Alongside your built-in stream options available on your Roku You can also stream different media files via the device Apple devices to Roku using AirPlay from Apple.
When you’re Roku devices support AirPlay you can stream photos, music as Rwell as videos on devices like your iPhone, iPad, and Mac to your Roku-enabled screen. To accomplish this, you’ll need first to configure AirPlay for your Roku.
Step 1: Check the Device Compatibility With AirPlay
For streaming media on your Apple devices on your Roku, Both your Roku as well as your Apple device should be compatible with AirPlay 2.
To determine whether your Roku is compatible with the Apple AirPlay technology first identify the model number of your Roku and its software version:
- Click the Settings Settings Systems > About on your Roku.
- Make note of your Model as well as the Version of the Software at the bottom of the screen.
Then, match the model number with these AirPlay-enabled devices. If the Roku model is among the following models, it must have Roku OS 9.4 or later.
- Roku TV: Axxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, 7xxxx
- Roku Streambar: 9102
- Roku Streambar Pro: 9101R2
- Roku Premiere: 4630, 4620, 3920
- Roku Premiere+: 3921, 4630
- Roku Streaming Stick+: 3811, 3810
- Roku Smart Soundbar: 9100, 9101
- Roku Express 4K: 3940
- Roku Express 4K+: 3941
- Roku Ultra: 4600, 4640, 4660, 4661, 4670, 4800
- Roku Ultra LT: 4662
If the Roku model is on this list then your model is compatible with AirPlay however, it is required to run Roku OS 10.0 or higher.
- Roku TV: Dxxxx, 8xxxx
- Roku Streaming Stick: 3600, 3800, 3801
- Roku Express: 3900, 3930, 3801
- Roku Express+: 3910, 3931
- Roku HD: 3932
- Roku 2: 4205, 4210
- Roku 3: 4200, 4201, 4230
To utilize AirPlay for your Apple devices and tablets, you must have an iPhone and the iPad should be operating iOS 11.4 or later. If you’re using a Mac you need to be running macOS Mojave 10.14.5 or later.
Furthermore, you should ensure that both your Roku device as well as your Apple device must be on an identical Wi-Fi signal. If they’re on different wireless networks, AirPlay won’t work.
Step 2: Enable AirPlay on Roku
Your Roku device comes with an AirPlay settings menu. In this menu, you need to enable the AirPlay option before being able to make use of the feature.
- Choose Options and then Apple AirPlay, and HomeKit on the home screen of Roku.
- Make sure you turn off AirPlay by selecting the AirPlayfeature from the AirPlay and HomeKit Settings
Step 3: Use AirPlay on Your Roku Device
With AirPlay enabled on your Roku You’re now able to stream content through the iPhone, iPad, or Mac to your Roku.
In the case of streaming content, there are two choices. You can stream audio-video, photo, or audio image files directly from an Apple device onto your Roku or duplicate the full display that is on the Apple device onto your Roku.
We’ll guide you through both choices.
Stream Content From an Apple Device to Roku
You can stream a variety of media files, such as photos, music, and videos, through a device like your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to your Roku using AirPlay with built-in applications as well as third-party programs that allow AirPlay.
Stream Media From an iPhone/iPad to Roku
In this case a scenario, we’ll stream a song via Spotify using our iPhone via Roku:
- Start your app Spotifyprogram on the iPhone or iPad.
- Choose the track you want to stream onto your Roku and then play the song.
- Select the “Listening” icon near the end of the Now Playing
- Choose either AirPlay, as well as Bluetooth from the Listening screen.
- Choose the Roku model from the available devices.
- You’ll see an AirPlay passcode on the Roku-connected screen. Enter the passcode into your Apple device, and then tap “OK”.
- Your music should begin to play on your Roku.
Stream Media From a Mac to Roku
Media files can be streamed via the Mac onto your Roku. For instance, streaming a YouTube video on Safari on your Mac onto your Roku:
- Start Safari on your Mac and then access the video on YouTube. YouTube video.
- Choose the AirPlay icon located at the end of the video. Then select your Roku device from the list.
- You’ll find an AirPlay Passcode displayed on your Roku. Enter the code into the field in your Mac and click “OK”.
- The video you are watching should be playing through your Roku device.
Mirror an Apple Device’s Screen to Roku
Viewing content from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac on your Roku by mirroring your screen is similar to streaming media content.
Mirror an iPhone or iPad’s Screen to Roku
Your iPhone and iPad indeed have an integrated mirroring feature and you don’t need to download a third-party application to mirror the screen.
- Then, open Control CenterOpen Control Center on the iPhone and iPad. On the latest devices, it is possible to do this by pressing down from the upper-right corner. For older devices take a swipe at the very bottom.
- Tap Screen Mirroring.
- Choose the Roku gadget from the device list.
- An AirPlay Passcode should appear on your Roku. Enter this code into either your iPhone or iPad and then tap “OK”.
- You’ll be able to see you’ll see your Apple device’s screen when you connect your Roku.
- Stop mirroring the screen of your iPhone or iPad, and press “Stop Mirroring”on your device.
Mirror a Mac’s Screen to Roku
Mac also comes with a built-in mirroring function which means there’s no need for an additional third-party application.
- Choose the Control Center icon within the menu bar on your Mac and select Screen Mirroring.
- Choose your Roku device from the list.
- Take note of the passcode on your Roku and then enter it into the box within your Mac. Select OK.
- Your Roku will show your whole Mac screen.
- To stop mirroring your screen on your Mac Select the mirroring icon from the menu bar of your Mac, and select your Roku device.
That’s how you experience the content on your Apple device, which is displayed on the big TV screen on your Roku.