DropBox is a cloud database platform in which individual users and business enterprises store their data online to access them on different devices. This is similar to Google Drive, but the service was present long before Google Drive took place. You can store, share and collaborate with your saved projects, and access media files in a group. The platform is available on different devices like Android, iOS, and in computers. If you like to view your Dropbox content on your Roku screen, then follow some of the alternative steps.
How Much Does Dropbox Cost on Roku
Dropbox offers three different premium plans that can be availed with its monthly and yearly subscriptions.
|Differs based on Enterprise
|Differs based on Enterprise
What’s on Dropbox
- Subscribe to the Dropbox premium to link its account on unlimited devices.
- Purchase the family plan to avail of individual accounts for 6 people.
- It offers Data classification for sensitive and confidential information
- You can automatically back up your data on computers, external drives, and directly to the cloud.
- It offers advanced file locking and sharing controls.
How to Use Dropbox on Roku
With Dropbox not available on the Roku channel store, your first-to-go method to access the app is through screen mirroring from your smartphone.
How to Screen Mirror Dropbox to Roku from Android Devices
To screen mirror Dropbox from Android and PC, you need to enable the screen mirroring feature on your Roku device.
#1 Connect your Android and Roku devices to the same Wi-Fi network.
#2 Download and install the Dropbox app on your Android using Playstore.
#3 Now, open the app and sign in with your premium account.
#4 Choose any media files on your cloud space that you wanna view on Roku.
#5 Now, open the Notification panel on your Android and tap on the Cast icon.
#6 Select your Roku device from the list of available devices.
#7 Now, you can access the Dropbox files on your Roku device.
Screen Mirror Dropbox on Roku from PC
Ensure that you have connected your Roku device and PC to the same Wi-Fi network before following the steps.
#1 Visit the official website of Dropbox on any web browser.
#2 Sign in to your account.
#3 Navigate and select the content you want to view on Roku from the cloud space.
#4 Next, press the Windows + K keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
#5 Select your Roku device from the pop-up.
#6 Finally, you can view the Dropbox files you choose on your Roku device.
How to Screen Mirror Dropbox on Roku from iOS Devices
To make the screen mirror work on iOS to Roku, enable AirPlay on Roku.
#1 Make sure that your iOS and Roku devices are connected under the same Wi-Fi connection.
#2 Install the Dropbox app on your iOS Device from the App Store.
#3 Open the app and sign in to your account.
#4 Now select the file you want to preview on Roku from your cloud storage.
#5 Navigate to the Control Panel on your iOS device and tap on the Screen Mirroring option.
#6 Once your Roku device appears on the list of available devices, click on it to connect.
#7 After selecting the Roku device, you can view the content you want on the Roku device easily.
Alternative Method to Use Dropbox on Roku
Officially, the Dropbox app is unavailable on Roku. However, you can use the trusted third-party apps available on the Roku Channel Store, like Roksbox for Dropbox.
#1 Turn on Roku and press the Home button on the remote to launch the home screen.
#2. Select the Streaming Channels option on the screen.
#3 Move on to the Search Channels option.
#4 Use the on-screen keys and type Roksbox for Dropbox.
#5 From the search results, select the app and click on the Add Channel button.
#6 After installing the channels, tap the OK button.
How to Use Roksbox for Dropbox on Roku
#1 Launch the Roksbox for Dropbox app and select Options from the home screen.
#2 Next, tap on the My options.
#3 Choose the Setup Wizard option and click on Dropbox.
#4 Next, select the Continue option and follow the on-screen prompts to sign in to your Dropbox account.
#5 Now that you’re signed in with your Dropbox account, you can view your cloud files on Roku easily.
Follow these above-mentioned methods to view your confidential or your family pictures that are saved on the cloud to your Roku screen instantly.