Use Firefox for Android to send videos to your Roku

Firefox for Android gives you more options for viewing videos. The new screen casting feature now lets you send videos to streaming players, like Roku, so you can watch them on your TV.

Once you've started playing the video on your TV, you can browse other sites or even turn off your Android device without interrupting the video. Sound good? We'll show you how to do it.

Set up Firefox on your Roku for the first time: Before you begin, add the Firefox channel to your channel list (click here for more instructions). You'll only have to do this step once. Once you've added it, you're ready to move on to the following instructions and start watching!
  1. Make sure that your Roku is on the same WiFi network as your Android device.
  2. Launch Firefox on your Android device, then go to a website with video formats that Roku supports. If you have Adobe Flash Player enabled on your device, disable or uninstall it through your Android Settings menu to prevent it from overriding the supported formats.
  3. Tap on a video to play it.
  4. Tap on the Send to icon send to icon video that appears either on the address bar or on the video player (after any ads have stopped playing):
  5. Choose Roku Streaming Player on the Cast to Device menu.Choose Roku on the Send to Device menu.
    cast to device send to device roku
    • The video will start playing after a brief load time.
  6. You'll be able to pause or stop the video directly from your Android device, using the controls at the bottom of your device's screen:
    roku controls
Video controls: Your video controls will stay at the bottom of the screen while the video is playing, even if your browsing other websites. If you turn off your Android device, you can still control the video using your Roku remote.
Chromecast users: This feature is also available for Chromecast. See Use Firefox for Android to send videos to Chromecast.

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