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Kodi is one of the best ways to enjoy your locally-saved videos, live TV, and even video-on-demand content. The app is available on all major desktop and mobile operating systems, with the exception of iOS. If you want to install Kodi on iOS, you’ll need to use a not-so-simple workaround .
What about Android? Using Kodi on your Android device is a two-part process. Firstly, you need to install the app. Secondly, you did you make some tweaks to make it Chromecast compatible. After all, nobody wants to watch Game of Thrones on a five-inch display, right? Let’s take a closer look at both steps.
How to Install Kodi on Android Devices
These days, it’s easier than ever to install Kodi on your Android device. It’s in the Google Play Store and can be downloaded like any other app. You can also download the APK file directly from Kodi’s website, but it won’t be able to automatically update itself like the Play Store version.
Download: Kodi (Free)
How to Cast Kodi Over Chromecast
Follow the step-by-step instructions below to prepare Kodi for casting over Chromecast.
- Download Kodi as detailed above.
- Download LocalCast for Chromecast.
- And download one of our recommended Android file explorers .
- Set the file explorer to shown hidden files.
- Go to Downloads and copy the playercorefactory file.
- Go to Android > Data > org.xbmc.kodi > Files > .kodi > Userdata.
- Paste the file.
Whenever you play a video in Kodi, choose LocalCast as the app and select your Chromecast as the destination. The video should start playing on your screen.
While long-winded, the method described above is better than using screen mirroring in Google Home because it doesn’t require your phone screen to be on all the time, and is thus more battery friendly.
Do you use Kodi on Android? Share your tips in the comments below.
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