How to Get VLC on Roku

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VLC for Roku: VLC is one of the most popular and widely used media players which allows you to play any format of video. It is available on various platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and also firestick.

VLC has a simple and user-friendly interface with lots of advanced features. It is completely free to download. VLC is support high-resolution audios and videos. That’s why people like to install this app on their devices.

Of course, VLC is a very familiar and most used media player all around the world. If you have Roku or a smartphone then you must know about VLC. Nowadays, most Roku device has an inbuilt VLC media player. It provides advanced and unique features. More than 10 billion users used VLC on their devices.

Here in this particular tutorial, I am going to guide you to get VLC on Roku. There are different methods available in the internet market that helps to install VLC on Roku but here our technical team provides two simple methods that help to install this app on your Roku. So keep reading this complete tutorial without any skip.

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What is VLC?

VLC is an open-source media player that helps you stream videos on music files from your local storage. In addition, this player supports most video formats and it also has an inbuilt subtitle feature. It has a very simple interface with lots of customization options. If you are a Windows user then you definitely have a VLC media player on your system.

This media player is completely ad-free. In addition This player supports various video format such as MKV, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, and AAC. Using this media player you can play any format of video without any interruption and without any additional codec.

We all know that installing Apps and channels on Roku is an easy task if the app or channel is available on the Roku Channel Store. If you want to install any app that is not available on the Roku channel store then you simply can’t do it. Unfortunately, VLC is not available on Roku channel Store. That’s why we are here to provide this tutorial that helps to install VLC on Roku.

How to get VLC on Roku?

As we mentioned earlier, you can’t find the VLC app on the channel Store. That does not mean that you can’t access the VLC app on your Roku. You can simply screen mirror the VLC app from your Android or iOS device to your TV. Here we mention the two most popular methods that help to access the VLC on Roku.

Before that, you must enable Screen mirroring mode on Roku. Just go to Roku home – settings- system- screen mirroring mode- turn on.

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How to Mirror VLC on Roku using Android?

  • First, you need to download and install VLC on your Android device from Play Store.
  • Connect your Roku device and Android phone with the same Wi-Fi.
  • Go to the notification panel on click on the cast icon.
  • You can also go to cast from the settings connection on sharing and cast in the older Android version.
  • Once you click the cast icon then it will display a list of available devices on your network.

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  • Now you need to select your Roku device from the list.

That’s it. Your Android device screen will mirror the TV. Now open the VLC media player and play the content that you want.

How to get VLC on Roku using Windows PC?

  • First, you need to connect your Windows PC and Roku to the same Wi-Fi.
  • Download and install the VLC app on your Windows.
  • Once you complete the installation just open the VLC app and select the notification icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Now you need to click the connect option.
  • On the right side of the screen, your pan pops up where you can find your Roku device.
  • Just select it to mirror your Roku screen.

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  • Use your Roku remote to allow casting from your Roku.
  • That’s it. Now you can select any media file to stream on your Roku-connected TV.

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How to airplay VLC media player to Roku using iPhone:

  • Connect your Roku device and iPhone with the same Wi-Fi.
  • Now you need to enable the Airplay option on the Roku.
  • Download and install the VLC app on your iOS device from the App store.
  • Just go to the control center and select the screen mirroring option.
  • Now you need to select your Roku device from the list.

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  • That’s it. Your iPhone screen will be mirrored on your Roku-connected TV.
  • Now you can play any videos and watch them on Roku-connected TV.


I hope this article very helps to install VLC on Roku. Using this above method you can easily access the VLC app on your Roku. If you have any doubts regarding this article let me know your queries in the comment box section. Keep in touch with us for more tech updates.