Skype is a communications application owned by Microsoft Corporation. With Skype, you can video chat, make voice calls and send messages between PCs, Smart Phones, Xbox, smartwatches, and Tablets over the Internet. It is a multi-platform compatible service supported by most operating systems. But this app is not officially available for Roku, but you can access Skype on Roku by using the screen mirroring option. Roku is a streaming media player built-in with a screen mirroring option that allows you to cast or mirror your smartphone or widows screen to it.
Is Skype officially Available for Roku?
No, Skype is not officially found on Roku Channel Store. Roku never allows to side-load third-party apps. The only way to get Skype on Roku is through the Screen mirroring option.
Skype on Roku
Skype is one of the most reliable communication applications that allows you to make video or audio calls, host conferences, and conduct meetings with multiple people through the internet. Apart from calling, you can send text, images and even share your screen with others during the call. No matter where you are, stay in touch with friends, family, and co-workers.
How to Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku?
#1: Plug in your Roku device to the TV in the HDMI port
#2: Turn ON your Roku device and go to the Home screen
#3: Select the Settings option, and then select the System option from it
#4: Then, select the Screen Mirroring option
#5: Next select Screen mirroring mode and choose the Prompt option to enable it
That’s it; you have successfully enabled screen mirroring on Roku.
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Screen Mirroring Skype from Android
#1: Connect your Roku device and Android device to the same WiFi
Note: This works for all Android Devices (Roku TV, Tablet, Smartphone, and Watches)
#2: Install and Launch the Skype app from the Google Play Store.
#3: Swipe your Android Smartphone’s screen from up to down. This brings down the Notification Panel.
#4: Now, tap on the Cast option from the Notification Panel.
#5: After that, select your Roku device name from the search results
#6: When your Android device is connected to Roku, the entire Android devices screen will be displayed on your Roku connected TV
#7: Now open the Skype app on your Android device and make calls; the same will be displayed on the TV screen.
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Screen Mirror Skype on Roku from iOS Smartphone
Ensure that you have connected your Roku and iOS Smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network and follow the steps below.
Important Note: Turn on the AirPlay feature on your Roku TV from Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit. Then, from the Apple AirPlay HomeKit Settings, turn on the AirPlay option.
1. Open the App Store on your Android Smartphone and install the Skype app.
2. Then, open the Control Center and tap on Screen Mirroring.
3. Next, choose your Roku device.
4. Now, launch the Skype app and log in to your account.
5. Then, palace a video call and watch it on your TV.
Screen Mirroring Skype from Windows
To Screen Mirror from Windows, you need to connect your Roku device and PC to the same WiFi.
#1: Open the Chrome Browser on your PC and visit the Skype website (skype.com)
#2: Log in to your Skype account
#3. Make an audio or video call.
#4. Then, press the Windows + K keys on your keyboard.
#5. Now, choose your Roku device.
#6. Finally, the Skype platform will display on your Roku TV.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, the Sype platform is unavailable in the Channel Store.
You can screen mirror the Skype app from the Android or iOS Smartphone to your TV.