Besides YouTube, known as the most popular video-sharing site globally, Dailymotion is the runner-up in this category and quite a competitor to YouTube. Despite the immense popularity of YouTube for video streaming, Dailymotion also boasts a user base of over 300 million. Being a French video sharing service owned by Vivendi, Dailymotion has been in operation since 2005 and is available on major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and others. Roku is one of the most commonly bought streaming devices and many of its users wish to add Dailymotion to Roku which is why we created this guide. In this post, we provide you with all necessary information on how to stream Dailymotion on Roku.
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Dailymotion: An Overview
Dailymotion is hosted in French and is a web-based video sharing service that makes it possible for users to upload, view and share videos. It offers high-quality content, talented content creators, and publishers, etc. The user also has the opportunity to make money online by sharing videos on various social media platforms using Dailymotion. There are millions of videos on Dailymotion which are continually updated every day. Currently, it is accessible internationally in 25 languages and boasts 43 localized versions with localized home pages and content. In order to fully benefit from its features, you need to create an account on Dailymotion. The use of this video sharing site is completely free.
What Dailymotion Offers
- Allows users to share, upload, and view high-quality videos.
- Absorb the latest trending news, enjoy high-quality music, watch sports-related videos, etc.
- The maximum permissible file size for videos is 4GB with a maximum video length of 60 minutes.
- Users can follow video updates from their favorite channels, individuals, and topics.
- A save option is available which allows you to queue videos for later.
- Personalize your video playlist for a better viewing experience.
- Offline mode is available.
- A straightforward and clean user interface is provided.
Can You Stream Dailymotion on Roku?
Unfortunately, Dailymotion is not available on the Roku Channel Store, and it is impossible to side-load apps on Roku. However, if you still desire to stream Dailymotion on Roku, you can opt for the Screen Mirroring or Casting option. Currently, it’s the only option to stream Dailymotion content on a Roku-enabled TV.
How Can You Stream Dailymotion on Roku?
There are two methods to stream Dailymotion on Roku:
- Screen Mirroring Dailymotion on Roku using a Smartphone
- Screen Mirroring Dailymotion on Roku using a PC.
Let’s delve into both methods.
Screen Mirroring Dailymotion on Roku using Smartphone
Firstly, Screen Mirroring needs to be enabled on Roku, and here is how:
Step1: Connect your Roku device to your TV using the HDMI port.
Step2: Turn ON your Roku device.
Step3: Make sure that your working devices (Roku and Smartphone) are on the same WiFi connection.
Step4: Press the Home Button on your Roku remote control.
Step5: From the Home screen, select the Settings option.
Step6: Under Settings, choose the System option.
Step7: Next, go for Screen Mirroring.
Step8: Within Screen Mirroring, choose Screen Mirroring Mode.
Step9: Lastly, opt for either Prompt or Always Allow.
Now, your Roku device is ready for screen mirroring.
Step10: Visit the Play Store on your smartphone.
Step11: Download the Dailymotion app.
Step12: Launch the Dailymotion app.
Step13: Sign In or Register for a Dailymotion account.
Step14: Choose the Cast option at the top of your screen.
Step15: Your smartphone begins scanning for nearby devices available for casting.
Step16: Choose your Roku device from the list.
Step17: In a few seconds, your smartphone’s screen appears on your Roku-enabled TV.
Step18: Now, open the Dailymotion app on your smartphone again and enjoy watching your favorite videos on a bigger screen.
Screen Mirroring Dailymotion on Roku using PC
For PC users, the Screen Mirroring has to be activated on Roku. The steps for enabling Screen Mirroring is already given above. After activating the Screen Mirroring, follow these steps to stream Dailymotion on Roku from your PC.
Step1: Open Chrome Browser on your PC.
Step2: Visit the official Dailymotion website.
Step3: Sign In to your Dailymotion account.
Step4: On Dailymotion’s homepage, click the three vertical dots icon on the top right corner of your screen.
Step5: Choose the Cast option from the menu.
Step6: It will pop up with nearby devices available for casting.
Step7: Click on the Source option and choose Cast Tab.
Step8: Now, select your Roku device from the list for casting.
Step9: Once casting starts, your PC screen is mirrored on your Roku TV.
Step10: Play a video of your choice.
Step11: Watch the video on your large screen.
Dailymotion is currently the world’s second-largest video sharing platform. It is free and safe to use just like YouTube. At present, Screen Mirroring is the only method to stream Dailymotion content on your Roku TV. If you know of any other methods to watch Dailymotion on Roku, please share them in the comments section below.
Thank you for reading…