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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Re: Screen mirroring not working

"atc98092" wrote:
Screen mirroring from a Windows computer is usually more of a Windows issue rather than a Roku problem. Windows has very specific hardware requirements for it to work. I have found the screen mirroring works fine from Android devices, and it's almost impossible from Apple devices. There's just no "standard" for mirroring, so everyone does it differently. If I want my PC to display on the screen, I just connect it via HDMI or VGA connections. Mirroring is just too much of a pain. 

Except that Miracast is a standard, built on standards, and not a new one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracast

"Miracast is a standard for wireless connections from devices (such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones) to displays (such as TVs, monitors or projectors), introduced in 2012 by the Wi-Fi Alliance. It can roughly be described as "HDMI over Wi-Fi", replacing the cable from the device to the display.

The Wi-Fi Alliance maintains a list of certified devices, which numbered over 6,700 as of 9 March 2017"

The fact is, two major device OS makers either never opted in (Apple), or later opted out in favor of their own proprietary protocol(s) (Google) - and both are members of the WiFi Alliance.

https://www.wi-fi.org/membership/member-companies

The standard exists, but so do non-compliance agendas.
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Level 18

Re: Screen mirroring not working

Yes, Miracast is a standard, but what I'm saying is that not everyone supports Miracast. It's not a matter of compliance, it's a decision that someone somewhere has made that they would use a different method. This is one area that it would be nice to have a single standard that everyone complies with. But we're dealing with people, and some people are just going to do something the way they decide, regardless how it works for others. 
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You can look no further than the CEC protocol. So many manufacturers "tweak" their products so they work perfectly between their own products but don't always play well with others. I've been fortunate that CEC seems to work well with my Samsung, Yamaha, Nvidia Shield and Roku devices, but my Panasonic TV demands a certain power up sequence or the TV remote volume buttons won't control my Yamaha AVR. 
Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Re: Screen mirroring not working

Screen mirroring was fine until the spring windows 1903 update. I had to reinstall new drivers which is normal. Before the update mirroring worked great. Now almost everytime I want to mirror my laptop to my roku i think its #2 not sure. When it does find my roku it works fine. Then when I shut down my computer and log back on its gone. No mirroring. I have to search for roku again. This is getting to be a real pain in the butt! does anyone have any answers as to why the Roku disappears afer I shut my computer down for the night then Roku is not showing and I have to go through the whole process to discover Roku again. Any help would be great.
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Re: Screen mirroring not working

Hello, I wish to warn anyone else thinking of buying a Roku Insignia Television to not do it!!! I've contacted Best Buy and Roku.  Only to confirm it doesn't work and they don't care.   I have an older model Insignia that mirrored for one year and updated to never mirror again.  I had to add a Chromecast stick to my Roku TV!!

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Re: Screen mirroring not working

I think a non-smart TV per se with lotsa ports (as needed) is the wiser choice.

As far as mirroring,

If you have a spare HDMI port on your TV then you can get a Graphics card with one as well.

I dont use Windows except virtually and even then not much.

But I think you should be looking at a hardware solution.

Thats what Ive been using hdmi to hdmi flawless

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---
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Re: Screen mirroring not working

I faced an issue when connecting Windows 10 to Roku. The screen mirror was not working, I don’t know why maybe the Roku might have stuck at a limbo state.

 I wasn’t sure what to do so, I simply update my Windows to its newer version but it did not work. Then I remove the paired device from Roku and then added another device.

 This time it worked, Windows 10 got connected with the Roku device and I was able to screen mirror the video from the device to Roku.

Actually, I found this solution in this blog- http://www.pcerror-fix.com/roku-screen-mirroring-not-working-windows-10

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Level 7

Re: Screen mirroring not working

For those facing the screen mirrorning  that gets listed by Windows (Or Android), but when you try to connect, it hangs in a limbo state, try to link your Roku with an US Account.

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I bought my Roku in USA and the screen mirror was working fine, but after I did a factory reset and linked  it with an account I created in Brazil, the screen mirrorning stoped working. I tried many things and many factory resets, but nothing fixed it.

It only started working again when I used a VPN to create an US account, did another factory reset and linked the Roku with this new account.

There is probably some channel that gets automatically installed for US accounts that make things work.

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Re: Screen mirroring not working (FIX)

The miracast screen mirroring uses bluetooth to connect. The RokuTvs come with an IR remote.

So I thought maybe bluetooth is bust on the RokuTv. I paired one of my other Roku Bluetooth Remotes and it paired fine.

When I went back to my computer the RokuTv was now discoverable. I think you need to pair at least one device in order to get it to turn on the bluetooth R/T

Hope this helps

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Re: Screen mirroring not working

ISSUE ID  04-073-361.... cant get windows 10 device (surface pro) to screen mirror

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Re: Screen mirroring not working

55-088-930. Tv won't mirror anymore from android phone or tablet. Tv ser# YNOOXC257055

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