With the development in the Internet service, entertainment sector has been developed a lot. Before the Internet, Cable boxes were the main sources which provide the entertainment to the masses through TV but now with the Internet, there is no scope for the cable tv in future. There are hundreds of online streaming services and devices like Roku, which give you an ultimate entertainment experience.
One of the best streaming devices we have is Roku Streaming Stick. This is a brilliant piece of tech which gives you a whole bunch of entertainment, all through the Internet. From Pandora to Netflix, you have all the streaming applications which give you quality streaming of Music, Movies, TV Shows and what not. The latest Roku 4 can stream the 4K content right on your TV. Make sure, you have the blazing fast, smooth internet connection.
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On the other place, we have Kodi. Kodi is a free and open-source media player software application which allows you to stream movies, TV Shows, LIVE TV, Music. Kodi is free service and gives you access to all the latest entertainment stuff for free which sounds weird or say it is illegal. If Kodi and Roku can come together in the same package, nothing can be better than this.
Can we Install Kodi on Roku?
Here is the answer. Kodi is an open source media player application software which needs an Operating System which can run it so that end user can access the software. Kodi is really flexible and can be installed on Android, Windows, iOS, Linux and even on Rasberry Pi. But, Roku runs on its own operating system that is Roku OS. Jailbreak Roku is also not a solution for Kodi. In simple words, there is no Kodi for Roku. So, technically, it is not possible to Install Kodi on Roku.
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But, Wait we just can’t sit and wait for a miracle which automatically installs Kodi on Roku Streaming device. Let’s make it very simple.
Get Kodi on Roku
Technically, we cannot install Kodi on Roku but we can use Roku’s feature to get Kodi on TV Screen. What we gonna do is, Mirror Kodi on Roku 3. Kodi is available for Windows, Android, iOS, Mac OS and using the devices that runs on Windows, Android etc., we can mirror the Kodi on Roku. To do that. Follow the steps:
Go to Roku Home > Go to Settings > System Updates. Make sure you have latest Roku OS and if any update is available, update the software. (Should be v.5.6 or above)
Go back to Settings > Screen Mirroring which is the latest feature in Roku. Open it and Enable the Screen Mirroring.
After enabling the Screen mirroring on Roku, you can start mirroring from any device you wanted. Be it Windows laptop or Android phone or an iPhone.
If you are using Windows 10 or 8, you can mirror Kodi from Laptop to Roku by Projecting to second screen option. Just go to settings > Devices or Click on add a Wireless Display to start mirroring Kodi on Roku.
If you are on Android device, you can Cast screen using Cast option available on Android 6.0 or above version. Go to Settings > Display > Cast Or tap on Cast option from Drop Down Menu.
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This is the only way you can get Kodi on Roku but you can never get the real software experience of Kodi like this. The Miracast (Roku Mirroring Software) is in the beta version which will give you lags and broken connections. By Mirroring Kodi on Roku, you can never get the true entertainment experience. These days, Kodi also have some Streaming issues which also ruins the experience.
Should You Use Kodi on Roku?
If you ask this from me, straight NO. Roku has a reputed brand in the digital entertainment industry and gives us true entertainment in the legal and the ethical way, on the other hand, Kodi just streams the videos using torrents which we all know is illegal. Kodi is available for Windows, Android and all the other popular platforms and we can use the Kodi in that way. Mirroring is not a solution for getting Kodi on Roku. We can mirror anything using Google Chromecast and there are a lot of TVs which has the inbuilt feature of screen mirroring.
So, just add awesome channels on your Roku and enjoy the true experience of entertainment with Roku.