How to Screen Mirror Mac to Roku

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you looking for a way to screen mirror your Mac to your Roku device? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of screen mirroring your Mac to Roku step by step. Let’s get started!

What is Screen Mirroring?

Screen mirroring is a feature that allows you to display the content from one device onto another device’s screen. In this case, we will be mirroring the screen of your Mac onto your Roku device. This is a great way to share photos, videos, presentations, and more on a larger screen.


Before we begin, make sure you have the following requirements:

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

Step 1: Connect Your Mac and Roku to the Same Wi-Fi Network

In order for screen mirroring to work, both your Mac and Roku need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If they are not already connected, make sure they are both connected to the same network before proceeding.

Step 2: Enable Screen Mirroring on Your Roku Device

To enable screen mirroring on your Roku device, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your Roku device and navigate to the home screen.
  2. Select “Settings” from the menu.
  3. Select “System” and then “Screen Mirroring”.
  4. Select “Enable Screen Mirroring” and confirm your selection.

Step 3: Enable AirPlay on Your Mac

In order to mirror your Mac’s screen to your Roku device, you will need to enable AirPlay. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on “Displays”.
  4. In the new window, click on the “AirPlay Display” dropdown menu.
  5. Select your Roku device from the list of available devices.

Step 4: Start Screen Mirroring

Now that everything is set up, it’s time to start screen mirroring. Follow these steps:

  1. On your Mac, navigate to the content you want to screen mirror (e.g., a photo or video).
  2. Click on the AirPlay icon in the menu bar at the top-right corner of your screen.

Note: Depending on your Mac’s settings, you may need to enter a passcode displayed on your Roku device to establish a connection. Follow any on-screen instructions if prompted.

Troubleshooting Tips

No Sound?

If you’re experiencing issues with sound while screen mirroring, try adjusting the volume settings on both your Mac and Roku device. Also, ensure that both devices are not set to mute or low volume.

Poor Quality or Lag?

If you’re experiencing poor quality or lag while screen mirroring, it could be due to a weak Wi-Fi signal. Try moving closer to your Wi-Fi router or connecting via an Ethernet cable for a more stable connection.

Connection Issues?

If you’re having trouble establishing a connection between your Mac and Roku device, try restarting both devices and ensuring they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You can also try disabling and re-enabling screen mirroring on your Roku device.


Screen mirroring your Mac to your Roku device is a convenient way to share content on a larger screen. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should now be able to enjoy screen mirroring with ease. Happy mirroring!

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