Kodi is a popular streaming service. If you are a Kodi user you would have known that it supports a variety of OS and Streaming devices. You might have experienced Kodi in devices like Android boxes, Chromecast, Raspberry Pi 3, Firestick. When it comes to Roku, you cannot find Kodi on the official Roku channel store. It has been bared for some privacy policies. On seeing this the next thing that comes to our mind is that is there any possible way so that you could get Kodi on Roku??? … Then the answer is yes. And here we are with the alternative ways to use Kodi on Roku.
Roku Streaming Stick
Roku is one of the top rated and popular streaming media player. Like other set-top, Roku is used to stream media content on your TV directly. Since it is an online streaming device it requires an internet connection at all time. Roku acts as a promising cord-cutter. It is considered to be one of the replacements for firestick. Roku can be found as set-top boxes, Roku sticks, Roku express, Roku ultra. Roku premium and Roku pulse are used for streaming 4k videos and recordings.
Roku is pre-installed with a number of applications. In order to access those content one need to subscribe the channels. You can also find a list of best Roku private channels here: http://kodiroku.com/best-roku-private-channels/
Let us now proceed to the steps to install Kodi on Roku stick.
How to Set-up Kodi on Roku Streaming Stick
To install Kodi on Roku, you need to know that the overall process is based on screen mirroring. For screen mirroring you need to install Kodi in your devices such as android phone or computer. Only then we can use Kodi on Roku.
Method 1: Using Kodi on Roku by Screen Mirroring
Not all Roku sticks support screen mirroring, so it is important to know which version you are using. If you have Roku 3 or more it would be better. These versions have pre-installed screen mirroring functionality. The external device(have to support Kodi) can be Android devices, computer, which will be having casting options too. Let’s see how to use Kodi on Roku.
- Go to the Roku home page.
- Select Settings. ( Make sure if you have an upgraded version of Roku software. If not you have to first upgrade it in system updates)
- In option Select Screen mirroring.
- Enable it and Select ok.
- Now Pair your Roku device with the external device(PC or smartphone)
Enabling screen mirroring in your PC
- Go to start menu>> Select Settings>> Add new device.
- Connect with Roku once it shows up.
Enabling screen mirroring in your Smartphone
- Go to settings>>Connections>> Screen mirroring>>add device.
- List of the available devices will show up>> Select Roku.
Now you are connected with Roku. You can cast Kodi via Smartphone or PC to Roku.
Method 2: To install Kodi using Windows PC
This method is suitable when don’t have an upgraded version of the Roku stick. In this, we do not need any external devices which support Kodi.
- Install Kodi on your Windows PC. (make sure it’s working)
- Connect your PC and Roku Stick using an HDMI cable.
- In PC, Go to settings or Go to search.
- Select Device Settings>> Add a device.
- Select Roku from the list of device that shows up.
That all!!! Now you can Cast Kodi on Roku and stream your favorite media.
Roku is one of the best streaming devices. But it is paid subscription. Kodi is a great streaming service and is cost-free. This is the reason why people search for Kodi on Roku. After all, When these two entertainment hub is together with the experience of streaming with be just awesome. We have provided you with two possible ways for getting Kodi on Roku. Hope this will be useful. If you have any issues while following the methods or any feedback, kindly comment below.