Roku Screen Mirroring beta launched for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Roku has started a beta of a new feature for its Roku 3 TV set top box and its Roku HDMI Streaming Stick that will allow them to mirror screens from Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices to big screen televisions.

In a blog post, Roku states:

Screen mirroring is one of the simplest ways to share any type of content with those around you, and you won't need additional apps or software. All you'll need is a compatible device with mirroring capabilities. Once you turn on mirroring for your phone, tablet or laptop, you can pair with your compatible Roku player and whatever you see on your mobile device is exactly what will be displayed on your TV.

Roku has step-by-step instructions on how to launch the screen mirroring beta for Windows Phone 8{.nofollow} and Windows 8{.nofollow} devices. The beta begins its roll out today and should be available for all Roku customers in the next few weeks.

If you own a Roku 3 or a Roku Streaming Stick, how do you feel about this new feature being added to those devices?

Source: Roku

John Callaham