How to Mirror iPhone or iPad to Roku

Introduction

Most newer Roku devices support Apple AirPlay, which means you can mirror your iPhone or iPad screen to those Roku devices with a few quick taps. To see if your Roku devices support Apple AirPlay, and by extension the ability to cast your iPhone or iPad screen to those Roku devices, click here to see a Roku support article. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in the YouTube video below.

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Steps to Mirror iPhone or iPad to Roku

  1. Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen on your Apple iPhone or iPad to view the Control Center.
  2. Tap the “Screen Mirroring” icon, which features two boxes. The Screen Mirroring window is shown, displaying a list of available detected devices that you can mirror your iPhone or iPad screen to.
  3. Tap the device you want to mirror your iPhone or iPad screen to. In this example, I’ll choose my Roku Streambar. An AirPlay Code window pops up.
  4. Turn on the device you chose to stream to if it isn’t turned on already. You should see a code displayed on the screen. Enter that code in this field, and then tap “OK.” You’ll see a check mark next to the device you chose to stream to, and you’ll now see your iPhone or iPad screen being displayed on that device. You can also confirm your iPhone or iPad screen is streaming to another device when you see the AirPlay icon displayed in the top-right corner of the screen.

You can stop mirroring your iPhone or iPad screen to another device at any time by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen to open the control center, tapping the “Screen Mirroring” icon, and then tapping “Stop Mirroring.” Your iPhone or iPad will stop mirroring to any other devices immediately.

Reasons to Mirror iPhone or iPad to Roku

1. Watch iPhone or iPad Content on a Larger Screen

Mirroring your iPhone or iPad to your Roku device lets you enjoy your content on a bigger screen. You can watch movies, TV shows, photos, and more on your TV with just a few taps. This is a great way to maximize your entertainment experience, especially if you have a large living room or a home theater setup. No more squinting at a small screen or missing important details in your content.

2. Share Multimedia with Friends and Family

By mirroring your iPhone or iPad to Roku, you can easily share your photos, videos, and other multimedia with your loved ones. This is a perfect solution for those who want to show off their memories, artwork, or presentations to a bigger audience. Your friends and family will be able to see everything clearly on the big screen, making your shared experiences even more enjoyable.

3. Play Games and Use Apps on a Bigger Display

Playing games and using apps on a big screen is a fun and immersive experience. By mirroring your iPhone or iPad to Roku, you can bring your favorite games and apps to life. The larger display allows you to see more detail and enjoy a more engaging experience. Whether you’re playing action games, puzzle games, or using productivity apps, this is a great way to enjoy them on a bigger screen.

4. Give Presentations and Display Documents

Mirroring your iPhone or iPad to Roku is an effective way to give presentations or display documents. You can use your TV or monitor as a second screen to make your presentations more professional and engaging. The bigger screen allows you to show more information, making it easier for your audience to follow along. This is a great solution for business professionals, educators, and anyone who wants to make their presentations stand out.

About Max

Max has nearly 20 years of experience working in IT across three different industries in project management and management capacities: publishing, telecommunications and healthcare. He holds the following degrees and certifications: BS Communications, MA Communications, MBA and Project Management Professional (PMP). His tutorial-focused YouTube channel earned more than 100,000 subscribers in its first four years, and currently has more than 160,000 subscribers, 110,000,000 video views and an insane 2.4 million hours of watch time. Max enjoys learning new technology, reading and collecting comic books, listening to audiobooks and playing video games.

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