VLC is an Open source media player that is used to stream media files like MP3 and MP4 formats. By using VLC, you can search for subtitles for your movies and TV shows online. Since the app is available on popular platforms, the app is the preferable app for streaming media files. Though the VLC app is not compatible with Roku, you can stream the VLC app on your Roku device through screen mirroring.

How Much Does VLC Cost on Roku

The VLC app is an open-source app that is used by many users all over the world. The app is free of cost to use its features on any device.

What’s on VLC Media Player

  • Using VLC, you can stream M3U, M3U8, XSPF, and other file formats on your device.
  • You can watch offline and online media content on VLC.
  • The app doesn’t have any ads or spyware.
  • 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

The VLC app is not yet available on the Roku channel store for streaming. You can screen mirror the VLC app on Roku from,

How to Cast VLC on Roku using Android

To Cast Android and PC on your Roku device, you need to enable the screen mirroring feature from the settings.

1: Connect your Android and Roku devices to the same WiFi network.

2: Now, install the VLC app on your Android using 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.

Click Cast icon to watch VLC on Roku

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 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.

Download VLC on your PC to stream it on Roku

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

To Screen mirror iOS to Roku, you need to enable the AirPlay settings on your Roku device.

1: Connect your iOS and Roku devices 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.

Click Screen Mirroring on Control Center

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 from Mac

1: Open the Safari browser and download the VLC app from the official website.

Download VLC on your Mac

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.

Tap on Screen Mirroring to mirror VLC on Roku from Mac

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.


1. What is the alternative for VLC on the Roku device?

There are many media players available on Roku Channel Store. Roku Media Player is the best alternative to stream media content on your Roku device.