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    Screen Mirroring is definitely one of the most exciting features offered by Roku 4 Streaming Box and Streaming Stick which lets you mirror the contents of your smartphone right onto the TV screen. Although the Screen Mirroring feature isn’t exactly new, it was first introduced in third generation Roku streaming box three years back. Roku 3 was launched in March, 2013 and at that time and now with Roku Ultra, it has been revamped twice.

     

    Note: Screen Mirroring in Roku is still in its beta stage. So it is likely that there might be minors bugs left. If you notice some glitches while using this feature, you can report to the Roku development team.


     

    The thing is, a majority of Roku users still don’t know about this stunning feature. Of course, it’s not something that you’re gonna do all the time and at some point of time, it will look just as ordinary as any other feature. But then what’s the point of using these high-end streaming devices when you’re not taking their full advantage? Besides, Screen Mirroring is a fun way to share your smartphone’s content (especially the media) with your friends by displaying everything on your TV screen so that everyone can see that at the same time. So you don’t have to pass your phone to every person one by one if you want to show them something. That’s one of the many use cases of the screen mirroring feature. In this blog, I’ll tell you how to use the Screen Mirroring feature to throw the contents of an android smartphone right onto your Roku enabled TV.


     

    Enable “Screen Mirroring” In Roku

    Before doing anything, you must enable the “Screen Mirroring” in your Roku Settings. Also to use this feature, both your Roku streaming device and your smartphone should be connected to the same WiFi network or else, it just won’t work. To enable this feature on Roku Player, follow these simple steps:

    Enable Screen Mirroring

    • Go to Settings and then go to System settings.

    • At the top of the screen that follows, a Screen mirroring (Beta) option will appear, press OK button to select it.

    • Now it will take you to a screen that has two options:

    • Enable screen mirroring

    • Disable screen mirroring

     

    And now you better now what to do, enable it and you’re done here!

     

    Also read How To Mirror iOS Devices To The Fire TV Via AirPlay

     

    Mirroring Your Phone’s Content

    The next and the final step is to enable the screen casting feature on your Android powered smartphone or tablet. But before that, you must check the software requirements for using this feature. You can use this feature if you have an android version 4.4.2 or above. Also note that the smartphones with custom ROMs are not supported.

     

    To connect and Mirror your phone’s content on TV, follow these steps:

     

    • On your Android smartphone, go to Settings.

    • Then go to Display bar.

    • At the very bottom of the screen that follows, tap on Cast Screen.

    • Now tap on the small menu icon on the top right corner of the screen.

    • Check the Enable wireless display option that appears.

    • Once you do that, your Roku device name should reflect on the screen.

    • Tap on the device name and you’ll be connected.

     

    After successfully establishing a connection, whatever you do on your smartphone will also be reflected on the TV screen. However, in case your device name doesn’t show up in the Cast Screen settings even after enabling the wireless display, chances are both your devices aren’t connected to the same WiFi network. Or it might be because you forgot to turn on the screen mirroring in your Roku settings. Check these two things and see if that makes any difference. If the problem still persists, you can contact the Roku customer support.

     

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