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.
- DDWRT with PPTP
- DDWRT with OpenVPN
- Asus Router with PPTP
- Belkin Router with PPTP
- Tomato Router with PPTP
- TP-Link with PPTP
- 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.
- Create a new Roku account, this time using US as your location.
- 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.
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.