- Roku is an internet-connected device with its own IP address to identify it.
- You may need to learn your Roku IP address if you are having networking issues.
- Follow the instructions below to find your IP address in the Roku network settings.
Whatever version of Roku you are using currently is a completely internet-connected device, meaning it has its own IP address. Most of the time, you will not need to know your Roku’s IP address, but if you are having networking issues, knowing your device’s IP address can help out tremendously.
Before we find out how to find your Roku IP address, let’s talk about what an IP address is. Follow along to get to the simple steps!
What is an IP Address?
An IP address is an identifier of your internet or a local network.
IP stands for Internet Protocol, which is a set of rules that dictates how data is sent via the internet or local network. Simply put, the IP address of your device is like your home address with physical mail. The internet needs a way to differentiate between all devices connected to the internet. Therefore, IP addresses are an essential part of how the internet works.
IP addresses are built in 4 parts with numbers from 0 to 255. For example, an IP address could be 192.168.1.38. IP addresses that begin with 192.168.1 are the most common prefix, followed by a number to indicate the device. For most people using a home network, you can expect your IP address to at least begin with 192.168.1
This article will cover how to find your Roku IP address through a couple of different methods. You can even get access to your Roku’s IP address without the remote, but it is easier with it.
Method 1: Using The Remote Control
Step 1: Turn on your Roku and select Settings.
To start, turn on your Roku device, and select Settings on the left-hand side menu.
Step 2: Select Networking.
Now that you are in the Settings menu, scroll down to the option Networking. Next, open the Networking menu by clicking the OK button in the center of the directional pad on your remote.
Step 3: Choose About.
In the Networking menu, select About, and now to the right-hand side, you will see all information about your network connection. You will find your Roku’s IP address on the right-hand side, fourth down from the top.
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Method 2: Using The Roku App
If you do not have easy access to your Roku remote and have installed the Roku app previously, you are a few taps away from finding your Roku IP address.
Step 1: Open the Roku App
On your phone, open up the Roku app. Note that if you are having trouble with your Wi-Fi connection to connect the app to your Roku, both devices will need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Select Settings.
After you have the app open and your Roku connected to it, either on the Roku Channel or Channels tab, click on the Settings wheel icon in the app’s top-right corner.
Step 3: Tap System Info.
In the Settings screen, you will see an option that says System Info. On this page, you will see your IP address.
Method 3: Using a Web Browser
The last method we will talk about in this article is using a Google Chrome Extension called Remoku. Now, although this is a solution, we want to note that this app does have some problems and should be your last option if the two other methods aren’t available for you.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome.
On your computer, open up Google Chrome. If you do not already have Chrome installed, click here to install it on your computer.
Step 2: Add the Remoku Extension to Chrome.
Navigate to the Chrome web store and search for Remoku in the search bar at the top left of the page. After it pops up, click on Add to Chrome. Now, a pop-up window will appear to confirm this installation by selecting Add Extension.
Step 3: Click on Settings.
Now that Remoku is installed, there should be a black square in the top right-hand corner of Chrome with a white R in the middle of it. Click on that square and then click on Settings.
Step 4: Scan for your Roku.
For most people’s home internet, your IP address should begin with 192.168.1. Type those into the boxes in the Settings window next to My Network. If you have a different IP address beginning, make sure to type that in above instead.
Then, type in how many Rokus you have in your home connected to the same network, then click Scan. When it finds your Roku, it’ll list it out for you, and you can find your Roku IP address.
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