How to Screen Mirroring iPhone/Android to Roku

Don’t know how to mirror your phone to Roku? In this post, we’ve covered several ways you can try to cast to Roku from Android/iPhone without much hassle.

Roger Smith Last Updated: Mar. 17, 2020

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Roku is widely popular for its ability to stream content like TV shows and movies on a bigger screen. The good news is that it has recently updated with a new screen mirroring functionalities for smartphones due to the high demands from its users.

If you’re using iPhone or Android and own a Roku, but don’t know how to mirror your phone to a Roku, you’re in the right place. Here, we’ll introduce you with easy ways to Roku screen mirroring iPhone/Android so you can stream and enjoy your favorite video, music or picture onto your TV big screen.

Part 1: How to Screen Mirroring iPhone to Roku

As you may know that most of the casting tools or apps available compatible with Apple needs Apple TV and there are only a few ones compatible with the non-Apple TV. When it comes to mirroring your iPhone to non-Apple TV, Roku comes quite in hand.

It offers a way to connect your iPhone to Roku and mirror your device to television with ease. In this way, you can stream and enjoy your iPhone content to any TV you’re using at home. There are three things involved in order to mirror your iPhone to Roku.

  • To set up your Roku receiver
  • To set up your Roku app on your iPhone.
  • Start Mirroring iPhone to Roku

Before you start, make sure that your iPhone and your Roku receiver are connected to the same wireless network.

Setting up Roku Receiver

Step 1: On your Roku, move to “Settings”>” System”>” Screen Mirroring”.

Step 2: Under “Screen mirroring mode”, you need to verify that either “Prompt” or “Always Allow” is selected. If not, then simply turn on its mirroring feature.

How to Screen Mirroring iPhone to Roku - Setting Roku Receiver

How to Screen Mirroring iPhone to Roku – Setting Roku Receiver

Once you set up your Roku receiver, the next task is to set up a Roku app on your iPhone to start screen mirroring.

Setting up a Roku app on iPhone

Step 1: Open App Store on your iPhone and download the Roku app. Once it is installed, run it on your iPhone.

Step 2: Next, the app will automatically detect the available devices and show to you.

Step 3: Finally, select your TV name to connect and begin with Roku screen mirroring.

Setting the Roku App

Setting the Roku App

Start Mirroring iPhone to Roku

The main setting involved to mirror your iPhone to Roku is Photos+. Follow the below steps to learn how to begin with screen mirror iPhone to Roku.

Step 1: Click Photos+ from the Roku app.

Step 2: Next, click Music, Videos, Photos or whatever you want to mirror.

Step 3: Now, simply click your media to play your selected media on your TV.

Step 4: Once you click a media you want to play, your TV should show a “Play on Roku” before it starts playing your chosen media.

 Screen Mirroring iPhone to Roku - Mirroring iPhone

Screen Mirroring iPhone to Roku – Mirroring iPhone

Part 2: How to Screen Mirroring Android to Roku

As we told earlier, Roku recently got updated with new screen mirroring features, especially for Android devices. This enables you to mirror your Android device to Roku and stream and enjoy your favorite media on a bigger screen.

There are certain things you need to ensure before you start with the process. You need to make sure that your Android phone is running 4.2 version or above. If it isn’t, update your phone or simply use a compatible one. Also, make sure that your Android and Roku device are connected to the same wireless connection. Once ensuring, all that’s left to do is to follow the below steps to learn how to Roku screen mirroring for Android.

Step 1: On your Roku, move to the “Settings”>” System Update”>” Check Now”. If the system is not up-to-date, then update it first.

Step 2: After updating, move to your “Settings” and tap “Enable Screen mirroring”, and activate it.

How to Screen Mirroring Android to Roku - Sep 2

How to Screen Mirroring Android to Roku – Sep 2

Step 3: On your Android phone, go to “Settings” and scroll down the screen to locate “Display” and click it. Next, click the “Cast” button to look for available devices. Make sure that “Enable Wireless Display” option is enabled.

How to Screen Mirroring Android to Roku - Sep 3

How to Screen Mirroring Android to Roku – Sep 3

Step 4: After the detection of your Roku device, tap on it to start displaying your Android device screen on a bigger screen.

You can also stream music and videos in most apps that come with the “Cast” button. All you need to do is to click the button and you’ll be able to view your Roku device. As every Android device is a little bit different and so, you’ll need to figure out where you will find the “cast screen” option.

Bonus Tip: An Alternative of iPhone to Mirror Screen

If you ever want to mirror your iPhone to a computer, AnyTrans for iOS is the best solution you can have to get your job done with ease. The tool is known as the ultimate iPhone screen mirroring solution that lets you do much more than just mirroring. With the help of it, you can do a full-screen recording of your iPhone from a computer, or capture whatever activity is happening on the iPhone from a computer. It means that you can now avoid disturbance while recording your mobile gameplay.

The best part is that it is free to download and so, giving AnyTrans for iOS try is worth to explore its features. For more details, please refer to: How to Screen Mirroring iPhone to Computer via AnyTrans > 

Mirror iPhone to Computer to Enjoy Your Media on a bigger Screen

If you have a mobile game live streaming on your iPhone, you can use AnyTrans for iOS to display it on your computer for a better viewing experience. Most importantly, the tool comes quite helpful when it comes to displaying important work saved on the iPhone onto a bigger screen. Try AnyTrans to mirror your iOS device to computer wirelessly and display your media in real-time.

Screen Mirroring iPhone via AnyTrans - Stream Content

Screen Mirroring iPhone via AnyTrans – Stream Content

Recording Content on iPhone from Computer

With the help of AnyTrans for iOS, you can now easily record any iPhone content, be it videos, class lectures, TV shows, or anything else from your computer. The best part is that there is no limit on how long or what you record. The final record file will be of high-quality and with no watermarks.

Screen Mirroring iPhone via AnyTrans - Capture Content

Screen Mirroring iPhone via AnyTrans – Capture Content

Capturing iPhone Screen in One-Click from Computer

AnyTrans for iOS has made so easier for you to capture the screen of your iPhone from a computer with just one click of a button. Now, you can easily view your content in real-time. The screenshots will be saved automatically on your system for further editing using the tool itself.

Screen Mirroring iPhone via AnyTrans - Record Content

Screen Mirroring iPhone via AnyTrans – Record Content

The Bottom Line

We hope that this guide has helped you to do Roku cast from both iPhone and Android. Start mirroring your phone to Roku to enjoy your favorite movie on a bigger screen. If you will meet other problems while the process, feel free to leave them in the comment section, and we will reply to you soon.

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.