News by Luke Jones on Thursday October 02, 2014.
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Roku is adding some extra functionality to its set top streaming boxes, well if you are an Android or Windows Phone 8.1 user at least. The company has today announced a new update that will give Android and WP 8.1 device owners the ability to mirror their smartphone or tablet content onto their big screen.This is similar to feature in Google's Chromecast and Roku says that users will be able to mirror their device on the screen, allowing them to see apps, games, photos, browsing sessions and so on and so forth. However, the company says that only select Android and Windows Phone 8.1 devices will get the new feature and the new function is only coming to its Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick HDMI products. It has not been revealed just yet which Android and Windows devices will work with the new addition, so we will have to wait for confirmation on that. However, it is known that the device will have to be rocking Android 4.4.2 or higher, or Windows Phone 8.1 and higher. The screen mirroring feature is in beta at the moment and you can set it up on your handset via: Go to Settings menu Tap Connections Tap Screen Mirroring Ensure Screen Mirroring set to ON After scan, tap Roku wireless display listed source: Roku
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