How to Mirror Your iPhone to Roku

Enjoy videos on a bigger screen

Use your Roku to mirror your iPhone to your TV screen without purchasing an additional dongle or an expensive Apple TV.

Your Roku receiver and your iPhone must join the same network. You can verify your network settings with the Roku receiver.

Person mirroring iPhone to Roku device on TV
Lifewire / Kaley McKean

These instructions apply to all current iOS/iPadOS devices and all current Roku devices that support wireless incoming connections.

How to Set up Mirroring on Roku

Next, you’ll need to make sure mirroring is allowed\setup on your Roku receiver.

  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 checkmark.

    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, tap it to connect.

Stream iPhone to Roku Using Photo+

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

  1. Tap Photos+ to begin the mirroring process.

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

    How to mirror iPhone on Roku
  3. Tap 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 a Screensaver, which allows you to add some of your photos to a screensaver slideshow to play on your TV.

  1. To start, tap Screensaver on the media selection screen, then tap Screensaver.

  2. Using the dropdown menu, select what source you want to use for your screensaver photos.

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

  4. When you’ve finished adding photos, tap 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 tap Set Screensaver.

  6. Tap OK to set the screensaver or tap Cancel to start over.

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