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ActivityTEAM
Level 7

ZOOM MEETINGS

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Can we connect to a zoom meeting through ROKU? does it have a ZOOM MEETING APP available?

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RokuTannerD
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Re: ZOOM MEETINGS

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@ActivityTEAM  Thanks for reaching out. Zoom does not currently offer a channel (app) on the Roku platform. For more information about their supported device platforms, we'd recommend reaching out to their customer support team directly here: https://zoom.us/contact

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Tanner

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atc98092
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Re: ZOOM MEETINGS

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I can't think of any way a Roku device would work well for Zoom. There's no microphone (except on some remotes) and there's no camera. The remotes that do have a mic are only active when the button is pressed, which activates the search function on the Roku. 

I just happened to learn about Zoom yesterday, and based on the training I received I can't see any way a Roku could be used, except as a view only device. Really not worth it. You need a mic, camera, and some way to use the on-screen controls. The Roku remote would be a pain to use if you need to access the controls, use the chat function, or almost anything else you do with Zoom. 

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Tegra
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Re: ZOOM MEETINGS

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I think the poster, and myself are not really interested in “full participation”, just to be able to watch (as if the meeting was joined with video and audio off)

 

RokuTannerD
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Re: ZOOM MEETINGS

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@ActivityTEAM  Thanks for reaching out. Zoom does not currently offer a channel (app) on the Roku platform. For more information about their supported device platforms, we'd recommend reaching out to their customer support team directly here: https://zoom.us/contact

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Tanner

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atc98092
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Re: ZOOM MEETINGS

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@Tegra wrote:

I think the poster, and myself are not really interested in “full participation”, just to be able to watch (as if the meeting was joined with video and audio off)


Based on my (limited) exposure to Zoom, that rather limits its value. Even if it's being used to provide training, having access to the Chat and Q&A function is one of the valuable tools of Zoom. I can't imagine trying to use either function using the Roku interface. It was OK using an iPad, but for full involvement I see the need for access to a physical keyboard and mouse. 

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alekgv
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Re: ZOOM MEETINGS

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@atc98092 It would definitely still have lots of value. Zoom is being used for lots of things these days, including simple live broadcasts. Plus, if you need to use a mic, you could just use your phone to call into the meeting.

HappyStarDust
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Re: ZOOM MEETINGS

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Yeah, it's not that complicated... seems like you could just plug in a USB camera, ie logitech camera, it has a built in camera and microphone and they are cheap.  Alternatively I have to use my computer and plug it in via HDMI to the TV.  Seems like it would cut out a lot of steps to just have an app on the TV and plug in the USB camera/mic.

#https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085WV81RN/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_o23FEb3BFTJYP

 

atc98092
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Re: ZOOM MEETINGS

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@HappyStarDust wrote:

Yeah, it's not that complicated... seems like you could just plug in a USB camera, ie logitech camera, it has a built in camera and microphone and they are cheap.  Alternatively I have to use my computer and plug it in via HDMI to the TV.  Seems like it would cut out a lot of steps to just have an app on the TV and plug in the USB camera/mic.

#https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085WV81RN/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_o23FEb3BFTJYP

 


You can't connect a USB anything to a Roku, other than a storage device (hard drive or USB drive), so you'd still need a computer there. I agree that it would be fine for a view only session, and as I said, my introduction to Zoom is extremely recent. But it you plan on any interaction with the presenter, which is one place it's an extremely valuable tool, a Roku won't work. 

My employer (the FAA) has dropped GoToMeeting and has moved to Zoom, so I'm sure I'll be using it quite a bit as time goes on. 

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ryandeeznuts
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Re: ZOOM MEETINGS

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I wonder if maybe a PC running Zoom, and then screen share to the TV/Roku?  Is AppleTV the only way to do that?

atc98092
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Screen sharing from a Windows PC to a Roku device has been done by some people, but it's problematic at best. You can't screen share from iOS at all, but Android devices in general work well. I can absolutely see the benefit of having a screen larger than the computer, as I use a 43" 4K TV as a second monitor when I telework. Size is nice. Smiley Happy

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