Though there are various media players available, nothing matches the features of VLC. You might have also looked to stream local storage videos on Roku via VLC. Unfortunately, VLC is unavailable on the Channel Store. But still, you can access VLC on your Roku TV by screen mirroring from your smartphone and desktop.
VLC is an Open source media player that lets you stream media files like MP3, MP4, AVI, and more formats. The best of VLC is that it doesn’t require much setup process. By granting access to the device’s local storage to VLC, you can play videos and audio right away.
This article covers the instructions on how to screen mirror the VLC Media Player to your device from scratch. Read all the steps to experience an interrupt-free mirroring on your Roku.
What’s on VLC Media Player
- Using VLC, you can stream M3U, M3U8, XSPF, and other file formats on your device.
- Comes with advanced playback control features.
- You can watch offline and online media content on VLC.
- The app doesn’t have any ads or spyware.
- Works with various input formats.
- Lets you customize the skin of the player to your choice.
- You can even stream IPTV channels on VLC for free.
- It is compatible with devices like Mac, Android, iOS, and Windows.
How to Stream VLC on Roku
As previously mentioned, you need to screen mirror the player to watch the media files on Roku. To cast Android and Windows PC on your Roku device, you need to enable the screen mirroring feature from the settings.
Similarly, to AirPlay the player from your iPhone and Mac, make sure to turn on AirPlay on Roku.
How to Cast VLC on Roku using Android
1: Connect your Android and Roku devices to the same WiFi network.
2: Now, install the VLC app on your Android using the Play Store.
3: After installing, open the app and choose any content to stream on the app.
4: While streaming, open the Notification Panel from the top and click on the Cast icon.
5: In the list of available devices, select your Roku device.
6: Now, you can start streaming VLC on your Roku screen.
How to Cast VLC Media Player from Windows PC
1: Turn on your PC and open the VLC Media Player app on your device. The app will be installed by default.
Note: Connect your Roku and PC to the same WiFi network to make Casting work.
2: If the app is not available by default, then visit the VLC website and download the app.
3: Now, open the app and pick any content to stream.
4: Press the Windows + K keys to open the Casting Shortcut.
5: From the pop-up, select your Roku device from the list to connect.
6: Start streaming VLC on your Roku device.
How to Screen Mirror VLC on Roku using iOS
1: Check whether your iOS and Roku are connected to the same WiFi connection.
2: Now open the App Store and install the VLC app on your device.
3: Open the Control Center on your device and click the Screen Mirroring option.
4: In the list of available devices, tap on your Roku device.
5: Now, your iOS device is ready to stream VLC on Roku.
How to Screen Mirror VLC Media Player from Mac
1: Open the Safari browser and download the VLC app from the official website.
2: Next, connect your Mac to the same WiFi network as Roku.
3: Now, on the home screen, click on the Control Center button on the top.
4: Choose the Screen Mirroring option on the Control Center.
5: In the next step, choose the Roku device from the list.
6: After pairing both devices, open the VLC app and start mirroring VLC on Roku with Mac.
There are many media players available on the Roku Channel Store. Roku Media Player is the best alternative to stream media content on your Roku device.
If the devices aren’t connected to the same WiFi network, you can’t be able to make a successful screen mirroring. Also, check whether you have enabled screen mirroring or AirPlay on Roku settings based on your primary device. Try rebooting Roku if it not connecting with your device.