Google Duo is a fast, reliable and free video calling service accessible across Android, iOS and Windows Operating systems. It is a secure service that provides end-to-encryption, and no one can access your calling information or your activities during the call. It supports HD video calling and can customize the video calling quality according to your network speed. A significant feature of Google Duo is “Knock Knock”, which allows you to see a live preview of your caller even without answering their call. Yet multiple devices support it, it is not an official app on the Roku Channel Store. There is no option to side-load apps to Roku, but you will be able to mirror your Google Duo to Roku from Android and Windows devices.
Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku
If you want to get third party apps on Roku, the screen mirroring is the only option. Roku device has a built-in Screen Mirroring option.
#1: Power up your Roku device and go to Home Screen.
#2: Scroll down to the menu options and select Settings.
#3: Next Choose System option followed by select Screen Mirroring.
#4: Then select Screen Mirroring Mode, under this choose Prompt option to turn on Screen Mirroring mode.
Now your Roku Device is ready is ready to Mirror secondary device’s screen.
Google Duo on Roku form Android
Google Duo is an android compatible free app available on Google Play store. Before casting or mirroring Google Duo, you need to connect your Roku device and Android to the same WiFi.
#1: Open the Google Play Store and search for Google Duo app.
#2: Install and launch the Google Duo app and then sign in with your login credentials.
#3: Now swipe down you android screen and select cast option.
Note: Enable cast directly from Android settings, Go to settings > Connection & Sharing > Cast > Enable cast.
#4: After that turn on Bluetooth, your android device will search for the available devices.
#5: Tap your Roku device from the search result, instantly it start casting.
#6: Once the casting is successful, your android with Google Duo will appear on your Roku connected screen.
Google Duo on Roku from Windows
Apart from android, you can mirror Google Duo from Windows computer. Connect your Windows computer with the same WiFi network, the Roku device is connected,
#1: Open the Chrome browser and visit duo.google.com.
#2: Sign in to Google Duo account.
#3: Now navigate to the three-dot icon at the top right corner of the Google browser screen or just right click on the screen and select Cast option.
#4: You Windows device will start looking for the nearby device to connect, once your Roku device name shows up on the search result, click Sources drop-down arrow,
#5: Under sources, click Cast tab option and then select your Roku device from search result.
#6: Once the casting starts, your Roku connected TV screen will display your Google Duo page on Windows,
Now you will be able to access Google Duo on Roku screen without any hassle.
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Screen Mirroring or casting Google Duo to Roku is the only way to get this app on Roku Streaming Player. Other than Video calling, you will be able to make voice calls and send text messages. The Group calling feature allows you to create a group with multiple person maximum up 12 for each Group, which will be useful for small business meetings. For queries comment below.