How to Connect MacBook to Roku

With recent RokuOS updates, the Roku supports Airplay. That means that you can now connect and mirror your MacBook to a Roku device. This tutorial will tell you how to set everything up.


Enable Airplay on Roku

  1. Starting at the Home screen, go to “Settings“.
  2. Choose “Apple Airplay & Homekit“.
    Roku Airplay Option
    Note: If you don’t have the “Airplay and Homekit settings” option, your Roku may not support Airplay, or has not been updated with the version of RokuOS that supports it.
  3. Make sure that “Airplay” is set to “On“.
    Roku Set AirPlay On

 


Connect MacBook to Roku

  1. Confirm that the MacBook is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Roku.
  2. From the MacBook, select the quick menu at the top of the screen, then select “Screen Mirroring“.
    MacBook Screen Mirroring Option
  3. Select the Roku device you wish to connect to.
    MacBook Choose Streaming Device
  4. A code will appear on your TV via the Roku. Enter the code on your MacBook to complete the connection.
    Roku AirPlay Passcode
    Mac Enter Code

You should now have your MacBook screen mirrored to your Roku. Any video or sound will be shown via your Roku device.

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