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Mirroring Your Android To Your Roku-Connected TV

(Topic created: 04-25-2021 04:52 PM)
rfkennard
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Fellow Phone Users:

Now that Smart View is no longer supported by Samsung, many (me included) have asked how to mirror their Android to their TV with a Roku connection. Here is my experience.

I hope you can use these steps.  I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5g (puff, puff!).  The images shown are screen prints or photos from my Note 20.

1. Get the App.
  • Go to your App Store (Google Play Store, etc.). 
  • Download the SmartThings app (below). 
  • Then open the app. 
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2.  Your SmartThings App
  • SmartThings app is open (below).
  • Touch the + (plus) symbol.
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3. Connect your Roku to SmartThings.
  • Touch "Device," (below).
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4.  Discovery
  • Assuming "By device type" is selected, note that "streaming video" devices are NOT listed (below). 
  • Touch "By Brand."
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5. Further discovery and scan.

  • Note that "Roku" is NOT listed under "All Brands" (first image, below). 
  • Touch the "Scan Nearby" selection at the top of the window.
  • See second image, below.  Note that "Scan nearby" is scanning. 
  • NOTE: One assumes that your Roku device is connected to your TV, is working, and is also connected to the same network as your phone.

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 6.  Scan complete:

  • Scanning is complete and my "Roku Ultra" is shown.
  • Select "Roku Ultra" to connect to SmartThings. 
  • NOTE: If you have other smart devices that are ALREADY connected, they may not be shown yet (wait for it...).
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7.  list of "Directly connected devices:

  • Below is MY list of "Directly connected devices." 
  • YOUR list of "Directly connected devices" should be showing.
  • You may need to touch "Roku Ultra" (above) again to bring up the list (mine is below).

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8.  SmartThings List from home.
  • See above.  Select the left arrow (above, upper left-hand corner), which will send you back to your SmartThings home page (first image below). 
  • (Below) Select "Directly connected devices >" to see the same list, formatted differently (second image below).
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9.  Mirror to Roku:
  • Above is MY list of connected devices.  To mirror your phone to YOUR Roku, select the Roku you want to cast/mirror from your phone to it (note that I have two Rokus - different names).
  • See first image below.  Select "Mirror Screen (Smart View)."  (Disregard the "Camera event").
  • See second image below.  Then select "Start Now" (under "Start casting with SmartThings?").
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10. On the TV (that is connected to this Roku), you see the "request to cast video" message. This shows up because I have selected "Prompt" under "Screen mirroring mode" in my Roku's "System > Screen mirroring" settings.  Select "Allow."
 
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11.  In the future, all you need to do is open your "SmartThangs" 😄 App, go to "Directly connected devices," select the Roku to cast/mirror to, and enjoy.  I hope this helps!
 
12.  I am assuming that you have installed the current updates on both your Roku and your phone (hint, hint)...
 
Regards.

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rfkennard
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LongHiker: Thank you for your reply. There are several ways to mirror/cast from your phone to your TV, as you indicated. The one I showed isn't the first I found. I was trying to show how I used Samsung's SmartThings to do so. Thanks again! 🙂

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LongHiker
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@rfkennard 

BTW, wireless Dex works between your device and a Roku TV also. Super simple, just enable Dex from the quick panel and select the TV. 

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rfkennard
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LongHiker: Thank you for your reply. There are several ways to mirror/cast from your phone to your TV, as you indicated. The one I showed isn't the first I found. I was trying to show how I used Samsung's SmartThings to do so. Thanks again! 🙂

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