I’m here to guide you through how to get Jackbox on Roku.
Whether using your Android or iOS devices or even your Windows computer, you can still enjoy the fun of Jackbox games on your Roku-connected TV.
I’ll walk you through the steps to cast these games from your device. Let’s dive into the details!
Jackbox Games is a prominent developer and publisher known for creating a series of party video games, for example:
- Word puzzles
- Acting challenges
These games are not about fancy graphics or complex controls.
So everyone can join, even if they’re not into gaming.
They encourage social interaction and entertainment in group settings.
These games are shown on a TV or a big screen, and you can use various platforms to play them, including:
- Gaming consoles
- Mobile devices
I love Jackbox Games because they make get-togethers more enjoyable.
I can play with friends and family in the same room, or even when we’re not together by playing online.
Because of their simple setup and entertaining nature, Jackbox Games have become popular for parties and gatherings.
Unfortunately, Jackbox is not currently in the Roku Store.
So if you have a Roku device, you won’t be able to download directly and play these games through the Roku platform.
If you want to play Jackbox games on your TV, you might need to explore alternative options.
I will detail how to use these options in the next section.
Jackbox On Roku
You can cast from an Android/iOS device or a Windows computer using the Cast/Screen Mirroring feature.
On an Android/iOS device, you need to install Jackbox. On a computer, you can visit its website.
Remember, while casting, there might be a slight delay between what you do on your device and what appears on the TV screen.
This case could potentially affect timing-based games, so keep that in mind.
If you already know the methods, here are detailed instructions:
The first option is to use the Casting feature from your Android device to your TV.
Follow these steps to do this:
Step 1: Install Jackbox on Android
Open the Play Store on your device.
Search for “Jackbox” in the search bar and find the official Jackbox app.
Click “Install” to download and install the app on your device.
Step 2: Access Cast feature
Access Cast Feature
Once you have the app, check your device’s Notification Panel.
Among the options displayed, you should see the Cast icon.
It usually looks like a rectangle with a Wi-Fi icon in one corner. Click on it.
Step 3: Choose the Roku device
A list of devices for casting will appear. Choose the Roku device.
Now, the Android device’s screen will begin mirroring your TV.
So whatever you do on your Android will be displayed on your TV screen.
Step 4: Launch the Jackbox
With the screen mirrored to your TV, navigate to the home screen and launch Jackbox.
You’ll see the app’s interface on your TV screen.
Now you can browse through the app, select the game you want to play, and set up the game as you would on your mobile device.
You’ll see the gameplay, questions, prompts, and options on your TV screen through Roku.
Casting From iOS Devices
A note before performing these steps is that you can only use the iPad to cast Jackbox for the iOS operating system.
If you have an iPad, make sure it connects to the same Wi-Fi as the Roku.
Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Install Jackbox on iPad
Open the App Store on your iPad and install the official Jackbox app.
Step 2: Access Control Center
Once Jackbox is installed, swipe down from the upper-right corner of your iPad screen to access the Control Center.
Step 3: Enable Screen Mirroring
Now, you’ll see various options, including “AirPlay” or “Screen Mirroring”. Tap on this icon.
Step 4: Select the Roku device from the list
Now, your iPad’s screen will start mirroring your Roku TV.
Step 5: Launch Jackbox and play
Navigate back to your home screen and launch the Jackbox app.
If prompted, sign in with your Jackbox account. Then you can play the games you want.
Besides using a mobile device, I usually use a Windows computer to cast these games with the following steps:
Step 1: Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku
First, ensure that you’ve enabled screen mirroring on Roku.
You can usually find this option in the Roku settings under “System” >>> “Screen mirroring.”
Step 2: Open the Windows Connect interface
On your computer, press the Windows key (usually located between Ctrl and Alt) and the “K” key simultaneously.
Then, you’ll see the Windows Connect interface.
Step 3: Select the Roku device
From the list of available devices, click the Roku device to initiate the screen mirroring process.
Then, your computer screen will be on your Roku-connected TV.
Step 4: Open Web Browser and visit the Jackbox website
Step 5: Enter the room code and name
On the website, enter the room code and your name in the required fields.
If you don’t already have this code, you must create one according to the website’s instructions.
Step 6: Start playing
Click the Play option on the website.
The gameplay will now be mirrored from your computer onto your Roku-connected TV screen.
Remember, since you’re playing via a web browser, ensure you have a stable internet connection on your computer.
Besides the three methods above, you can use the Apple TV or a console to get Jackbox on your Roku.
This method requires both an Apple TV and a Roku TV.
The Apple TV is the source of the Jackbox games, and the Roku TV displays them.
Step 1: Connect Apple TV to Roku
Step 2: Access the Apple TV interface
Use the Roku remote to select the HDMI input to which you’ve connected your Apple TV.
Then, you’ll see the Apple TV interface on your TV screen.
Step 3: Download Jackbox on Apple TV
From the Apple TV interface, navigate to the App Store.
Search for “Jackbox” using the on-screen keyboard.
Then, find the official Jackbox games app and download it.
Step 4: Launch and play
Once the Jackbox app is downloaded and installed, launch it from the Apple TV interface.
Now, you can use your Apple TV remote to navigate the game selection, create a game room, and start playing with friends and family.
The advantage of a console is that you can use its controllers to play Jackbox games.
Step 1: Connect the console to Roku
Use the cables provided with the console.
Plug the yellow, white, and red cables into the respective AV ports on your console and the corresponding AV input on the Roku TV.
Step 2: Switch to the AV input
Use the Roku remote to switch to the AV input to which you’ve connected your console.
Then, you’ll see the console interface on your Roku TV screen.
Step 3: Download Jackbox
Using the web browser on your console, visit the respective digital store and download and install Jackbox.
Step 4: Launch and play
Go to the installed Jackbox, and launch it.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set up a game session.
Then, you can use the console to participate in the games.
Can I Get Jack In The Box On Roku?
No, Jackbox is not available on the Roku platform.
But you can use alternative methods like casting from Android, iOS devices, or Windows computers to play these games on Roku.
Can I Download Jackbox On A TV?
It depends on your TV. You can download it from Apple, Android, and Fire TVs.
Where Is Jackbox TV Available?
Jackbox games are available on various platforms, including computer, Mac, gaming consoles, mobile devices (Android and iOS), Apple TV, and some smart TVs.
Availability may vary by platform.
Does Jackbox Have An App?
Yes, Jackbox offers apps for various platforms like iOS, Android, computers, and some gaming consoles.
These apps allow you to use smartphones or tablets as controllers while displaying the game on a larger screen.
I’ve shown you how to get Jackbox on Roku, from casting on Android or iOS devices to setting up Jackbox on your Windows computer. Otherwise, you can use Apple TV or a console.
Now you can enjoy the convenience of your TV screen and create a fun-filled atmosphere for game nights.
Thank you for reading!