Screen mirroring allows you to effortlessly stream content from your mobile device or computer directly to your Roku. After observing people facing issues while screen mirroring on TCL TV, I found some genuinely working methods.
I advise you to follow all steps because every problem relates to a specific solution.
Common issues with screen mirroring on Roku
Troubleshooting steps for screen mirroring issues
Advanced troubleshooting options
TCL 50″ Class 4-Series 4K UHD
Alternative methods for streaming to Roku
TCL Roku TV Screen Mirroring Not Working
Ensure Device Compatibility
Before diving into troubleshooting steps, it is essential to ensure that your devices are compatible with Roku screen mirroring.
Roku supports screen mirroring from a wide range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. However, it’s important to note that not all devices support this feature. Make sure your device is compatible and meets the requirements specified by Roku.
Check if Your TV Supports Screen Mirroring:
Before we dive into the specifics, let’s start with a general rule of thumb. If your TV has built-in Wi-Fi, it is likely to support screen mirroring. Wi-Fi connectivity is a crucial feature for enabling screen mirroring on most TVs. You may see a black screen on TV when it is not supporting screen mirroring.
Check for screen mirroring on Android TCL TV model:
- Connect to Wi-Fi: On an Android TV, the process is relatively straightforward.
- Go to the settings menu and ensure that your TV is connected to your Wi-Fi network.
- No Additional Setup Required: Unlike older technologies, modern Android TVs do not require additional steps to enable screen mirroring. Once your TV is connected to Wi-Fi, it automatically supports screen mirroring.
Split Wi-Fi Frequencies:
Consider splitting your Wi-Fi network into 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. This can help improve the overall performance of your Airplay connection. A tutorial is available to guide you through the process.
Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku
To enable screen mirroring on your Roku device, follow these instructions:
- Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
- Navigate to “Settings” and select “System.”
- Choose “Screen mirroring” and then select “Screen mirroring mode.“
- Select either “Prompt” or “Always allow,” depending on your preference.
Adjust Wi-Fi Network Settings:
If screen mirroring issues persist, you may need to optimize your Wi-Fi network connection. Follow these steps on your iPhone:
- Open the Settings application on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and tap on “Wi-Fi.”
- Choose a strong and reliable Wi-Fi network from the available options.
- Check Low Data Mode.
Navigate to your device’s settings and select the Wi-Fi option. Ensure that you are connected to a stable Wi-Fi network. Tap on the information icon (i) next to the network name to access additional settings.
Here, verify that the “Low Data Mode” is disabled. Enabling this mode can limit the bandwidth between your phone and the TV, leading to choppiness and disconnections during screen mirroring.
Use Same Network
You must use the same Wi-Fi network on your TV and your screening device such as your phone. Because different networks also cause issues. In fact, they don’t even allow screen mirroring.
Test Internet Connection Speed:
It is crucial to have a fast and stable internet connection for smooth screen mirroring. Open the Safari browser and enter “speed test” in the search bar. Run the speed test to check the upload and download speeds.
Low Internet may cause your TV to flicker while the display is distorted due to low bandwidth.
Ideally, the connection should offer speeds higher than 10-20 megabytes per second. If your internet speed falls within this range, it should be sufficient for seamless screen mirroring without frequent disconnections.
Reset the TCL Roku
Sometimes, there are temporary glitches that prevent the performance of screen mirroring. You should reset your Roku setup.
Power Cycle a TCL Roku TV
- First, Press Home on your Roku TV remote.
- Select “Settings” > “System”.
- Press “Power” > “System Restart”.
Configure AirPlay and Handoff Settings:
To further troubleshoot screen mirroring problems, make sure your AirPlay and Handoff settings are appropriately configured. Here’s how:
a. Open the Settings application on your iPhone.
b. Scroll down and tap on “General.”
c. Locate and tap on “AirPlay & Handoff.”
d. Ensure that the “Automatically” option is selected.
Check for Software Updates:
Outdated software can sometimes interfere with screen mirroring functionality. Follow these steps to update your iPhone’s software:
a. Open the Settings application on your iPhone or Android.
b. Scroll down and tap on “General.”
c. Select “Software Update” and check if any updates are available.
d. If updates are found, proceed with the update process.
e. Update the Roku TV’s Firmware
If your Roku TV’s firmware is not updated, you may face issues with TV Not turning on and in screen mirroring.
- Tap on “Home” button on your Roku remote.
- Select “Settings” from the menu.
- Now, Choose “System” and go to “System Update”.
- Now, wait for the system to update.
Disable VPN on Your Devices
VPN provides security to your network and connection. It provides an extra layer of blockage when your device with VPN enabled tries to make a connection with your TV. So you must disable it before you try to screen the mirror.
Alternative Screen Mirroring Option:
In case the issues persist, it’s recommended to explore alternative screen mirroring options for a smoother experience. One such option is the Screen Mirroring for Roku app. Follow these steps:
a. Download and open the Screen Mirroring for Roku app on your mobile device.
b. Select your Roku TV from the available devices.
c. Tap on “Add Channel” to install the Screen Mirroring channel on your Roku TV.
d. Use the remote control to select “Add Channel” and confirm by entering the provided number.
e. After the channel is installed, tap on “Start Mirroring” and then “Start Now” to initiate the transfer.
f. Congratulations! You are now seamlessly connected and ready to enjoy music, videos, workouts, movies, games, and more on your big screen.
Factory Reset Your Roku Device
To perform a factory reset on your Roku device, follow these simple steps:
- Press the up arrow on your remote once and then press “OK.”
- Press the up arrow once again and then press “OK.”
- Scroll down by pressing the down arrow until you locate “Advanced System Settings.”
- Press “OK” to enter the Advanced System Settings menu.
Initiating the Factory Reset
Within the Advanced System Settings menu, you will find various options. Select the “Factory Reset” option to proceed with the reset process. It’s worth mentioning that while the term used is “factory reset,” it refers to the hard reset of your Roku device.
I also suggest a Factory reset when your TCL keeps going back to home screen.
- Press “OK” to confirm the factory reset.
- Enter your PIN number when prompted (e.g., 2065).
- Once you have entered the PIN, press “OK” to proceed.
A screen will appear indicating that the reset process is underway. The reset should take approximately two to three minutes to complete.
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