How to Airplay on Roku From Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Do you want to know how to Airplay on Roku from your Mac? In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step by step.

Airplay allows you to stream audio and video from your Mac to your Roku device. Let’s get started!


To Airplay on Roku from your Mac, make sure you have the following:

  • A Mac computer
  • A Roku streaming device
  • A stable Wi-Fi connection

Step 1: Connect your Roku device to the same network as your Mac

Before you can use Airplay, ensure that both your Mac and Roku device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This is essential for them to communicate with each other.

To connect your Roku device to the same network:

  1. Turn on your Roku device and navigate to the home screen.
  2. Select “Settings” using your Roku remote.
  3. Choose “Network” and then “Set up connection”.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect to your Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Enable screen mirroring on your Roku device

In order to Airplay content from your Mac, you need to enable screen mirroring on your Roku device. Here’s how:

  1. On your Roku remote, press the home button.
  2. Navigate to “Settings” and select it.
  3. Choose “System” and then “Screen mirroring”.
  4. Select either “Prompt” or “Always allow” depending on your preference.

Step 3: Airplay from your Mac to Roku

Now that you have everything set up, it’s time to Airplay from your Mac to your Roku device:

  1. On your Mac, click on the Airplay icon in the menu bar. It looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing up inside it.
  2. A list of available devices will appear.

    Select your Roku device from the list.

  3. If prompted, enter the Airplay code displayed on your Roku device.
  4. Your Mac’s screen will now be mirrored on your Roku device. You can play videos, music, or display presentations just like you would on your Mac!

Note: Some apps may not support Airplay due to copyright restrictions. In such cases, you won’t be able to mirror their content on your Roku device.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to Airplay on Roku from your Mac. Enjoy streaming and mirroring content effortlessly!

If you encounter any issues while using Airplay, make sure both devices are connected to the same network and double-check the settings on both ends. Happy streaming!

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