Kodi is one of the most known platforms to stream content, from anywhere. Roku is one of the most well-known streaming devices. One would naturally expect Roku to have Kodi default and expect to know how to install Kodi on Roku.
You will have to jailbreak your Roku device to be able to install Kodi on it, but worry not, you can always do things in a more reasonable fashion! There is always another work around, especially with Kodi. Because Kodi is an open source, there are always updates happening and improvements being done for Kodi.
What is the work around?
So, if the Kodi application is not available on Roku, then how to install Kodi on Roku? How do you stream Kodi on Roku?
Well, Roku has a geniusly wonderful tool that’ll let you stream even channels that aren’t directly supported by Roku. All you have to do is to stream the channel that you want on some other device, in this case, Kodi and mirror the screen from the other device to your Roku!
That’s all it takes for you to actually stream Kodi on Roku. This works not only for Kodi, but any streaming services that are not inherently available on Roku can be streamed on your Roku TV using this method. For instance, you can stream iTune that is only available on an Apple device on your Roku TV using this Roku Screen Mirroring feature as well.
For this, before asking how to install Kodi on Roku, you will have to ask, how do use the Roku screen mirroring.
How to use Roku screen mirroring?
To use Roku screen mirroring, you will have to install a separate application on both your Roku device and the device in which you are going to stream the Kodi channel. Ideally, you should be able to stream Kodi on any computer, and any computer would have a Google Chrome browser, so we will take you one option that’ll let you mirror Roku’s screen.
First thing to do is to download a channel called Roku Cast from Roku channel store and install it on your Roku device. You can download the channel from the Roku channel store. This channel is part answer for the question how to install Kodi on Roku, and the other part is installing Roku Cast on your Chrome book application on your computer.
How to install Kodi on Roku?
So, first things first, please install the Roku Cast channel on your Roku device, and the Roku Cast extension on your Chrome web browser. You can look for the Roku channel in the Roku channel store, and for Chrome, please look in the Chrome Extension play store. Both places, search for Roku Cast, you will be able to locate the channel and the extension very easily.
After the installation, please log in to your Roku account from your Roku device and verify the channel. You can do this by entering the activation code on to the browser window on the link Roku.com/link. After activation, please make sure to open the channel.
Meanwhile, please open Kodi on your laptop, enter your login credentials and open the homepage. From this screen, click on the Roku Cast icon on the right top of the Chrome window.
In your Roku, select the computer as the screen you plan to stream from. There! You can have it.