How to Mirror Your iPhone to Roku

Enjoy videos on a bigger screen

What to Know

  • Set up mirroring on Roku under Settings > System > Screen Mirroring.
  • Use Photo+ and tap MusicPhotos or Videos (your choice). You can also select Screensaver to quickly send a slideshow to your TV.
  • Your Roku receiver and your iPhone must be on the same Wi-Fi network. Verify your network settings with the Roku receiver.

This article explains to how use your Roku to mirror your iPhone to your TV screen without purchasing an additional dongle or an expensive Apple TV.

How to Set Up Mirroring on Roku

You need to make sure mirroring is already set up and allowed on your Roku receiver. These instructions apply to all current iOS/iPadOS devices and all current Roku devices that support wireless incoming connections.

  1. On your Roku, go to Settings > System > Screen Mirroring.

  2. Under Screen mirroring mode, verify that either Prompt or Always allow is selected, indicated by a check mark.

    Check Screen mirroring devices for a possible blocked device if your iPhone can't connect. Review the list under the Always blocked devices section.

  3. Download the Roku app from the App Store. Launch the app after it's installed and accept the Terms and Services to continue setup. The Roku app then searches for a receiver.

    The iPhone Roku app searching for a Roku receiver
  4. When a device is found, select it to connect.

Stream iPhone to Roku Using Photo+

Use the Photos+ app to stream content to your Roku:

  1. Open Photos+ to begin the mirroring process.

  2. Depending on what you’d like to mirror, choose Music, Photos, Videos, or Screensaver.

    How to mirror iPhone on Roku
  3. Select the media you want to play.

  4. Your TV will display Play on Roku before playing your selected media.

Mirror iPhone to Roku Using Screensaver

One of the mirroring features in the Roku app is Screensaver, which allows you to add some of your photos to a screensaver slideshow to play on your TV.

  1. Choose Screensaver on the media selection screen, then select Screensaver.

  2. Using the drop-down menu, select the source you want to use for your screensaver photos.

  3. Tap each photo you want to add. You'll see a check mark on the photos you’ve selected.

  4. When you’ve finished adding photos, choose Next.

    How to select images in the Roku app for iPhone to display on your television
  5. Tap Style and Speed to adjust how you want the photos to appear. Then choose Set Screensaver.

  6. Select OK to set the screensaver or Cancel to start over.

    How to set a screensaver to display on Roku
  7. Verify that the screensaver correctly displays on your TV.

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