How To Install Kodi On Roku

Update - 2018.08.14

Install Kodi On Roku – Roku is digital setup box which allows you to watch TV in a cost-effective manner and also allows you to stream top free or paid programming from services like HBO, Google Play, Netflix, etc. Kodi is an open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation. Kodi also allows you to listen to music, watch movies and TV Shows and also view pictures. Kodi also allows to pirate content.

When we combine Roku and Kodi, we get an amazing experience as to

Why Does Roku not Support Kodi?

Roku doesn’t natively support Kodi as it is native C/C++ application and on the other hand, to run apps on Roku, it requires Roku SDK which is based on Roku’s BrightScript language. Hence we have to get other workarounds to run Kodi Application on Roku Platform

Can you jailbreak Roku?

Many people are interested in Jailbreaking Roku, and they often search how to jailbreak you or can you jailbreak Roku? There is no method to jailbreak Roku as of now, and we don’t plan to see one soon. Jailbreaking Roku is impossible due to its architecture (which is very different from that of iOS or Android or Windows).

In this article, we will discuss how to install Kodi on Roku.

How to Install Kodi on Roku?

While there is no direct support (native support) for Kodi on Roku but there is a workaround which will give a similar experience of Kodi on Roku. We will be using mirroring software (miracast) to stream a device which supports Kodi and mirror the device onto Roku which will provide you with a good experience, and it will almost feel seamless. Please Note that Screen Mirroring is in beta as of now minor glitches might be experienced. You can also install Kodi on Roku Streaming Stick.

Method 1 – Using a Windows PC

In this process, we require a Windows PC (with Kodi Installed) and a Roku streaming box.

Point 1 – Turn on Roku and Connect it to the TV.
Point 2 – Press Home Button on Roku Remote.

Point 3 – Check system version. If your version if below 5.1, please upgrade it. If your version is 5.1 or above it, please proceeds to the next step.
Point 4 – Select Screen Mirroring and enable it by pressing OK.
Point 5 – Go to your Windows Machine and press windows key.
Point 6 – Locate Device Settings
Point 7 – Click on Add Device
Point 8 – Select Roku 3
Point 9 – Open Kodi Software

Please note that you should be on the same WiFi network the Roku is on.

Method 2 – Using an Android Phone

Point 1 – Turn on Roku and Connect it to a TV.
Point 2 – Press Home Button on Roku Remote.
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Point 3 – Check system version. If your version if below 5.1, please upgrade it. If your version is 5.1 or above it, please proceeds to the next step.
Point 4 – Select Screen Mirroring and enable it by pressing OK.
Point 5 – Go to Mobile, open settings
Point 6 – Go to Miracast and enable it
Point 7 – Open Kodi application

Please note that you should be on the same WiFi network the Roku is on.

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