now, open the Kodi app on your Android device and enjoy streaming your favourite media on TV.
How to watch Kodi on Roku using Windows?
Instead of the Android device, you can also use Windows PC/Laptop to stream Kodi media on Roku.
Step 1: Enable screen mirroring on Roku.
Step 2: Install Kodi app on your Windows PC/Laptop. You can download the app directly from the Kodi official website.
- Swipe in from the right edge of the screen or press “Windows + C” keys.
- Select Devices -> Add a wireless display.
- Windows will search for the nearby devices. (Make sure that the Windows 8.1 device and Roku are connected to the same network)
- Select the Roku device that you want to connect.
- Accept permission on the Roku device.
- Launch the Kodi app and stream your favourite media.
- Click the action centre icon located at the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Select the Connect menu.
- The device will search for the nearby wireless devices.
- From the search results, select the Roku device and accept permission on your Roku device.
- Your Windows screen will start to mirror on your TV.
- Open the Kodi app and stream your favourite media without any hassle.
Related: How to install Kodi on Mac?
These are the two methods available to watch Kodi on Roku streaming devices. Kodi is a popular app that you can install to watch all the media without paying any fee. But, you should keep an eye on your privacy while accessing or streaming the media from the third-party sources.
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