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Casting / mirroring from wired Windows 10 PC to Roku? Should it be this hard?

I spent too much time on this today!

I have been a fan of Roku because it 'natively' lets us mirror our iphones to the TV easily (vs. chromecast / amazon fire stick... right?)

But I put a video on my in-law's PC in 1 room,  Rather than have them watch it on the PC, I thought they could watch it on their roku and spent several hours today on my Win 10 PCs trying to mirror / cast to roku.

Their and my PCs are wired for ethernet.  

Seems 'miracast' is how the PC would be able to send to the roku.  But that's a wireless protocol? both devices need to be wireless?!

But then Microsoft came out with miracast over infrastructure to allow using miracast from wired Win 10 PCs?  but then Roku isn't using that?!

This is from over a year ago:  https://community.roku.com/t5/Network-Wireless-Wired-Connections/Miracast-Over-Infrastructure-using-...

So much for open standards!

Other than the Plex, is there an easy way to 1 off stream a video from a windows PC to roku?


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