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How to Stream iPad Videos to Televisions via Your Yoku Box

The Roku is the one of the best streaming-video boxes yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack. More than 750 channels are supported, including Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player, and Vudu. It also has cross-platform search that scours several major TV and movie services to find content.

The Roku iOS app lets you stream music and photos directly to their TVs via connected Roku boxes. But now the new Roku iOS update allows users to beam videos recorded and stored on their mobile devices as well. Let’s take a look at how to use this feature so you can start enjoying your iPad to be stored media on the big screen.

  • Step 1. Download and install the Roku app on your iPad.
  • Step 2. Run the app, sign in to your Roku account, and get connected to your box.
  • Step 3. Tap “Play On Roku” in the toolbar at the bottom of the Roku app.
  • Step 4. Now tap what you want to play (Music, Photos, or Video), then choose the exact content. It may take a few seconds for the streaming to start, especially if it’s a video.

Now you can take a video with your iPad, and easily stream it on your HDTV. It’s kind of like Roku’s answer to Apple’s AirPlay, except it doesn’t support third-party apps – meaning that you can’t just stream any type of video from your tablet to your TV using a Roku box (for instance, no Netflix streaming). Of course, with Roku’s family of apps, this probably wouldn’t be necessary anyways. Want to show off your iPad-recorded home videos? Get the latest version of the Roku app and stream them on the big screen!