Sharing content is now easier with Roku. The company recently announced the beta version of a screen mirroring featuring for some Android and Windows 8.1 devices. Now, it’s easier to mirror apps, videos, and websites to share with people around you. No need to install other software as any compatible device can mirror the things you want to display right from your phone or tablet to a TV. Of course, all these and more are possible via your Roku device, specifically the Roku HDMI Streaming Stick and the Roku 3.
Got photos or videos on your phone you want to show to family while at home? Enable screen mirroring on your tablet, smartphone, or PC and content will appear on the TV screen. If you’re in the office, you can easily share emails and presentations from your laptop or mobile device onto a TV.
Screen mirroring allows Roku users to connect their devices with their TVs in fun ways. It also runs the Play On Roku feature found on the Roku mobile app to send media content like music, videos, and photos to your TV. You can even use other apps like YouTube and Netflix to launch videos on your mobile device and then mirror straight to the TV. All these are possible through a Roku player.
This new feature is only available for select Android, Windows 8, and Windows Phone devices. For Android users, devices compatible are the following: HTC One (M8) by AT&T, Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 by AT&T, Galaxy S5 by AT&T, and Galaxy Note 3. Note that minimum requirement is Android 4.4.2 except for the Kindle Fire HDX which runs Fire OS 3.0