To cast music to Roku from your phone, start by connecting both your mobile device and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, install the desired app on both devices. Once installed, open the app on your mobile device and select the music you want to cast. Look for the casting icon within the app and tap on it. You will then be prompted to choose your Roku device. Select your Roku device and the Roku channel will automatically launch, starting playback of the music.
It is important to note that casting is only available on supported Roku channels, and playback can be controlled using either the Roku remote or your mobile device. Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that casting only works with supported channels and does not support screen mirroring.
Lastly, personal photos, videos, and music cannot be casted and require the use of the “Play on Roku” option in the Roku mobile app.
- Connect your phone and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network
- Install the desired app on both devices
- Open the app on your phone and select the music you want to cast
- Tap on the casting icon and choose your Roku device
- The Roku channel will launch and start playing the music
- Casting only works on supported Roku channels and does not support screen mirroring. Personal media requires the “Play on Roku” option.
Connect Your Mobile Device And Roku To The Same Wi-Fi Network
Before you can cast music from your phone to your Roku device, you need to ensure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
This is essential for them to communicate with each other wirelessly.
To connect your mobile device and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network, follow these steps:
- On your mobile device, go to the settings menu and select Wi-Fi.
- Find and connect to the Wi-Fi network that your Roku device is already connected to.
Install The App On Both Devices
To cast music to Roku from your phone, you need to have the app installed on both devices.
The app acts as the bridge between your mobile device and Roku, allowing you to control playback and select the content you want to cast.
Follow these steps to install the app on both devices:
- On your mobile device, navigate to the app store (such as Google Play Store or Apple App Store).
- Search for the relevant app that is compatible with your Roku device.
- Download and install the app on both your mobile device and Roku.
Tap The Casting Icon And Select Your Roku Device
Now that both your mobile device and Roku are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and you have the app installed on both devices, you can begin casting music to your Roku device.
Follow these steps to cast music to Roku from your phone:
- On your mobile device, open the app that you installed earlier.
- Select the video or music you want to cast from within the app.
- Look for the casting icon, usually displayed as a small rectangle with concentric circles or an icon representing a screen with a Wi-Fi signal.
- Tap the casting icon.
- Choose your Roku device from the list of available devices when prompted.
- Once selected, the Roku channel associated with the app will automatically launch on your Roku device.
- The chosen music will start playing on your Roku device, and you can control the playback using either the Roku remote or your mobile device.
Note that casting music to Roku only works with supported Roku channels. Not all channels have the casting feature available.
Make sure to check if the channel you are using supports casting.
Additionally, it’s important to note that casting is different from screen mirroring. Casting allows you to control playback on the Roku device directly, while screen mirroring displays your entire mobile device’s screen on the TV connected to Roku.
If you want to cast personal photos, videos, or music that are not supported by casting, you can explore the “Play on Roku” option in the Roku mobile app.
This feature allows you to stream media files directly from your mobile device to the Roku player.
Overall, casting music to Roku from your phone is a convenient way to enjoy your favorite tunes on a larger screen. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily connect your devices, install the necessary app, and start casting music effortlessly.