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kate611
Level 7

ipad not finding roku for screen mirroring

I am trying to use screen mirroring on my iPad to my Roku streaming stick. I was able to do it with my iPad when I was at my parents' house on their roku, but I'm unable to do it on my own roku. It just doesn't appear on the screen mirroring menu. I tried it on my phone as well, same issue. My ios is up to date, the roku is up to date, they are both connected to the same wifi. I tried turning off and on the wifi on both my roku and iPad. I tried restarting my roku and my iPad. 

I am not sure what else there is to try that I'm not thinking of?

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RokuMary-F
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: ipad not finding roku for screen mirroring

Hi @kate611,

Thanks for posting in the Roku Community!

Please be noted that Screen mirroring with a Roku device is not supported with iOS or Apple devices. You can, however, use your iPhone or iPad to:

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other concerns.

Thanks,

Mary

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kate611
Level 7

Re: ipad not finding roku for screen mirroring

@RokuMary-F Hi, it may be using Airplay technology but I called it mirroring because you tap screen mirroring to use it. That's how I used it at my parents' house, I selected screen mirroring on my iPad and the roku popped up, and I selected roku and it mirrored to their screen. So I should be able to do that same thing on my own roku.

This is what I'm talking about: https://www.hellotech.com/guide/for/how-to-mirror-iphone-to-roku

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Strega
Level 14

Re: ipad not finding roku for screen mirroring

On your Roku, you can check the setting of:

Settings->System->Advanced system settings->device connect

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StreamerUser
Level 16

Re: ipad not finding roku for screen mirroring


@kate611 wrote:

@RokuMary-F Hi, it may be using Airplay technology but I called it mirroring because you tap screen mirroring to use it. That's how I used it at my parents' house, I selected screen mirroring on my iPad and the roku popped up, and I selected roku and it mirrored to their screen. So I should be able to do that same thing on my own roku.

This is what I'm talking about: https://www.hellotech.com/guide/for/how-to-mirror-iphone-to-roku


Roku supports several protocols for casting and mirroring:

1) DIAL - casting

2) Miracast - mirroring

3) AirPlay - casting & mirroring

Just as an FYI, for Roku (and most non-Apple products), "screen mirroring" (available for 6 years) refers to Miracast, and "AirPlay" (available for 6 months) refers to AirPlay.

Remember, Rokus arent Apple devices - since you are posting and seeking help for a Roku product on a Roku support board, you have to use the relevant Roku product terminology.  So when referring to AirPlay, say "AirPlay mirroring" and "AirPlay casting" so as to not create confusion and frustration for yourself and others.

As to your specific issue - AirPlay support is available for some models with OS9.4, and other models with OS10, and not every stick model is supported:

https://support.roku.com/article/360057488733

Roku Streaming Stick®+ 

 3810, 3811 

Roku Streaming Stick 

 3600, 3800, 3801 

 

If you dont have OS10, you wont have AirPlay support with your 3800, and even if you do, AirPlay support may roll out with a later build of OS10 than what you may currently have, so you may have to wait (this is what happened with 9.4 - the initial builds did not have AirPlay support, later builds did).

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kate611
Level 7

Re: ipad not finding roku for screen mirroring

@StreamerUser I was just explaining it with the terminology that shows up on my device, and then explaining why I called it that because I didn't know it as anything else, not trying to cause frustration.

Mine has software version 10.0 so it looks like that might be all it is, that it hasn't been released yet for my device. Thank you for letting me know.

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hrussd
Level 7

Re: ipad not finding roku for screen mirroring

I was able to use screen mirroring to display from my iPad recently (about two weeks ago, perhaps). Has there been a change?

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RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: ipad not finding roku for screen mirroring

@hrussd

Thanks for the post.

Please be aware that screen mirroring is not supported for iOS devices, unless using Airplay.

For more information about Airplay on Roku devices, visit our Support page here: 

How do I use AirPlay and HomeKit with my Roku® streaming device?


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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