Learn how to Mirror iPhone to Roku using these simple steps!
Apple HomeKit and AirPlay are now supported by Roku through the recent updates. So now it has become simple to mirror the iPad, iPhone, or even Mac Computer to 4K Roku devices. Through screen mirroring it becomes possible to display and connect the iPhone screen to Television. In fact, it assists in controlling the TV functions such as volume, etc.
What is AirPlay
AirPlay is developed by Apple and it functions normally with several iOS devices such as iPad and iPhone. Same as the Google products and Android uses Google cast, Apple products use AirPlay. A variety of media such as videos, music, photos can be cast through AirPlay to Apple TV, Roku devices, and many other supporting smart TV and devices.
Mirroring iPhone to Roku device
For mirroring iPhone to a Roku device it is vital to update Roku to OS 9.4. Once it is updated then the device can be mirrored with the below-mentioned steps:
Control center on iPhone
On iPhone X or the above version, the user has to swipe downwards the top right corner of the screen. While if the user is using iPhone 8 or earlier then swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen.
- Tap on the button screen mirroring from the screen that gets displayed
- After this select the Roku device. It may happen that you do not see the Roku device in the list. If this happens then ensure that the device is switched on and the iPhone and Roku devices are connected to the same WiFi network. The details about the Roku device can be checked under the settings menu of the device. If it is not the same WiFi network, then it can be changed through Settings > Network > Set Up connection. And select the required Wireless.
Once the Roku device is selected, a code gets displayed on the TV.
- Enter this code on the iPhone from the TV.
- After all, this process just clicks on the Ok button to mirror the iPhone to the Roku device.
Now everything on your device including all the media files can be displayed on the TV set. Also, you can control the TV set through your iPhone. However, screen mirroring from the iPhone can be easily stopped whenever you wish to. This can be simply done by pressing the Home button on the Roku remote. The other alternative is to click on the Control center on the iPhone. Then click on Stop Mirroring from the screen mirroring menu.
Also, before mirroring the iPhone and the Roku device, it is important to check that the specific device supports AirPlay.
Roku devices that support AirPlay
It is not essential that all Roku devices may support AirPlay. Certain 4K Roku devices that support AirPlay are Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Streambar, Roku Premiere, Roku streaming Stick+
, Roku Ultra and some Roku TV models. Before screen mirroring makes it essential to check if the Roku device supports the AirPlay. This can be done by browsing through Settings. Then go to Systems and click on About on the Roku device. There you can find the model details and check if it is compatible with the AirPlay.
Some of the model numbers are:
|Roku TV||Axxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, 7xxxx|
|Roku Smart Soundbar||9101, 9100|
|Roku Ultra||4800, 4670, 4661, 4662, 4660, 4640|
|Roku Premiere||4630, 4620, 3920|
|Roku Streaming Stick +||3811, 3810|
However, even if the Roku device does not support AirPlay, then also the user can cast photos, music, videos, and many more from the iPhone to the TV.
Also, ensure the AirPlay settings are appropriate if the Roku device is compatible and yet screen mirroring is not getting possible.
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AirPlay Settings on the Roku Device
For changing the AirPlay settings on the Roku device at the inception tap on the Home button and check the settings. The step by step guide to change the settings on the Roku device is mentioned below:
- The home button on the Roku remote
There is a house-shaped logo placed at the top of the Roku remote. This is the Home button. The user has to tap it.
- Left directional button
After that tap on the left directional button on the Roku remote. Tapping on this will open the menu bar on the lift panel of the screen.
Click on settings. This can be done by pressing the up directional button only once on your Roku remote. Now tap on the Ok button on the remote.
- Select AirPlay and Homekit
Scroll down on the menu bar and then select Apple AirPlay and Home Kit. To do this, you have to scroll down and click on the Ok button. It is essential that you run Roku OS 9.4. The OS 9.4 version can be checked on the Software version under the About menu on Settings. In case it is not working, then restart the device and check again.
- Select Settings
Select AirPlay and Homekit settings at the Menu Bar. Now ensure that the AirPlay is switched on. If that is not the case just turn it on.
The users can select any other settings also as per their specifications. These settings include setting a code to be entered on iPhone each time the screen mirror on the Roku device takes place. A home kit also can be set up. This will make Siri have control of the TV through the Roku device.
Final Thoughts: How to mirror iPhone to Roku
Thus Roku player is a boon to people who want to easily enjoy the shows from the internet on the TV. This is called the streaming of shows on TV and other compatible devices. Channels such as Hulu and Netflix can be stream on the big screen and get access to millions of movies, TV episodes. The network TV channels of cable can also be logged in. So this way Roku player can be used to save the monthly billing and as an extra cable box. Under Roku subscription, the user needs to pay only for the channels they require and want and there is no monthly fixed subscription.