Users of the Roku iOS remote control app can now stream videos directly from their phone to the Roku player. The update to the app, which was first spotted by the Verge, went live in the app store today, and the Roku blog states that it will come to select Android devices soon.
The new feature should make it easier to play local content on a Roku player, but we a still holding our breath for a more complete mirroring solution like Miracast coming to the device. Miracast maker Broadcom announced a partnership with Roku at CES, but we haven’t heard much about it since.
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