When we talk about online streaming service, we need to talk about Kodi. As its one of the most popular open source media streaming service. Which run on Android and boxes. You can even use it create android Tv system on the spot. But one thing is still lacking which is it doesn’t have Chromecast support. So, we will be discussing how to stream Kodi to chromecast on your android device.
One thing we know for sure that we can make do with the mirroring the Android device into your Tv but in the end its just temporary fix and not a permanent solution. So, we need to find a way to make this work. But we know that kodicast, an android app which supports the Chromecast but it’s a paid version and doesn’t even have a free trial so we just need to trust them and use it anyway.
But after all, we can make anything work, so you just need to do a little bit of work and for that, you don’t need any deep knowledge or it’s not a rocket science per say. We will help you set up the whole system but for that, you will need some software. After that, you can run it through the local cast which is supported by chromecast.
List of the app you would be needing with the link connected with it
You need to install all of those apps first, then we can move forward.
You just need to open Kodi and set up for the video channel which can be done by Videos > Add-ons > [the service] in which service is the like Netflix and others. If you have paid service, then you need to log in with your username and password.
Kodi and Chromecast set up
First of all, you need to download a file which named as coreplayerfactory.XML, here is the link to file. This is a small XML file which changes the video player in Kodi to localcast that is Chromecast compatible. The file will download in a matter of seconds.
Then you need to open one app which has downloaded before. ES File Explorer, which is a file explorer as it simplifies most of the things and you can handle your file like you do on the PC. You need to open the slide menu and then go to display and find the “show hidden files” and enable it.
Now you need to find the file which you have downloaded earlier, if your default downloading folder is the download folder, then you will find coreplayerfactory.XML there as you have just enabled to hidden file now.
Now you just need to copy it and go to the Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/ and paste it there. You can see the Kodi folder now because you have to change the hidden file setting before.
Completing the Kodi to Chromecast configuration
Now we are almost done. You need to open Kodi and play any video in it, but this time, it won’t play in Kodi but it will be playing in localcast. You will find the instruction in localcast to connect with Chromecast easily. Now you can watch the Kodi streams on your TV using Chromecast and an Android phone.
We hope this article will clear all your trouble with Kodi and Chromecast. If you still have any trouble or question, do let us know in the comment.