Stream to Roku
Developer: Wang Fu Chi
Current Version: 2.3.0
Last Updated: 5 months ago
Download Size: 16.5 MB - Download
Regardless of format limits, wirelessly stream any local video & music files (not web content) to Roku Streaming Players, Roku Streaming Sticks, and Roku TVs without installing additional channels!
No longer you have to spend hours converting the files to “right” formats before playing them with a USB drive. This app allows you to beam any movie/music directly from your Mac to the big screen, wirelessly! Simple as that!
To see the app in use, please watch a little demo video at http://bit.ly/2xFIeap .
* Cast Video & Music Files Without Format Limits
You can easily cast local videos and music with Stream to Roku. It will play virtually any file you throw at it to the big screen, including 3GP, AVI, ASF, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, M2TS, MTS, RMVB, RM, WEBM, WMV, AAC, M4A, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, or any other common format. Just select the file that you want to stream to your TV, and you can enjoy it on the big screen in no time!
* Playlist Customization
Playlist is also supported in the app. You can throw a whole bunch of files into the app and create a playlist, so that you can enjoy your beloved movies non-stop.
* Playback Control
You can use the app to change videos or songs, play, pause, and stop the playback. Fast-forward and rewind are also available in the app.
* Auto Device Discovery
Stream to Roku automatically discovers supported devices connected to the same network as your Mac. No configuration needed, no hassle!
* Supported Roku devices (need to run the latest firmware) include:
Roku TV, Roku Ultra, Roku 4, Roku Premiere & Roku Premiere+, Roku 3, Roku 2, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Express & Roku Express+, and many more.
BUTTON LINE: To find out whether your devices is supported, please use the official Roku app on your phone to play a video to your device. If that works, then Stream to Roku can work with that device perfectly, otherwise not.
**Please note that it’s not supported to stream DRM protected videos like movies or TV episodes purchased from iTunes. And this app doesn’t beam online videos on websites.**
Trademark Acknowledgement: ROKU, the ROKU Logo, STREAMING STICK, ROKU TV are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Roku, Inc. in the United States and other countries. This app is not endorsed by and has no association with the company listed herein.
1. Ready for macOS High Sierra.
2. Per user request, add the option to hide the app's icon in the Dock.
Most Helpful Reviews
Works Great - I was able to stream a video file stored on a USB drive connected to a remote Mac. I thought it was going to make me have to transfer those files to the Mac running Stream to Roku, but I was happily mistaken. Very easy to use/understand interface. I wish there was an option to remove the dock icon and just use the menubar icon since it is a startup app. Other than the unneccassary dock icon, the app works great!
Useless - The title is pretty misleading, I had some poor experience with my HooToo device in my RV over the weekend and would have rather had a DLNP server for my MacBook as a backup. Seeing this, I figured that was it. After not being able to find it from the FireTV on my office TV, I looked a little further, this is a glorified ChromeCast thing, could do this with a web browser. I agree, useless.
More Reviews for Current Version
Great App - This App works exactly as advertised. I was also reassured by reading the timely Developer Response's from previous reviews.
Works Exactly As Advertised - I expected some difficultly setting up for streaming to my Roku Box, but experienced little to none with this program. Set up was actually pretty intutitive. The program automaticaly found the Roku box connected to my WiFi network. You have to register video stored on a mass storage device connected to your computer with the program. This is done by typical folder techniques. You get to the “add files” menu from the File tab at the top of the screen on your computer. Once the video is registered, about all you have to do is click on the color bar screen icon to go to the in-program menu where the play controls are located. When you click on the video you want, it starts playing. It is that simple. The only glitch is that it may encounter a buffering issue when the program first starts up. I am currently watching a wide screen high resolution movie. The buffering issue which I reported only occured during the opening credits.
My TV show up in the “CAST TO” and it’s selected but NO response on my ROKU TV!!! - In the App my TV show up in the “CAST TO” section and my TV selected with a checkmark next to it but absolutely NO response on my ROKU TV!!! I hope that technical support will reach out to help me to see if we can fixed this problem but until I can get this App working I can’t give it a good rating. (I try to change or edit my review if technical support can help me get this working.) If we can’t get it working I am hoping for a refund. Update: I thought that this App. would stream anything on my computer screen to my TV but I guess it’s not that kind of Application. I was able to send video file to my TV but, as far as I can tell, this is the ONLY THING that it is useful for. I am still a little disappointed that I spent $5.00 on an App. that did not do what I wanted it for.
Totally Useless - Totally useless. What do they care? They got my money.
Love this app! - I am so pleased I found this app and it streams flawlessly from my USB files on my Mac to my Roko device, Streaming quality is excellent! No, hiccups or glitches at all, I give a definite thumbs up on this app. Very affordable too!!!!!!