Screen mirror windows laptop to Amazon Fire TV or Roku TV over a wireless network

If you have a Fire TV stick or Roku device you might know already how these devices revolutionized our TV viewing experience. Some smart TVs nowadays come with pre-installed Fire TV or Roku as their operating system. In this article, we are going to discuss how we can mirror a windows laptop to an Amazon Fire TV or a Roku TV over the WiFi network.

You can also mirror your android device to fire tv over a WiFi network. If you have any difficulty, please follow our step-wise guide to mirror android screen to Fire TV. 

Why you need screen mirroring? Screen mirroring helps you to share your computer screen with other devices through a WiFi network. I can put forward some scenarios you may require screen sharing. 

If you are in a family gathering, and you would like to quickly show some photos or videos on Fire TV or Roku TV  from your laptop, you can do it by screen mirroring. You can mirror your laptop screen to a TV with a bigger screen size (which has Fire TV or Roku TV) and practice your work presentation. Also, you can extend your laptop screen by screen mirroring and can convert your Fire TV or Roku TV screen to a secondary monitor. 

How to screen mirror windows laptop to Amazon Fire TV or Roku TV over a wireless network?

Prerequisites

  • Windows laptop with Miracast support.
  • A stable wireless network
  • Fire TV stick or Roku TV device or a Smart TV preinstalled with Fire TV or Roku TV

How to mirror laptop screens to Amazon Fire TV?

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Following steps will guide you to mirror your windows laptop to a Fire TV.

  1. Connect to the same WiFi network

    First of all, you should connect your laptop and Fire TV to the same WiFi network. If your router has both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band. Please make sure you have connected both laptop and Fire TV to the same band.

    connect to same wi-fi network

  2. Prepare Fire TV for mirroring

    Press and hold the home button of the Fire TV remote. This will bring up a shortcut menu with four options. You have to select the mirroring option. Then the Fire TV will get ready for receiving the input signals.
    Also, you can achieve the same thing by following:  Go to Setting > Display & sound > Enable display Mirroring.
    Prepare Fire TV

  3. Mirror laptop screen

    You have got two ways to mirror your laptop to Fire TV. 
    The first one is by a shortcut button. Press the project button on your laptop. This will bring a popup menu and click on ‘connect to wireless display’.
    Project button in laptop
    In the second method, click on the notification icon on the taskbar. This will show a popup and click on the connect icon.

    Notification bar in windows
    In both methods, a list with all available wireless display devices will show up. Then you have to select your Amazon Fire TV from the device list.
    Now your laptop screen will start to mirror on Fire TV.

  4. Disconnect mirroring

    To disconnect the mirroring, in the laptop, go to the device list and click on your Fire TV device and press the disconnect button. Also by pressing any button on the Fire TV remote will exit from screen mirroring.
    disconnect screen mirroring fire tv

How to mirror laptop screens to Roku TV?

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Following steps will guide you to mirror your windows laptop to a Roku TV.

1. Connect to the same WiFi network

First of all, you should connect your laptop and Roku TV to the same WiFi network. If your router has both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band. Please make sure you have connected both laptop and Roku TV to the same band.

roku network connection

2. Prepare Roku TV for mirroring

Make sure your Roku TV’s screen mirroring mode in Prompt or Always allow mode. 
To activate, go to Settings> System> Screen mirroring> Screen mirroring mode and select ‘Prompt’ or ‘Always allow’
In Prompt mode, Roku TV will show a notification and you can select allow to start mirroring. In always allow mode, Roku won’t show any notification, and screen mirroring will start without asking for your permission. 
Never allow mode will prevent all screen mirroring requests.
Also, Roku will store the information of all allowed devices under ‘Screen mirroring devices’.

roku screen mirroring mode

3. Mirror laptop screen

The Laptop setting is common for both Fire TV and Roku TV. You have got two ways to mirror your laptop to Roku TV.
The first one is by a shortcut button. Press the project button on your laptop. This will bring a popup menu and click on ‘connect to wireless display’.

In the second method, click on the notification icon on the taskbar. This will show a popup and click on the connect icon.

In both methods, a list with all available wireless display devices will show up. Then you have to select your Roku TV from the device list. Now your laptop screen will start to mirror Roku TV.

roku_device list

4. Disconnect mirroring

To disconnect the mirroring, in the laptop, go to the device list and click on your Roku TV and press the disconnect button.

disconnect_roku tv

Final thoughts

Mirroring your laptop screen to Fire TV or Roku TV is a very simple process. This feature will help to eliminate the use of HDMI cable or VGA cable to share your laptop screen to a Smart TV. Before starting the procedure, make sure all the prerequisites are satisfied. If you have any difficulties or doubts please let us know in the comment. Enjoy!

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