Roku is an extremely popular media player box which converts any ordinary TV into a Smart TV. It offers a wide range of features for the Internet-based streaming experience. Kodi is another cord-cutting software which supports a wide range of operating systems and device. Here in this post, you are going to read step by step process to install Kodi on Roku TV. So, if you are looking for a detailed guide on how to install Kodi for Roku then, this tutorial may be best suitable.
Also Read: How To Setup Real Debrid On Kodi
What is Roku?
In this fast-growing digital era, the expectation of everyone touching a new height every day. Roku is an immensely popular digital media player which entirely vanish the need for cables and dish connection. It offers varieties of streaming channels for a cost-effective price.
Whether you love to watch movies or tv show or you watch news channels, Roku will bring it on your fingertip. Just you need to plug an HDMI cable into your TV port, connect to the internet, set up a Roku account and start watching your favorite contents from the internet.
Roku has the vast collection of Free as well as premium streaming services at the cheaper rates. Roku offering TV Player, YouTube, BBC Sports, Sky News and Red Bull TV for free of cost. Some cheap premium services like BBC iPlayer, All 4, ITV Hub, Demand 5 and ITV Player are also supportable on Roku. Latest movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Video, NOW TV, Rakuten TV, Sky Store and Google Play are also supportable on Roku TV.
How to install Kodi on Roku?
Kodi is a world popular media player software which turns your all entertainment devices into media station. It offers the big collection of movies, tv shows, music, games, and podcasting contents from the internet, that too without any cost.
Now imagine, if a world popular media player software (Kodi) integrates with a world popular media streaming device (Roku), how will be the streaming experience?
Isn't it outstanding…?
Yes, it is and that is the reason why you are here to learn how to install Kodi on Roku. While reading the various forums, I realized that many Smart TV users looking for installing Kodi on Roku 4 or Roku 3 or Roku 2. So, here I decided to guide you regarding the same.
Many people were asking me, can Kodi be installed on Roku? The answer to this question couldn't be straightforward. Because there is no official announcement of Kodi Roku from the XBMC foundation.
Though, with the help of some tweaks, you can get Kodi contents on Roku. So, please read all the steps very carefully. The process will vary with all Roku devices. Means the process of installing Kodi on Roku 2 will be not similar to the process of installing Kodi on Roku 3 or Roku 4.
How to install Kodi on Roku 4 (Latest Version of Roku)?
Kodi is a combination of C, C# and C++ programming language codes but Roku doesn't support these languages. So, still, Kodi is not available for Roku but the contents from Kodi can easily be mirrored on Roku. There are multiple methods to mirror Kodi on Roku but for Roku 4 TV's, we'll try VGA cable method to mirror the screen. This method requires the following things-
- A Laptop or PC.
- HDMI Cable.
- VGA Cable.
- 3.5mm Audio Jack.
If you have following things in your home then proceed with this method, else you can try the cord-cutter method to mirror the Kodi on Roku 4. (Wireless method is written in the next paragraph).
Step- 1: Plug all necessary cables
First of all, get ready for your smart tv first. Plug one end of HDMI cable in your Smart TV and the other end in Roku media player. Plug power cables of both the devices and turn your devices ON.
Step- 2: Turn On your PC/Laptop
Plugin the power cable of your PC/Laptop and turn it ON.
Step- 3: Install Kodi on PC
Now, you need to install Kodi on your PC so that you can mirror your PC screen on your Roku TV. You can follow this guide to install Kodi on PC/Laptop.
How To Install Kodi 17.6 (Krypton) On Windows PC/Laptop
Step- 4: Connect your TV with PC via VGA cable
Now, you can connect your PC with your Smart TV or Roku TV through VGA cable. Insert the one end of VGA cable in your PC and the other end into Roku TV or directly the VGA port of your TV.
Step- 5: Connect 3.5mm Audio Jack
VGA cable doesn't support audio mirroring as HDMI does. Here you need to insert 3.5mm audio jack into PC and TV for audio.
Step- 6: Mirror from Control Panel
Now go to Control Panel > Display > Adjust Resolution and ensure that TV is selected in Display drop-down box.
How to install Kodi on Roku 3 (Wireless Method)?
If you don't know how to get Kodi on Roku 3 without any HDMI, VGA and Audio Jack, then follow this guide. Here I am going to guide you step by step process to cast your Kodi screen on Roku TV.
Step- 1: Go to Settings
Your Roku 3 is supporting screen mirroring facility. First of all, you need to activate screen mirroring option on your Roku device. Press the home button on your Roku remote to open Settings.
Step- 2: Go to System Settings
Step- 3: Activate Screen mirroring
Step- 4: Download a screen mirroring app on Android
There is various screen mirroring apps available on the Google Play Store for Android devices. You need to download a working screen mirror app for Android. Some popular apps are below-
- HTC Connect
- Smart View
- Quick Connect
- Display Mirroring
- Wireless Display
- All Share Cast
- Screen Casting
- Smart View
Step- 5: Install Kodi on Android
From the Google Play Store, you can directly install Kodi on your Android device. If you have rooted your device then download Kodi 17.6 apk file and install it on your device. Also, you can follow this tutorial to install Kodi on Android.
How To Install Kodi 17.6 (Krypton) On Android Phones
Step- 6: Mirror your Screen
Go to your installed screen mirror app and connect Roku 3. Now, cast your Android phone on Roku 3 to enjoy Kodi streaming contents.
How To Get Kodi on Roku 2 Using Windows PC?
If you'll ask, can you put Kodi on Roku stick then I'll answer YES… Because I am already using Kodi for Roku via Windows PC. Here I'll explain the methods-
Step- 1: Plug in all necessary cables
Connect the power cable of your Television and connect Roku device with HDMI cable. Turn on both the devices.
Step- 2: Activate Screen mirroring
Go to your Roku Settings> System> Screen Mirroring> Activate it. This will make your Roku discoverable nearby.
Step- 3: Open PC Setting
Open the PC setting of your Windows PC where you already installed Kodi 17.6. If you haven't installed then follow the below guide.
How to install Kodi on Windows PC/Laptop
Step- 4: Connect with Roku
You'll see that your Roku wireless network is discoverable on your PC. Connect with this to stream Kodi on Roku TV.
Step- 5: Launch Kodi on your PC
Open Kodi on your PC to enjoy streaming through your favorite add-ons. Here are some best Kodi addons in 2019 for movies and tv shows. Now you'll enjoy your favorite streaming link of Kodi on Roku TV.
Kodi is not supportable on Roku OS but it can be enjoyed through screen mirroring feature of Roku TV. So, above you'll some easy methods to mirror Kodi on Roku 4/3/2. The first method is not supportable to Roku 1 because this doesn't have a VGA port. So, follow the second or third method of mirroring.
I hope, you enjoyed the reading… Your feedback is appreciated in the comment box. Also, write if you're getting any error in the installation.
Table of Content
- 1 What is Roku?
- 2 How to install Kodi on Roku?
- 3 How to install Kodi on Roku 4 (Latest Version of Roku)?
- 4 How to install Kodi on Roku 3 (Wireless Method)?
- 5 How To Get Kodi on Roku 2 Using Windows PC?