Roku, makers of the popular streaming set-top box for watching online content on your TV, announced today support for enabling screen mirroring from select Android devices to your HDTV with a new beta rolling out to customers today. Support for screen mirroring to Roku devices will also extend to select Windows 8.1 devices, the company says. Screen mirroring allows users to view content like apps, photos, games, and the web from mobile devices to the big screen screen in the living room.
Roku says after the initial beta starts rolling out to some users today for testing, all Roku customers will begin seeing the update “within the next few weeks.”
Mirroring support from Android and Windows 8.1 will be available on the Roku Streaming Stick and Roku 3 set-top box.
Screen mirroring from Android to Roku requires Android 4.4.2 or newer. Roku has instructions for Android users with access to the new screen mirroring beta for how to set up the new feature here as well as an overview of the feature here.