Roku Screen Mirroring
As the term suggests, it simply means exact screen replication of your device on your Roku-interface TV, be it Roku TV or a TV powered with a Roku streaming device. Even though multiple software platforms bring a lot of benefits to the table, there lies a problem in the compatibility of the features. Different software requires different versions of the same application that other software cannot support. So you can’t find all the applications you find on your phone on other devices. Here comes the screen mirroring on Roku. If you want to see a content-be it app, movie or anything, on your TV from your phone, simply use this feature to view it on the big screen.
How Does it Work?
Both your Smartphone and the Roku device must share the same wireless network. This is a must if you want to use the screen mirroring feature.
Once you connect both your devices to the same wireless network, all you’ve got to do is enable the “screen mirroring” option on your Roku device.
After you enable the screen mirroring option on your Roku device, you just do the same on your phone and wait for your smartphone to identify your Roku device. Once done, you can simply select the Roku device and in a couple of seconds, your phone’s screen will be mirrored to your Roku device.
What Should I Know about my Devices?
Screen mirroring is currently not supported by iOS devices, so good luck with that.
Also, Android devices running software version before “KitKat” or 4 doesn’t support screen mirroring.
Your mobile screen will be directly projected on your TV so there may be a change in screen resolution, however, there won’t be any change in the format of the video.
There may be few lags here and there as this whole thing works on a wireless connection. But with standard updates, your mirroring experience shouldn’t be too bad.
How to Turn ON the Screen Mirroring on Roku Device?
Follow the steps below to do so.
- From your Roku home screen, look for the “settings” option.
- Under the settings option, you can find a tab called “system“.
- Here you can see the screen mirroring option, just click on it and enable the feature to proceed with the process.
How to Enable the Screen Mirroring Option on your Android Device?
Beware of the different terms your Android phone uses instead of “screen mirroring”. Don’t panic if you find “smartshare” or “quick connect” instead of “screen mirroring” on your phone. They all mean the same thing. Due to copyright issues, different terminologies are being used, but they all do the same thing.
To enable the screen mirroring feature,
- Go to the settings menu on your smartphone.
- In some models, this feature will be allocated separately, while in other models, you can find this feature under the “display” option or the “network” or “casting” menu.
- To avoid all these confusion, you can also simply search it from your search bar under the settings menu. This will skip all the steps in between.
- Your phone should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku device.
How to Enable the Screen Mirroring Option on a Windows Device?
- From your Windows home screen, navigate to the action center of your device.
- Here, you can see many options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, display, etc.
- Choose the “project” tab on from the action center.
- From here, click on the tab that says “connect to a wireless display”.
- You will see the list of available devices to which you can project the screen.
- Choose your Roku device to proceed with the screen mirroring process.
- Some devices may prompt you for a PIN or password.
- Enter the details and finish the mirroring process.
- Within no time you can see your Windows screen on your Roku device.
If you need more information regarding screen mirroring on Roku or screen mirroring on your Android device or Windows device, make sure you reach out to our customer support team @ +1-805-243-0150 or visit go.roku.com/hdcp who are always ready to take on your technical queries.