VLC (VideoLAN Client) is an open-source media player that allows you to play multimedia files. It supports all the video formats and media codecs. You can play content from your local storage and media files online. VLC runs on various devices, and operating systems include Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, Amazon Firestick, Roku, and many more. It supports multi-track audio and subtitles, and you can watch all your movies and any other videos with suitable subtitles. In addition, it is provided with advanced controls that include synchronization, video and audio filters, and many more.

Roku is a streaming media player that allows you to access local and online streaming. It has a built-in app store, which contains all the Roku-supported apps. Some of the popular streaming services on Roku are Amazon Prime, Netflix, YouTube, Sling TV, Hulu, and more.

Can You Get VLC Media Player on Roku?

No, VLC is not an official media Player app on Roku Channels Store. You cannot directly install the VLC app on Roku. There is no way to sideload the app onto the Roku device.

Alternative Way to Get VLC on Roku

The Screen mirroring or casting is the only option to get VLC on Roku-connected TV. First, you need to install the VLC media player app on your Android smartphone or Windows/ Mac computer and cast them to Roku. You also need to make sure that Screen Mirroring on Roku is enabled; if not, enable screen mirroring.

How to Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku

1) Launch your Roku device and press Home on your Roku remote.

2) Select Settings and choose System.

Select System

3) Choose Screen mirroring and select Screen mirroring mode.

Select Screen mirroring

4) To allow screen mirroring on Roku, select Prompt or Always Allow.

Select Prompt

5) This will allow screen mirroring on Roku.

Important Note: For the screen mirroring to be successful, you need to connect your screen mirroring device and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network.

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Screen Mirror VLC from Android / iOS Devices to Roku

Below are the steps to screen mirror VLC from Android or iOS smartphones to your streaming device.

Important Note: You need to turn on the AirPlay access on your Roku Settings to mirror Apple devices. To do the same, go to Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit. Then, turn on the AirPlay option.

1) Go to the Play Store or App Store on your Android or iOS Smartphone.

2) Select the Search bar and enter VLC.

3) From the search results, choose the VLC app and click on Install or Get.

Download link for Android Smartphone: VLC

Download link for iOS Smartphone: VLC

4) On Android Smartphone: Go to the Notification Panel and select Cast.

On iOS Smartphone: Go to the Control Centre and tap on Screen Mirroring.

Select Cast to stream VLC on Roku

5) Choose your Roku device from the list of available options and select OK.

6) You can now cast the VLC app on your streaming device.

7) Open the VLC app and play the video you want to watch on Roku.

Screen Mirror VLC App From Windows to Roku

1) Open the browser on your Windows PC and search for VLC.

2) Choose VLC official website from the search results and select Download VLC. Then, install the VLC on your PC.

Select Download VLC to stream VLC on Roku

3) Press and hold Windows + k and select your Roku device from the available devices on the Connect window.

Select your Roku device

4) You can now cast contents from your Windows to the Roku device.

5) Launch the VLC and stream the video you want to watch on Roku.

Cast VLC App From Mac to Roku

1) Turn on your Mac device and select the AirPlay icon to cast VLC to Roku.

2) Enable Airplay and choose your Roku device.

Enable AirPlay

3) You can now cast contents from your Mac device to Roku.

4) Go to the Safari browser and download the VLC app for Mac.

Select Download VLC to stream VLC on Roku

5) Next, install the VLC on your Mac.

6) Then, play any videos you want on the VLC Media Player and enjoy streaming them on Roku.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is VLC available for Roku?

Yes, the VLC is available for your streaming device.

2. Can you cast VLC to Roku?

TYes, you can cast VLC to Roku.