Roku Jailbreak 2019
The portable streaming device – Roku is getting famous these days. Jailbreak Roku 2019 is the famous topic among Roku users.
But the questions most of the Roku users have are:
- Can we install third party apps like Kodi in Roku bos, TV, Stick?
- How to jailbreak Roku?
- Can we install Kodi on Roku?
And this artivle will answer almost all the common questions including them.
Roku is a portable streaming device and it runs on its own operating system called Roku OS that isn’t compatible with standard Android or iOS jailbreaking methods.
How can we Jailbreak Roku?
Answer is simple. You really do not need to initiate the exact jailbreak process for this. You can install Kodi on Roku in various ways.
By Roku jailbreak, users expect to install third party channels which do not directly offered through the Roku Channel Store. There is a way to install Kodi on a FireStick too. If you are interested in that area, you may click here. “How to install Kodi on FireStick”
Importance of VPN
Before doing any methods of these the best way is to have a VPN. Even though Kodi is free and legal to use, three are some third party add-ons which are not aren’t quite safe to use. So this has caused companies and ISPs to take various measures such as blocking their connections automatically., tracking etc against Kodi users.
VPNs can easily keep you safe from these privacy threats. This is done by encrypting all of your traffic. So any means of hacking is kind of banned by these VPNs. So this simple act of having Kodi won’t be any issue to you. Let’s first have VPN.
How to install a VPN to have Kodi
IPVanish is one of the best VPNs we can have to a fast connection anywhere in the world. This has a huge network of over 1,000 servers in 60 different countries. So the speed of the connection is guaranteed.
Then IPVanish is fast enough to support HD and 4K streams and does not block P2P or torrent traffic, allowing you to access all of Kodi’s add-ons and content without any restrictions.
Visit upper link and install the VPN as guided.
Instead of a jailbreak for Roku there are several alternatives you can use.
- Screen Mirroring
- Screen Casting
- The Play On Roku feature via Roku Mobile App
- Play Content from a Local Network or USB via the Roku Media Player App
Screen mirroring can be done to Roku boxes and streaming sticks. No network connection is required for this process. This method uses a secondary device (iDevice, Android Device, Windows, Mac ) and mirror Kodi straight to Roku.
But before all these make sure you have your VPN.
Before you can mirror, you’ll need to turn on screen mirroring. Follow below steps to turn on screen-mirroring.
Steps are essential for all users.
Press the home button from your Roku to access the main menu.
Only for iOS users
Make sure your Roku and TV are turned on.
Only for Android users
Install Kodi from Google Play store.
Screen Casting is another way to break the restriction in Roku OS. Either iOs or Android devive can be used to this method. But the thing is, KODI, Mobdro, and many others are not Cast-compatible.
Apps compatible with casting such as Netflix and YouTube will display the Cast Logo near the top of your smartphone app screen.
Casted content is displayed without phone menu bars or status icons.
The advantageous thing in this method is, you can do anything else on your phone at the same time such as making a phone call, or searching etc. You can even turn your phone off and the casted content will still play until you select another app, channel, or setting on your Roku.
Play On Roku
This is another way of Roku Jailbreak 2019. This method is also for both iOS and Android and is available in the Roku Mobile App. Similar to Screen Mirroring and Screen Casting, this feature allows you to display photos and video, and send music stored on your smartphone to a Roku streaming stick or box.
Again, as Casting, this can’t be used with apps such as Netflix, YouTube, or KODI.
Play On Roku is compatible with below file formats:
- Photos: JPG, PNG
- Video: MP4 (MPEG-4 Pt 14), MOV, M4V
- Music: MP3, M4A , DRM-protected music files, such as M4P, are not supported.
Let’s see how to use this Play On Roku method.
Install Roku app on your mobile (iOS / Android)
Below mentioned are the step guide for iOS users and Android users.
Play Content Stored on a PC, Media Servers, or USB
The 4th method of alternative Roku jailbreak 2019 is this.
You can use your smartphone along with Roku streaming sticks, boxes to play content stored on a PC or media server through your home network.
First, install Roku media player app on your Roku stick / box.
(This app allows you to play music, photos, and videos from PCs and media servers connected to the same home network. Compatible with PlayOn, Plex, Serviio, Tversity, Twonky, and Windows Media Player.)
After installing Roku media player, follow below steps.
Open the Media Player App.
When a USB drive is detected, you may need to authorize to use it.
Note: Roku Streaming Sticks do not have a USB port for media playback.