FaceTime is a video chatting/calling application developed by Apple. It was available only for Apple-owned devices like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. Since it belongs to Apple’s eco-system, you cannot install it on other devices like Android, Windows, Roku, and more. However, you can AirPlay the FaceTime calls from your iPhone/iPad and Mac to Roku-connected or powered Smart TVs. All the video calls that are made on FaceTime are End-to-end encrypted, so you need to worry about security and privacy. From this article, you will learn how to AirPlay FaceTime calls from your Apple device to Roku.
How to AirPlay FaceTime on Roku
You can access the FaceTime calls for free by signing in with your Apple ID. To AirPlay the content from your Apple device, you must enable the AirPlay feature on your Roku device (Settings → Apple AirPlay & HomeKit → Turn on AirPlay).
1. First, connect your iPhone/iPad/Mac and Roku to the same WiFi.
2. Open the FaceTime app on your iPhone/Mac and sign in with your Apple ID credentials. If you don’t own the app, download it from the App Store.
3. Head to Control Center on your iPhone/iPad/Mac and click the Screen Mirroring icon.
5. Choose your Roku device from the list.
6. When the devices get paired, start the video call on your iPhone/Mac to stream it on Roku.
Best Alternatives for FaceTime
Since the application is unavailable on the Roku Channel Store, you can choose other streaming services that are officially available on the device. The best alternatives for FaceTime are listed in the table below.
Yes, you can make a group call on FaceTime for up to 32 people.