Streaming Streaming Devices How to Install Kodi on Roku by Web Webster Writer Web Webster has been writing about technology for 20+ years. His work has appeared in Memphis Magazine, Griffin Technology, and TechnologyAdvice. our editorial process LinkedIn Web Webster Updated on September 24, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Roku The Ultimate Guide to Roku Introduction Get Started With Roku What Is the Roku Channel? Set Up Your Roku Set Up the Roku Smart Soundbar Pair a Roku Remote Control Connect Your Roku to Wi-Fi Set Up A VPN For Roku Connect Alexa to Roku Connect Google Home to Roku Turn Off Your Roku Using Your Roku Best Ways to Use Your Roku TV Remote How to Watch Live TV on Roku Get Local Channels on Roku Add Channels to Roku Cast to Roku From Your Device Watch Free Movies on Roku Mirror Your iPhone to Roku How to Use Roku Parental Controls Get Netflix on Roku Roku Tips & Tricks Roku Hacks to Make Your Life Easier Great Roku Channels That You Should Add 10 Best Ways to Use the Roku Mobile App Add Spotify to a Roku Device Use Roku While Traveling or At School Install Kodi on Roku How to Jailbreak a Roku Express How to Jailbreak a Roku Device Troubleshooting Your Roku Is Your Roku Remote Not Working? Reset Your Roku Box or Streaming Stick How to Reset Your Roku Remote Find Your Roku IP Address Roku Error Code 014.30 Our Recommendations: Reviews & Devices The Best Roku Devices for Streaming TV Roku Streaming Stick Review Roku Express Review Roku Premiere Review Roku Smart Soundbar Review Roku Tweet Share Email Roku brings many different channels and media sources to the screen, but its ability to play music and video you own is pretty rudimentary. For many, Kodi on Roku would be digital content nirvana. So all that needs to happen is to figure out how to sideload Kodi's free software and boom, right? Can Kodi Be Installed on Roku? Well, no. Roku, like the Apple TV, is built on a closed operating system, meaning no one’s figured out how to jailbreak Roku and load Kodi onto it. However, your Roku can get your Kodi content playing on your TV in just a few minutes. Here’s how to get Kodi on Roku. What You Need to Use Kodi on Roku Kodi running on your Android or Windows device.Roku streaming player or Roku TV that supports screen mirroring. A few Roku devices don't support this feature. Check out Roku's support page for more details. How to Get Kodi on Roku via Screen Mirroring From your Roku, go to Settings. From the System menu, select Screen mirroring. Select Screen mirroring mode. Choose how your Roku responds when you attempt to mirror your device's screen. Select Prompt and you'll be asked you to confirm with your Roku's remote when a device attempts to connect.Select Always allow and your Roku will let approved devices connect immediately.Select Never allow and your Roku will block all devices from connecting. Now enable screen mirroring on your Windows or Android device. In your device's settings (we're using a Motorola Droid here), tap Display. Tap Wireless display. Under the Displays header, tap the Roku you want to connect your Kodi device to. If you gave your Roku a custom name, look for that. Tap Auto-connect if you want to automatically connect with that specific Roku when viewing media with Kodi. Now your device with Kodi running is ready to display on your TV via Roku. Now, whenever you run media in Kodi, it will be mirrored on your TV screen, courtesy of Roku. No matter where the media lives, you can get the best of both worlds: the clean, anyone-can-do-it user experience of Roku, and the controller-of-your-digital-domain experience of Kodi. If this is your first experience with Kodi, you'll find it's pretty bare-bones at the start. Where Kodi really elevates the digital media center game is in the nearly limitless number of ways you can customize it using add-ons.