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I am having this same issue on my iPhone and Android phone as well.
I just purchased a Roku Streaming Stick+ on the 26th. I set it up that day, and was streaming slingplayer to it without incident. However, the function no longer works from either phone as of the 28th when I tried to use it again. I have factory reset it, and it still doesn't work.
I believe there was an update that occurred from the day I set it up and used it to stream slingplayer, to now. The stick is at 8.0.1 4018-50 currently.
I also have a Roku Premiere+ at 8.0.1 4018-29, and streaming slingplayer works without issue.
It seems to be related to the latest update, as when I used the Streaming Stick+ out of the box it worked, until it updated randomly later on to 8.0.1 4018-50. I bought another Streaming Stick + and that updated to the current version (4018-50), and it doesn't work at all to that one. It may be wise to call Roku support.
Streaming still works to my Premiere+.
It appears Roku version 8.0.1 4018-50 doesn't work with the slingplayer app anymore. (I tried both paid and free slingplayer apps)
I would also bet you could still cast to your buddies Roku TV, pending it isnt on 8.0.1 4018-50.
I just called Roku Support and the issue was escalated to the technical support team whom should be looking into it and contacting me sometime. I sent them a screenshot showing that my premiere+ is showing up and not the Streaming Stick+ anymore. I also gave them the version and build of both devices.
Hopefully they will look into it soon.
I would advise everyone having this issue that you all call as well, so we can get it escalated. I purchased the Roku Streaming Stick+ mainly for this function.
I also don't get a cast button with my Streaming Stick+ and Slingplayer on Android. But with my old, non-Plus Streaming Stick, I do still get the cast button. I tried virtually everything to try to get the cast button to appear with the Plus, but no dice.
"laxpuck" wrote: Hey Capitals26, have you contacted Roku support about this issue?
Not yet -- I don't want to waste too much of my time, as I can get it working on my other TV (with the older Streaming Stick). Also, I'm not sure what product is to blame...I've encountered similar issues with Slingplayer and Chromecast (the cast button won't appear), and that's when I decided to try the Roku. Looking through reviews of the Slingplayer app in the Google Play Store, many others reported the same problem with Chromecast and the button not appearing, or appearing sporadically.