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How to Stream video from Kodi to Chromecast

This article outlines how to stream Kodi (XBMC) to Chromecast from your Windows computer or on Android device.

How to Stream video from Kodi to Chromecast
Kodi, as the multimedia playback software, enables you to enjoy your local media files on it or stream your files into larger screen via Kodi for better viewing experience. I've found many guys ask about is if there is any way to stream Kodi to Chromecast. In this tutorial, I will show you how to stream Kodi to Chromecast from your Windows computer or Android device. Learn details now. 
Part II. Stream Kodi Video from Android device to Chromecast.

Part I. How-to Stream Kodi (XBMC) to Chromecast on Windows

1. Download Google Chrome.

2. Install Google Cast to Google Chrome.

3. Download the playercorefactory.xml file:

playerfactorycore.xml (Windows) Download

4. Move the playercorefactory.xml file to: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\userdata

5. Right-click playercorefactory.xml and hit “Edit”.

6. Change the following line to the location of Google Chrome (skip step if current location is correct):

C:\Program Files

7. Launch Kodi and stream a video.

8. The video will launch in Chrome. Press on the Google Cast icon and select your Chromecast.

Note: All videos in Kodi will launch will launch in Chrome now. To play video in Kodi, simply rename the playercorefactory.xml file (located in C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\userdata) to playercorefactory.xml.txt.

Note: This method is not 100% effective. The Chrome browser doesn’t play all file types, therefore certain streams will cause the browser to download the movie instead of streaming it in the browser. In this case, we recommend that you try another stream. If no other streams are available, you can cast your screen to the Chromecast (this method may be laggy).

To cast your screen, you will need Google Chrome and the Google Cast extension.
Press the Google Cast icon, press on the dropdown button, and press “Cast screen/window”.

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Part II. Stream Kodi Video from Android device to Chromecast

If you use Kodi on Android, I'm excited to share that it is possible, and it's actually pretty easy and completely free! Here's how.

Android Apps and Files You Will Need

ES File Explorer
Kodi for Android from the Google Play Store (auto-updates) or from (manual)
PlayerCoreFactory.xml File

Setup Kodi on Android to Play Videos to LocalCast

All you need to do is take that xml file and place it in userdata folder.

In order to do that follow these steps:

1. Download the xml file to your Android device using your browser, it should go in to a Download folder.
2. Open ES File Explorer, and go into the settings and check the box to show hidden files.
3. Go into the Download folder and copy the xml file that should be there.
4. Go to /Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/ and paste the xml file there.

Play Kodi Videos to Stream to Chromecast

Go ahead and try it out. When you play a video in Kodi on your Android device, it will open LocalCast to then let you choose which device to stream it to. Enjoy!

How to Stream Kodi Video Add-on Content (like Exodus, SALTS, etc) to Chromecast or any other DLNA device

At first, I thought it was impossible to stream a video off of an add-on like Exodus or SALTS, however, it is possible!

Note that not all sources will work using this method as some source providers include metadata in the stream URL which LocalCast will not be able to interpret (constant loading or connecting message).

Before trying to cast, always launch LocalCast first, click on cast button (yellow, bottom right), and connect to the DLNA renderer you want to cast to.

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Additional Tips:

As mentioned above, Kodi allows you to play local media files. Here we list the Kodi supported file format for you:


Kodi can support almost all the common formats of videos, movies, music, picture. Even as a powerful codec support software, it still has its limitation. If your files are MKV, VOB, H.265, FLV, XAVC, MOV, WMV, Tivo recording files, camera files like MXF, MTS, or Blu-ray, DVD disc format, how do you handle those files and play them on Kodi?

Here we recommend you Brorsoft Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate as the final solution. It can be the best partner with your Kodi. It can help you convert VOB, MTS, MXF, FLV, TiVo, DVD, Blu-ray to Kodi friendly video with the best quality to expand your movie enjoyment. What’s more, this all-in-one video converter allows you to tweak the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio codec, etc to get a decent video as you want.

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