How To Setup VPN for Roku?

Roku is a popular streaming player that lets you access US-based on-demand channels like Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Amazon Instant, ABC, NBC and such alike on your TV sets using the internet. Unfortunately, the service works for US residents only. However, if you install a VPN on Roku, you can access all these channels from anywhere outside the USA.

Roku is a clientless device with no VPN client inbuilt within it. To connect a VPN on Roku, you first need to connect a VPN router with it using Wi-Fi connection. It sounds a little tough to carry out the job for people with less technical knowledge. Well, to make it work for you, here is the simple guide to connect the Roku to VPN router and then connect it to watch Netflix.

How to Connect Roku Box With VPN Router

There are two steps involved in this process.

1. Configure a Router with VPN
2. Connect the Router with Roku

Configure a Router with a VPN

The first important thing that you will need is to sign up for a VPN. No other VPN for Roku can give you extraordinary streaming speed as PureVPN does. Get PureVPN subscription and configure it with a router using Wi-Fi services. The configuration process for different routers is given below. Click the one you own.

1. DDWRT with PPTP
2. DDWRT with OpenVPN
3. Asus Router with PPTP
4. Belkin Router with PPTP
5. Tomato Router with PPTP
6. TP-Link with PPTP
7. D-Link with PPTP

Once you have configured the router with PureVPN, proceed to the next step.

Connect Router With Roku

setup vpn on roku

Connect the router with Roku Box and follow these simple steps.

  1. Restart your router and connect with PureVPN US IP
  2. On your Mac or PC, visit https://owner.roku.com and choose your residing country as the USA.
  3. US zip codes have 5 digits and you need to compose a zip code of 5 digits from your own zip code related to your credit card.
  4. Perform a factory reset on the Roku. Go to Home screen, press up, select settings, select factory reset, and select yes.
  5. Setup your Roku again with the router and reconnect it to the network.

Well, if you want to enjoy the US content on your Roku then this is the simplest way for you. It’s very simple to set up if you have VPN router and Roku with you. Now, get ready to watch all your favorite content outside the US with all ease and comfort.

Why Use PureVPN on Roku Device

Configuring your Roku device with PureVPN is the best thing you can do to safeguard your privacy and experience true online freedom. With PureVPN installed on Roku, you can access any content that is restricted in your region, in just a matter of seconds.

The best part about using PureVPN on Roku is that it makes you completely invisible online. When you connect to PureVPN, your online activity becomes encrypted, making it impossible for your ISP to track your online sessions and throttle them when you are constantly streaming from restricted servers. This ensures that your streaming experience remains buffer-free and enjoyable at all times.

Without PureVPN on your Roku device, there are many problems that you can end up in. For starters, a malicious cybercriminal can gain entry into your network and infect your Roku device with a malware. Now, what a malware can do to your data depends on what the cyber criminals wants out of your online activity. But to say the least, malwares of such sort are used to access microphones on your smartphone and cameras on your laptop screens to keep an eye on you at all times. Simply put, a malware infected Roku is an enemy of your privacy.

It’s only wise to use PureVPN with Roku. That’s the only way you can retain control of your privacy.

Bilal Khalid likes to channel his positivity to make the internet a safe place for humans. He spends his leisure time following his favorite sports and TV shows, loves tech, and tweets @bilalistein.

8 Comments
  1. Mac says:

    From your instructions re: “Connect router with Roku” . I live in Canada and want to connect to US Roku.
    “1. Restart your Router and connect with PureVPN US IP.” Do I infer that when I select a VPN server I select one from the US list.
    “2. Now, visit https://owner.roku.com and choose your residing country as the USA.” Understood
    “3. US zip codes have 5 digits and you need to compose a zip code of 5 digits from your own zip code
    related to your credit card. Here is an example: My zip code is 1711 and my new “US” zip code is 01711.”

    My Postal code is V8L5A6 How does that convert to a US zip code? 00856 is not recognized as a valid code. What does it mean to “compose a code related to your credit card”?
    Thanks for any clarification you can provide.

    Mac

    • PureVPN says:

      Mac,

      1. Yes, you need to connect to a US server because Roku is a US-based service. If you want to watch Netflix, Hulu or any other US-based website, you will need to first connect to a US server.
      2. For the zip code problem, try the following 4 zip codes:

      State:AZ
      Zip Code:85749
      Country:US

      State:CA
      Zip Code:92660
      Country:US

      State:WA
      Zip Code:98277
      Country:US

      State:MO
      Zip Code:65583
      Country:US

      If it still doesn’t work, just get in touch with our support and they’ll help you out.

  2. molly says:

    I have a UK roku box – I do not want to mess around with my existing router so was planning on connecting it to a separate one – how do I connect the 2 routers?

    • PureVPN says:

      First, Connect Ethernet cable from First router Lan to Second (VPN) router Wan then connect Roku / System to the VPN router via Ethernet or via Wireless. Rest of the process for connecting VPN on Roku will remain same. Once VPN is setup on the Router, you can access it on Roku as well.

  3. Juanito says:

    I have a Canadian roku box. I dont have access to the router as I live basement and my landlord has it. Can I still setup my vpn without it? Just go to my pc and set it up on there?

    Please advice

    • PureVPN says:

      If you do not have access to the router, then you can configure VPN using our Hotspot feature which is available in our windows app. You can create Hotspot on our windows software and connect it to Roku Box.
      For technical assistance contact our support team via live chat 24/7.

  4. Stan billows says:

    Can I use my netgear router to connect vpn to rock and if not what router do I require the routers listed on you installation page are not available.

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