Over the last few decades, the VLC media player has gained much popularity among Windows users. About 90% of windows users use the VLC media player to play video files. The VLC media player is a public domain software which means that it’s free for everyone, and one can modify it for himself and then use it on their Pc. The VLC media player is also available for the devices such as amazon firestick, Android, iOS, Windows and VLC. But for the Roku device, you will need to do some settings. These settings include Screen mirroring. This is the only method you can use to play the vlc media player on your Roku device.

How to Get a VLC media player on your Roku device using the android smartphone?

There are a series of steps involved, such as setting the Roku device for Screen mirroring, Installing the VLC media player on your Smartphone and then mirroring the tv screen for the VLC media player. These steps are explained below in detail;

Setting up the Roku device for Screen mirroring:

Follow the steps given below to set up your Roku device for Screen mirroring;

  • Connect your Roku device to the Tv screen.
  • Switch the HDMI option of your Screen to the HDMI port where the Roku device is connected.
  • Then, with the Roku remote’s help, go to the Roku settings.
  • In this, navigate to the system option.
  • In the system option, you will get the Screen mirroring option.
  • Turn on the Screen mirroring option and let the Screen open in the same place.
  • Allow all the permissions asked by the Screen mirroring option.

Installing the VLC media player on your Smartphone:

Following are the steps involved in installing the VLC media player application on your android smartphone;

  • Open your android smartphone.
  • Then go to the google play store on it.
  • On the search tab of the play store, search for vlc.
  • Click on the search icon, and you will land directly on the vlc media player app.
  • Here click on the install button.
  • Now, wait for the installation to take place.
  • After the successful installation, open the VLC media player application on your Smartphone.
  • Then give all the permissions to the vlc media player to access settings on your Smartphone.
  • Now the further steps are given below.

Mirroring the VLC media player on the Roku device:

Follow the steps given below for Screen mirroring or Screen casting the vlc media player on your Roku device;

  • Ensure that both your Roku device and the Smartphone are connected to the same wifi.
  • Then go to your smartphone settings.
  • Here go to the Connections and sharing tab.
  • You will find the Screen mirroring option.
  • Screen mirroring is also called screencasting, Smart view and many more names.
  • You can also find this setting in the shortcut menu bar of your android smartphone.
  • Tap on the Screen mirroring option, and then you will get the list of devices available in your surrounding to mirror.
  • Then click on the Roku device and again click on the connect button.
  • Now your mobile Screen will be precisely visible on the android smartphone.
  • Now open the VLC media player on your Smartphone and start playing the video or audio file.

How to Get VLC on Roku using your windows Pc?

Following are some steps that will explain to you to get VLC on Roku using the windows Pc;

To connect the Roku device with windows Pc:

Following are the steps that will help you connect your Roku device with the windows PC for mirroring;

  • Take the HDMI cable and then click one end of the HDMI cable to the Roku device.
  • Then click the other end to the Windows Pc or laptop.
  • Now on your windows screen, go to the notification bar.
  • Here you will get the secure option.
  • Click on the connect option.
  • Here the devices connected to your PC using the HDMI or USB cable will be available.
  • Now find the Roku device in this list and connect it to your windows pc.
  • Now the mirroring connection is set.

Download and install the VLC media player on your windows device:

Following is the process that explains to you about the download as well as installation of the VLC media player on your windows PC;

  • Open the chrome browser or any other browser on your windows pc.
  • Then with the help of the search bar, enter VLC download.
  • Go to the first link appearing in the search results.
  • Click on the download button present on the web page.
  • Now, wait for the download to complete.
  • If required, give the keep permission for the download notification arising.
  • Then open up the VLC setup.
  • Install the VLC setup using the steps as instructed.
  • Finally, open the VLC media player on your windows Pc.

Mirroring the VLC on Roku using the Windows device:

These are the steps that will explain to you to mirror your VLC media player on your Roku device;

  • Here you don’t need to connect your windows and Roku device to the same wifi network.
  • The connection will establish using the HDMI cable.
  • First, connect your Roku device to the Tv screen.
  • Now go to the Roku settings using the Roku remote.
  • Then navigate to the system tab available in the Roku settings.
  • In the system tab, you will get the Screen mirroring option.
  • Navigate the pointer onto it and then press the Ok button.
  • Allow the Roku device to cast start the Screen mirroring setting on it.
  • Now the Roku device will display all the content available on the windows pc.
  • Come back on the windows screen.
  • Open the VLC media player on the windows device.
  • Then Open any video.
  • The same video will mirror on the Roku tv screen.

These are the steps in getting the VLC media player on the Roku device using an android smartphone and a Windows device.