Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

Help configuring Roku device settings, using Roku OS features such as screen mirroring, adjusting display type and audio settings, using Guest Mode, and assistance with software updates.
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Google Phones (Pixel, Nexus, etc) Screen Mirroring to Roku

In an earlier post, it states that Google phones cannot cast/mirror to Roku in Canada or turn the Roku devices on/off.

https://community.roku.com/t5/Roku-Device-Features-Settings-Updates/Google-Home-Roku-gt-No-Longer-Tu...

https://community.roku.com/t5/Roku-Device-Features-Settings-Updates/Screen-Mirroring-on-Google-Pixel...

After a few hours trying to find work arounds today, I was able to successfully stream local content from a Google Pixel 2XL with an app called All Screen Receiver. This tells me casting can be done.

I was not able to cast streaming content ie from a TV channel or YouTube. Is the content being blocked by Roku or Google? (Someone suggested legislation prevents it but if an app is available for my phone in Canada and I can cast with a chromecast then it is not a legislative issue.)

Can anyone tell my why it is being blocked? By whom? And what the timeline is for a fix? 

Super disappointed in both Google and Roku for leaving customers hanging. This is the type of info we need before buying devices.

db

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Re: Google Phones (Pixel, Nexus, etc) Screen Mirroring to Roku

Thanks for the note.

Mobile phone manufacturers determine which protocols they support on each device they produce. Android in general supports screen mirroring protocols, such as Miracast. However, Google has chosen to remove native support for some of these protocols on their own Google-branded devices. You'll want to contact your phone manufacturer for any additional questions or specific information on supported features. 

 

Thanks,

Tanner

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