Are you living in the USA? If yes, then you are able to stream unlimited TV channels of your choice via Roku Device. But, Roku users in Canada, Australia, Germany, UK, and France don’t have access to a lot of channels. To enjoy the unlimited streaming experience they need an authenticate setup VPN on Roku. Unlike other media players, Roku does not allow to install VPN or Smart DNS on it. In order to install Express VPN, there are some workarounds that will help to enable VPN connection on Roku.
In this blog post, we will discuss the crucial steps that will help to setup Express VPN on our Roku device. As VPN function is not built-in in Roku, so there is a need to do its setup manually. Just read this post carefully.
NOTE: In the very beginning, just create a link between the Roku account and the home Wi-Fi router. Moreover, if you want to stream US Roku channels, then it is imperative to give your US account details.
How to Install Express VPN on Roku?
However, there are a number of VPNs available in the marketplace but still; Express VPN is in the top. Do you want to know why? Okay, the reason behind this is, it offers DNS codes that can be directly configured on your Router. Additionally, Express VPN also supports unblocking American Netflix.
With the help of few alternatives, you can successfully install Express VPN on your Roku:
- Setup VPN on your router.
- Connect Roku device with the virtual router.
Setup VPN on your router
Step1: To start this setup on your window PC, first check whether your PC support creating a virtual router.
Step2: For this open the command window and type “cmd”. Click the right button of your mouse and tap on “run as administrator” icon.
Step3: If you are using an older version of a window, then you need to go to “My Computer” and right click on it. If the hosted network is available that means the virtual network facility is available otherwise you have to update the drivers.
Step4: According to the available tutorials on the official website of your router manufacturer link, try to setup a VPN on your router.
Step5: With the help of this guide, you can easily find the steps to configure the VPN on VPN enabled router online.
Step6: Make sure that Roku Setup has been done properly.
Step7: If you are asked for the country type “United States”.
Step8: Enter the pin code.
Step9: Reset your Roku account form the back of your Roku device.
Step10: Factory resets the Roku device by clicking on the reset button that is attached to the back side of your device.
Step11: Hold the reset button for 15 seconds then release it. If still, your Roku is not working properly, then check its power cord device whether it is connected or not.
Connect Roku Device to the Virtual Router
Step1: In order to link the Roku with the router, go to the Roku home menu and click on the settings.
Step2: Then go to the Internet Menu.
Step3: Click on the wireless menu. In some Roku Players, this option will display as Wi-Fi.
Step4: After that click on the “Virtual Router” from the present list of networks. You can change the name of the router at any time.
Step5: Now set your new password for your virtual router and click on the confirm button.
Step6: You are now successfully connected to VPN network, now you can enjoy all your desired US channels. If you are facing any problem you can connect with Roku tech support team person 24*7.
Congratulations! You can now enjoy all your desired US channels free of cost.
For doing this you do not need to take any online help from Roku tech support, we will give you the complete guide. From setting up VPN to creating a US Roku account, getting access to US channels on Roku requires a bit effort. In case you run into any issues while creating a setup, it will be prudent to get in touch with the authorized person from Roku team. Thank You!