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Roku TV shows up in network but cannot cast: Quick Fix

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There are plenty of streaming devices available for users to turn their TVs (or displays) into a streaming platform where they can access whatever service they want. That said, they’re not exactly perfect and sometimes features like casting don’t work as expected.

In this article, we’re talking about Roku TV’s casting error, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.

What causes this error?

This error can be caused by a number of factors, including but not limited to the following:

  • Roku stand-by mode.
  • Outdated device firmware.
  • The source and Roku are on different networks.
  • Roku isn’t compatible with screen mirroring.
  • Misconfigured TV input settings.

Also read: How to fix error 014.50 on Roku?

How to fix this?

Here are six fixes you can try out.

Restart your Roku

Restarting your Roku and your TV is also a good idea and, more often than not, will fix any random issues you might face, including any streaming or screen mirroring issues.

Check the WiFi network

Keep in mind that your source device and the Roku need to be on the same WiFi network for the casting to work. This works regardless of whether you’re mirroring your screen or casting a streaming app to your Roku TV. 

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Check the WiFi credentials

Check if you’ve entered the right WiFi SSID and password in your Roku wireless settings. You can find these settings inside Settings > Network > Setup Connection. 

Some users have also reported that the error was caused because they had symbols or punctuation marks in their WiFi passwords. Changing your WiFi password to a simpler string might also eliminate the Roku error.

Check if your device supports casting

While most modern devices support casting, it’s always a good idea to cross-check before trying to cast on Roku or any other streaming device. A lot of older devices, including Android smartphones, can’t cast even if they are on the same network as Roku. 

Check for Software Update

Resetting network settings and connecting to your WiFi again can also help get the bug fixed. 

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Step 1: On your Roku remote, press the Home button.

Step 2: Select Settings.

Step 3: Inside settings, select System.

Step 4: Choose System restart, followed by Network connection reset. 

Wait for your Roku to finish rebooting, then connect it to your WiFi again. This should solve your problem. 

Factory reset your Roku

If all fails, you can factory reset your Roku. This should take care of just about any error you’re facing. 

Step 1: Press the Home button on your Roku remote, and go to Settings.

Step 2: Inside Settings, select System.

Step 3: Select the Advanced system settings and select the Factory reset option.

Also read: Why does my Roku keep restarting?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: