Mirror for Roku

Developer: AirBeamTV BV

Current Version: 2.2

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 11.5 MB - Download

Description:

Application to mirror the screen and audio of your Mac to a Roku Streaming Player, Roku Streaming Stick or Roku TV. You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your Roku. Also, we included the option to watch one window on your Mac, and another window on your Roku!

In using the app, there will be a about 2 to 3 seconds of latency (lag). So this mirroring is not suitable for gaming.

However, it is very suitable for watching movies, giving presentations, watching photos, and much more!

The quality of your experience will be dependent on the quality of your local network. Some tips to enhance the experience:

1. Restart your router. Just take out the power plug, wait 10 seconds and put it back in. This resets your router and will make your home network faster and more stable. Why this works? Routers are in essence little computers, with software. Software will have small memory leaks and some processes will stop working correctly over time. That’s why it is a good idea to reset your router once in a while. Our recommendation: once a week.

2. Don’t do network intense work while screen mirroring. As explained, screen mirroring is network intense. For the best performance, don’t do other network intense work at the same time. This includes making timemachine backups over the network and uploading/downloading large files from the internet while screen mirroring.

3. Put your Mac and your Roku on the same router channel. Some routers (dual band) have create both a 2.4Ghz and a 5Ghz wireless network. For the best performance, put your Mac and your TV on the same network. Preferably the 5Ghz network. But definitely not the Mac on 5Ghz and the TV on 2.4Ghz, because that will negatively impact the performance of screen mirroring.

4. Use an AC or N router. Newer routers support Wifi AC and N. Older routers might only have Wifi B and/or G. B and G are not really up to scratch anymore for modern networking tasks, so go for an AC or N router. If your router supports AC and N, also make sure that your router is set to use either the Wifi N or Wifi AC networking.

How the app works:
First, make sure that your Roku is on the same local network and same subnet as your Mac. After launching the app, you will see the app icon appearing in the top bar of your Mac and the app will look for your Roku on the network. It will show your Roku when it has found it. Now, you have two options:

Mirror your Mac Screen:
Use this option to put the screen of your Mac on TV. In source, you can select which screen (or attached monitor) you want to display on TV. If you are running multiple applications on your Mac, you can also select which application window you want to see on TV.

Enable Sound: check this to hear the sound of your Mac coming from the TV. You will need the additional (free) audio driver, which you can download here: http://bit.ly/MirrorAudio

Play Video File:
Use this option if you have a video file on your Mac and you want to play just the file on TV. Drop it in the box and it will play on TV.

Settings (the icon in the bottom right of the app): click here to request support from our 24/7 support staff. They usually respond within 2 hours on any query that you might have. If your question is technical, please also include the diagnostics information.

When you like the app, please don't forget to give it a positive rating! Thanks in advance from the AirBeamTV development team!

Please give us feedback by mailing to [email protected]

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Release Notes:

- Support for the new player app on the Roku devices.
- To check if your local network is good enough for screen mirroring, please download the FREE trial version here: http://bit.ly/MirrorRoku

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0
Review by pgranone

no issues as mirroring has been reliable - no issue with a Macbook Pro Retina 15” running Mac OS Sierra 10.12.5 and a Roku Ultra Mirror for Roku 1.0.13 version there is a slight delay in the display but that is not an issue The mirroring has been reliable and does not disconnect - set for “cable or high-quality wireless setting” I have seen no issues with video or audio overall very happy with the results

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
1/5
Version 1.0
Review by Tomaton123457

HORRIBLE SERVICE I DEMAND A REFUND - It doesn’t work for more than 1 minute. Awful service I want a refund!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 2.2
Review by John R. Jones

Does what is says - I had to wait for 2.2 to get to The AppStore but it worked out. I’d recommend it to any Mac Desktop user that needs to do casting to a Roku device. 5 star Service, so 5 star rating.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
1/5
Version 2.2
Review by Stmonty

don’t buy this app! - THIS APP NEEDS TO BE RESTARTED, ALONG WITH YOUR COMPUTER, AND YOUR ROUTER OVERTIME YOU WANT TO USE IT! PAIN IN THE *SS!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
1/5
Version 2.2
Review by firefighter911343

No Good! - I did everything it say’s to do. Nothing works for it. I even try to get some one to help me and there was no luck on that also. so i am just going to take it off the computer and the tv and be done with it. I would not even mess with the Trail because just for like 3mins what is up with that. should be for 30days or something like that but in the end the app did not work and i have moved on to something different.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 2.2
Review by RandyTravisRules

Great solution to wireless screencasting to my Roku - I was looking for a simple solution to my screencasting situation, as I needed to get my digital files on my TV. Mirror for Roku was easy to set up and the support team has been very responsive on Facebook for the questions I have had. Best $10 I could have spent and cheaper than cables!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 2.2
Review by jazzyvox

It works like a charm!!! - I have a mid-2009 macbook pro that doesn’t work with the adapter that is compatible with newer MPB’s. So, I thought streaming to my TCL RokuTv would not be possible. I stumbled across this app with doubts it would work. But, to my my surprise, it works flawlessly. I highly recommend this app for people who have older MBP’s like mine and want to stream to thier smart Roku devices. Customer service is just as outstanding as their product. Thumbs up! Mikey

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
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