Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

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RUSa
Level 7

Using a Roku stick and want to watch a program imbedded in an email, how?

we have a roku stick and it works fine.  we just received a message to watch a program on our tv that the link is in the email.  How can we watch this program?  We have never done this before.

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atc98092
Level 21

Re: Using a Roku stick and want to watch a program imbedded in an email, how?

You can't. Something embedded in an email can only be viewed on the device you are using to see the email. Now you might be able to project/screen mirror that device you're using for your email, but that's the only way you might get it on your TV. 

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), 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.
Strega
Level 15

Re: Using a Roku stick and want to watch a program imbedded in an email, how?

Hmm, the OP says program imbedded, but also says link…

So, if it happens to be a link to something on the internet, and the if the link is to youtube, you could go to the link, find out what the video is titled, and search for that on youtube on your roku. 

Some other big video hosts also have Roku app/channels.

 

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atc98092
Level 21

Re: Using a Roku stick and want to watch a program imbedded in an email, how?

True, if the link is to YouTube, that could be possible. I was thinking more of a video sent as an attachment, but that is a valid observation. The question of course is where that link leads. Depending on the destination, it might be something accessible on a Roku. YouTube is of course a great example. I can play a YouTube video on my iPhone using the Chrome browser, and "cast" it to a Roku, which opens the YT app and displays it via the Roku. Screen mirroring is the other option, assuming the device being used to open the link can be mirrored to a Roku. Right now, there are three options: a Windows 10 laptop, an Android device, or iOS devices using AirPlay2 to the handful of Roku devices that support it.

Lots of variables involved, unfortunately. 

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), 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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