Skype is a communications application owned by Microsoft Corporation. With Skype, you can video chat, make voice calls and send messages between PC’s, 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 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 Screen mirroring option.
Skype on Roku
Skype is one of the most reliable communication application that allows you to make video or audio calls, host conference 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 Screen Mirroring option
#5: Next select Screen mirroring mode and choose 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, Smart Phone and Watches)
#2: Install and Launch the Skype app from the Google Play Store.
#3: Open Settings and select the connection and sharing option
#4: Now select and enable Cast option
#5: After that select your Roku device name from the search results
#6: When your Android device is connected with 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
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 Skype website (skype.com)
#2: Log in to your Skype account
#3: Click the three-dot menu icon at the top right corner of your Google Chrome Browser.
#4: Select cast option. It will search for the nearby devices.
#5: When you find your Roku device name, click the Source drop-down box and select Cast tab option.
#6: After that select your Roku device. Now your desktop screen is mirrored on Roku connected TV.
That’s it. Now whatever you do on your windows screen will be visible on your Roku connected TV.
Skype is primarily used as a Video and Voice calling application but they also provide instant messaging services. Users may transmit text, audio and images too. Skype also allows video conference calls. If you are a Roku user, then screen mirroring is the right option for you. While screen Mirroring, your smartphone or windows will act as a remote to control your functions.