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TheWanderGypsy
Level 7

Can I use the Roku streaming stick on my computer

Hi, I am new to Roku and am considering buying the Streaming stick so that I can use it while traveling, or at camp. My question is this.....can I just plug the stick into the HDMI port of my computer and watch programs on the computer, or does it have to be just on a TV??

Thank You in Advance for your help, Regards, Pam

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renojim
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Re: Can I use the Roku streaming stick on my computer

I've never seen a computer where the HDMI port is anything other than an output for connecting the computer to a TV.

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wricks
Level 7

Re: Can I use the Roku streaming stick on my computer

Let me rephrase the question.

"Can I use the Roku Streaming Stick with my computer's monitor?" (Most of which have HDMI inputs.)

I suppose the only remaining question is 'what Roku model(s), if any, would work'.

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StreamerUser
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Re: Can I use the Roku streaming stick on my computer


@wricks wrote:

Let me rephrase the question.

"Can I use the Roku Streaming Stick with my computer's monitor?" (Most of which have HDMI inputs.)

I suppose the only remaining question is 'what Roku model(s), if any, would work'.


Yes - however, monitors generally dont have speakers, though some have 3.5mm headphone jacks.

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