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Instagram on Roku

Are you searching for the ways to watch Instagram videos on Roku? Instagram is not available as an standalone app for Roku. Instagram is only accessible through web browser and mobile apps (Android/iPhone). But, there are workarounds available to view Instagram videos and pictures on TV via Roku. Let’s discuss those methods in detail.

How to Watch Instagram Videos on Roku

To stream your Instagram videos on Roku, you need to mirror your smartphone or PC screen on the Roku. For that, you need to enable screen mirroring on Roku.

  • Plug-in your Roku device to the HDMI port of your TV and launch it.
  • On the home screen, scroll down to Settings and then choose the System menu.
  • Select Screen Mirroring and set the mode to Always Allow.
Enable screen mirroring on Roku

Now, you can mirror your smartphone or PC screen on Roku to watch the instagram videos. Before that, you need to connect your Roku and casting device (Android or iPhone or Windows) to the same WiFi network.

Using Android

[1] Swipe down the notification center and hit the Cast icon. If you can’t find that shortcut, go to Settings >> Display & Connection >> Cast.

Instagram on Roku

[2] The device will search for the nearby devices.

[3] Select your Roku device and enable permission to mirror your device.

[4] Open the Instagram app and play the videos that you want.

[5] The same video will mirror on the TV screen.

Using iPhone

This method is only applicable for the selected Roku models. Some of the Roku models supports receiving content through Airplay.

[1] On your iPhone, open the control center and hit the Screen Mirroring menu.

Instagram on Roku

[2] Choose your Roku device and the iPhone screen will mirror on the TV.

[3] Now, open the Instagram app and stream the video you want.

Using Windows 10

[1] On your Windows 10 PC, press the Windows + P keys.

[2] Choose the Connect to a Wireless Display option.

Connect to a wireless display

[3] Select your Roku device and the Windows 10 screen will mirror on the TV.

[4] Now, open a browser and visit instagram.com.

[5] Login to your account and play the videos you want.

Apart from three devices, you can also mirror Mac screen to watch the Instagram videos on Roku. However, it involves long process and requires a third-party screen mirroring app. Hence, it is advisable to use the above methods.

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