How to Connect iPhone to Roku TV

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How to Connect iPhone to Roku TV – Overview

Connecting your iPhone to a compatible Roku streaming device allows you to control, share, and stream content from your phone. You can browse your photos, listen to your favorite tracks, and stream your family videos, movies, and TV shows.

You can even cast what you precisely see on your iPhone while enjoying the big-display experience from the comfort of your bedroom or lounge.

In addition, Apple gives you an easy and safe way to use their voice assistant, Siri, on your iPhone to control compatible Roku devices.

What’s more, you can utilize scenes to group your Roku TV or device alongside other Apple HomeKit-compatible gadgets to simultaneously control an entire room of smart devices.

This review will look at iOS-compatible Roku devices, how to change AirPlay settings on a Roku TV, and finally, how to connect your iPhone and stream content seamlessly.

Does My Roku TV Support AirPlay

If you encounter issues mirroring your iPhone to your Roku TV, ensure that your Roku TV supports Apple AirPlay.

Only specific Roku models support AirPlay, including certain Roku TVs and streaming devices such as Roku Ultra, Roku Streambar, Roku Streaming Stick+, and others. The Roku Express and Premiere models do not support AirPlay.

How to Connect iPhone to Roku TV

How to Connect iPhone to Roku TV

To determine if your Roku device supports AirPlay, navigate to ‘Settings,’ select ‘System,’ then ‘About,’ and check your device model number against the list of AirPlay-compatible models on the Roku website.

If your Roku device isn’t AirPlay-compatible, you can still use your iPhone to cast images, music, and photos on your TV.

However, if you have an AirPlay-compatible Roku device and still can’t mirror content from your phone, you might need to adjust the AirPlay settings on your Roku TV. So, let’s look at how you can do this.

Change Roku Device Settings

  1. Start by pressing the home button on your Roku TV remote. This button has a house-shaped icon at the top of your Roku remote.
  2. Click on the left arrow button. This will take you to the menu on the left side of your screen.
  3. Next, click on ‘Settings.’ You can do this by hitting the up arrow button on your remote.

  1. Then click on the ‘OK’ button on your remote.
  2. If you cannot find this option, ensure that your Roku TV runs on Roku OS 9.4 or later by checking the OS version in ‘Settings’ > ‘System’ > ‘About.’

  1. Then click on ‘AirPlay and HomeKit Settings.’

  1. Finally, ensure AirPlay is activated. If AirPlay is off, turn it on manually.

You can also adjust another setting in this tab. For instance, you can adjust settings such that an iPhone will require a code each time someone wants to mirror your Roku TV.

By configuring Apple HomeKit with your Roku device, you can also control your TV using Siri commands, such as saying, ‘Hey Siri, turn on my Roku TV.’

The Connection Process

  1. Start by unlocking your iPhone.
  2. Next, launch the ‘Control Center’ on your iPhone. To do this on iPhone X or later, swipe down from the upper-right corner of your display. For iPhone 8 or earlier, access the ‘Control Center’ by swiping up from the screen’s bottom edge.

  1. Then click on the ‘Screen Mirroring’ button. This is the button with an icon with two rectangles placed on each other. Depending on the number of icons in your ‘Control Center, you may or may not see labels.
  2. Next, click on your Roku TV.
  3. If your Roku device doesn’t appear in the list, ensure it is powered on and connected to your iPhone’s Wi-Fi network.

  1. Once you click on your Roku TV, a code will appear on your screen.
How to Connect iPhone to Roku TV

How to Connect iPhone to Roku TV

  1. Now, enter the code you see on your iPhone TV screen.
  2. Finally, click ‘OK’ to finish the setup and mirror your iPhone Screen to your Roku TV.
How to Connect iPhone to Roku TV

How to Connect iPhone to Roku TV

You can stop mirroring by pressing the ‘Home’ button on your Roku remote. Also, you can head to your iPhone’s control center and click ‘Screen Mirroring’ and then ‘Stop Mirroring.’

Note: When you connect your iPhone to a Roku device, you can select a photo or an entire folder from your phone to display on the Roku TV as a slideshow. You can control the images using the direction keys on the Roku TV remote.

Final Thought

As you can see, you can connect your iPhone to a Roku device via AirPlay and stream content on your iPhone. Remember to carefully study if your Roku device is compatible with iOS devices. So now you can sit back, relax, and enjoy seamless streaming from your iPhone.

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