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This step-by-step guide will detail Roku Screen Mirroring and show how to cast android, iOS, and Windows devices to your Roku device.
Roku Screen Mirroring is a great way to stream and display content on your other devices directly to your TV.
Using the Roku screen mirror feature is a fabulous option for casting Streaming Apps and more to your Roku device.
Because Roku does not have “open-source” capabilities, users cannot install various apps and APK’s that you might be able to on devices such as the Firestick.
However, by using the screen mirror option, we can cast installed apps unavailable in the Roku store directly to our device.
This is often referred to as “jailbreaking” and is popular amongst cord-cutters. Unfortunately, Roku devices are unable to be “jailbroken” due to their closed source software.
Luckily, TROYPOINT has created a Jailbreak Roku tutorial that will provide a secret method to stream free Movies, TV Shows, and more.
Although we cover Roku devices on this Website, we don't recommend them due to their closed system. We recommend the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K due to its low price and ability to easily Jailbreak it which will allow for free movies, TV shows, live channels, sports, games, and more.
This tutorial will provide Roku Screen Mirroring for 3 devices: PC, Android, and iOS.
Using an Android device or Windows PC is simple to screen mirror to Roku and can be done directly from the home-screen.
However, iOS devices do not have the same compatibility and require an additional step.
Use the guides below to learn Roku Screen Mirroring for your corresponding device.
NOTE: In the guide below we are using a Roku Streaming Stick+. However, this method will work for most versions and variations of Roku devices.
Roku Screen Mirroring from PC
To allow Roku Screen Mirroring, we must first enable this option within your Roku’s settings.
The following steps must be done prior to casting any device to Roku.
1. From the main menu of your Roku device, click Settings
2. Choose System
3. Click Screen mirroring
4. Select Screen mirroring mode and choose Prompt
(This will force Roku to Prompt a notification when a device tries to cast to your TV)
5. Open your Windows PC and launch Settings. Click Devices
6. Select Add Bluetooth or other device
7. Choose Wireless display or dock
8. Click to select your Roku device
9. Once connected click Done
10. Return to your Roku device and when prompted, click Allow
Roku Screen Mirroring from iPhone/iPad
Screen mirroring an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad to a Roku device is a great way to cast content directly to your TV from your mobile device.
Roku recently added an AirPlay option within the settings of the device which makes casting to Roku a breeze.
Before, users could only use the Roku Remote app or various installed apps to cast to their device.
But with AirPlay capabilities now available, Roku Screen Mirroring from an iOS device is extremely easy.
NOTE: As of the writing of this post, the following Roku Devices support Screen Mirroring via AirPlay:
Roku TV Axxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, 7xxxx
Roku Streambar 9102
Roku Smart Soundbar 9101,9100
Roku Ultra 4800, 4670, 4661, 4662, 4660, 4640
Roku Premiere 4630, 4620, 3920
Roku Streaming Stick+ 3811, 3810
In this guide, we are using a Roku Streaming Stick+ 3810.
However, this will also work for all devices listed above.
Use the instructions below to learn how to Roku Screen Mirror from your iPhone or iPad:
1. From your Roku device home-screen, open the menu bar and choose Settings
2. Click Apple AirPlay and HomeKit
3. Choose First Time Only for Require Code
4. You will then receive an AirPlay Passcode
5. On your iPhone or iPad, swipe down and click Screen Mirroring
6. Select your Roku streaming device
7. Enter provided AirPlay passcode and click OK
8. Your iOS device will now cast to your roku streaming device
That’s it. Enjoy!
Roku Screen Mirroring from Android Device
Similar to Casting to Firestick, Roku Screen Mirroring from an Android Device is the simplest of the 3 methods described in this guide.
Oftentimes, users can simply open the notifications menu on their Android Device and choose “Cast” or “Screen Mirroring”.
In this instance, we are using a Samsung Android smartphone. However, this will vary depending on the Android mobile device you own.
Here are a few common terms used for screen mirroring:
- Smart View
- Quick Connect
- AllShare Cast
- Wireless display
- Display mirroring
- HTC Connect
- Screen casting
Swipe down or open the notifications menu on your Android and select SmartView or other screen mirroring option.
Choose your Roku device from the list of available devices and you can begin to cast to your Roku. Enjoy!
Roku Screen Mirroring Details
While Roku Screen Mirroring is available on most Roku devices, not all of them have casting capabilities.
Older generation models may not have the ability to allow screen mirroring. If you cannot find Screen Mirroring options within Settings, it is likely unavailable.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Screen Mirror iPhone to Roku?
Yes, this guide will show you how to Cast iOS device to Roku. However, it will only work with certain apps.
How do I fix Roku Screen Mirroring Not Working?
If your device is not mirroring to your Roku, try resetting it or checking your wi-fi connection. If a VPN is on, disable it.
Can I Screen Mirror my PC to Roku?
Yes, this simple guide will show you how to screen mirror any PC to your Roku device.
Do I need to Install an App to Screen Mirror to Roku?
You will only need to install an app to Screen Mirror to Roku if using an iOS device.