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How to AirPlay on Roku from iPhone, iPad, and Mac



How to AirPlay on Roku

Are you excited about making your streaming experience on Roku to the next level? It is possible by utilizing the AirPlay feature on streaming devices. Meanwhile, on your Roku device, you can enable the AirPlay feature from the settings menu to mirror the content from Apple devices with ease. It is a way useful feature if you don’t want to install apps on your Roku device or consider saving the RAM.

Additionally, you can also use the Screen Mirroring option available on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to mirror the content on your Roku when the app isn’t supported the built-in AirPlay feature.

AirPlay Supported Roku Devices

You can enable the AirPlay feature on the below Roku models running on Roku OS 9.4 or higher.

Roku Streaming Stick +3810, 3811
Roku Streaming Stick 4K+3821
Roku Premiere3920, 4620
Roku Premiere+3921, 4630
Roku Ultra4600, 4640, 4660, 4661, 4670, 4800
Roku Ultra LT4662
Roku Express 4K3940
Roku Express 4K +3941
Roku TVAxxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, 7xxxx models
Roku Streambar9102
Roku Streambar Pro9101R2
Roku Smart Soundbar9100, 9101

Also, the below-mentioned models should run on Roku OS 10.0 or above.

Roku TVDxxxx, 8xxxx
Roku Streaming Stick3600, 3800, 3801
Roku Express3900, 3930, 3801
Roku Express+3910, 3931
Roku HD3932
Roku 34200, 4201, 4230
Roku 2 4205, 4210

How to Turn On AirPlay on Roku TV

Unlike Android devices, you can’t directly screen mirror to Roku from iPhone, iPad, or Mac devices. On the contrary, you must enable the AirPlay on Roku device settings to proceed further.

[1] Power on your Roku and press the Home button.

[2] Using the directional pad, navigate to the Settings option.

[3] Next, scroll down and choose Apple AirPlay and HomeKit option.

Select Apple AirPlay and HomeKit

[4] After that, select AirPlay and HomeKit Settings.

Select AirPlay and HomeKit Settings option on Roku

[5] Select the AirPlay option and enable the feature.

How to Use Built-In AirPlay on Roku

Apps like Prime Video, Netflix, Apple TV, Hulu, and others have built-in AirPlay support. So, you can directly mirror the media screen to your Roku without any interference.

[1] Install the AirPlay-supported app on your iPhone or iPad.

[2] Make sure to connect your iPhone/ iPad and Roku to the same WiFi.

[2] After that, launch the app and sign in with credentials.

[3] Play your favorite video content on your smartphone.

[4] While playing, click the AirPlay icon located at the top or bottom corner of your screen.

Click the AirPlay icon

[5] Then, choose your Roku device from the list and pair it up.

[6] Finally, only the media content will deliver to your Roku screen.

How to AirPlay Audio on Roku

Streaming music apps like Spotify, TIDAL, and Apple Music supports the built-in AirPlay feature to cast the audio content to your Roku Streambar.

[1] Install the TIDAL Music app on your iOS device from the App Store.

[2] Once installed, launch the app and sign in with your TIDAL account credentials.

[3] After that, choose the song that you want to AirPlay and click the AirPlay icon at the bottom left corner.

Click AirPlay icon

[4] Choose your Roku device from the list of devices and pair it up.

Now, you can listen to your favorite songs on Roku from the TIDAL app.

How to AirPlay Photos on Roku

Most likely, the Photos app on your iPhone and iPad also has the built-in AirPlay feature to mirror the photos and videos on the Roku screen.

[1] Unlock your iPhone or iPad and open the Photos app.

[2] Choose a photo and tap the Share button at the bottom.

[3] After that, scroll down and choose the AirPlay option.

[4] Choose your Roku device and pair it up to mirror the image or video on your Roku screen.

How to Screen Mirror on Roku from iPhone & iPad

Before initiating the screen mirroring, make sure to connect both the iOS device and Roku to the same WiFi network. Also, your software version should be iOS 12.3 or later to use the AirPlay feature reliably.

[1] Fetch your iPhone and play your favorite content.

[2] Then, pull out the Control Center from the top or bottom according to models.

[3] After that, click the Screen Mirroring option.

Select the Screen Mirroring option on iPhone

[4] Then, choose your Roku streaming device from the list of available devices.

[5] If prompted, enter the on-screen code displayed on your Roku on your iOS device.

[6] Finally, the content on your iOS will display on your Roku TVs screen.

How to Screen Mirror on Roku from iMac & MacBook

Update your iMac or MacBook to macOS 12 (Monterey) and above to use the AirPlay feature reliably. In macOS 12 and above, you will get a separate Screen Mirroring option in the Control Center for AirPlay from Mac. In addition to this, you will get the AirPlay Audio icon in the Music tab of the Control Center to connect to desired TV or Speakers.

[1] Turn on your Mac and connect it to the same WiFi as Roku.

[2] After that, navigate to the Control Center at the top right.

[3] Further, click the Screen Mirroring option.

Select the Screen Mirroring option on a Mac

[4] Then, select your Roku streaming device and pair it up.

[5] Now, the content on your Mac device will screen mirror on Roku.

[6] Once done, click Stop Mirroring.

You can also access the AirPlay option in macOS 10.14, 10.15, and 11 for screen mirroring the Mac PC screen to the connected TV. The AirPlay icon will be available in the menu bar itself, and you have to turn it on to enable AirPlay.

Turn on AirPlay on Mac


1. How to solve AirPlay not working on Roku?

If AirPlay doesn’t work reliably, just restart the Roku and your transmitting device to fix the issue.

2. How do I get AirPlay Code on Roku?

While selecting your Roku device on your iOS devices, an AirPlay passcode will display on your Roku screen. Enter the code on your iOS device and click OK to pair both devices.

3. How to disable AirPlay on Roku?

To disable AirPlay on Roku, press the Home button on the remote control and select Settings AirPlay and HomeKit AirPlay and HomeKit Settings AirPlay Turn Off.

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