Stream Kodi (XBMC) from Android to the Chromecast

You can now stream Kodi (XBMC) from your Android phone or table to your Google Chromecast. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to stream movies and TV shows from the Kodi (XBMC) app on your Android device to your Chromecast so you can watch movies on the big screen.

The tutorial uses a custom script to force video streams from Kodi to LocalCast so you can stream to your Chromecast. It is a very simple and safe procedure.



How-to Stream Kodi (XBMC) on Android to Chromecast

1. In the Google Play Store, download LocalCast.

Download LocalCast

 

2. Also, in the Google Play Store, download ES File Explorer.

Download File ES Explorer

 

3. Download the PlayerFactoryCore.xml directly to your phone:

PlayerFactoryCore.xml (Android) Download



3. Launch ES File Explorer.

Launch File ES Explorer

 

4. Press the menu button on the top left corner.

ES File Explorer Menu Option

 

5. Press “Settings”.

ES File Explorer Settings

 

6. Press “Display Settings”.

ES File Explorer Display Settings

 

7. Enable “Show hidden files”.

ES File Explorer Display Settings - Show Hidden Files

 

8. Go back, press the menu button again, and go to Favorite > Download.

ES File Explorer Download Folder

 

9. Long press to highlight the playercorefactory.xml file and press the copy button (the two paper icon).

Copy PlayerCoreFactory

 

10. Press the menu button, press Local, and go to Device.

ES File Explorer Device Folder

 

11. Go to sdcard > Android > data > org.xbmc.kodi > files > .kodi > userdata

ES File Explorer Userdata Folder

 

12. You will now press the paste icon (two squares icon) to make a copy of the playercorefactory.xml file to the userdata folder.

Paste PlayerCoreFactory

 

13. Exit ES File Explorer and launch “Kodi”.

Launch Kodi

 

14. Stream a video and LocalCast will launch.

LocalCast Stream

 

15. Select your Chromecast and the video will begin streaming to your Chromecast!

Select Chromecast Device



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