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By dantexaiver, Senior Member on 19th May 2017, 05:20 AM
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Is it possible to install kodi nativity on the Chromecast 2 so I can run it directly from the stick instead of using my phone to stream
 
 
20th May 2017, 05:06 AM |#2  
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20th May 2017, 01:45 PM |#3  
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Nope!



I've not tried, but why would sideload not work?


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20th May 2017, 07:21 PM |#4  
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I've not tried, but why would sideload not work?


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Because there is no way to sideload anything into the unit...It has virtually no place to put apps.
CCast is really just a glorified Chrome Browser when you get right down to it. When you cast something to it, It loads up a webpage (player/receiver app) that has the code to play the content you sent. That is why it requires internet connection to operate because it needs to be able to access those URLs to load it's player apps.
I doubt the CCast even has enough storage space built into it to run Kodi.

It's very different from a FireTV which is basically just an Android stick device with a Amazon branded Launcher.

If you want Kodi you are better off with one of those cheap AMLOGIC 905 Android boxes. You get a remote, can expand the storage capacity with an SD Card, and get a full Android to run any APK you want including Netflix and Hulu. If you shop around you can find them for just a few dollars more than a CCast costs.
PLUS most units are compatible with Win10 Cast To Device feature.
20th May 2017, 07:36 PM |#5  
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Because there is no way to sideload anything into the unit...It has virtually no place to put apps.

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Yea, was thinking of my tv, which sideloads just fine.

With that said, there is apparently a reasonable way to cast kodi, though still seems just screencasting.

http://www.alphr.com/google/google-c...ream-kodi-with




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20th May 2017, 07:56 PM |#6  
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Yea, was thinking of my tv, which sideloads just fine.

With that said, there is apparently a reasonable way to cast kodi:

http://www.alphr.com/google/google-c...ream-kodi-with
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Your TV probably runs AndroidTV which is very much like FireTV in that it is running a full android operating system with a custom loader. Unfortunately even AndroidTV has some limitations in the Play Store of what apps you can put on it which is why it hasn't sold very well.

Not that you can avoid it these days, but I advise my friends to ignore all the smart features when buying a TV and just look for the best bang for buck on resolution and picture quality. If you want a smart TV it is much better to buy an external box which can be upgraded easily without having to wait for the manufacturer to catch up to current tech.

There was a time where you could get a great TV sans any Smart capabilities without paying the SMART TV premium but today just about all TVs have some smart built in. They rarely get updated, Rarely get the same support as native Android does and eventually that processor will be too slow to run the latest and greatest software.

TV can last years and still work but how many have an Android device that is over 5 years old and still useable?
I say find the dumbest TV you can find that has a great picture and add whatever smarts you want externally!
They are even selling TV mounting hardware to hide the box and wiring!
20th May 2017, 08:19 PM |#7  
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Thank you for the input, getting my old Nexus 5 setup to be the streaming device to cast kodi to Chromecast.
21st May 2017, 09:06 AM |#8  
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Thank you for the input, getting my old Nexus 5 setup to be the streaming device to cast kodi to Chromecast.

Does the N5 have an HDMI output? (I think it does with an adapter...
You could just plug that into the TV and add Kodi to it. Then use any Kodi remote (like the Official or Yatse) to control the device from your current phone.

You wouldn't even need the ccast then.
21st May 2017, 11:10 PM |#9  
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Yup Hdmi compatible I just have to order a cable with charging capability on it
22nd May 2017, 04:39 PM |#10  
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Yup Hdmi compatible I just have to order a cable with charging capability on it

I think any Powered OTG cable will do for that purpose.
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