How to Install Google Chrome on Roku TV?

Roku devices do not have an official Google Chrome app. But you can still use Chrome on your Roku TV using screen mirroring.

This guide explains step-by-step how to mirror Chrome to your Roku TV from an Android phone, iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, or Mac.

What You Need Before You Start

What You Need Before You Start
What You Need Before You Start
  1. A Roku streaming device or Roku TV
  2. The Google Chrome browser installed on your phone or computer
  3. Your phone, tablet, or computer and your Roku connected to the same wireless network

Turn on Screen Mirroring on Your Roku Device

First, enable screen mirroring in your Roku device settings:

  1. From the Home screen, go to Settings.
  2. Select System > Screen Mirroring.
  3. Set Screen Mirroring mode to Always Allow.

Mirror Chrome from an Android Phone or Tablet

  1. Connect your Android device and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open quick settings and tap the Cast icon.
  3. Choose your Roku from the list.
  4. Open the Chrome app on your Android device.
  5. To stop mirroring, tap the Cast icon again and select Disconnect.

Mirror Chrome from an iPhone or iPad

  1. Connect your iPhone/iPad and Roku to the same Wi-Fi.
  2. Open Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring.
  3. Choose your Roku from the list.
  4. Open the Chrome app.
  5. To stop mirroring, open Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring.

Mirror Chrome from a Windows 10 PC

  1. Connect your Windows PC and Roku to the same network.
  2. Open Chrome. Right-click a tab and choose Cast.
  3. Click Get Started. Select your Roku and click Connect.
  4. To stop casting, click the Cast icon and choose Disconnect.

Mirror Chrome from a Mac

  1. Connect your Mac and Roku to the same network.
  2. In Chrome, click View > Cast. Or click the Cast icon in the toolbar.
  3. Choose your Roku from the list.
  4. Chrome tabs and media will cast to your TV.
  5. To stop casting, open the Chrome menu and uncheck Cast.

Tips for Mirroring Chrome to Your Roku TV

Tips for Mirroring Chrome to Your Roku TV
Tips for Mirroring Chrome to Your Roku TV

Move your Roku closer to your router for faster and more reliable casting over Wi-Fi. Or connect it directly to your router with an Ethernet cable.

Close unused apps on your phone or computer to devote more processing power to casting.

Make sure you have the latest Roku firmware installed.

Mirroring Limitations

While mirroring Chrome to your Roku TV works well for basic browsing, there are some limitations:

  1. Websites or web apps not optimized for TV screens may display incorrectly.
  2. Performance will depend on your device hardware and network connection speeds.
  3. You cannot install Chrome extensions on a Roku.

Use Your Roku Remote to Control Playback

Install the free Roku mobile app on your Android or iOS device. You can then use your Roku remote to control playback of mirrored video and audio content.

Get More from Your Roku TV

While mirroring fills the gap of not having an official Chrome app, check out Web Browser X or Webizz for purpose-built Roku browsers.

These Channels allow browsing directly on your TV.

Conclusion

Mirroring Google Chrome browser to your Roku TV lets you access all of your favorite websites on the big screen.

Follow the simple steps for seamless browsing using devices you already own.

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