Application to mirror the screen and audio of your iPhone or iPad to your Roku. This can be any Roku Streaming Player, Roku Stick or Roku TV (from Hisense, TCL, Insignia, Element, Onn and Sharp)! You can mirror any app on your iPhone or iPad to your Roku.
In using the app, there will be a couple of seconds of latency (usually between 1 and 3). So this mirroring is not suitable for gaming.
However, it is very suitable for watching movies, giving presentations, watching photos, and much more!
How the app works:
1. Make sure that your iPhone or iPad is connected to the same local network as your Roku. Don't use multiple VLANs, a VPN or subnets.
2. Launch the Mirror for Roku app. It will start looking for your Roku(s) on your local network. When a Roku Player, Stick or TV is found, please select it. When you use this app for the first time, your Roku will go to the Mirror for Roku install page. Select Add Channel to add the Mirror for Roku receiver on your Roku.
3. Turn on notifications for this app. We will not spam you, but we will use this to let you know if your Roku is working correctly or not. So please, please allow it, otherwise when things don't work as they should, you are left in the dark.
4. Click on Start Mirroring to start mirroring on the Roku that is currently selected. After that, you can just go to any other app on your iPhone or iPad and the mirroring just continues to run.
5. To stop mirroring, there are two options. (1) click on the red top bar that you will see on your iPhone or iPad. (2) Go to the Mirror for Roku app and click on Stop Mirroring.
Limitations and known issues:
Some apps block Screen Mirroring. This means that application developers can choose themselves if they want to block Screen Mirroring. For instance, Netflix, Disney and AppleTV+ have decided to block this.
There is a simple test that you can do to see if the app that you want to mirror has blocked Screen Mirroring:
Open that particular app and slide up Control Center on your iPhone/iPad. Then, click on Screen Recording and start recording the screen to your Camera Roll. Watch the app that you want to mirror and at some point stop the screen recording. Then go to your Photos app and watch the video that was recorded. If the recorded video shows the app you want to mirror, it works fine. If the video is empty, then the app you want to mirror does not allow Screen Mirroring.
About Screen Recording and Privacy
Even though there are notifications about Screen Recording, we don't record your screen into files and we don't send any content to a server. We only temporarily store data in memory, before it is streamed to TV. Upon streaming, the content is removed from memory.
What our users are saying:
"Worked great!" - 5 STARS - by HeatherWorky
Sure there is a slight delay, but I just turn down the audio on my iPhone and it’s fine. Works perfectly. Was about to pitch my roku but now I can use it with Spotify and other accounts. Thanks!
"Love it !!! Thank you developers" - 5 STARS - by Kenjikaea
It works smoothly for me currently on a iPhone X no lag at all I can watch movies play apps from my smart tv .
When you like the app, please don't forget to give it a positive rating! Thanks in advance from the AirBeamTV development team!
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Updated review - developer gave me the recommendation to try their stream app for macs and that one works when you go through your chrome browser. Updating my review based on that, but I’d recommend you default your app purchases to the same trial run so users can make sure it fits their needs before having to pay for the full download.
Original review - If you plan on using this app to stream purchased tv/movies or stream premium add-on channels (like the new HBO Max) from your iOS device, don’t bother. You’ll be kicked out of the mirror playback or receive a message stating, “The connected display is not authorized to play”. Want my money back!
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for your purchase. As mentioned in the App Store description for this app (limitations), DRM protected apps will block the mirroring function for our app (and mirror apps in general). The best way to check if an app has DRM limitation enabled, is to perform a regular 'screen recording' selecting the camera roll as destination (not our app). If the recording turns up with either a white or black screen, DRM protection is enabled and you cannot mirror that particular app. However, you can use our app in many other ways, like sharing photos and videos with your family, friends or colleagues. We hope you can improve our star rating with this information.
Mac Tip: many but not all streaming services work on our Mac screen mirroring apps when you stream from Chrome or Firefox browser. Try our free trial app on our website (not for iTunes movies or Apple TV).
I initially tried all the free ones I could find that claimed to do the same thing, and none of them worked properly. Even the one that let you try it once for free and then pay didn’t work. So I was understandably very hesitant to drop $5 just to see if this one did. It was a gamble that completely paid off. So far I’ve been able to stream videos multiple times with no problems. There’s a few-second delay, which is well advertised before you download it. As long as you make sure your audio and video are coming from your tv (instead of audio through phone and video on tv), there are no sync issues. Great app, and literally the only one I tried that actually worked!
My only disappointment, which is substantial enough to want to lower the stars I give, is that this company makes each tv brand it’s own app, so it’s another $5 if you want to stream to another branded tv, as well as the annoyance of it being a separate app on your phone. I really wish everything was included in one app.
That being said, wonderful job on making an app that works, and I hope my taking the time to give 5 stars will encourage you to make the proposed changes and keep working on perfecting the app. Thanks a bunch! (Much cheaper than an Apple TV!)
Developer Response ,
Hi Kenneth M, thanks a lot for your kind words. Our development team appreciates them and works towards improving our product. Enjoy using the app! :)
Great App and Fast Reponse from Support!
I tried all the free apps and none of them worked with my IPhone to mirror my entire screen and do home workouts through my work out app. Until I paid and downloaded Mirror for Roku! This app has been a game changer for me. I did run into a little hiccup not being able to find my Roku TV (after a week of no issues) and I contacted support. They replied via Facebook within minutes and asked me to send them my diagnostics through the app via email. They asked me to reset my router, tv and iphone. It took two tries but I found just resetting the router did the trick (and patience). If you have a problem with the app it could be for many reasons other than the app itself so please make sure you contact support because they did a fantastic job helping me through getting my Mirror for Roku back up and running. I can't wait to see new features added and will continue to use this app. Thank you for creating this app to help us Apple and Roku lovers bring the two together!
- AirBeamTV BV
- 134.6 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.