Stream from iPhone to Roku: Step-by-Step Guide

5 min readJun 4, 2024


Roku is a popular streaming device and smart TV that gives you access to a wide range of entertainment options. It also allows you to connect your iPhone to stream your favorite videos, photos, and music on a larger screen.

In this article, we will explain how to stream from iPhone to Roku using third-party apps. You’ll also learn which models of Roku support AirPlay so you can stream from iPhone without using any app.

My Roku Doesn’t Support AirPlay. How Do I Stream from My iPhone to Roku?

Many Roku models support AirPlay, but if yours doesn’t, you can still stream from your iPhone to Roku with the help of these two third-party apps:


DoCast is a great solution for streaming to Roku from an iPhone. It’s a free app with no ads, and it offers a minimalistic user interface for a smooth experience. DoCast allows you to mirror your iPhone’s screen in high quality, and you can also stream videos, music, and unlimited photos. Note that video streaming is limited to 3 minutes per session, and mirroring is limited to 15 minutes per session in the free version.

Another benefit of DoCast is its support for Chromecast and Fire TV, so you don’t need additional apps for those devices. For Roku, you’ll need to download the DoCast channel to mirror your iPhone’s screen.

Here’s how to stream from iPhone to Roku TV with DoCast:

  1. Download DoCast on your iPhone.
  2. Launch the app and let it search for nearby streaming devices.
  3. Tap your Roku when it shows up in the app.
  4. Tap “Screen” to mirror your iPhone’s screen or “Photos,” “Videos,” or “Music” to stream media content.
  5. Give the app permission to access your photos by tapping “Allow access.”
  6. Tap the photo you want to stream to your Roku device, and a red circle will appear around it.

Web Video Cast

Web Video Cast is another option for streaming from iPhone to Roku. It’s great for streaming online content but doesn’t offer screen mirroring. Web Video Cast has an in-app browser to stream any online video to your Roku device or TV. It can also stream IPTV, music, and downloaded files on your iPhone.

Here’s how to stream from iPhone to Roku TV with Web Video Cast:

  1. Download Web Video Cast on your iPhone from the App Store.
  2. Open the app and tap the menu button in the top-left corner.
  3. To cast files stored on your phone, tap “Phone Files” in the sidebar.
  4. Choose a file that you want to stream to your Roku.
  5. Tap “Connect.”
  6. Tap “Add Roku device by IP address.”
  7. On your Roku device, go to Settings > System > About, note down the IP address, and enter it in the Web Video Caster app on your iPhone.
  8. Tap your Roku device in the app.
  9. Download the Web Video Caster channel on the Roku device.
  10. Tap the file you want to stream again, and it will start playing on your Roku.

Stream iPhone to Roku Using AirPlay

If your Roku device or TV supports AirPlay, you can mirror and stream from your iPhone with its built-in streaming technology. Ensure your device is on Roku OS 9.4 or higher, or OS 10.0 for certain models, to use AirPlay.

List of Roku Models That Support AirPlay:

  • Roku OS 9.4 or above:
  • Roku TV: Series Axxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, 7xxxx
  • Roku Streambar: 9102
  • Roku Express 4K: 3940
  • Roku Premiere: 4620, 3920
  • Roku Streaming Stick+: 3810
  • Roku Streaming Stick 4K: 3820
  • Roku OS 10.0 or above:
  • Roku TV: Series Dxxxx and 8xxxx
  • Roku 2: 4205, 4210
  • Roku 3: 4200, 4201, 4230
  • Roku Streaming Stick: 3600, 3800, 3801
  • Roku Express/Express Plus: 3900, 3910, 3930, 3931, 3932, 3960
  • Roku HD: 3932

Roku automatically checks for updates every 24–36 hours, but you can also update it manually from the settings.

How to Enable AirPlay on Your Roku:

  1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Highlight Apple AirPlay and HomeKit settings and press the OK button on the remote.
  4. Press the OK button on the AirPlay toggle if it’s off to turn it on.

Ensure your Roku and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and avoid using a VPN server on your phone.

How to Stream iPhone to Roku:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap any photo.
  3. Tap the Share icon in the bottom-left corner.
  4. Scroll down and select AirPlay.
  5. Select your Roku device from the list.
  6. The photo will appear on the Roku TV.

How to Stream a YouTube Video to Roku via AirPlay:

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Play the video you want to watch on your Roku.
  3. Tap the Cast icon at the top.
  4. Select AirPlay and Bluetooth devices.
  5. Choose your Roku device from the list, and the video will begin playing on the TV.


Roku is a versatile streaming device and TV that can easily connect to your iPhone. Most models now support AirPlay, so you may not even need an app to stream to it. If yours doesn’t, we recommend using a third-party app like DoCast. This app allows you to mirror your iPhone’s screen to the Roku device and stream photos, videos, and music. The free version is ad-free, and you can upgrade for as little as $1.99 per week for unlimited screen mirroring or video casting.


Can you stream Roku on iPhone?

Yes, you can stream Roku on iPhone. If your Roku supports AirPlay, you can use it to mirror your phone’s screen or stream media content. If it doesn’t, use a third-party app like DoCast for screen mirroring and streaming offline photos, videos, and music.

How do I mirror my iPhone to my Roku?

If your Roku is compatible with AirPlay, you can mirror your iPhone’s screen using the built-in screen mirroring feature. Open the Control Center, tap the screen mirroring icon, and choose your Roku device. If it doesn’t have AirPlay, use a third-party app like DoCast or Replica.

How do I cast from iPhone to Roku without Apple TV?

If you don’t have Apple TV and your Roku device is incompatible with AirPlay, use a third-party app. DoCast is an excellent choice for streaming offline media content like photos, videos, and music, and mirroring your phone’s screen to your Roku device.




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