Airplay from Macbook Pro to Roku opens to settings
Trying to airplay from my macbook pro to the roku in my office. I have a samsung 4k tv with a roku ultra (see specs below). I open the video in quicktime and click the airplay icon and select the roku ultra device. It is on the same network and is added to my "Home" via apple. The IP address is different from my computer.
The quicktime video (a replay of a zoom screening in this case but it happens on all of them) goes black on the macbook pro. Then a screen loads on roku black at first then gives the words Airplay and then goes to settings. It never actually plays the video or audio. The settings show the network and the device name which all matches. If I click into settings looking for a setting that isn't playing nice... I see airplay is on, requires code the first time only, the subtitles, about airplay and homekit which correctly labeled to our "home".
I have also tried restarting the roku, restarting the tv, I have changed the display type from auto to 720/1080 etc and then back to auto because it doesn't help. I have also reset the homekit on this device and re-added it. I checked and it works from my iPhone 11 Pro normally.
I have numerous educational videos from classes/groups that are downloaded to my computer only and not on my iPhone or iPad but just the macbook or an external hard drive. (I've tried both.) So I can't just move the files to my phone as a workaround.
It seems everything is in place yet I can't get it to do anything other than load the settings screen over and over. I've read countless support articles and verified my devices are all compatible. I am at this point considering dumping roku altogether.
Model 4660x Roku Ultra Software Vs 9.4.0 build 4200-46
With Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV, you can mirror the entire display of your Mac to your TV or use your TV as a separate display.
Connect your Mac to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.
On your Mac, click in the menu bar at the top of your screen. If you don't see , go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Displays, then select "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available."
Choose your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. Need help?
If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your Mac.
Change settings or stop mirroring
To change the size of your desktop mirrored on your TV, click in the menu bar. Then select Mirror Built-in Display to match the size of your desktop or Mirror Apple TV to match the size of your TV.
AirPlay also lets you use your TV as a separate display for your Mac. Just click in the menu bar, then select Use As Separate Display.
To stop mirroring or using your TV as a separate display, click in the menu bar, then choose Turn AirPlay Off. Or press the Menu button on your Apple TV Remote.
Re: Airplay from Macbook Pro to Roku opens to settings
I know how to do that but I am not trying to use that feature... I am trying to use airplay. Mirroring uses my monitor screen and I already have 2 monitors, 3 if needed. If I wanted another monitor, I don't need to use my tv for that. The goal is to use the AIRPLAY function in this case. I have supported devices and the function does not work as described so I am looking for solutions only to that issue. Thank you.