Many Roku users wish to view video content on the big screen by connecting their Roku device to a projector.
A projector allows users to enjoy their favorite content comfortably with a home theater experience
So if you too have come here searching for a solution to How to connect Roku to a Projector, then you are at the right place.
In this article, we will dive into the seamless process of linking a Roku device with a projector, all broken down into simple steps. stay till the end.
Connect the Roku Streaming Stick to the HDMI input port of the projector, you can also use an HDMI extender cable for this. Turn on your Roku device and projector, Next select the HDMI input port on the projector to which you have connected your Roku device.
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Can I use a Roku with a Projector?
Can a Roku device be connected to a projector The answer is yes you can easily connect your roku streaming device to a projector
If your projector is new, then you can easily connect your Roku device directly through the HDMI option provided in the projector.
But if your projector is old and does not have an HDMI port then you will have to use HDMI to RCA converter for this.
Some Roku users want a solution to this question of how to connect Projector to Roku TV, so is it possible to make this connection?
Because you can connect the Roku device or TV to the projector only through the HDMI or RCA option. It’s worth noting that Roku TV lacks the provisions for HDMI output or RCA video output.
It is possible to connect a TV set with a projector that has the option of HDMI out or RCA video out.
How to connect Roku stick to Projector
1. Initiate the connection
Insert the Roku TV stick directly into the HDMI input port of the projector, you can also use a good quality HDMI extender cable to connect between the two.
You will need an HDMI cable to connect other Roku devices such as the Roku Express and Roku Ultra to the projector.
Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the Roku device and the other end of the cable to the HDMI input port on the projector.
2. Adjust the projector settings and establish the power connection for the Roku device.
Once you’ve successfully linked the Roku device and the projector using the HDMI option, it is time to start the projector. Turn it on, navigate to the Settings menu, and choose the HDMI input port that corresponds to your Roku device.
Since Roku devices require an external power source, you can power your Roku device using the power adapter that came with the device.
3. Get your Roku all set to watch content on the big screen
After completing the above process you will see the Roku icon on the big screen You have to pair the Roku remote with the Roku device and establish a Wi-Fi connection in your device
After completing the sign-in process on your Roku device, you are free to install your favorite channel app and watch video content on the big screen
How to hook up Roku to Projector using a VGA connection
If you have an old type projector then you need this type of connection
Old projectors did not have the option of HDMI input port, instead old projectors used to have VGA port.
So you will need a VGA adapter to connect your Roku device to the projector.
Different types of VGA adapters are used to connect the Roku TV Stick and Roku Ultra, Roku Express to the projector.
Select the VGA adapter based on your current Roku device. We have explained below the connection of both the adapter and the device to the projector.
1. Initiate the connection using a VGA adapter
If you have a Roku TV stick that you want to connect to your old projector then you can start the process of connection with this VGA adapter
If you have Roku Ultra or Roku Express, you will need this VGA adapter to connect with the projector.
- Connect the Roku device to one end of the VGA adapter and the other end to your projector. With the help of the image given below, you can connect your Roku device to the projector.
2. Connect the Roku device and projector to a power source
Insert the power cable to the projector into the power wall socket, as well as power the Roku device, For the Roku device, you’ve got options: use the provided power adapter, the projector’s USB port, or a reliable power bank.
3. Setup audio connection
Speakers are also provided in some projectors, but if you want surround sound with the video of the projector, then you will have to connect the audio out port coming out of the VGA adapter to the external speaker.
4. Navigate to the correct VGA setting on the projector
Go to the settings menu of the projector and select the VGA input port in which you have connected the Roku device through the VGA adapter.
If you have followed the mentioned setup properly, then you are ready to watch your favorite video content on the big screen through the projector.
How to connect Projector to Roku wirelessly
If you want to connect your Roku device to your projector wirelessly with the projector, you can do so through IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit
This is such a wireless kit that is capable of transmitting 1080P and 5.1 Channel Digital Audio, so you do not have to compromise on video and audio quality.
This kit is designed to transmit audio and video seamlessly up to 100 feet, so you don’t have to worry about distance.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to connect a Roku device and projector wirelessly with this kit
1. Connect your Roku device to the HDMI input port on the transmitter
2. Next, use the HDMI cable to connect the receiver to your projector.
3. Connect the power adapter’s DC socket to both the transmitter and receiver and turn on these devices, as well as turn on the projector.
4. Select the HDMI input port in the Projector’s settings to which you have connected the receiver.
Because this transmitter and receiver kit comes with an HDMI port, you will not be able to connect directly to your old projector (which only had a VGA port) using it.
If you want to connect your old receiver through this transmitter-receiver then you have to use an HDMI to VGA Adapter with the transmitter-receiver.
Can you hook a Roku to a projector?
Yes you can connect a Roku device to a projector whether it is a projector having an HDMI input port or a VGA-type port other than HDMI
How to connect Roku to Vankyo projector
Like other projectors, the Vankyo projector also has an HDMI input port through which you can easily connect your Roku device.
In this article, we have come to know about how to connect the projector to a Roku device, and we have come to know the connection method of new and old projectors.
Make sure to use the correct VGA port to connect your old projector and Roku device.
We hope that you have successfully connected your Roku device, as far as connecting to the projector of Roku TV is concerned, you will not be able to do so because of the lack of a video out option in Roku TV.