Thank you for posting to the forums! I understand how frustrating not having that icon on the app. One of the main reasons we see the app not showing the mirroring icon is because the Roku and the mobile device (ie phone or tablet) need to be on the same wifi network. Please post back with any further information you may have. Hopes this helps!
The Sling Moderation Team
There was an issue with the Roku Channel and it had been removed that was causing a lot of issues with the Slingbox and the Roku talking together. What I would suggest is reinstalling the app on your Roku. Than reinstalling the app on the iPhone and this should resolve the issue. If you are still having an issue after you try these steps please let us know.
Sling Moderation Team
iOS version: 7.0.3
SlingPlayer app version: 3.7.13
I have been trying to get the SlingPkayer for Roku app to work for weeks, to no avail. The SlingPlayer works fine for streaming on my PC and on my iPhone, but I have never seen the stream to Roku app on my phone. The Slingbox 350 is connected to a Motorola DTC700 set-top box for accessing Verizon FIOS. We are TDY in Venezuela and use StrongVPN to have a U.S. IP address. I have added and deleted the SlingPlayer app for Roku and the SlingPlayer app for my iPhone on a daily basis, but it still won't work.
Can anyone recommend any additional things I can try?
Sometimes there is a delay in the phone application detecting the Roku on the network. To fix this issue you could try the following:
- Rebooting the Phone application
- Rebooting the Roku player (it may take up to 5 minutes after rebooting for the Roku to be discovered).
- Resetting the Roku’s network connection.
Sling Media Moderation Team
I am also having the same issue....
(*) Roku and iPhone on the same network
(*) Can view Slingbox fine on iPhone
(*) Have redownloaded Roku Slingbox app as well as Slingbox iPhone app
(*) Can't get icon on the volume slider
Is there a specific sequence that needs to be done?
I have had this issue for two months, and obviously it's not just me
I noticed this thread is marked as "ASSUMED HAS BEEN ANSWERED." Would you please advise of anything else other than what has been posted here that I can try. I'm trying to stream a Slingbox 350 to my Roku player 4200X. When I initially set it up it did work for about an hour. Now there is not AirPlay icon. When the icon does show up, it only showing "connecting..." on the tv screen but nothing more than that ever happens.
- Rebooting the Phone application
Same issue Roku 3 and iPhone 4s on iOS 7.1
The new Roku App update allows for manually entering the Roku IP address, which I thought would rectify the issue of the Roku button not showing up...but it does not. The iPhone app does not find the Roku's IP address, even though it's on the same Wi-Fi network.
I've followed all the suggestions posted in this thread and others (rebooting, re-connecting, etc) but to no avail.
For all who are having this issue. I too had an issue with the "slinging" icon disappearing and reappearing at random. I believe it has something to do with the roku and the streaming device (iPhones) trying to use wifi to communicate with one another. I connected my roku to my router using an Ethernet cable and it seems to be working seamlessly.
I would also add that I have often experienced this problem, but it has nothing to do with the Slingplayer, it is my BT router playing up. Once I reboot it the Roku icon appears.
The way I test if this is the reason is to run an app called 'Fing' on my iPhone that displays all the devices connected to the network. I find that if the stream icon is not appearing then Fing shows the Roku as greyed out.
I am having the same problem.
I notice it was suggested to forward port 5301/tcp. My Slingbox appears to use port 5201/tcp.
- Home IP Address:192.168.10.132
- Network Port:5201
Do ports 5201 and 5301 run different protocols?
If port 5301 is really needed, the Slingbox isn't correctly requesting it via UPNP.
Yes you are correct . The slingplayer for mobile and the roku must be on the same network to stream through roku.
Do go through the last question on Sling/Roku FAQ . It has troubleshooting steps to be done when the roku icon is not visible.
If it doesn't work(the basic troubleshooting steps suggested in FAQ ) then try to reboot the router and check.
From the FAQ
- Make sure the SlingPlayer app on your mobile device is up-to-date.
- Make sure that your mobile device is on the same Wi-Fi network as the Roku player.
- Stop streaming and start streaming again on the SlingPlayer app.
- Reboot the Roku player (it may take up to 5 minutes after rebooting for the Roku to be discovered).
- Reset the Roku’s network connection.
- If you still can't connect, you can manually establish a connection to your Roku player.
- Select Settings from the disconnected screen of SlingPlayer on your mobile device, and scroll down to Add Roku player.
- You should now be able to connect to your Roku player.
1. Done, verified latest versions of SlingPlayer app, Sling Firmware, and Roku3 firmware.
2. Roku player is not on WiFi, it is wired and on the same /24 subnet
4. Done, multiple times
5. Done, multiple times
6. Tried, not successfull
7. Not able to connect
When i try to configure the Roku IP in the Sling Player is says no Roku found.
Honestly, I think the problem is that the Roku3 is not listening for a connection. I would like to verify the Roku3 is listening for whatever service is needed, it anyone knows of a open tcp port the Roku3 is listening on let me know.
Your answer to 6 is the crucial one. What EXACTLY are you typing in as the address ? I would recommend an app called FING. It will analyse your network and show everything connected to it. On the few occasions I have not seen the icon, FING has shown me that the Roku box has fallen off the network and needed rebooting.
It appears that when they created the Roku channel and/or iOS app so that they only work on networks with certain IP address ranges. It does not appear to function at all with an network IP address 192.168.X.Y when X is not a standard/default number (i.e 0, 1, or 2).
I was having the same problem, when I changed my router IP address to 192.168.0.1 (and it's network IP address range to 192.168.0.X) everything magically started working.
I hope (but doubt) sling will fix this issue. In theory, 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255, 10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255, and 172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255 are all perfectly valid private/local network address ranges, but clearly Sling is not obeying the accepted network conventions.
In the meantime, can anyone test which IP addresses ranges will and will not work (or determine what is wrong with the Roku channel/iOS app and reverse engineer valid IP addresses)? I'm guessing anything over 192.168.X.Y where X > 7, 8 or 9 will stop working. It's probably not even worth trying 10.x.x.x or 172.16.x.x - 172.31.x.x.
Is there anyone working at Sling who can help out?
Had same issue with iPhone 5 and after trial and error I finally got it to show up on my phone. This is what I did:
Delete app on phone
Delete app on ROKU
ReInstall app on iphone and launch / login
Make sure tv/roku is on and you are looking at roku menu screen
Through settings on slingplayer on iphone, add roku IP address
This should immediately trigger the roku to start installing the roku app
Connect to your sling and you should see an icon in upper left hand corner which will allow you to push feed to Roku.
After reading several posts on this issue I realized I was not the only one with the problem of getting my IPhone 6 to connect via Roku. I have two Roku's, a Roku 3 and a Roku stick, each connected to a different TV. I realize this response is long after your post and you may have the issue solved by now but I offer what I have done to get things working for others who may have the same issue.
1. Delete and re-install the Slingplayer app on both the iPhone and Roku.
2. Reboot the router (i.e. disconnect and reconnect the power).
3. Reboot the Roku.
4. Start Slingplayer on both iPhone and Roku.
5. On the iPhone, click the Chrome-like icon. Options to connect to other sources will appear. On my phone, Roku was one of them. Clicking it led to video playing on my TV via Roku. Success!!
Note: If the above does not work you may have to manually add the Roku player's IP address to the Slingplayer app on the iPhone. To do this,
1. Run Slingplayer app on iPhone.
2. Click the gear symbol in upper right to get to settings.
3. Scroll down to "Add Roku Player". Click it and follow directions for manually entering Roku player's IP address. (If you don't know the IP, then you have to go the Roku's settings itself to find it.)
4. Enter IP address and Slingplayer will say it found Roku if successful.
P.S. I have been watching too many movies lately as earlier editions of this post will attest. (slingplayer: aka, slingblade) LOL
I found that there seems to be a limit on the IP address for the roku/slingplayer connection to work. The slingplayer/roku interface appears to reject any IP addresses (roku IP address) that are longer than 11 digits. Hence XXX.XXX.XX.XXX would work, XXX.XXX.XXX.XX would also work, but XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX would not work. This would also prevent you from manually adding the Roku to your slingplayer (indication of this is that it rejects the IP immediately after pressing button). Restarting router/app might clear this condition if your lucky enough to get your router to assign your Roku a two digit address (for example 192.168.129.99). But the following may be better options:
1. Change your LAN IP address to use a 2 digit subnet, for example 192.168.12.XX
2. Assign a static IP to your roku so that it uses a 2 digit suffix, for example 192.168.XXX.13 (use your router for this step to ensure you dont assign an IP already in use)
Again this is based on my experience, so hope it helps.
I can confirm this is the case. I assigned a DHCP reservation to my Roku that met the requirements above that ACC476586 quoted and low and behold it started to work!! WHAT THE ****. That is such a poor implementation of the TCP/IP stack the the app. IS anyone at Sling monitoring these posts? That should be a but higher on the fix list when basic functionally is NOT WORKING!!
I found that it would only work once for me and the error is in the sling box Android stop. After the first time there was no cast icon, and in fact the menu item in settings to set the roku IP was also missing. If I removed the app on android and reinstalled again it would work for one time. Then I removed and before I did anything set the roku IP while the.option was still there. Now it seems to keep working.