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How to use Roku Screen Mirroring on Android & Windows in 2022

by Jayant

Roku screen mirroring is one of the best features that is loved by Roku users. Using Roku Screen Mirroring, you can mirror Android, windows, mac, and iPhone screens on your TV. There are times when we want to share the screen with friends and family.

That can be anything, be it holidays photos, videos, Instagram feeds, Facebook feeds, games, music or any other possible media. At that time, you can use screen mirroring on Roku. Roku Screen mirroring comes in handy at that time.

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How to Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku in 2022

Before mirroring screen on Roku, you need to cross-check some of the settings that can make or break your experience of Roku screen mirroring.

This is the first step towards Roku screen mirroring. First of all, you need to enable Screen Mirroring on Roku. Roku uses the Miracast app to mirror the screen on it. You just need to enable the Screen Mirroring option in Roku.

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To enable the Roku Screen Mirroring option, you need to go to the Settings on Roku, then Go to System, Open the Screen Mirroring and make sure, it is either Always Allow or Prompt.


If there are more people around you and you don’t want every android device on your Roku, you should select ‘Prompt’. That means you will get a dialog box asking you to Allow or Block the device for screen mirroring. This will happen every time when someone tries to connect to your Roku.

On the other hand, Always Allow will connect every device that will request Roku for Screen Mirroring. Never Allow will basically block all devices for screen mirroring.

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Roku Screen Mirroring Not Working?

If you don’t see the screen mirroring option on your Roku, make sure you have an updated Roku OS but before that, make sure you are using Roku 3900 Series. Roku screen mirroring will not work on Roku Express 3700 series and Roku Express+ 3700 Series.

1. Check Roku Model

Also, if you are using Roku 3910 Series, make sure you are connected via an HDMI port. The Composite A/V port do not support Screen Mirroring on Roku 3910.

If you are using the appropriate model and still not getting the Screen Mirroring option on Roku, make sure your device is updated to the latest software version.

2. Update Roku Software

To update the software of Roku, go to Settings, then go to System Update. You would see Check Now option here, just check if there is any update available or not.  If the new Roku OS is available, go ahead and update the Roku OS.

After updating, you would get the Screen Mirroring option on your Roku. After Enabling Roku Screen Mirroring, it is time to mirror the Android screen on your Roku.

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3. Connect to Same Wifi Network

If Roku screen mirroring is not working, make sure your smartphone and Roku are connected via the same wifi network. If you are using a Data pack on a smartphone and wifi on Roku, the screen mirroring on Roku will not work. You need to connect both your Smartphone and Roku to the same wifi network.

How to use Roku Screen Mirroring on Android Smartphone

It is absolutely fun to mirror the Android screen on Roku. You can mirror beautiful HD games, Instagram Feeds, Videos, Photos, and other content you used to store on your Android smartphone on Roku. Basically, you would get a big screen for your Android phone. Whatever you do on your phone would be projected on a bigger screen.

Make sure you are using Android 6.0 or above. To mirror the Android screen on Roku, follow the quick steps mentioned below:

1. Turn on Cast/SmartView

Simply pull down the Notification tray and expand the menu. Here you will find the Cast option. Different Android devices come with different names for casting. I am using Samsung Galaxy S10 here and you will see ‘SmartView’ for screen mirroring on Roku.


2. Find Your Roku

Open SmartView or any other casting option on your android device. It will look for the available devices that support screen mirroring.

3. Connect Roku

If you have already enabled Screen Mirroring on Roku, you will see your Roku device on your smartphone. Simply tap on the Roku name and it will ask for casting. Simply select ‘Start Now’.


5. Tap on Allow

Once you done with that, you will see Allow or Block option on your TV with your smartphone name. Simply select Allow on your Roku tv, and you will see a Smartphone screen on Roku.


That is how you can use Roku Screen Mirroring to cast Android smartphone screens on big tv screens using Roku.

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Roku Screen Mirroring on Windows

Like Android devices, if you have Windows Laptop running on Windows 10 or 11, you can mirror laptop screen on Roku. That is even more useful as you can surf the web on your tv. Like, if you shopping for the holiday season, you can mirror laptop screen on Roku so that all the family members can see what is new this holiday season? It is fun to shop online with family and friends.

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To mirror the laptop screen on Roku, first, make sure your laptop is running either on Windows 10 or above and also, Roku screen mirroring is enabled.

1. Open Connect


Windows natively support screen mirroring which is great news because we don’t need to do anything extra for Roku screen mirroring on PC or windows laptop. To use Roku screen mirroring on Windows, simply take your cursor at the right bottom corner and click. You will see a connect option. Open it.

2. Select Roku Device


If you have enabled screen mirroring, you will see the name of your Roku device on your laptop. Simply click on it. Once you done with that, wait for a few seconds and you are all set to mirror the windows screen on Roku.

This is as simple as it is. You can watch movies, videos, show presentations, study charts on the big screen, write codes on the big screen and whatnot.

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Roku Screen Mirroring Alternatives in 2022

Screen mirroring on Roku is a great experience but if you are looking for a device just to mirror screen of your smartphone/tablet, Roku is not for you. There are many devices that offer you a better experience than Roku Screen mirroring.

FireTV Stick is the first option that you can consider for Screen Mirroring. Firestick has an inbuilt option of Screen mirroring and you can easily mirror the Android smartphone/tablet screen on your TV. Along with that, Amazon Firestick has support for a lot of apps like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Ted, Spotify and whatnot. For those who want to mirror Youtube on Firestick, here is something for you.

You can easily mirror Youtube on your Firestick using the Cast option on Android. Once you have setup the Firestick, you will see a cast logo on the Youtube app which will help you in mirroring Youtube on Firestick.

Apart from Firestick, you can also use Google Chromecast for screen mirroring. Chromecast also has an inbuilt option for screen mirroring which is pretty good but talking about all over the experience of Chromecast over firestick, it is not that great. Chromecast doesn’t have its own User interface and uses a smartphone app to interact with the user. But if you just want screen mirroring, you can definitely use Google Chromecast for screen mirroring.

Roku Screen Mirroring to Mirror Android & Windows Devices

So this is how you can mirror Android and Windows screens on Roku using the Screen Mirroring option of Roku. Using this option, you can project anything that is on your Android phone or on your Windows laptop. You can enjoy rich entertainment on a bigger screen.

Roku Screen Mirroring is the same as Google’s Chromecast screen mirroring, and Apple’s Airplay. If you have a complete TV setup with a soundbar, you can get the best entertainment experience with Roku screen mirroring.

If you are using Kodi on Roku, make sure you are connected to VPN. There are a lot of VPN to try but you can give a try to NordVPN. You can download Nord VPN Android app on any android device and connect to an anonymous network right away.

But, screen mirroring on Roku is a little bit laggy. Moreover, there are compatibility issues. If your Android phone has Custom ROM installed then it might refuse to mirror Android screen. Overall, it is a wonderful feature for all Roku users and you can use it for a better entertainment experience.

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What is your experience with Roku Screen mirroring? How often do you mirror the Android or Windows screens on Roku? Have any problems while Screen Mirroring on Roku? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Eve Whitaker June 26, 2017 - 10:49 pm

My Roku Express does not have enable screen mirror on it and so watched several videos and yes looked duplicate times. It is not even hidden under any other option. Can I use “All Screen” just as I do with Showbox now I know that it isn’t illegal.another question Ihat I have I have always heard it wasn’t illegal (yet) but was in the gray area. I know doing a lot of fire sticks for making money may be but not just to watch a channel that I myself download? What makes that illegal??

Steve September 24, 2017 - 11:54 pm

For some reason I keep losing the display mirroring between my PC with Windows 10 to my Roku. It connects and then disconnects after a few seconds. Are there further troubleshooting tips to keep the devices mirrored?

Jayant September 29, 2017 - 11:06 pm

There may be some Wifi issues. Connect limited devices with the router while mirroring. Maybe it helps. Let me know if you have any further issues. Enjoy!!!

n/a October 30, 2017 - 4:37 am

nope it don’t work thanks for the gag but you really need to test this idea before sending it out on the web

Jayant October 30, 2017 - 12:05 pm

Sorry for the inconvenience you faced. I want to tell you that, this thing actually worked with my Roku. Maybe there are some wifi issues in your case. You have to connect both the devices with the same wifi connection. Try it and let me know.

Alicia S December 15, 2017 - 4:48 am

My screen mirroring works with my roku TV & note 4 for a short amount of time, about 20 minutes to be exact. But I don’t actually have wifi in my apartment. I download offline shows from netflix at work and then watch them on my phone at home. It would be nice if my screen mirror option didn’t just shut off….any ideas that could help?

Jayant December 15, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Please check for Roku OS update if any. Maybe there is a bug in Roku.

Chuck January 7, 2018 - 6:25 am

My HTC One is picking up my Sharp Roku TV on the Media Output as a Miracast but it is unable to connect. I am not sure what is the problem. I tried with a S7 but it is not connecting anymore after connecting once.

Jayant January 7, 2018 - 12:27 pm

Hey Chuck
Look, there could be 3 possible solutions to your problem. One, make sure your both devices connected to the same network. Second, Update the Roku OS to the latest version if available. Third, Restart the Roku and Smartphone, then try again.
Let me know if it worked or not.

George January 27, 2018 - 12:23 am

Is there anyone out there who has had success in streaming from a Windows 8 or 10 PC (desktop or laptop) to a Roku device or Roku TV?

Lori B. January 31, 2018 - 3:34 am

Any idea why my Samsung Galaxy S7 doesn’t have a “Cast” option? Thanks.

Jayant January 31, 2018 - 12:09 pm

Hey Lori.
Samsung has Cast option by the name “Screen Mirroring”. Pull down the notification tray and extend the quick toggle options, there you will see Screen Mirroring, select Smart View and start mirroring.
Let me know if you have any other query.

Lori B. January 31, 2018 - 11:23 pm

Hi Jayant,
Thanks for the quick response! Mine doesn’t have that option. I’ve done a search in settings for “Screen Mirroring,” “Smart View” and at least 6 other similar terms I saw on other forums. Not finding anything.

Jayant February 3, 2018 - 11:39 am

Ohh!! My bad. Let’s try something different. Try using an app called “All Cast”. The app is available on Play Store for free. Just install the app and open it. If I am not wrong, the app will search for Roku or any other smart device near you for casting the phone’s screen. Make sure Roku and your phone are connected to the same network.
Let me know if it works.

Kimberly Bowser April 14, 2018 - 8:24 pm

I am trying to set up “Screen mirroring” on my new, completely updated Roku stick. In settings, I go to “System” and “screen mirroring.” For “Screen mirroring mode” I have it set for “Always allow.” Under “Screen mirroring devices” it lists “none” for allowed devices and “none” for blocked devices. I do not have the option to “enable” or “disable” screen mirroring. Can you help?

Bob April 17, 2018 - 8:28 am

I have a Surface Pro (new Version) and a Roku TV by TCL. The mirroring starts then about 25% into connection it stops and says can not connect. I have tried several times and nothing. Both devices are up to date. Any advice would be great

Semanto Hossain August 21, 2018 - 5:46 pm

Thanks, sir,
This article is very informative. It’s the best guide for beginners who don’t know about How to Mirror Android and Windows Devices on Roku.
You discuss this step by step… That’s why I love your articles all the time.
Keep writing…

Flipschitz September 25, 2018 - 11:44 pm

I can mirror from a Windows 10 laptop to a Roku 3 on my Vizio Smart TV but cannot mirror to a Roku Streaming Stick+ (model 3810). Updated all drivers and checked all settings but no luck. I was able to add the stick to my devices so my laptop can see the stick but it just can’t connect.

Rita December 23, 2018 - 5:09 am

ROKU does NOT work like a Microsoft MIRACAST dongle. A separate wireless network (ex. via a router – not your phone) that both your phone and your ROKU is is REQUIRED to mirror your phone to the ROKU. I don’t have wireless service at my home. I watch Amazon Prime and YouTube videos by pulling them up on my phone then I cast them to my TV via my Microsoft MIRACAST dongle. The ROKU works like Chromecast. They are not clear on this, nor is this article, or most written on this topic on the internet.

Flytoyz January 8, 2019 - 11:05 am

There is no reason for a write up on it. It is common knowledge. Instead of being negative, why don’t you learn before commenting.

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