I have installed Kodi, and my question is:

Is it possible to play videos from computer to my phone? I mean kodi running on PC and on my phone plays videos from my PC hard drive as streamed accross lan/wlan.

If not with Kodi, with other?

I dont have money for NAS, media server.


With Kodi on both devices, you should be able to do so via Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), which is widely supported:

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as personal computers, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to seamlessly discover each other's presence on the network and establish functional network services for data sharing, communications, and entertainment. UPnP is intended primarily for residential networks without enterprise-class devices. ... The UPnP architecture allows device-to-device networking of consumer electronics, mobile devices, personal computers, and networked home appliances.

UPNP can be used for sharing videos from a PC to other devices using Kodi as explained at HOW-TO:Share libraries using UPnP, which notes:

UPnP sharing between two Kodi devices is the easiest way to share a library. You can also share multiple libraries, one from each Kodi device, to all the other devices on the same network. UPnP also takes care of file sharing, so you do not need to do anything extra even if your files are added locally to Kodi.

You can configure the PC to act as a UPnP media server and then on the phone configure it to use the PC as a media source.

Similar UPnP functionality is offered by TVersity Media Server, which functions as a UPnP A/V and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Media Server; there are free and commercial versions of that software.

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  • It's perfect thank you very much! One more thing: If i play for example a video and i have subtitle for it, how can i get the subtitle streamed? – Shapperd Aug 9 '15 at 6:03
  • @Shapperd, perhaps Subtitles, which has information about Kodi's subtitle settings may help. Also see HOW-TO:Set up subtitle services. – moonpoint Aug 9 '15 at 16:26

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