How To Setup VPN for Roku

EntertainmentHow To Setup VPN for Roku

Roku is a popular streaming player that connects services like Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, and Amazon to your TV. Unfortunately, the service only works for US residents. However, anyone living outside the US can circumvent this limitation by using our USA VPN service.

Roku is a clientless device with no native VPN. To connect a VPN to Roku, you will first need to connect a VPN router. While this sounds complex, we have provided these simple step by step instructions so you can install a VPN and get back to watching Netflix in no time.

How to use Roku Globally with VPN

How to Connect Roku Box with VPN Router

To set up a VPN on Roku, follow these steps.

1. Get PureVPN

Before you can start configuring a VPN on your router, you need to have access to a working VPN subscription. Many people opt for free VPN providers without knowing that they can cause severe harm to digital well-being and online security. If you are interested in knowing why free VPNs are bad, click here. If you are already aware of its horrors, then you must be looking for a good VPN service that can provide you instant access to all your favorite content on Roku. Get PureVPN without being worried about anything else.

2. Configure your Router with a VPN

First, you will need to sign up for a VPN. If you do not already have a VPN, our PureVPN subscription provides extraordinary streaming speeds and works well with Roku. Get a PureVPN subscription and configure it with a router using your Wi-Fi. Listed below are instructions for configuring PureVPN on different routers. Click on the one you own to access the instructions.

Before you start with the configuration, it is important to know that you cannot install a VPN app on your router like you do on your smartphone or PC. To set up VPN on your router, you need to manually configure your router by going to its admin panel and configuring the VPN manually by defining the relevant ports and using the correct protocols.

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  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, restart it so that the settings can be saved and applied to your router.

3. Connect Router With Roku

We are assuming that you already had your Roku paired with your Wi-Fi router. Since the previous configuration was done without VPN protocols, your Roku may have stopped working by now due to the new configuration on your router. To delete the old configuration and pairing settings, just factory reset your Roku.

If you have just unboxed your Roku, you do not need to hard reset it.

  1. Create a new Roku account, this time using US as your location.
  2. Make sure to give a valid 5-digit US zip code when signing up. Roku will not validate your provided zip code with your location, so you can supply any US based zip code.

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3. Once the signup is complete, use your credentials to log in on your Roku device that is now connected with your VPN enabled Wi-Fi router.

By following these steps, it is easy to access your favorite TV shows outside of the US. Now, get ready to sit back, relax, and watch.

Why You Need to Use PureVPN on Your Roku

Configuring your Roku device with PureVPN allows you to safeguard your privacy and access content restricted in your region in a matter of seconds.

While connected to PureVPN, your online activity is encrypted, making it impossible for your ISP to track and throttle streaming sessions from restricted servers. Now, you will be able to binge on your favorite shows without any buffering.

Without PureVPN, your Roku could become infected with malware. Cybercriminals or hackers would be able to access your data and online activity, compromising your privacy. Malware has previously been detected in microphones and cameras on smartphones and computers. Using PureVPN ensures that you can stream your favorite TV shows without putting your data at risk.

Only with PureVPN will you be able to control your privacy as well as stream your favorite content easily.

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11 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://my.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

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    • 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.

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  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?

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    • 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.

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  3. Gary says:

    What if I’m already in the United States and just want to change locations to fool geolocating baseball games. My credit card zip code is not where I want Roku to think I’m at (Denver area). I want to watch Rockies game (only when they play LA) but they are blacked out here. I’m an LA native stranded in Colorado

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  4. 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

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    • 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.

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  5. 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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