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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Garyloveslife
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Mirroring from phone

I have read every article I possibly could on this subject and some are often confusing, mentioning "settings" but not explaining which settings on which device, so that automatically throws me off and I'm no idiot but trying to get help for my issue is nearly impossible especially since the company can't or won't help. 

I have roku express. My android phone is 9.4.0. but doesn't have a cast screen button. I've tried the apps that my roku prompted me to with no luck. 

I just want my device to do what I paid for it to do. 

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StreamerUser
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Re: Mirroring from phone


@Garyloveslife wrote:

I have read every article I possibly could on this subject and some are often confusing, mentioning "settings" but not explaining which settings on which device, so that automatically throws me off and I'm no idiot but trying to get help for my issue is nearly impossible especially since the company can't or won't help. 

I have roku express. My android phone is 9.4.0. but doesn't have a cast screen button. I've tried the apps that my roku prompted me to with no luck. 

I just want my device to do what I paid for it to do. 


Which Roku Express? (Model #), and is it connected via HDMI or Composite (screen mirroring is disabled for composite connections).

What phone brand/model?  Are you sure your Android phone is Android 9.4.0? That isn't a known Android version release.. but 9.4.0 IS a valid RokuOS firmware version.

Roku supports DIAL (casting) Miracast (mirroring) and AirPlay2 (casting & mirroring).

Recent Android versions come with Miracast disabled/deprecated, but OEMs often re-enable it or otherwise provide Miracast functionality (e.g. Samsung and SmartView).

If your Phone doesnt have enabled Miracast functionality, you may be able to download an app from the PlayStore to either enable it or add it.

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