Not too long ago, the only way to mirror the computer screen on the TV was by using some kind of cable, which was a real hassle considering that both devices also use power cables, in addition to having to keep them close to each other.
Fortunately, this has changed with the advent of wireless streaming technologies, including Miracast.
What is Miracast and what is it used for on Roku?
Miracast is a technology that is implemented in Windows 10 and in wireless streaming devices such as Roku devices.
Thanks to this ability for Miracast, it is possible to project the computer screen on a television connected to a Roku or also on televisions with the integrated Roku system as it happens with many models of the HiSense, TCL, JVC brand, among others.
The only requirement is that both computers are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. To achieve this, it is only necessary to follow a few simple steps.
How to screen mirror from Windows 10 to Roku and Roku TV
- To get started, go to the Roku home screen and select Settings > System > Screen Mirroring.
- In the Screen mirroring mode option, select Always allow, and return to the Roku home screen.
- Next, go to the notifications section of your PC (down arrow icon in the lower right corner of the screen) and click Connect.
- Finally, select Roku or (Roku TV).
- Option to connect a PC to a Roku Express for screen mirroring
What to do if your PC runs Windows 7
In Windows 7 there is no support for Miracast, the wireless streaming technology supported by Roku devices. However, it is possible to mirror the computer screen to a Miracast compatible screen using the following trick: How to mirror Windows 7 computer to Smart TV