Have you ever wandered how to stream or cast your local media to a Roku? The process is pretty straightforward. In this short tutorial I’ll show you what you need in order to be able to cast pictures, music or videos to your Roku player.
The Roku Streaming Player or simply Roku is a series of hardware media player set-top boxes manufactured by Roku, Inc. The most popular in the line is Roku 2. It’s a cheap but powerful little device. If you wish to play games on your TV or to connect your headphones to the remote controller, you should consider the Roku 3. And finally, top of the line: the Roku 4.
It brings the support for 4K but it’s more expensive. You can purchase it online for $129.99.
So here’s what you need to do in order to cast local media to your Roku player. Firstly, go to this link and install the app on your phone:
Now start the Roku app, connect to the same WiFi and the app will find your Roku. Go to the “Play on Roku” section.
There you can choose Music, Photos or Videos.
Let’s try with some music. Select a song and after a second or two (depending on your local WiFi speed), the music will start playing on your Roku.
That’s it. You’re not able to stream local media files directly on your Roku.