Roku does not have a VPN client installed on it. Therefore, setting up VPN in order to unblock streaming services from USA can be a bit of a hustle. This is why we decided to prepare this article. There are two methods which will allow you to indirectly set up VPN on your Roku. You can install VPN on your VPN ready router or enable network sharing and then connect your Roku to it. Some Roku devices do not have an Ethernet port. In such cases, you can only connect them to the internet via WiFi. This means that the only way to enable VPN on Roku is to install VPN on your router.
How to set up VPN on Roku
Warning : If you do not want to be bothered with all this VPN stuff. You can always set up Unlocator’s Smart DNS proxywhich work on almost all devices including Roku.
USA VPN FIX Compatible Roku Devices
The Roku devices mentioned below do not have an Ethernet port. They can only be connected to the internet via Wifi
- Roku 1 (2710)
- Roku 2 (2720)
- Roku LT (2400, 2450, 2700)
- Roku HD (2500)
- Roku 2 HD (3000)
- Roku XD (3050)
- Roku Streaming Stick (MHL 3400, 3420) (HDMI 3500)
The following Roku models have an Ethernet port and Wifi:
- Roku DVP (N1000)
- Roku SD (N1050)
- Roku HD (N1100)
- Roku HD-XR (N1101)
- Roku HD (2000)
- Roku XD (2050)
- Roku XDS (2100)
- Roku 2 XS (3100)
- Roku 3 (4200)
Before we get into how to enable VPN on your Roku, you need to find a reliable VPN service. If you are on the look out, try out any of the three VPN providers listed below. They all provide apps for PC,Mac, Android ,Ipad and Iphone.
How to enable USA IP with VPN on Roku – VPN on your router
When you choose to install VPN on your router, all devices connected to that router will gain VPN access. All there’s left to do after that is connecting your Roku to the VPN router and Voila! We’ve prepared a list of the most commonly used routers for VPN and instructions on how to install VPN on these routers here.
How to enable VPN on Roku via Network Sharing
Some people do not own a VPN enabled router or simply feel that their router is too hard to configure. If you are one of these people and you want to enable VPN on your Roky, there’s an alternative solution. You could enable network sharing on your PC/Mac and then connect the Roku to that computer via a WLAN cable. Again, we’ve prepared a detailed article full with instructions and information about Network Sharing.
US Only Channels on Roku
You will be able to access the following channels once you enable VPN on your Roku:
- Netflix “limited library outside of USA“
- Hulu Plus
- Amazon Instant Video
- HBO GO
- NBA Game Time
- Disney Channel
- WWE Network