Are you tired of finding a reliable method to make Skype video calls on Roku TV, if that’s your problem then you are in the right place. In this article, we will guide you through the entire process, myths, and everything you need to know when and are confused about making Skype video calls on a Roku device. Just make sure to stick to the end.
Is the Skype App available for Roku TV?
Okay, the first question “Is the Skype app available for Roku TV“, No, Skype is not available for the Roku Channel Store. In fact, Microsoft never discussed Skype for the Roku platform officially anywhere. So what does it mean? Actually, Roku is a streaming device, and Skype is a communication platform used by individuals, and businessmen for all types of online meetings.
So, what do you do, if Skype is not available for Roku devices? Well, the most convenient method of attending Skype video calls on your Roku device is using screen mirroring to cast your mobile screen, where the meeting is running to your Roku device.
How to Make Skype Video Calls on Roku TV Using Screen Mirroring?
So, we know the process, but before making calls on a Roku device, you have to make some changes to your Roku device to start screen mirroring. Let’s see the procedure and steps that need to be followed:
How to Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku?
#1. Connect your Roku device to your TV using an HDMI port or any available source.
#2. Turn on your Roku device and make sure it is connected to the internet.
Note: Just make sure the Roku and your mobile device are connected to the same internet connection. If you are using ethernet then it’s good, until it’s connected to the same network.
#3. From the Roku home screen, go to your Roku settings.
#4. Under settings scroll down to Screen Mirroring option.
#5. Make sure the Screen Mirroring Mode is ticked to the Prompt option.
And that is for the Roku settings, now we have to move to our mobile device and connect our mobile device to the Roku device.
How to Mirror Skype Video Calls on Roku Using Android?
Just make sure, your Android device is connected to the same network your Roku device is connected to. Otherwise, the connection will not established and screen mirroring will fail.
Even after a successful connection, as long as you are connected to the same network your Roku device is connected to, the screen mirroring function will work. Now let’s move ahead toward the procedure:
#1. Launch the Google Play Store and search for the Skype app in the search bar.
#2. Select the Skype app and tap on the Install button.
#3. Wait for the Skype app to finish the installation. Once finished, don’t launch it yet.
#4. Open your Android device Settings.
#5. In the settings area, select the Bluetooth and device connection.
#6. Then select and tap on the Connection Preferences option.
#7. Select and tap on the Cast option from there.
#8. Wait for a second or more, until you see your Roku device on the list. Tap on the Roku Player device.
#9. Now go to your Roku device and you can see an option, requesting action. Just select and hit the Allow option.
Now after mirroring the screen to the Roku device successfully, you have to open the Skype app on your Android device. Join the meeting and, when the meeting has been joined successfully, you now stream your Skype calls to a big screen [Roku].
How to Mirror Skype Video Calls on Roku Using iPhone/iPad/iPods?
In the case of the iPhone, the process is a little bit different from the Android device. Here are the steps you might have to follow to mirror Skype video calls on Roku using iPhone/iPad/iPods:
#1. Make sure to connect the iPhone/iPad/iPod to the same network as the Roku is connected.
#2. Download and install the Skype app from the App Store.
#3. Swipe down the Control Center on your iPhone/iPad/iPod device.
#4. Tap on the Screen Mirroring option.
#5. After that, Select your Roku device from the screen mirroring list and tap on it.
After the connection has been established your iOS device starts mirroring the screen to the Roku device. Launch the Skype app on your iOS device join the Skype meeting and enjoy your meeting on your Roku device.
How to Mirror Skype Video Calls on Roku Using Windows PC?
Alternatively, you can also mirror your Windows PC screen to a Roku device. It means, that if you have a meeting scheduled, you can also stream your Windows Skype meeting to your Roku device. Follow these steps to mirror Skype video calls on Roku using a Windows PC:
#1. Make sure your Windows PC and Roku are connected to the same network.
#2. Open the Skype website and log in to your Skype account.
#3. Join your Skype meeting on the Google Chrome Web Browser, this is important.
#4. Click on the Share icon, before the bookmark icon.
#5. Select the Cast option from the drop-down menu.
#6. Wait for your Roku device to show up, and click on your Roku device to connect it.
#7. Once the connection is successful, your Windows PC Skype meetings screen will be mirrored to a Roku device.
How to Mirror Skype Video Calls on Roku Using Macbook/iMac?
You can do the same thing on your Macbook/iMac device too. Follow these steps to mirror Skype video calls on Roku using Macbook/iMac:
#1. Make sure that both your Mac and Roku devices are connected to the same internet connection.
#2. On your Mac device click on the Control Center menu icon, and from the window select and click on the Screen Mirroring icon.
#3. Select your Roku device from the list.
#4. Now open the Skype app on your Mac device join the Skype video call, and enjoy your meetings on your Roku device.
So that’s it for now. Hope you like this article and find it interesting. If you have any type of queries related to this topic, feel free to ask in the comment section.
Can you Skype on Roku TV?
No, the Skype app is not available on the Roku platform. The only possible way to make video calls on Roku TV is by screen mirroring.
Can you Video Call on Roku TV?
No, you cannot attend meetings or video calls on Roku TV. The screen mirroring is the only option to stream Skype video calls on Roku TV.
Can I join a Skype Video Call through my Roku TV?
No, simply because there is no Skype app available for Roku TV. You have to do screen mirroring to make your video calls on Roku TV.