Facetime from Apple is a video chatting and calling application. The Facetime app is available only on Apple devices like iPhone or iPad and macOS devices. All the video calls made on Facetime are end-to-end encrypted so the users can make calls safe and secure. Moreover, Facetime cannot be made with Android users as it is iOS specific. What if you want to stream the call on TV? Of course, you can do it with an Apple TV device, but what if you have Roku. Let us see how to make Facetime calls with Roku.

How to Use Facetime with Roku?

Facetime is available only with the following devices:

  • iOS devices – Wi-Fi devices iPhone 4 or later and Cellular devices iPhone 4s or later.
  • macOS devices – OS X Lion 10.7 or later

Make sure that Facetime is available in your region as middle east countries like UAE has banned VoIP calls.

Facetime is not available in the Roku channel store. But there is an option called screen mirroring your iOS devices or macOS devices to the Roku-connected TV. With that, you will be able to stream the Facetime calls.

Mirror Facetime to Roku from iOS devices

Step 1: Connect your Roku device and your iOS device to the same-WiFi network.

Step 2: Install and launch Mirror for Roku on your Roku Streaming device. The app is available on the Official Roku Channel Store.

Mirror For Roku on Roku

Step 3: Install the Mirror for Roku by Airbeam on your iPhone or iPad. The app is available on the App Store.

Mirror for Roku app

Step 4: Launch the app on your mobile. Select your Roku device from the list of available devices.

Mirror Facetime to Roku from iOS devices

Step 5: Now the app will ask you to launch the Mirror for Roku on your Roku device.

Step 6: Tap on the Roku device from the Mirror for Roku app on a smartphone. Then tap on Allow Notifications.

Allow Notifications

Step 7: On your iOS device, click on Start Mirroring.

Mirror Facetime to Roku from iOS devices

And again click on Start Broadcast.

Mirror Facetime to Roku from iOS devices

Step 8: Once the connection is established open the Facetime application and make calls.

Mirror Facetime to Roku from iOS devices

The call will be streamed on your Roku-connected TV.

Mirror Facetime to Roku from macOS devices

Step 1: Connect your Roku device and your mac to the same-WiFi network.

Step 2: Open the Mirror for Roku on your Roku Streaming device. The app is available on the Official Roku Channel Store.

Mirror For Roku on Roku

Step 3: Install the Mirror for Roku by Airbeam on your mac. The app is available on the Mac App Store.

Step 4: Launch the app on your Mac. Then select Roku device as your target device.

Mirror Facetime to Roku from macOS devices

Step 5: To hear the audio click on Enable Sound on TV. From the popup click on Open Website to install an audio driver to cast and listen to the audio.

Mirror Facetime to Roku from macOS devices

Step 6: On the site click on the Download Auto Driver link. Install the package file on your Mac.

Download Audio Driver

Step 7: Make sure to restart all the media player applications. Better restart your device.

Step 8: Again check the box near Enable Sound on the TV box. Now provide access to sound from your Mac device.

Authorize

Step 9: Click on Ok on the pop-up screen. Again check the box near Enable Sound on the TV box.

Click OK

Step 10: Click on Start Mirroring.

Start Mirroring

Step 11: Once the connection is established, open the Facetime application and make calls.

Mirror Facetime to Roku from macOS devices

FAQ

1. Can you Stream Facetime on your TV?

You cannot install the Facetime app on Roku Channel Store. But still, you can screen mirror your iOS or macOS device and stream Facetime on Roku-connected TV.

2. Can I mirror my iPhone through Roku?

Screen mirroring with Roku is not supported by iOS and Apple devices. But still, you can stream screen mirrors on Roku with third-party applications called Mirror for Roku by AirBeam.