Roku TV is a smart TV that can stream your favorite movies, sports matches, and TV shows. If you want to display the online content from your smartphone or tablet on your Roku TV, you can use the screen mirroring feature. This screening mirroring feature will allow you to replicate (or mirror) the screen of your compatible Android or Windows device wirelessly onto your Roku TWindowV screen. With the screen mirror feature, you can send any of the web pages, videos, photos, music, and many more things to your compatible Roku TV.
To use this screen mirror feature, you must first set up and enable this screen mirror feature on your Android or s device and then request a connection to your Roku TV device. Once the connection is established, you can see your mobile screen content on your Roku TV and can control your Roku TV from your smartphone or tablet.
Is there any difference between the cast and screen mirror feature to your Roku TV with a Phone?
Since the terms “casting” and “screen mirror” are commonly interchanged in the industry, but still there is a difference between the two when using them with your Roku media streaming device. Some of the common difference between these two terms are –
. What content you can send – With the casting feature you can watch only that content on your Roku device that is available from your mobile app that specifically supports the casting feature. While with the help of a screening feature you can watch the content from any app that is installed on your mobile device.
. What content you can see on your TV – With the casting feature, you can see the playback of the selected piece of content on your TV, whereas with the help of the screen mirroring feature you can see the entire screen of your smartphone including the buttons and menus – every action of your smartphone screen is mirrored on your TV.
. How you can control the playback – Casting feature gives you the option to use your smartphone or your Roku device remote for control. While in the screen mirroring session, all the actions are controlled with the help of your smartphone.
. Supported mobile phone devices – Casting feature is supported on most of smartphones – if you see the casting icon in the app and you can send the content to your TV. While the screen mirroring feature is limited to compatible Android and Windows devices.
How to connect your Roku TV with a Phone?
In order to connect your Roku TV with your smartphone, you have to follow these steps –
Step 1 –
Make ensure that the smartphone has an active internet connection.
Step 2 –
Check whether the smartphone is close to your Roku TV or not.
Step 3 –
Go to the settings application of your Android smartphone and select the display option from the settings application.
Step 4 – Choose the “Cast Screen” option so as to cast your smartphone screen on your Roku TV.
Step 5 –
Now touch the three vertical dots that are present on the top of your smartphone screen.
Step 6 –
Select the “Enable” wireless display option from the menu.
Step 7 –
Now open the app store and search for the Roku app on your smartphone.
Step 8 –
Your smartphone will display the list of devices you want to pair. Select the Roku TV on the available device list.
Step 9 –
Choose your Roku TV from the list of devices so as to pair your Roku TV with your smartphone.
Step 10 –
The Roku TV link code will appear on your Roku TV.
Step 11 –
Enter the Roku TV link code on your smartphone so as to mirror your smartphone with your Roku TV.
Step 12 –
Now your smartphone display is mirrored to your Roku TV.
Step 13 –
Now pay the Roku activation fee so as to enjoy the streaming of various online TV shows, sports matches, movies, live concerts, and many more on your Roku media streaming device.
If you face any issue in any of the above steps. You can consult the Roku team experts for the Roku activation support. Roku team experts are available for 24*7 live chat support for resolving your issue. You can also write your issue on the Roku “Contact Us” form. Roku experts will help you in resolving your issue as soon as possible.