The process of displaying content from your tablet or phone on a nearby TV is called screen mirroring. These days, the demand for screen mirroring is increasing as more and more people prefer accessing content from the Internet. Roku TV allows you to screen mirror using one of the smart devices. When you screen mirror on Roku TV, the device begins to replicate the screen wirelessly onto the TV screen. You can not only stream videos and movies but also send web pages, photos, music, and more.
If you are looking for the correct guide to screen mirror your Windows or Android device right onto the Roku TV screen, make sure you have enabled the screen mirroring feature on your device. Only after that, you can request a connection to Roku TV. Only after a successful connection, you will start casting the screen. You can even control it from your smart device.
Compatible Roku Devices That Support Screen Mirroring
Screen mirroring comes in handy when you fail to stream a certain channel or streaming service on your Roku. Speaking otherwise, you will not find official applications of all channels or services on the Roku Channel Store. Luckily, most current-generation Roku devices, including Roku TVs and Roku streaming players flaunt outstanding features that support screen mirroring. If you want to find the model of your Roku device, here’s what you need to do –
- Go to “Settings”.
- Click on the “System” option.
- Navigate to “About”.
- Here, you will know your Roku model.
Procedure to Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku TV
To ensure the screen mirroring is working perfectly fine or the screen mirroring feature is allowing you to cast the content, make sure your device is running Roku OS or later. This indicates that the device is already enabled automatically. You need not take any action or make any changes to enable it. Follow a simple procedure to check the software version of your Roku – “Settings” > “System” > “About”.
An older version is installed? You can always check it manually. Here’s how you can check for updates manually.
- Turn on Roku and press the “Home” icon on the remote to access the home screen.
- Scroll up or down and navigate to the “Settings” option.
- Click on the “System” option.
- Select “System Update”. (On the screen, you will see the current software and build version. You will also find the date and time of the latest update.)
- To manually check for updates, click on the “Check Now” button.
Roku will automatically download and install new software update (if available). Reboot your device once the update is done.
Step-by-Step to Screen Mirror on Roku TV from Android
In general, your Android device will support screen mirroring on Roku TV if the former is running version 4.2 or above. Since a long list of companies manufactures Android devices, it can be hard to say if your device supports the screen mirroring feature. However, you need to keep a watch on the terms that different manufacturers use – Smart View, Smart Share, Quick Connect, Wireless display, All Share Cast, HTC Connect, Display mirroring, Cast, and Screen casting.
Go through the steps below to screen mirror on Roku –
- On your Android device, access the “Settings” option.
- Click on “Other Wireless Connections” (based on your device settings).
- You will see a “Multi-screen Interaction” option. Turn on the toggle.
- This will display the nearest device that you want to cast the screen.
- After finding it, select the same to start mirroring.
Tips to Adjust Screen Mirroring Settings
Got to adjust screen mirroring on Roku? You can accomplish the task through “Settings”.
- From the home screen, navigate to “Settings”.
- Click “System” > “Screen Mirroring”.
- Now, you can choose a setting to adjust.
That’s it! Easy, right? You can also screen mirror on your Roku device from Windows. You can even remove the device if you don’t want to cast the screen.