Can you Jailbreak Roku Streaming Stick, Express Plus ?

Can you Jailbreak a Roku Express Plus? This is the most trending query among the Roku users. The main reason for the users to try to jailbreak Roku Express Plus/Roku Streaming stick/Roku Premiere/Roku Premiere Plus/Roku Ultra streaming players is to get free streams of Movies, TV Shows and Live Channels for free. This is none other than getting Kodi to Roku Streaming Players.

Roku Streaming stick

Roku Streaming stick

The first thing that I want to make you clear is that, We can’t Jailbreak Roku Stick as it is not an iOS running device. Roku runs on a heavily modifies version of Linux Operating System called Roku OS. Recently Roku has been updated to Roku 7.5.0 version. There is no concept of Jailbreaking Roku TV Streaming Stick. May be you may want to get Kodi to Roku and stream live TV channels for free. Here we will see all about Roku Streaming Players and an alternate way to stream Kodi to Roku Smart TV.

Roku Streaming stick is a digital media player set-top boxes with which you can stream videos, movies and TV Channels to your TV. Roku needs an active and speedy internet connection, may be a WiFi or a dedicated Ethernet connection. Roku gets its streams from the internet and it uses a HDMI cable to output the streams to the display device, may be a Smart TV. As per the Wkipedia page, Roku gets its streams from the services such as Amazon Cloud Player, Amazon Video, Ameba TV, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Hulu TV, Tubi TV, Sling TV, Showtime Anytime, YouTube, Xfinity, Google Play Movies & TV etc.

Roku Express Plus

Roku Express Plus

Roku has released its Roku Streaming Players in five generations, beginning with Roku DVP N1000 in first generation to the latest Roku Ultra 4640 released in Oct 2016. Now there are only a few Available Roku Streaming players, Roku Streaming Stick 3600, Roku Express 3700, Roku Express+ 3710, Roku Premiere 4620, Roku Premiere+ 4630, Roku Ultra 4640. All others are discontinued by Roku Inc.

Can you Jailbreak Roku Streaming Stick/Roku Express Plus?

So, my answer for your query, Can you jailbreak a Roku Express Plus/Streaming Stick? is NO. This simply implies that we can’t install Kodi on Roku. Kodi is an open-source free software media player and entertainment hub which is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS and Android. Kodi lets you to play and watch most of the videos, music, and other media files from local media files or from internet. As Roku is a modified version of Linux, we don’t have supported version of Kodi for Roku 7.5.0 OS. Even though we can’t install Kodi on Roku, there is a way to stream Kodi on Roku TV using Windows PC. This is nothing but installing Kodi on Windows PC and stream it to Roku TV thus, make Kodi streaming possible with Roku on Smart TV.

  • Make sure that you are running on Latest version of Roku OS 7.5.0.
  • Turn on Roku Streaming Player and head to Settings.
  • Choose Screen Mirroring and then choose Enable Screen Mirroring.
  • Now on your Windows PC, go to Device Settings and Add Roku device to your PC.
  • Wait until the connection is successful. Your Roku device’s screen turns to purple.
  • This means that now your Windows PC is getting mirrored to Roku Streaming Stick or Express Plus.
  • Now launch Kodi on your Windows PC and the same will be streamed to your Roku Smart TV.
  • Similarly, you can use your Android device to stream content to Roku device with Kodi on your Android device.

I hope that this make sense when it is really needed to stream something to Roku Streaming Stick from Kodi. Share your views about Roku in below comments.

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