How to set up ExpressVPN for your Roku

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* The Roku streaming stick does not have built-in VPN or MediaStreamer DNS functionality. In order to use a VPN connection on your Roku, you need to connect your Roku to a VPN-enabled virtual router or router. This tutorial will teach you how to do just that.

Note: If you want your Roku streaming stick to stream content from US channels, you need to configure your Roku with a US Roku account before you connect it to the virtual router or router (see Step 2).

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Set up your VPN-enabled virtual router or router
Make sure your Roku is properly set up for US content
Connect your Roku to your virtual router or router


Set up your VPN-enabled virtual router or router

Remember to configure your virtual router or router with a US server address if you want  to access to American content.

Set up a VPN-enabled virtual router

To set up a VPN-enabled virtual router on your Windows PC or Mac, please use these tutorials:

Mac with Manual Setup
Windows with Manual Setup

Set up a VPN on your VPN-enabled router

To set up a VPN on your router, please refer to the Routers section in the tutorials index.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Make sure your Roku is properly set up for US content

Skip this step if you already have a US Roku account.

On your VPN-connected computer or mobile device, go to https://owner.roku.com in your browser and set up a US Roku account.

When you are asked to choose your country, set it to United States.

When it asks you to enter a ZIP code, use an American ZIP code with 5 digits. Examples: 90210, 10005, 92803.

Factory reset your Roku by pressing and holding the Reset button on the back of your Roku for 15 seconds.

When your Roku starts up again, log in with your new US Roku account.

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Connect your Roku to your virtual router or router

Go into your Roku’s menu, then go to Settings > Network.

go into your roku's network settings

In the Network menu, select Wireless (Wi-Fi).

select wireless wi-fi

On the “Choose your network” screen, select the VPN-enabled virtual router or router that you set up earlier. (We named ours ExpressVPN!)

choose your network

Enter the password for your virtual router or router, then select Connect.

choose your network

Your Roku is now connected to your VPN-enabled virtual router or router. Cool! You should now be able to enjoy content from US channels.

choose your network

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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