Chromecast is an advanced dongle used to convert your HDTV into a Smart TV. By plugging the device into the HDMI port of your TV, you can cast media contents from various apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, Hulu, and much more supported apps. These platforms require a subscription to stream content, but some of the users look for ways to jailbreak Chromecast in order to watch the media content for free.
How to Jailbreak Chromecast Using Kodi
Unlike Amazon Fire TV Stick, you can’t install the Kodi media player on your Chromecast to jailbreak it. Instead, you can cast Kodi contents from your Android, Windows, iOS, and macOS device to a Chromecast connected TV.
- Ensure that your Chromecast, iOS, Android device, and Windows device are on the same Wi-Fi network.
- Download the latest version of Kodi on your Android and Windows device.
- Install required addons on the Kodi for streaming media contents.
- Some of the addons may require a VPN service on your Android and Windows device to stream media.
- Google Chrome browser on your Windows PC or laptop.
- Google Home app on your Android mobile or tablet.
Cast Kodi Contents to Chromecast from Android
Step 1: Connect Google Chromecast to your TV and power it on.
Step 2: Launch Google Home app on your Android and select your Chromecast device.
Step 3: Click Cast my screen.
Step 4: Tap Cast screen.
Step 5: Click START NOW to mirror your Android device screen on the Chromecast connected TV.
Step 6: After mirroring your screen, launch the Kodi app.
Step 7: Launch the required addon and start watching your favorite content on the larger screens.
Cast Kodi to Chromecast using iPhone/iPad
If you’re an iOS user, you’re out of luck. Unfortunately, the iOS devices don’t support mirroring its screen directly on other devices except for Apple products. But, you can access the third-party apps from the Apple store to cast contents on Chromecast.
Step 1: Download Replica app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Launch the app and select your Chromecast device.
Step 3: Select Screen Mirroring.
Step 4: With-in a few seconds, your iOS device screen will mirror on the TV.
Step 5: Open the Kodi and cast its contents.
Cast Kodi Contents to Chromecast from Windows
Step 1: Open Google Chrome browser on your Windows or macOS device.
Step 2: Right-click anywhere on the screen and select Cast.
Step 3: Once your Chromecast device is detected, click the drop-down icon located next to Sources and select Cast Desktop.
Step 4: Now, select your Chromecast device.
Step 5: A new pop-up screen will appear on the screen. Enable the Share audio menu and click the Share button.
Step 6: Your entire desktop screen will appear on the Chromecast connected TV screen.
Step 7: Now, open the Kodi app and launch the desired addon to stream your content.
With this, you can enjoy all your favorite Kodi contents on your Chromecast connected big flat TV. This is the process and benefits of Chromecast jailbreak on different devices. Have in mind that Jailbreaking is the same as rooting your Chromecast, as both carry different procedures. Any queries or feedback to share about this article? Mention in the comments section. For more Chromecast tutorials, follow our Twitter and Facebook profiles.