Have you been wanting to get your Windows Phone on that big screen TV? What about working on your Surface’s Office Docs in a bit bigger view? Thanks to the good folks at Roku and their Roku 3 and Streaming Stick, you can.
First up, we have the Roku itself. If you haven’t heard of it, the Roku Player is a very simple set-top box that allows you to view channels like a TV mixed with a computer. There are channels for Netflix, Hulu+ and many more. The Roku 3 and Streaming Sticks even run off Wi-Fi so there are no pesky network cables to run, eliminating the mess of wires there. I’ve had my original Roku 1 for over 8 years now, so I know that they hold up just fine.
The Roku 3 and Streaming Stick both use the Miracast technology to stream content from your Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 device. It’s as simple as hooking up your Roku player (which you can install the Roku App from the Windows Store instead of using the remote) and mirroring your content. Not much else is needed.