That’s all you need to do.
macOS can run a large variety of apps that can stream Mac to TV. Some of these have Roku compatibility, allowing you to stream media to any Roku device. In this article, we will explore the best Roku-compatible software.
Trying to stream from computer to Roku? Elmedia Player is a simple, convenient way to start Roku streams. A few clicks, and you’ll be able to open any video or audio format and start broadcasting it over WiFi to your device. The free version of Elmedia allows you to test the streaming mode for 5 minutes in total.
Using Elmedia Player means that you get access to useful functionality, like subtitle compatibility options and the ability to add external audio and subtitle tracks. Change subtitle encoding or burn them into the video to display them on any device.
Elmedia is all about compatibility. Stream from a desktop Mac, an iMac, or a MacBook laptop; Elmedia can stream Mac to Apple TV, LG TV and stream Mac to Fire TV, too. HDMI is no longer necessary - switch resolution according to your needs.
2. Turn on your Roku device.
3. Locate and open the video you want to stream over WiFi.
4. Click the Streaming icon in the lower right.
5. Choose the receiving device (in this case, your Roku).
That’s all you need to do.
JustStream is an app that fits on your Menu Bar. Streaming movies from Mac to Roku is easily accessible and controllable with this widget. Add external subtitles and audio, or adjust their track delay for better synchronization. Form playlists with video or audio to keep watching without having to select a different file every time.
The free demo version of JustStream includes 20 minutes of streaming, at which point you have to upgrade to the full version to get more. You will also need to install the JustStream audio driver in order to get sound on your Roku.
MirrorMeister is an application designed for streaming and mirroring. By mirroring your screen to Roku while playing a media file, you can technically stream it. It’s less efficient than direct streaming from an app, but on the flip side, MirrorMeister is really easy to use, and it has a simple interface.
The video should also play on the TV.
DivX Media Server is a feature of the DivX Player that allows you to stream directly to your TV or other DLNA devices, and that includes Roku. The player itself is known for playing unusual files (such as XviD), so you’ll be able to broadcast an assortment of different video formats. Before using the feature, you’ll need to go to "Player - Tools - Stream Videos" and turn on Sharing.
Your video will start playing on the TV.
Various apps and streaming services offer a Roku AirPlay feature that you can use to connect your devices. Alternatively, you can mirror your whole screen to the TV independently of any apps.