I guess many of you might be using Kodi on your PC, Laptops or at least on your smartphones. To all those who don’t know what Kodi is, here’s a quick introduction for you. Kodi is one of the most popular Media Player across Windows, Android, Linux platforms. Well, some people (Like me) don’t like to watch movies or videos on small screens. We find movies enjoyable only big screens like TVs etc. Today, most of the homes are having streaming devices like Roku. One with Roku streaming set box would definitely think of installing Kodi on Roku to watch movies on a bigger screen.
So, if you are one of them, then this article is especially for you. Today, in this article, I’m going to guide you on the topic of How to Install Kodi on Roku 3/4. Well, this is going to be very informative and lengthy (maybe).
Kodi is super compatible with any of the devices like Windows, Mac, Android, Xbox, PS4, etc. By the way, Check out the detailed guide to Install Kodi on iPhone Without Jailbreak. After installing kodi on any of your Roku devices like Roku 3 or Roku 4, you will be able to watch all your favourite movies and tv shows for free.
What is Roku?
In case if you don’t know what Roku is, then this is for you. In simple language, Roku is nothing but a set box which can be used in streaming movies, songs, videos on your Television. Roku can also be used to stream media files songs, podcasts, movies straight from the internet. It’s a great device to enjoy the content on a large screen such as Television. So, I’m assuming that by now you have got a rough idea about Roku is, and it’s functionality. So, without wasting any further time here, let’s dive into the topic right away.
Moreover, you can get one if you don’t have it. Check out the price of the Roku 3 Streaming Media Player on Amazon.
Kodi is actually an open source media player for Windows, Android, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi, and Linux. Officially, Kodi is available only for these platforms. Kodi is not yet made available for platforms like Blackberry etc. Apart from that, Kodi is a Native C and C++ application, and it does not support any other platforms.
So installing Kodi On Roku 4 or Roku 3 is not actually possible. The reason is, Roku doesn’t allow or support Native C/C++ applications. So, unless the team of Roku or Kodi does something about it, there won’t be any official way to install kodi on Roku. However, we’ve managed to find a way to get Kodi on Roku and here it is.
How to Install Kodi on Roku 4 or Roku 3 in 2017
First of all, this isn’t rocket science. It’s a simple method by which you can access content from your Kodi Player on your Roku streaming device. We ain’t going to install Kodi Media Player on the streaming box i.e Roku. You need to get the Mirror feature in order to stream the kodi content on your Roku device. You can use an android device for mirroring the screens, or a Windows-based computer is more than enough to do the job.
Note: First of all, make sure that your Android device is running on 4.4.2 android version or higher. You can go to your Settings Menu >> About Section to know the OS version of your device. This method won’t work on devices which aren’t running on 4.4.2 or higher versions.
- First of all, open up the settings menu then select the “Display” option. Select “Cast Screen” from the options.
- Let your device scan for the nearby available devices. It may take up to 30 seconds, so be patient.
- From the available devices. tap on your Roku device to connect your smartphone with it.
- That’s all, now all you need to do is just play the content you want to watch on your Android device.
- Once you play the content on your device, Roku device will start showing it on your TV as well.
Things To Do: You have to enable the mirroring feature on your Roku device first. To do that, head over to the settings on your Roku device. Then navigate to Screen mirroring option, now enable the mirror screen feature. This method won’t work unless you turn on the screen mirroring feature.
This is the simplest and easiest method to access kodi content on Roku. Read the steps properly and follow all the options properly in order to make this method work. We’ve personally tested this method, it works flawlessly. It’s a great way to get Kodi on Roku 4.
Mirror Windows Screen on Roku
In case if you don’t have an Android device, then you can mirror screen using your computer as well. Here are the steps which you need to follow properly in order to get Kodi on Roku 3.
- Hit the start menu on your computer, then head over to the settings menu.
- Select “Devices” option, now click on “Connected Devices“. All you have to do now is just click on the “Add Device” option.
- The system will search for the available streaming devices. Once, you find your Roku device, just connect to it.
- That’s all you have to do here. Now open up the kodi player and start playing the content that you would like to watch on your bigger screen i.e Tv.
- You can mirror almost anything from your Windows based PC without any issues using this method.
So, these were the methods that you can try to mirror your device’s screen on your Tv. As mentioned earlier, there isn’t any official way to install Kodi on Roku. You can’t directly install the Kodi player on either Roku 4 or Roku 3. However, this is the best method to get kodi for Roku.
So, that is the way using which you can watch all your favourite movies on Roku using Kodi. You may also try out Streaming Kodi on Chromecast as well using an Android device.
Things to Note About Streaming Kodi for Roku 4/3
This method is pretty simple and straightforward. However, you need to keep a few things in your mind before proceeding with this method. You need to have a good internet connection in order to have a flawless experience with this method. If possible, connect your Android/Windows and Roku device to the same network. By doing this, you will face no issues at all and you can enjoy all your kodi content on your Roku device.
It may consume quite a good amount of Data from your network, but it’s totally worth watching movies on a bigger screen like Tv. So ensure you have enough data before trying this method to Install kodi on Roku.
I have shared a trick to watch out the stuff of Kodi on Roku stick even though there is no direct method for it. I recommend you please go through the simple yet working instructions to get Kodi content on Roku Stick to watch it on your TV. Thank you so much for reading this guide.