Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

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Rafterman
Level 7

Using roku to airplay without internet connection

How can I connect to roku using airplay without an internet connection?   I want to stream downloaded content from my ipad to my roku on a TV in my RV.   Is this possible?

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StreamerUser
Level 20

Re: Using roku to airplay without internet connection

Rokus need to be activated before they can be used, and that requires an internet connection.

Otherwise, the Roku and phone/tablet must be on the same WiFI network for AirPlay to work.

https://support.roku.com/article/360057488733

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DosRojos
Level 7

Re: Using roku to airplay without internet connection

The advice implies that AirPlay works without an internet connection as long as the Roku and iPhone (for example) are on the same WiFi network and the Roku has an activated account. This is not the behavior I am getting on my Roku Ultra. When trying to AirPlay locally stored audio, a screen pops up saying that AirPlay isn’t connected to the internet. When I choose the “proceed anyway” option a few seconds of audio plays before the Roku AirPlay connection is dropped making it impossible to AirPlay anymore. AirPlay works fine when there is an internet connection, but I need to use it where there is none and I only have WiFi. 

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Natepap
Level 7

Re: Using roku to airplay without internet connection

Hey — I’m trying to get the same functionality from Roku as you, and have experienced the exact same behavior (contrary to how it’s “supposed” to work).  Wondered if you have had any luck since…?

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