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Tai000
Level 7

2 Rokus in the same room to play simultaneous content?

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A friend of mine has an old Roku back from 2017 connected to 1 TV, and she wanted to have the same content playing simultaneously, at least for Youtube, on another TV in the same room.

Both TVs each have a Roku streaming stick ready to go, but I can't get what I said above to work by having both on the same account. Is it possible?

I guess HDMI splitting is an option but I don't really know how to implement that considering the TV isn't an output source?

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thetick
Level 12

Re: 2 Rokus in the same room to play simultaneous content?

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Just use one Roku and a 1 to 2 HDMI splitter.  There are many to choose and they are cheap.

For an example a cheap one with free shipping is:

1080P HDMI Port Male to 2 Female 1 In 2 Out spliter Cable Adapter Converter-xbox

TheTick (aka "Moose Twit" affectionately called by chht)
Roku 3 for Pokémon TV / YouTube / Animal Planet GO / HBO GO. Chromecast for most other media because Roku Mirroring sucks , how many clicks in Wndows 10 (about a dozen) to Miracast on Roku vs 2 with Chromecast.
Verizon FIOS TV and Internet Service

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thetick
Level 12

Re: 2 Rokus in the same room to play simultaneous content?

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Just use one Roku and a 1 to 2 HDMI splitter.  There are many to choose and they are cheap.

For an example a cheap one with free shipping is:

1080P HDMI Port Male to 2 Female 1 In 2 Out spliter Cable Adapter Converter-xbox

TheTick (aka "Moose Twit" affectionately called by chht)
Roku 3 for Pokémon TV / YouTube / Animal Planet GO / HBO GO. Chromecast for most other media because Roku Mirroring sucks , how many clicks in Wndows 10 (about a dozen) to Miracast on Roku vs 2 with Chromecast.
Verizon FIOS TV and Internet Service
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DJCARDINAL
Level 7

Re: 2 Rokus in the same room to play simultaneous content?

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What if both TVs are new Roku JVC 4K Ultras? Just connect one to the other via HDMI to simultaneously stream, as on a patio or in a game room??? 

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renojim
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Re: 2 Rokus in the same room to play simultaneous content?

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You can't connect one TV to another via HDMI.

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DJCARDINAL
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Re: 2 Rokus in the same room to play simultaneous content?

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Suggestions? 

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Tivoburkee
Community Streaming Expert

Re: 2 Rokus in the same room to play simultaneous content?

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Get an outboard Roku like express 4k+, then connect it to the hdmi splitter, which goes to two Roku tvs.

Edmund
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DJCARDINAL
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Re: 2 Rokus in the same room to play simultaneous content?

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Both TVs are already ROKU

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Tivoburkee
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Re: 2 Rokus in the same room to play simultaneous content?

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Yes we understand that, but you have to understand that a roku tv, or any tv doesn't have video & audio out that can be monitored by second tv. Just isn't possible. Also your roku tv's count as two separate devices, many apps don't allow you to watch the same show on two different devices at once. It would be almost impossible to keep them in sync with each other. Unless the source is from outside of each roku tv, like another streamer. 

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