How to use Kodi on Roku Express

Are you searching for how to install Kodi on Roku, Then you are at the right place. Isn’t it great to use a versatile streaming device, which has a streaming service which allows streaming anything for free?…

Before getting into things, Let us see briefly about what we are looking for. If you already know about Kodi or Roku you can skip the section and directly go the methods to install Kodi on Roku.

What is Kodi?

Kodi is one of the most powerful streaming services at present. This entertainment hub can store all your media file, organize it and you can play it whenever you need. An important thing about Kodi is that it is an open source media player software and it is completely free.  You can find third-party plugins (add-ons) on Kodi. The term open source refers to open code and this enables the developer to create add-ons.  Using these add-ons you can stream movies, Tv shows, Live Tv, Sports, Documentaries and much more. These add-ons are found in repository files which helps in web streaming. Kodi is compatible with Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android devices. It supports all types of media files.

What is Roku?

Roku is a streaming device and is a product of Roku Inc. Since it is a streaming device, it needs an internet connection for all time. Other than this it works like Apple Tv or set-top box. Roku is considered as a promising solution for cord-cutting.

Roku is provided with a number of pre-installed application(channels). In order to access the content form these channels, one need to subscribe to it. Many providers can be streamed on Roku such as Amazon, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and much more. It provides you with more than 3000 channels.

Roku has a special mention for Live Tv channels too. These channels can be accessed from the Roku Channel Store. The stream quality is high and reliable. This is the reason why people still prefer Roku and its offers are worth for paying.

Is it possible to use Kodi on Roku?

To be honest, Roku does not support Kodi. Roku has a customized OS which prevents illegal content. This is the reason why Kodi cannot be installed on Roku as it contains third-party and unofficial Add-ons which are technically illegal. The fact is, not every user can afford for the paid subscription and the quality content are not for free.

But, nothing to worry about. Using Screen Mirroring is the only alternative way to use Kodi on Roku as said on

Screen Mirroring

Technically, Screen Mirroring is a form of device-to-device communication. It acts as a replicated display of the screen of computer or TV and the external devices to have a synchronous viewing in real time. To be more simple, it is a way to make you Tv screen appear on your smartphone/tablet and can be accessed using it.

Make sure your Roku device supports Screen mirroring.

How to download Kodi on Roku

Here we provide the different methods to install Kodi on Roku using Android and Windows platform.

Kodi On Roku: Using Android Smart TV

Step 1: Install Kodi on your Android Smart Tv

Step 2: Now go to the Roku home page

Step 3: Select Settings >> Select System updates>>update your Roku device to Roku Software Build 5.2 or an upgrade version.

Step 4: Go back to Settings>> Select Screen Monitoring options>> Enable Screen Monitoring and select OK.

Enabling screen mirroring on your is android device is so easy. Go to settings and search for Screen mirroring option and select it. The screen mirroring option may available with different names. Some of them are listed here,

  • Display Mirroring
  • Smart view
  • Cast
  • Smart share

The name may vary based on the Android device you use. So it is a better option to search for your Android device to make it easier.

Kodi On Roku: Using Windows

Step 1: Select Start Menu>> Select Settings.

Step 2: Select Devices.

Step 3: Select Connect Devices >> Add Device.

Step 4: It will show the available sources, select Roku.

Now enable screen mirroring on your windows system and you will be able to see your windows screen on your Roku device. Approve the connection on Roku. That all!!! you can launch Kodi and stream media files using Roku.


Roku is one of the most popular and great streaming devices. Using Kodi on Rodu directly is not possible. But we have provides with alternatives to use Kodi on Roku. Hope this will be useful. If you have any issues with the procedures or any feedback, kindly comment below.

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