Application to mirror the screen and audio of your Mac to a Roku Streaming Player, Roku Streaming Stick or Roku TV (from Hisense, TCL, Insignia and Sharp).
You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your Roku. Also, we included the option to watch one window on your Mac, and another window on your Roku!
In using the app, there will be a about 2 to 3 seconds of latency (lag). So this mirroring is not suitable for gaming.
However, it is very suitable for watching movies, giving presentations, watching photos, and much more!
The quality of your experience will be dependent on the quality of your local network. Some tips to enhance the experience:
1. Restart your router. Just take out the power plug, wait 10 seconds and put it back in. This resets your router and will make your home network faster and more stable. Why this works? Routers are in essence little computers, with software. Software will have small memory leaks and some processes will stop working correctly over time. That’s why it is a good idea to reset your router once in a while. Our recommendation: once a week.
2. Don’t do network intense work while screen mirroring. As explained, screen mirroring is network intense. For the best performance, don’t do other network intense work at the same time. This includes making timemachine backups over the network and uploading/downloading large files from the internet while screen mirroring.
3. Put your Mac and your Roku on the same router channel. Some routers (dual band) have create both a 2.4Ghz and a 5Ghz wireless network. For the best performance, put your Mac and your TV on the same network. Preferably the 5Ghz network. But definitely not the Mac on 5Ghz and the TV on 2.4Ghz, because that will negatively impact the performance of screen mirroring.
4. Use an AC or N router. Newer routers support Wifi AC and N. Older routers might only have Wifi B and/or G. B and G are not really up to scratch anymore for modern networking tasks, so go for an AC or N router. If your router supports AC and N, also make sure that your router is set to use either the Wifi N or Wifi AC networking.
How the app works:
First, make sure that your Roku is on the same local network and same subnet as your Mac. After launching the app, you will see the app icon appearing in the top bar of your Mac and the app will look for your Roku on the network. It will show your Roku when it has found it. Now, you have two options:
Mirror your Mac Screen:
Use this option to put the screen of your Mac on TV. In source, you can select which screen (or attached monitor) you want to display on TV. If you are running multiple applications on your Mac, you can also select which application window you want to see on TV.
Enable Sound: check this to hear the sound of your Mac coming from the TV. You will need the additional (free) audio driver, which you can download here: http://bit.ly/MirrorAudio
Play Video File:
Use this option if you have a video file on your Mac and you want to play just the file on TV. Drop it in the box and it will play on TV.
Settings (the icon in the bottom right of the app): click here to request support from our 24/7 support staff. They usually respond within 2 hours on any query that you might have. If your question is technical, please also include the diagnostics information.
Limitations: Apple has HDCP DRM protection for playing iTunes movies. This means that screen mirroring is not possible when watching movies from iTunes.
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The applications Mirror for Roku was published
in the category Video on 2017-04-27 and
was developed by AirBeamTV BV.
The file size is 11.43 MB.
The current version is 2.7.2 and works well on
10.10 and high ios versions.
- Bugfixes and Stability Improvements
I contacted the customer support because I could not get the audio to work, after paying for the app. I was asked to update to the 2.4 version of the app, when the one available at the time of writing this review is 2.3. I haven’t got neither any support or refund for this. And I just cannot get my audio to work once it is connected to the TV.
This app fixes a long standing frustration that I’ve had with the Roku. I’ve always wanted to be able to mirror my laptop screen onto my TV to show pictures, slideshows, etc and until recently, I haven’t been able to do it. I have streamed both static pictures, slideshows and movies from various websites using this app. Both the screen and audio streamed perfectly. It was worth the money for me.
It does not stream. if you plan on using this to watch movies or videos on your tv from your mac dont buy this ! it its choppy, freezes, and buffers way too slow to watch anything.
Got this app with the hopes of not having to purchased a Apple TV so I could display my MacBook Pro on my new TCL Roku TV. Please save your money and dont buy this app. it is a complete waste of money. Constant buffering, crashes ad general instability make this app useless. Mind you this is on a brand new 15 inch 2018 MBP. The network is not the issue either as I have a Asus AC5300 and no network saturation. Save your money and instead get an Apple TV the Airplay feature works great!
This app fails to remain connected, yes I contacted support, got pretty much a form letter response, I am running latest MacOS High Sierra, fully updated, latest version of this App and fully updated Roku Ultra with the Mirror for Roku channel. I have a solid wifi conntection from my MacBook Pro retina to my router and the Roku is connected via 6 foot ethernet cable. I don’t know what to do to keep it connected and support is not help either. As it is, I would like a refund, it is useless.
DOESN’T SUPPORT MOVIES DON'T WAISTE THE 10$!!
This is a useful Roku feature but it has limits. First, the good stuff. I have over a dozen TV’s in my house and the Roku has proven to be a very cost effective way to get good content to all of those TV's. The fact that the Roku has the ability to mirror/stream material from my Mac is a bonus. Second, it’s relatively easy to set up the Mirror app and while it’s not as smooth as Apple Airplay or mirroring to an Apple TV, it is much less expensive than an Apple TV so I’m not complaining. Now the primary limitation. There is considerable lag in streaming and mirroring from your Mac to the Roku through this app. I estimate about 4 seconds lag and I have a very solid network connection. This is definitely not a viable solution if you need your Mac (audio or video) and the TV (audio or video) in sync (e.g. if you’re presenting something). If you don’t need your Mac and TV (audio/video) in perfect sync, however, this is a good way (and an inexpensive way) to stream/mirror video to a TV screen. I have, for instance, used this app to seamlessly stream security camera footage (audio and video) to multiple TVs around the house. It’s not of the quality of solutions such as Control4, but it is much less expensive and truly does get the job done. My 4 rating is based on the fact that it does what I need it to do but if you’re looking for a streaming solution that keeps everything in sync (e.g. if you’re planning to use this to make presentations), don’t waste your time with this.
ETA - to the developer that responded—as I stated, you should mention this FIRST in your description for the app. This does NOT work with iTunes movies. This should be stated FIRST as it’s the ONLY reason I paid 9.99 for the app - an app that says it is great for MOVIES and doesn’t work with Apple’s main source for movies. What a waste.
I have just started using mac computer after buying a mid 2009 macbok. have always watch movies on my pc laptop via HDMI, but the macbook i got does not haved it only display port. I found a cheep connector on amazon but it does not always stay connected found this app and it has worked good so far with only a few time disconnecting in the middle of a movie. it also will not detect my other tv, and both of them are TCL roku tv. I was worth the 9.99 and hope that they keep adding option to the app to improve things like setting option and tech support.
When I purchased my Roku, I did so with the assumption that mirroring my Mac screen was going to be one of the things it just did. I was disappointed to find out it didn’t, almost to the point of wanting to return and buy something else. But I did a little research and found this app. Once you also download the audio drivers to be able to stream audio through the tv, this app is a Godsend. I watched an entire movie last night via the Starz site on my TV, which I’ve never been able to do before, and it was crystal clear in video and audio quality. The slight lag between computer and TV display could be a little annoying if you were trying to use it to give a presentation or something, but the fact is it works perfectly for what I need it for, and i couldn’t be happier!