Roku can be connected to your TV, meaning whatever you connect to Roku can be displayed on your TV. Let it be a video that you have on your phone, or be it music on iTunes, or even your photos on your iCloud, everything can be projected on to your TV screen.
But, how? Well, you simply use the Roku Screen Mirroring and connect it to your Mac book. Once you do that, you can basically see whatever you have on your Mac Monitor on your TV screen.
How to activate Roku screen mirroring to mimic Mac?
For YouTube and NetFlix
For YouTube and NetFlix, they have an option to cast screens from one device to another, so there is no need to download, install or activate anything! Simply connect both the devices to the same WiFi network and click on the “Cast” option from your iPhone and select the Roku TV for the Roku Screen Mirroring Mac process.
But, how to use Roku screen mirroring Mac, for channels other YouTube and NetFlix? How can I use it for locally stored videos or photos? Can they be casted from your computer to Roku?
They can! You just have to install a few plugins and extensions on your Mac Book!
Chrome Extension – Rokucast.
Roku Cast is an extension available from Chrome on your Mac book. You can go to the Chrome Extension store and search for RokuCast. From the search result, select it and download it. There’ll be a warning that the extension will capture your screen and have access to your speakers, meaning the extension has access to everything that needs to be casted. So, click on okay.
Once the extension is installed, you can go to your Roku device and install Roku cast there as well. You can go to Roku’s channel store and search for Roku cast. Once installed, please make note of your Roku’s IP.
Roku Screen mirroring | Mac to Roku – Final step
- Once both devices have Roku cast, open the Chrome extension on your Mac.
- Make sure that both your Macbook and Roku are connected to the same network.
- In the homepage of Roku Cast, enter the Roku device’s IP address.
- Once this is done, play any video or view any photos on your chrome browser (drag and drop the files on to the browser to open it).
- Click on the cast icon on top of the video or file, and you’ll see the files on your computer!
- If you are looking to do it from your iPhone or iPad, then you can use the Roku’s native iOS application.
- Please note that this application is, for now, available on for the users from the US.