How to Chromecast Kodi Media Player to TV [2022]

How to Chromecast Kodi Media Player to TV [2022]

How to Chromecast Kodi Media Player to TV [2022]

Kodi is a free, open-source media player that can be downloaded and installed on any computer or Android device. It’s one of the most popular media players in the world. With Kodi, you can watch your favorite TV shows and movies from online streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, YouTube Red, and more! You can also download podcasts for offline listening.

One downside to Kodi is that it doesn’t have an official Chromecast app which means you need to cast through your phone instead. It takes a couple of steps to cast Kodi using your Android device, but it’s not too complicated.

Prerequisites: Your Android device and TV with Chromecast support.

1. Download the Kodi app to your Android phone or tablet from Google Play.

2. Open up Kodi on your device, sign in, then click the gear icon at the top right of the screen to open Settings.

3. Go to System Settings at the left side of the screen, then click Services at the bottom on the right of your screen. Enable both “AirPlay” and “External Control”.

4. Exit from Kodi by clicking back until you’re on your Android home screen then select a video or movie that you’d like to watch through Kodi using Chromecast!

5. If an AirPlay pop-up doesn’t automatically display on your TV, click the Chromecast button at the top right of Kodi (looks like a TV with an antenna). You’ll see all available Chromecast devices.

6. Click “Cast” to choose your Chromecast device and start watching!

7. Cast Android Screen to Roku Player

If you want to experience media files stored in your computer or laptop with a Roku player then you need to stream these files over your television screen.

With an Internet connection that is wired or wireless, you can play everything on bigger screens including video, songs, and more through various online players such as YouTube, VLC player, Windows Media Player, etc.

Although there are some devices that don’t support this feature, most of them do so if you want to stream your media files on Roku player then you can follow the below-mentioned steps.

How to Chromecast Kodi Media Player to TV with Android

Step 1: Open up the YouTube app on your Android device and search for videos that you would like to watch through Kodi (must be in 720p or higher).  A list of recommended videos will appear at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “Link” at the bottom right of your screen or click here. This will prompt a popup/window asking which player you’d like to use (Android, Chrome, etc.). Choose “Android”.  This will open up a beta version of the YouTube app within Kodi.  Once it loads, choose any video you’d like to play through Chromecast.

Step 3: A bar will appear at the bottom of your screen with a countdown timer. Once it reaches 0, the video will begin playing on Kodi!  To stop casting just tap “Stop” or press “Esc” on your keyboard. You can now enjoy watching YouTube videos on larger screens. If you have any questions please feel free to write to us back by leaving a comment below. Enjoy!


Can I use Chromecast to watch videos from services other than YouTube?

No, there is no way to cast videos from services like Netflix using this method. You can only cast content that’s available directly on your Android device. If you want to stream other video services then check out first. It has an official Chrome app and Chrome extension which work with all Chromecast devices.

How do I get the Chromecast icon at the top right of my TV screen?

You’ll need to connect your phone or tablet to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast device. Once you select a video for casting, click “Cast” and choose your Chromecast device from the list that will appear on your TV screen (see image above!).

How to Chromecast Kodi Media Player to TV

Can I use my Roku device with Chromecast?

How to cast Kodi media player using AirPlay feature on iPhone and iPad, here. How can I stream video from my computer or laptop to TV through Chromecast? If your desktop/laptop is running Windows 7 or later, you can access it remotely by installing Google Chrome at  Then follow the instructions above in Step 2: “A beta version of the YouTube app will load.”

How can I stream audio from my computer or laptop to TV over Chromecast?

Simply go into the Chrome browser and press Ctrl+O (or Command+O if using a Mac) and choose an audio file for streaming. The default location is C:\Users\Your user name\Music (in Windows 7, Vista, and XP) or ~/Music (in Mac OS X).

Is there a way to stream local video stored on my computer/laptop with Chromecast?

Not directly at this time. You can stream media that’s available on the Chrome browser using AirCast but only while you’re browsing through the browser, not when you’re actually using other apps on your computer/laptop.

How can I get sound working with Chromecast?

If you’ve followed all of these steps but don’t see the Cast button appearing in Kodi, try restarting Kodi first by completely closing it down and then restarting it again. You can do this in a few different ways:

Ensure that your Android device is on the same network as your Chromecast device.  Go into Settings -> WiFi and choose “Network settings”. Select your Chromecast from the list of available networks then tap “Connect”/”Forget” to forget your previous connection if needed then reconnect both devices to establish a new connection.

You can also change your router’s settings so that any new devices will connect automatically without needing you to type in any passwords or similar credentials. Restart Kodi and try again.

How can I use Chromecast with other apps on my Android phone or tablet?

If you want to use Chromecast for media playback in Kodi but prefer not to use the beta version then you can use AirCast instead. Launch it, choose “Settings” then change the drop-down selection at the top to “Local Media”.  Next press “OK” and it will begin scanning your local media files using Kodi’s native Music/Video library.

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