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Mobile app (Android): Play on Roku doesn't connect to cast media

I recently received a Roku Express. Everything works pretty well so far except for Play on Roku functionality (aka local media casting to device).  The app won't show thumbnails of my photos or videos on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S21+) and seems to hang (circle spinning) when I select a media file to cast. This happens with all my local files created using my phone camera app.

Does anyone else have this issue?



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Re: Mobile app (Android): Play on Roku doesn't connect to cast media


Thanks for the post.

Can you please specify the issue you are experiencing? What app are you trying to screen mirror onto your Roku device with? What format is the content that you are trying to cast?

For more information about casting from a mobile device, we would recommend taking a look at our Support page here: Share media over USB or network

Please keep us posted what you find out.


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