Do you want to mirror your Android or iPhone’s screen on your Roku TV to watch and display media, presentations, and other things on a bigger screen?
If yes, you are in the right place, as we have added the steps to screen mirror to Roku TV from Android and iPhone. We have also added the steps to mirror Windows and Mac computers.
Screen mirroring is a way to mirror your device’s small display onto a big screen, like a TV or a projector. There are several ways to do so, and we have added the best ways so that you always have the option to choose the method that is best for you.
Read on to check different methods to screen mirror to Roku TV.
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Roku Devices Compatible with Screen Mirroring
Although most Roku TVs and devices support screen mirroring, you need to check the list mentioned below.
- Roku Express: Screen mirroring is supported on model 3900 (launched in 2017) and not on model 3700.
- Roku Express Plus: Screen mirroring is supported on model 3910 (launched in 2017) and not on model 3710. Also, with model 3910, screen mirroring is supported only on the HDMI output and not on the composite or A/V output.
If you don’t know your Roku model, navigate to Settings > System > About.
How to Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku
To get the casting feature working on your Roku TV, you will have to first enable Screen Mirroring. If your Roku supports screen mirroring, you can follow these steps to enable the feature for your TV.
Step 1: Head over to Settings and Select System.
Step 2: Select the Screen Mirroring option.
Step 3: Select Screen Mirroring mode and then choose between prompt or always allow.
If you select Prompt, you will get a prompt dialogue on your Roku TV that will ask if you wish to allow a device to mirror itself on the Roku TV.
How to Screen Mirror to Roku TV using Cast Feature
Popular apps like Amazon Prime, Netflix, YouTube, etc. have a built-in cast feature, and if you wish to cast the content from these apps, then the steps are very simple. Although the cast feature is very limited, as many apps don’t have a cast option, here’s how you can use it to cast Roku.
Step 1: First of all, connect your phone and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Next, open the app that supports the cast feature and sign into the same account as on Roku.
Step 3: Now, play the content on your mobile that you want to cast on Roku.
Step 4: You will see the cast icon. Tap on it and select Roku.
An important point to remember is that for this to work perfectly your cellphone and your Roku TV should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
How to Cast Android to Roku TV
You can also easily cast your Android phone’s screen to Roku by screen mirroring it. Although the screen mirror is the most common name on most devices, it’s also known as Quick Connect, Screencast, Smart View, Wireless Display, and others. Here are the steps to do so:
Step 1: Open Settings on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Select Connected Devices.
Step 3: Select Connection preferences option.
Step 4: Under Connection preferences, select Cast option and turn it on.
Step 5: Now open the Quick Panel / Notifications Panel and find the Screen Mirror button.
Step 6: Select the Screen Mirror option, it will start searching for compatible devices, and choose your TV to start casting.
Steps for Samsung Galaxy Devices: Open the Quick Panel, and select Smart View, it will show all compatible devices, choose your TV, and then grant the required permissions.
How to Cast iPhone to Roku TV
Roku has a built-in AirPlay feature, and you can easily turn it on by going to Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit and set AirPlay to On. Once you do, here’s how you can mirror your iPhone.
Step 1: On your iOS device open up the Control Center and tap on the Screen Mirroring tile.
Step 2: Your iPhone will now look for compatible devices / TVs.
Step 3: When you find your Roku TV in the list select it.
Step 4: You will now be asked to enter a code. Your Roku TV will display a code for you to enter on your iOS device. Enter the code.
Step 5: Grant permission for casting on your Roku TV, and select Accept or Always accept option.
How to Cast to Roku from Mac
AirPlay is a helpful feature of Apple devices; combined with HomeKit, it can be used to mirror your Mac screen to a Roku device.
Before moving forward, you need to enable AirPlay from Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.
Under AirPlay and HomeKit Settings, you need to enable AirPlay on your Roku TV.
Once enabled, make sure your Mac computer is running on macOS version 10.14.5 or above. If it is, here’s how you can use it to mirror it:
Step 1: Firstly, connect your Roku and Mac to the same network.
Step 2: From the Control Center, select Screen Mirroring.
Step 3: Tap on the Roku device from the list that appears.
How to Cast to Roku from Windows PC
PCs running on Windows have a built-in Connect feature that allows you to cast your Windows display to Roku. Whether you are using Windows 10 or 11, the process is usually similar for both, and below are the steps to do so:
Step 1: Make sure to connect your Windows PC and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Click on the taskbar, where you will see the WiFi icon. If your PC is running on Windows 10, click at the bottom-right corner.
Step 3: Now, tap on Cast. If you are not seeing the cast option, click on the edit button and add Cast.
Step 4: The Windows computer will then look for devices; select Roku from the list.
Step 5: You will see a pop-up asking for your permission. Enable it.
Step 6: Now, the Windows PC will show an option to use the TV as a Duplicate, Extend, or Second Screen Only. Select one as per your choice. Also, enable the checkbox to use an external mouse and keyboard.
Done! You have successfully mirrored your Windows PC to Roku.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can you mirror from iPhone to Roku?
Yes, you can easily mirror your iPhone screen to Roku by enabling the AirPlay feature on your TV and using the Screen mirror feature on your device. We have added the steps to do so above in the article.
Q. Why can’t I cast my phone to Roku?
One of the possible reasons why you can’t cast your phone to Roku is because your phone and Roku device are connected to a different Wi-Fi network. Connect both devices to the same network, and you should be able to cast your phone.
Q. How do I cast a streaming app to Roku?
Casting a streaming app that has the cast feature on a Roku device is very easy. To do so, first of all, connect your phone and Roku to the same WiFi. Next, open the streaming app, play the content, tap the cast icon, and select the Roku device to cast it.
Q. How do I mirror an iPhone to a Roku?
Mirroring your Apple iPhone’s screen to Roku is very easy. Firstly, you need to turn on the screen mirroring on Roku and then mirror it. We have added the steps to do so above in the article.
So, there you have it, an easy way to screen mirror and cast from your Android or iOS devices to your Roku TV.
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