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drekarcus
Level 7

Casting problems 50R6+

I've been trying to cast my Android phone and my windows 10 PC to the tv. Nothing has worked. Everything is enabled. The devices are on the same network and frequency. The tv will now show up in windows 10 at all yet I see my neighbors tv which is also a Roku tv.

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StreamerUser
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Re: Casting problems 50R6+

Mirroring (Miracast - remote display) and Casting (DIAL - remote control) are generally considered two different things as relates Roku, and to your devices.  Generally speaking, mirroring is global and is generally the entire display, whereas casting is local and within an app.

You dont mention the brand/model of your Android phone, which can/does matter- it may or may not be natively Miracast-enabled for mirroring (e.g. Samsung SmartView).

If you are trying to cast, you simply select the cast icon/option within an app (e.g. NetFlix, YouTube).

Otherwise, make sure that:

1)  "Device control" and "Control by mobile apps" are both enabled/default (Settings/System/Advanced system settings).

2) "Screen mirroring mode" is set to "Prompt" and there are no blocked devices (Settings/System/Screen mirroring).

3)  Restart your Roku TV (Settings/System/Power/System restart/Restart) and other devices.

4)  Switch either the Roku or the sending device to a 5Ghz SSID (if at 2.4Ghz), or to a 2.4Ghz SSID (if at 5Ghz, depending on current setup.

 

 

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drekarcus
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Re: Casting problems 50R6+

Thanks for the reply. Sorry for the mixup I am talking about mirroring. My phone is a motorola one 5G ace which seems to not support Miracast. I have done all those things to try and connect my windows 10 PC. Still I cannot get my tv to show up as a wireless display on my PC. As I said I do see my neighbors Roku devices so I am picking up signals just not my own tv. 

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StreamerUser
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Re: Casting problems 50R6+


@drekarcus wrote:

Thanks for the reply. Sorry for the mixup I am talking about mirroring. My phone is a motorola one 5G ace which seems to not support Miracast. I have done all those things to try and connect my windows 10 PC. Still I cannot get my tv to show up as a wireless display on my PC. As I said I do see my neighbors Roku devices so I am picking up signals just not my own tv. 


I just checked that model (Motorola One 5G ACE) and it does not natively support Miracast (it does support ChromeCast/GoogleCast however, so you'd be able to mirror/cast to any device with "ChromeCast built-in", such as a TS4K, GCCWGTV, or a Shield).

However, you should be able to find a Miracast-compatible screen mirroring/screen sharing app in the Google Play Store that would let it mirror to Roku.

Does your Windows 10 PC have full Miracast support?  (run DxDiag.exe, save all information to your desktop, check the "Miracast:" line)

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-up-use-miracast-windows-10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/59107-check-miracast-support-windows-10-pc.html

 

 

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drekarcus
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Re: Casting problems 50R6+

On the Miracast line it says it's available. 

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AvsGunnar
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Re: Casting problems 50R6+

@drekarcus 

For what its worth, on my Android devices, I use Web Video Caster to cast both online and other content to my Rokus. Another good one is Rokify (Very similar to Castify).  These apps are available in the Play Store.  The Web Video Cast has a receiver companion in Roku Channel Store you install.

Since I use Linux, any other casting/mirroring needs I have, I generally use an HDMI cable from the various laptops directly to the TVs.

I briefly had a laptop that came with Windows 10, but never was able to get casting/mirroring to work properly wirelessly.  It would connect briefly,  mirror some content, then wouldn't connect again.  It would attempt at times but would never fully connect. The connection box would appear on my Roku screens, but just would not load fully.  Never did figure it out.  HDMI cable to the TV was the easy fix for me, especially since it was being converted to Linux anyway.

@StreamerUser is a good resource if you are trying to troubleshoot your issue and need the wireless connectivity of your Win10.  Good Luck, hopefully you can get it figured out.

 

 

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StreamerUser
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Re: Casting problems 50R6+

You should probably obtain another Miracast-capable device (have you tried a Miracast screen mirroring app for your phone yet?) to verify your Roku TV's screen mirroring is working properly, that would help you narrow down the problem point (Windows 10's Miracast-mirroring can be problematic to troubleshoot).

 

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waerty46
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Re: Casting problems 50R6+

I use Web Video Caster to cast each online and other content to my Rokus. Another correct one is Rokify (Very much like Castify). These apps are to be had inside the Play Store. The Website Video Cast has a receiver associate in Roku Channel Store you put in. Since I use Linux, any other casting/mirroring wishes I actually have, I generally use an HDMI cable from the diverse laptops immediately to the TVs.

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