It stores, it streams, it records – because it’s Kodi, it is an all-purpose (and ever-popular) home media center. It is previously known as XBMC, Kodi is 100 percent free with an open-source, which means that it is always changing, adapting, and always adding new features.
You can use this to store your digital content in one place which is very easy to find, or you can use this to download and access live digital TV and music streams from all around the world.
More than just making stream and download content easier, Kodi’s also mostly customizable. From the background app skins to menu options, in-app controls, and many more, Kodi has become the world’s most popular open-source media service in a very little time.
And when you sync it with other party services such as Chromecast, you are then able to open up a whole new world of streaming possibilities.
Before beginning, first, note that it is impossible to stream Kodi on Chromecast without having an iOS device that is not jailbroken and or altering your device in some way.
Apple is notoriously strict when it comes to third-party content, and I don’t want to advocate or condone anything which could potentially be trouble for you.
How to install Kodi on Chromecast by using a laptop or desktop PC?
Maybe the easiest way to download Kodi on Chromecast is going to be done through your PC or laptop. Both Mac and Windows users can cast Kodi onto their screen by following the method given below.
Before you start, you will have to make sure that you have the latest version of Google Chrome and the latest version of Kodi downloaded. You also might need to download the Chromecast extension, depending on your PC.
Firstly, open your Chrome browser and right-click on the hamburger menu which is at the top right-hand corner.
Then you will see a drop-down menu that asks where you want to cast this tab to.
Click on ‘Cast entire screen’ and there you have it. It is that simple and easy.
Your computer should new direct stream the Chromecast to your TV. You only have to do is to just open Kodi normally and it should work with the Chromecast.
Do not forget to use a VPN with Kodi
As Kodi itself is free and very easy to use, some of the add-ons may not be that easy. This is because most of the streaming add-ons are region-based, which means that they need to verify your location before you are able to stream, BBC iPlayer, for example, there is a popular Kodi add-on but it is only available for the users in the UK.
Luckily, you can use a VPN (a virtual private network) to secure your connection and stream any add-on from anywhere in the whole world.
By connecting to a VPN server, you are able to mask your PC’s IP address while you assume another in the location of your choice.
Cannot stream iPlayer? Not an issue. Just simply connect to a VPN location in the UK, open Kodi normally and you should amazingly have access to every UK based add-on downloaded.
Most of the VPNs are very easy to install, but you have to make sure that you choose a service that provides dedicated apps for your devices of choice.
Most subscription-based services now provide multiple connections, which means that you can now connect your laptop, smartphone, and PC all together at the same time using the same account.
That being said, not every VPN is equal. If you are looking for a VPN to assist you to stream, it is important that you choose which provides secure connections and a number of server locations around the world.
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