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How to watch local video files on your Roku

Computer science   2020-06-20 16:40:49

" style = "max- height: 400px; max-width: 99%; "> The Roku is a streaming box… And not big something else. There is no hard drive space on board for your home videos, and most models don"t even have a USB port for external drives. But that doesn"t mean you can"t play your own videos, listen to your own music, or browse your photo collection. RELATED: PS3 Media Server for Windows, macOS and Linux systems. Just click on this guide and, once your videos are shared, open Roku Media Player to see alls your videos, music and photos. " style = "max- height: 400px; max-width: 99%; "> You can quickly browse and play any media you have legally acquired over the years. It"s not the best interface in the world, but it does the job easily, which is why we recommend it first. Plex: works with all Rokus, takes some configuration "style = " max- height: 400px ; max-width: 99%; "> Setting up a DLNA server is quick, but the Roku Media Player interface leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately, there is a Plex chain for Roku . RELATED: How to Set Up Plex (and Watch Your Movies on Any Device) Set Up a Plex Server and you can browse your media from a nice interface, with presentation notes and much more. It"s a little more complicated, but the results are worth it if you have a library of movies and shows that you will access regularly. Mirror your screen: fast, but potentially glitchy RELATED: How to mirror the screen of your Windows or Android device on your Roku The configuration of the servers seems to be necessaryDo you have more work than you currently want? Well, you can mirror your Windows or Android device screen to your Roku instead. This feature is enabled by default on all recent Roku devices, but you can go to p> p> Screen Mirror just to check. " style = "max- height: 400px; max-width: 99%; "> When this feature is enabled, you can use the Miracast service integrated intoAndroid and Windows to display everything on your device on your TV screen, with sound. It"s a quick way to watch your movie, music or photos on your TV. The downside: it doesn"t work with Apple devices and can be tricky depending on your Wi-Fi configuration. We wouldn"t use it to watch a feature film, but if you"re just trying to show a quick clip, it will be the fastest option. Connect a USB key: Dead Simple, but only offered by certain devices We finally come to the simplest option: play multimedia files from a USB key or an external hard drive. Why leave it until the end? Looking at the entire Roku range , you will notice that the Ultra $ 100 is the only model that currently offers this, and the vast majority of Roku users opt for a cheaper model than that. But sIf you are a Roku user, there is good news: you can connect an external player, and this window will appear. " style = "max- height: 400px; max-width: 99%; "> This will open the Roku media player, from which you can browse your player and open any video, music or photo files you have on it. It"s fast and it works, even if the interface is not perfect. Sometimes that"s all you need.