There are times that you want to display content from your phone or tablet on a nearby TV. For this, you can use screen mirroring technology. With screen mirroring, you can wireless send web pages, videos, photos, music, apps, and more to your smart TV. Whatever you see or do on your mobile is casted on your television.
But what if you have a Roku streaming player or Roku TV? How can you screen mirror your mobile devices?
Discover this article and learn how you can:
- Mirror your iPhone or iPad in any Roku Player and Roku TV.
- Cast your Android or Windows device to a Roku.
How to Screen Mirror iPhone or iPad on Roku Device?
Roku Players and Roku TVs screen mirroring native technology don’t support iOS, Airplay, or any other Apple devices. But there are solutions available in the market that tackle this issue.
If you do not want to pay $149 for an expensive Apple TV, you can connect your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to your TV using an HDMI cable, for example.
Or, you can use the revolutionary MirrorMeister app to screen mirror your phone, tablet, or laptop to your Roku wirelessly. MirrorMeister is a screen mirroring app build for iOS and macOS. It allows you to mirror what’s on those devices to a TV a streaming platform, like the Roku.
To connect your iPhone or iPad to a Roku device using MirroMeister, you need:
- Your iPhone or iPad
- MirrorMeister mirroring app installed on your phone or tablet
Then you just need to download and install the app from the App Store. Then connect your phone or tablet and your TV to the same network. And after that, open MirrorMeister, select your TV, and press ‘Start Mirroring’. Easy, right?
One of the advantages of acquiring MirrorMeister is its cross-functionality. This means that the app is compatible with all TVs and streaming devices available in the market. You can use it to cast videos from your iPhone to a Roku Player at home and display a presentation on a Samsung TV at work.
Roku Mirror Tutorial
How to Cast your Android or Windows device to a Roku
To mirror the screen of your Android or Windows device, first, you must set up and enable the feature on your phone or computer. Then you need to request a connection to your Roku device. Once a connection is established, you can see your mobile screen on your TV and control it from your phone or tablet.
Screen mirroring from Android device
Android manufacturers don’t use the same term to describe a feature like screen mirroring. Users need to identify before the setup and then, enable screen mirroring. Here are the most common terms used on Android mobile devices:
- Smart View
- Quick Connect
- AllShare Cast
- Wireless display
- Display mirroring
- HTC Connect
- Screen casting
After this, you can generally find the screen mirroring option on the Settings menu. There, you need to select your Roku player or Roku TV from the list of discovered devices and request a connection.
Screen mirror from Windows to Roku
It’s quite easy to cast your Windows 10 screen on Roku. You need to:
- Open the action center on your Windows device.
- Select Connect.
- After a moment, you will see a list of wireless display and audio devices.
- Select your Roku device.