Lean How To ROKU Screen Mirroring : Screen Mirroring on Roku From Android & Windows Pc 10 & 8.1
Nowadays high speed internet connection is not a big task for anyone. High speed internet connection helps us to stream videos and movies online without buffering. To stream online videos, movies and other online contents on big screen, we can use Roku media player, Firestick and Chromecast etc. But problem is that, some time it’s not possible to add or install apps on these players. In that condition, screen mirroring is the best option to mirror android and windows pc screen on our tv.
For example BritBox app is officially available on ROKU TV and ROKU media player. BritBox app powered by BBC and ITV is geo-restricted in some contraries. To resolve this geo restriction, you can add BritBox app using sideload. Otherwise, just screen mirror your android screen on your tv to watch BritBox app contents though ROKU devices. Similarly, we can’t sideload VLC media player on ROKU but can cast or mirror VLC video on any ROKU device.
We all know about screen mirroring or screen cast functions in android and windows devices. Similarly, Roku player, as well as ROKU sticks support screen mirroring function to screen cast from any device. If you know who to access and use ROKU screen mirroring function then it will easy for you to share pc or mobile screen on TV. But if you are new and want to learn how to screen mirror android screen on ROKU or how to screen mirroring on ROKU from windows pc, this guide is for you.
With Roku Miracast function, you can easily mirror the screen in real-time from your android Smartphone or desktop screen to a big screen. Just enable the screencast function on both devices and make sure both devices are on same WIFI network. Roku player or TV and screen mirroring devices should be connected to the same WiFi network for screen mirroring.
Let’s see how to set up screen mirror on Roku media player and ROKU TV?
How To Use ROKU Screen Mirror With Android And Windows Device
Whenever we want to display any mobile or tablet and pc contents on our TV, screen mirroring is the only available solution for us. Actually, this innovative feature allows us to mirror or replicate the screen of Android™ or Windows® device wirelessly on our TV screen. With the help of screen mirroring function, we can mirror almost anything from photos, videos, music, and movies to our compatible ROKU media player or ROKu TVs and ROKU Stick.
By default all ROKU media player and ROKU TV comes with pre-installed screen mirroring function to replicate android and windows screen. For this, at first you need to enable screen mirror or screen cast function on android device or windows device. After that then request a connection to your Roku device.
Once you have fully established connection, you will see your phone’s screen on your TV in real time and you can manage it with your phone or tablet.
Please Note: Unfortunately, no any ROKU Tv and ROKU media player supports iOS and Apple devices for screen mirroring.
Are Screen Casting And Screen Mirroring The Same Things
Most all users think that screen casting and screen mirroring both are same things. But fact is that there is hair line difference when using them with your Roku devices. Check out the difference in between cast screen and screen mirror for ROKU devices.
- If we talk about casting, we can watch content from the app that supports casting feature. But screen mirroring allows you to display all contents from any app installed on your phone.
- Screen casting display the playback of the selected piece of content, but screen mirroring entire replicate the whole screen of your mobile device including buttons, notification bar and menus etc.
- Most of all Smartphone devices support screen casting and we can identify it with casting icon casting icon in the app. In other hand, screen mirroring depends on compatibility of Android and windows devices.
How To Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku From Android & Windows 10 & 8.1 pc
In this section will show you all the steps to enable screen mirroring function on ROKU media player and ROKU TVs. But before that you need to know some important about ROKU screen mirroring feature.
All the ROKU devices which are running on ROKU OS 7.7 or later, comes with pre-enabled screen mirroring feature and no additional action required to enable it. If your ROKU working on older version, connect it with wifi network and manually check for latest software update. For this go to Settings > System > About section and check the software version of Roku device.
Setup Screen Mirroring On ROKU Devices
Before going to setup and use Screen Mirror on ROKU TV and ROKU media player, we need to setup screen mirroring function manually. Most off all ROKU devices comes with pre-enabled screen mirroring service.
- First off all enable WIFI connection on ROKU stick or ROKU Tv. In case getting any issue with ROKU remote, check out how to enable WFII without ROKU Remote?
- Open Settings On ROKU Device : Press the home button from ROKU remote and then press the left directional button. Again scroll to the bottom of the list in the left sidebar.
- Select System Option : Once you are into settings section on RKU device, choose the “System” option from the list.
- Choose the Screen Mirroring option from the available options and enable screen mirroring.
- Select any of the Screen Mirroring mode between Prompt, Always allow and Never allow according to your own choice.
First step completed and now we can add android or windows pc for screen mirroring within few clicks.
This is all about how to screen mirror android phone and windows pc to ROKU devices. Just connect the both ROKU device and pc or android phone on same wifi internet and follow the slandered instructions from above tutorial. Sometime, you may also see some issues due to software bugs. So, factory reset ROKU device and then apply the same methods again.
At the time of posting this tutorial, ROKU screen mirror feature comes in beta mode. This beta nature of screen mirroring feature on ROKU may show some unknown errors. In case, if you are facing any trouble to create mirror casting between ROKU and pc or android phone, please write in comment box. We will try to fix issue for you.
Tips : HBO Go and HBO Now app has been updated on HBO max. But unfortunately, HBO Max is not available for Amazon Fire Tv and ROKU devices. To access HBO max app contents on ROKU, use the screen mirroring technique.