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- You can easily mirror an to your to stream photos, videos, and music on your TV.
- Before you can mirror your , you need to enable screen mirroring on the in its settings menu.
- Install the app on your , and then use the "Media" tab in the app to mirror content from the to the screen.
One of the lesser-known advantages of amedia player is its ability to or , and "mirror" content onto the big TV screen.
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This lets you show photos and videos that are stored on yourto a group of people in the comfort of your living room, or around a conference room table.
Unfortunately, you can't mirror theentire display onto the , like you can with the Apple TV. Instead, you can only mirror photos, videos, and music that are stored on your tablet - this means you can't mirror games, or apps like YouTube. Check out our article, " ," for other mirroring methods.
In order to do this, you'll need to install theapp on your , so if you haven't already, find and install .
Note that this app isn't optimised for, so it won't run full-screen on an iPad . This won't affect the way photos or videos look on your TV.
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How to prepare yourto mirror an
1. Using the Roku remote control, select "Settings" in the sidebar on the left side of your Roku screen.
2. Select "System," and then select "Screen Mirroring."
3. In the Screen mirroring mode section, select either "Prompt" or "Always allow." If you choose prompt, the Roku will ask permission each time you try to mirror the iPad.
How to mirror yourusing the app
1. Make sure that your iPad is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku.
2. Start theon your iPad.
3. Tap the "Media" tab at the bottom of the screen.
4. If you haven't already, the app will ask you to connect to your Roku device.
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5. Choose the type of content you want to send to your Roku. You can choose Photos, Videos, or Music that are stored on your iPad.
When you choose a photo or video, it will appear on your TV via the Roku. Tap the Play button to turn all the images in that folder into a slideshow. You can control the slideshow using the buttons below the photo, or swipe with your finger.
If you want to change the slideshow speed or add transitions between photos, tap the gear icon to the right of the player controls.
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