How to Connect a Roku to a Projector?

Do you have a projector and you are still missing a lot of your favorite shows? If this is so, there is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a Roku TV. You simply have to get a Roku TV stick and connect it to the projector.

This connection would allow you to stream content from various services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, and Disney+.

The Roku stick is a streaming device that allows you to watch your favorite shows on non-Roku or smart TV.

This streaming device is made to handle high-resolution processing. Therefore, this would be the best alternative to the Roku TV. Convinced? Purchasing a Roku stick would not be a hassle, you might struggle with connecting it to a projector.

How to Connect a Roku Stick to a Projector?

The Roku stick can be connected to the projector via

  • HDMI
  • Wireless HDMI kit

Connecting Roku stick using HDMI

To connect the Roku to a projector you would need a Roku stick and the HDMI cable.

More importantly, the projector has to support the HDMI connection as well. If the projector does not support an HDMI connection, the Roku stick can not be connected via HDMI.

The good news is that almost all recent projectors support HDMI connections.

  • Unpack the HDMI cable and the Roku stick to get set on the mission
  • Find the HDMI port on the projector
  • Plug in one end of the HDMI cable in the projector’s HDMI port and the other end in the Roku stick
  • There the Roku stick is connected, now all you have to do is manage the settings and connect the audio to be able to move ahead with the plan.

It’s important to mention here that some advanced projectors do not require you to have an HDMI cable to connect the Roku stick.

They rather allow the Roku stick to connect to the projector directly. If your projector supports this connection, you can connect it without HDMI as well.

Connecting the Projector Using a Wireless HDMI kit

Connecting the projector via a wireless HDMI kit is also super easy and quick. You do not need technical know-how to connect and stream your favorite shows on the big screen. However, to connect via a wireless HDMI kit, your projector should support wireless connections.

Assuming your projector supports wireless connection, here’s what you have to do;

  • Turn on the WIFI
  • Connect the Roku stick and the projector to the same wireless network
  • Go to the Roku’s settings
  • Scroll down to the “system” option and select
  • Enable the “wireless display” or the “Mirroring” option
  • The projector will begin showing the same image as the Roku stick
  • Find your favorite show from the options given on the screen, play, sit back and enjoy

Conclusion

If you have any issues connecting your Roku stick this way, you can read the user’s guide for detailed guidance. The process is fairly simple, you might not even need to read the user guide to establish a stable connection.

Author

  • Will Nob has extensive experience with Laser Projectors. His job was to assemble laptops and projectors for a famous company in the United States. Several of his articles and research papers have been published.

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