How to Install XBMS Kodi on Roku -Simple Method

Kodi is the best software for then entertainment. Kodi is a media streaming service and also open source recently it went by the name XBMC. The software is available for most of the platform as Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, etc. You can download the Kodi for your platform and run it. Kodi can play the Music, Videos, Pic, Live Radio & TV, a lot more things you can do. You can also customize the Kodi with additional add-ons for more options. As we told you that it could install on any device running on the Windows, Mac, Android OS but what about others.

ROKU is a great Media streaming set-top box. You can easily stream Movies, Music and TV Series on your TV. With the help of the Roku, you can easily watch the digital media content from the internet on your TV. Roku is also available in the stick mode so, one can easily take it wherever you go. It is available in a range of models, with different features and functionalities. But, the good thing is that all the models of Roku have access to more than 3500 channels. Now it will be great if you can put KODI on ROKU, it will enhance the ROKU more. Here is the question is it possible or not, let’s take a look.

Install Kodi on Roku

As we know that Kodi is available for most of the devices but when it comes to ROKU, it is not. There is no way to install the KODI on ROKU, “yes” you heard right. Kodi didn’t have any particular version to run on ROKU. There could be any reason of that, but after some homework, we found the cause behind this.

Reason behind Kodi can not install on Roku

The reason behind why you can not install Kodi on Roku, Kodi is made in the C/C++, and Roku didn’t run any app built in C/C++. It is only possible if Kodi makes any particular app for the ROKU, or Roku supports the C/C++ for KODI or more apps. Well, now it depends on these company when they do until then we have something for you to Run Kodi On Roku.

Can You Jailbreak RKOU?

This is one of the most common solutions comes in mind what is Jailbreak the Roku and then do. The answer to this question is “NO.” You can not jailbreak the ROKU; it is not based on Android or any other operating system so you can not Jailbreak it or modify the OS to remove restrictions imposed by Roku. There is no way you can directly play content of Kodi on Roku.

There is one way to do that Roku Support the casting feature in the latest update of the Roku. Still, it is in the beta version, but it can help you out. So, let’s take a look how to cast Kodi on Roku.

Cast Kodi on Roku

Now one thing is pretty much clear that Kodi can not run on the Roku through anyway. So there is only one way to do that “Cast.” In the latest update of the Roku, it supports the Casting feature from any devices. So, now if you have any speared Android smartphone then install Kodi in it. Or you can also use the laptop to cast the Kodi on Roku.

Here is the simple process of screen mirroring in Roku:

Step 1: Start the Roku streaming stick & press the Home button.
Step 2: Check if you’re running the latest system software. You can update it from “Settings“.
Step 3: After that Goto Select the Settings” and choose the option “Screen Mirroring.”
Step 4: Enable the “Screen Mirroring” option and proceed further.

roku screen mirroring

Now, if you installed the Kodi in you PC or Phone you need that. The process is simple and similar for both.

Step 1: First you need to connect the Roku device to the Computer, Select the Windows Start button to go to the “Device Settings.”
Step 2: 
Look for “Add Device” & click on it. Here you will see your ROKU device.
Step 3: Click on that and Wait till the connection is successful made.

If you are using Kodi in Smartphone, then you can make the connection through the Wi-fi option. Go to “Setting” >> “Wi-Fi” >> “Select the ROKU Device” >> wait for the Connection establishment. Once it is connected, you can seamlessly stream Kodi on Roku.

Users who have Roku previous version of the Roku device then they can also stream the Kodi on Roku. You just need to update the Roku device and follow the above steps. The process is the same you first you have to enable the Screen Mirroring option, and then another device will connect the Roku, and it’s done.

Why Installing Kodi on Roku?

There is no doubt that Roku is one of the best streaming media player and Stick, contains 2500+ channels. Roku streams the content related to the media from the Internet and Shows it on your TV using HDMI cable. Roku can control by the Remote and also have the app for the Android or iOS device. Here is the thing no device is perfect in this world, there is some boundaries of the Roku like it can not play the content which is not available in the directory of the Roku. The other thing they have no other app to do that. To overcome this Kodi is the best option, how to let’s take a look at that.

Kodi, an excellent Media Center software,  it can play the content from all around the internet. The best thing about Kodi is you can easily customize the kodi through some additional add-ons. The add-ons made the work easy for you. On the one side Roku didn’t accept the Add-on, Kodi does, and it overcomes the Roku drawback.

Now we have to wait until Roku made a compatible version for the Kodi, so you can seamlessly perform the all the kodi faction on Roku. But till then let’s do it through the screen mirroring and enjoy it.


There is no doubt that Kodi on Roku is the unbeatable combination. You can stream whatever you want from the internet. Till then enjoy through the screen mirroring. If you are facing some issue regarding the Kodi or anything else, do share with us through the comment section.


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