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Roku has brought Chromecast-style screen mirroring tricks to its Roku 3 streaming box and Roku Streaming Stick.

The technology lets you beam content from your phone, tablet or laptop to your TV. Whatever you can get on these devices, you can fling to your TV, including videos, emails, apps, maps, websites and more.

The feature is only in beta at the moment, and works solely on a few Android and Windows devices.

It's a doddle to set up, with no extra apps to be downloaded.

Just enable screen mirroring on your Roku device in the settings, pair your phone, laptop or tablet, and start throwing content to the big screen.

All of which means it should come in handy for fun at home, as well as business presentations.

The feature is rolling out now, and is expected to be available to all customers "within the next few weeks".

It currently works with the HTC One (M8), Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 4, 5 and 7, Samsung Galaxy S3, 4 and 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Dell Latitude E7240, Microsoft Surface 2, Pro, Pro 2 and 3, and Nokia Lumia 1520.

Earlier in the summer, Google brought screen mirroring to its Chromecast dongle.

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