Facebook on Roku

How to Use Facebook on Roku Streaming Device

Roku and its various streaming boxes bring you the content of your choice via the Internet.

However, when it comes to the social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, you will not be able to find the apps on the Roku Store.

But this doesn’t mean that you cannot view Facebook photos and videos on your TV.

Roku has recently joined hands with Facebook to give the users a limited access to their media content.

And so with a simple trick you can use Facebook on a Roku streaming device.

We all know about the Screen Mirroring feature. While playing content from different streaming platforms we cast our screen from our Android or iOS device to our TV.

Similarly, you can use Facebook on a Roku streaming device.

So here is a quick guide to Screen your Facebook to your TV.

How to Use Facebook on Roku Streaming Device?

You can use either a Roku streaming device or Roku TV to use Facebook.

So if you are using one of the Roku Streaming Sticks or Roku TV then follow the steps given below-

Step 1 – Connect the Roku Streaming Stick to your TV via the HDMI port. Also make sure all your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2 – Now click on the Home button to open the Roku home screen. Click on the Settings option.

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Step 3 – Under the Settings section, click on the Screen Mirroring option.

Step 4 – Then within the screen mirror mode, choose Always allow. This will allow various devices to mirror their content to TV.

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Step 5 – Next, click on Screen mirroring devices. Your Roku device will look for nearby devices. When your smartphone is displayed in the list, click on it.

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Step 6 – Now open the Facebook app on your phone. It will be mirrored on your TV.

So now you can view your Facebook newsfeed, photos, videos, and other things easily on the big screen.

Some Other Ways to Use Facebook on Roku

Apart from mirroring Facebook on Roku, there are some more ways to use Facebook on a Roku streaming device.

Did you know you can specifically watch Facebook videos using other streaming services?

Yes, the official Facebook Watch app allows you to run Facebook on TV, provided you are using Xbox One, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.

And so if you want to use Facebook, then you will have to try some other method.

Or you can also mirror your Facebook screen directly from the computer or Mac. You just have to connect your computer to the TV.

And start streaming.

Conclusion

So the official Facebook app is not available in the Roku App Store.

And so if you want to show your Facebook pictures to your family on the big screen, or watch any video then you must know about this trick.

Today, in order to stream anything from the Android or iOS smartphones to the big screen, you just need to use the Cast or Screen Mirroring option.

And that is how you can also use Facebook on Roku Streaming Device.

And if you know some other method, or want to share your experience mirroring Facebook on Roku, then share it with us in the comment section.

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