What is Mirror? The app allows users to mirror their Mac screen and audio to a Roku Streaming Player, Roku Streaming Stick, or Roku TV. It also enables users to stream individual video files from their Mac to their Roku and watch one window on their Mac and another window on their Roku. However, there is a 2-3 second latency, making it unsuitable for gaming. The quality of the experience depends on the quality of the local network, and the app provides tips to enhance the experience. The app works by finding the Roku on the network and giving users the option to mirror their Mac screen or play a video file. The app has limitations, such as not being able to mirror iTunes movies due to HDCP DRM protection. Users can give feedback by emailing [email protected].
1. Application to mirror the screen and audio of your Windows to a Roku Streaming Player, Roku Streaming Stick or Roku TV (from Hisense, TCL, Insignia and Sharp).
2. First, make sure that your Roku is on the same local network and same subnet as your Windows.
3. But definitely not the Windows on 5Ghz and the TV on 2.4Ghz, because that will negatively impact the performance of screen mirroring.
4. This includes making timemachine backups over the network and uploading/downloading large files from the internet while screen mirroring.
5. After launching the app, you will see the app icon appearing in the top bar of your Windows and the app will look for your Roku on the network.
6. Don’t do network intense work while screen mirroring.
7. As explained, screen mirroring is network intense.
8. Put your Windows and your Roku on the same router channel.
9. You can also stream individual video files from your Windows to your Roku.
10. For the best performance, put your Windows and your TV on the same network.
11. Some routers (dual band) have create both a 2.4Ghz and a 5Ghz wireless network.
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Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
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Great Little App!
We’ve tried various hardware methods to mirror my laptop to our television, but most of them tied me down close to the TV. With Mirror for Roku, I can sit where I can clearly see the television while mirroring my screen. This has come in quite handy for our homeschool humanities discussions (computer notes are much easier to share with everyone than taking pictures of the whiteboard and sending them out) and for working on French and logic with my daughters. Instead of crowding around a computer screen, we’re able to be more comfortable and we can all see clearly. It also includes audio, which is much easier to hear from our television’s speakers than from my computer speaker (essential for learning to speak another language!).
It’s not perfect (nothing in this life is), but it does the job we need it to do and at a much lower cost than hardware solutions.
Saved me from regret
When I purchased my Roku, I did so with the assumption that mirroring my Windows screen was going to be one of the things it just did. I was disappointed to find out it didn’t, almost to the point of wanting to return and buy something else. But I did a little research and found this app. Once you also download the audio drivers to be able to stream audio through the tv, this app is a Godsend. I watched an entire movie last night via the Starz site on my TV, which I’ve never been able to do before, and it was crystal clear in video and audio quality. The slight lag between computer and TV display could be a little annoying if you were trying to use it to give a presentation or something, but the fact is it works perfectly for what I need it for, and i couldn’t be happier!
Terrible for streaming videos. Usable for low quality presentations.
Bought this app because I didn’t want to have to go through the hassle of finding and purchasing a cord for my PC as they’re usually overpriced imo. I just want to be able to stream sports games and movies from my Pc onto my insignia TV. At first it seemed like this would be a really easy solution. But within 30 minutes of testing out a bunch of different media that I’d be using I found many problems.
First, the video quality worsens from the computer to the TV. I noticed that the picture on the TV would often have little skips. That’s not going to be ideal for good movie watching. And I’d hate to miss a touchdown pass because of that.
Second, I tried to play a movie that I bought off of iTunes and it wouldn’t play and gave me this message: “This movie can be played only on displays that support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).” No way around that really other than using a cable I guess.
These problems I could have easily avoided if the trial version was longer and I had more time to look into this stuff. But now I’m writing this 2 star review which of course hurts this apps chance of being purchased. I tried to get a refund by contacting them but they told me I have to do it through Microsoft, I tried through Microsoft and Microsoft told me I have to do it through the App company.
This ap is great only because it is the only option that I am aware of that allows users to stream content from their computer to the TV screen. There is a few second delay for buffering which wouldn’t be an issue if the TV had blue tooth capability for headphone use. In the current configuration, if you use bluetooth connected headsets with your computer, the buffered image on the TV is out of sync by about 10 seconds or so. The app crashes once in a while but generally works well.
Great Solution for Streaming Church
Since the pandemic started, we have attended church remotely by watching Facebook Live services on my Windows. After upgrading our livingroom TV to a Roku TV, I wanted an easy, wireless way to watch Facebook Live on the TV. This is a great little app that allows me to mirror my Windows to my Roku TV with the click of a button. The 1-3 seconds lag time does not interfere with our participating in worship services. Occaisonally the screen will buffer for a moment, but it doesn’t happen often and usually resolves quickly on its own. Once, I had to shut everything down and restart to get the mirroring back up, but it’s not been an issue. Mommy loves everyone gathering in the livingroom for church instead of over her Windows at the breakfast table. The toddlers love watching Frozen dance tutorials and other streaming videos on a big screen. Customer service is fantastic. After an issue where I could not locate my device on the app, they sent over a key to activate the updated version and fixed us right up!
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