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Roku has introduced AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support on some of its devices. If your Roku device supports AirPlay 2, you can use AirPlay on Roku.

airplay roku

In this article:

Part 1. Before Start

1 Check the Compatibility

Before AirPlay, follow the steps to check whether your Roku supports AirPlay: Go to Roku Home Screen > Settings > Select "System" > "About". Here, you'll find information about your Roku model. Compare it with the list of Roku models that support AirPlay.

check roku tv model

What Models of Roku Support AirPlay 2 and Apple Homekit?

Device Model
 Roku TV™   Axxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, 7xxxx 
 Roku Streambar®   9102
 Roku Streambar Pro    9101R2 
 Roku Smart Soundbar     9101
Roku Smart Soundbar     9100
  Roku Streaming Stick®+         3810, 3811
Roku Streaming Stick 4K   3820 
 Roku Streaming Stick 4K+          3821  
 Roku Express 4K          3940   
 Roku Express 4K+        3941  
 Roku Premiere          3920, 4620   
 Roku Premiere+        3921, 4630  
 Roku Ultra      4600, 4640, 4660, 4661, 4670, 4800, 4802
Roku Ultra LT   4662, 4801
Roku TV      Dxxxx, 8xxxx 
 Roku Streaming Stick          3600, 3800, 3801
 Roku Express          3900, 3930, 3932, 3960
 Roku Express+    3910, 3931 
Roku HD  3932   
Roku 2    4205, 4210    
Roku 3    4200, 4201, 4230     

2 Check Roku Software Version

Go to Settings > System > System update > Check now on your Roku device. Ensure that your Roku device is running the latest software version. Roku periodically releases updates, and new features, including AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, may be included in these updates.

check roku system update

Part 2. How to AirPlay on Roku TV

If your Roku TV supports AirPlay, follow the steps to AirPlay to Ruku TV:

Step 1: Enable AirPlay on Roku TV: Go to Settings > Select "Apple AirPlay and HomeKit” and make sure AirPlay is set to On.

roku airplay apple airplay homekit

Step 2: Make sure your iPhone and Roku TV are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 3: Open the Control Center on your iPhone by swiping down from the top right corner (iPhone X and later) or swiping up from the bottom (iPhone 8 and earlier).

Step 4: Tap on the Screen Mirroring or AirPlay icon. It looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing upward.

Step 5: A list of available devices, including your Roku TV, should appear. Select your Roku TV from the list.

Step 6: Once connected, your iPhone's screen will be mirrored on your Roku TV. You can play videos, show photos, or use apps, and the content will be displayed on your Roku TV.

If your Roku TV don’t supports AirPlay, follow the steps to screen mirror your iPhone to Roku TV using the Roku screen mirroring feature, also known as Miracast. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Make sure your iPhone and Roku TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: On Roku TV, go to Settings > System > Screen mirroring, and set it to "Prompt" or "Always allow".

prompt screen mirroring roku

Step 3: Swipe down (iPhone X and later) or up (iPhone 8 and earlier) to access Control Center.

Step 4: Tap "Screen Mirroring" or "AirPlay" and select your Roku TV.

Step 5: Enter the code displayed on your TV if it's the first time connecting. Your iPhone screen should now be mirrored on your Roku TV.

Part 3. How to Fix AirPlay Not Working on Roku TV

If AirPlay is not working on your Roku TV, you can try the following steps to troubleshoot and resolve the issue:

  • Check Compatibility:
  • Confirm that your Roku TV model supports AirPlay. Not all Roku devices have this feature.

  • Update Roku Software:
  • Ensure that your Roku TV is running the latest software version. Go to Settings > System > System update > Check now to update if necessary.

  • Restart Roku TV:
  • Power off your Roku TV and unplug it from the power source.

    Wait for at least 10 seconds before plugging it back in and turning it on.

  • Restart iPhone:
  • Restart your iPhone or iPad to ensure a fresh start.

  • Check Wi-Fi Connection:
  • Make sure both your Roku TV and your iOS device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  • Reconnect to Wi-Fi:
  • On your Roku TV, go to Settings > Network > Set up connection and reconnect to your Wi-Fi network.

  • Enable AirPlay on Roku TV:
  • Double-check that AirPlay is enabled on your Roku TV. Go to Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit and ensure it's turned on.

  • Verify AirPlay on iPhone:
  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > Wi-Fi and check if your Roku TV appears in the list of available devices.

  • Reset Network Settings on iPhone:
  • If the issue persists, you can try resetting network settings on your iPhone. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Note that this will reset Wi-Fi passwords and other network-related settings.

  • Update iOS:
  • Ensure that your iPhone or iPad is running the latest iOS version. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for updates.

  • Check for Interference:
  • Other electronic devices or appliances may interfere with the Wi-Fi signal. Move away from potential sources of interference or use a different Wi-Fi channel.

  • Factory Reset Roku TV:
  • As a last resort, you can perform a factory reset on your Roku TV. Keep in mind that this will erase all settings and data on the TV. Go to Settings > System > Advanced system settings > Factory reset.

    If none of these steps resolve the issue, you may want to reach out to Roku support for assistance.

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Step 1. Download and launch the app on your PC.

Step 2. First, connect your iPhone & computer on the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 3. Then, go to Control Center and click Screen Mirroring. Choose your PC to mirror.

screen mirroring iphone to pc

Step 4. Next, Go to Settings > enable Bluetooth. Pair the Bluetooth of your phone and computer. Bluetooth connection lets you remotely control your iPhone from Macbook or PC.

bluetooth pairing your device and computer

Step 5. After Bluetooth connection, you can remote access your iPhone on your computer freely with your mouse.

bluetooth pairing your device and computer



Please confirm whether your computer's Bluetooth supports screen casting, if not, you can purchase a USB Bluetooth Dongle 5.0 Adaptor or higherfor your PC. Any problems, you can find the solution here: How to fix Bluetooth pairing failure after iOS screen mirroring?

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Part 4. FAQs about AirPlay iPhone to Roku TV

1 Can you AirPlay from iPhone to Roku?

Yes, if your Roku TV supports AirPlay 2, you can AirPlay content from your iPhone to your Roku TV. Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

2 Why won't my iPhone screen mirror to my Roku TV?

Troubleshoot by updating Roku software, enabling AirPlay on Roku TV, checking Wi-Fi, restarting devices, verifying AirPlay settings on iPhone, updating iOS, and resetting network settings if needed. You can check the detailed solution in Part 3 .

3 How do I share my iPhone screen with my Roku?

Ensure AirPlay is enabled on your Roku TV, connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network, open Control Center on iPhone, tap Screen Mirroring or AirPlay, select your Roku TV, and enter the code if prompted. You can also check the detailed steps in Part 2.

4 How to Airplay from a Mac to a Roku TV?

Roku TVs don't natively support AirPlay from a Mac. For a workaround, use screen mirroring by ensuring both devices are on the same Wi-Fi, enabling screen mirroring on the Roku TV, and selecting the Roku TV in your Mac's display preferences.


In summary, AirPlay to Roku facilitates easy content sharing between your iPhone and Roku TV. Ensure compatibility, maintain a common Wi-Fi network, and troubleshoot any issues for a seamless experience. Stay updated on Roku features to make the most of AirPlay capabilities.