Tumblr is a popular blogging and social media platform with over 500 million blogs. Unfortunately, there’s no official Tumblr app available on Roku devices. However, with a few easy steps, you can access Tumblr on your Roku by mirroring your phone or tablet’s display.
What You’ll Need
- A Roku streaming device connected to your TV via HDMI
- The Tumblr app installed on your Android or iOS device
- Both devices connected to the same WiFi network
Mirroring Your Android Device
Open the Settings app on your Android device
Navigate to Cast or Smart View
Toggle on Screen Mirroring and select your Roku from the list of available devices
On some phones this may be called “Wireless Display” or something similar
On your Roku, go to Settings > System > Screen Mirroring and check Enable Screen Mirroring
Select the name of your Roku device on your Android to initiate mirroring
Open the Tumblr app on your Android. It should now show on your TV alongside the Roku interface
You can now browse Tumblr, view blogs, and more completely on your TV using your Android device.
Mirroring Your iPhone or iPad
- Install the Mirror for Roku app on your iOS device
- Open the Mirror for Roku app and select your Roku
- Follow the prompts to allow mirror permissions
- Tap Start Broadcast to initiate mirroring
- Open the Tumblr app on your iOS device
And that’s it! You’ll now have your iPhone’s Tumblr feed mirrored directly onto your Roku.
Tips for an Optimal Experience
- Sit close enough to your Roku to maintain a stable connection
- Close unused apps on your phone or tablet
- Disable notifications to avoid disruptions
- Charge your device if the battery is low
While third-party apps like Tumblr may look and function slightly differently when mirrored, this method provides a convenient way to display content from your mobile device right on your TV.
I hope this guide helps you access and enjoy Tumblr on your Roku! Let me know if you have any other questions.