No matter what Roku media streamer you have whether it’s Roku Express, Roku Premiere, Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick or Roku Stream bar, there are times when you need to find the IP address to find it on your network, reconnect it or for troubleshooting.
You can do it with or without the remote, or without it - from the mobile app, Google Chrome Extension or the router. Hand around because we’ll explain all of the ways you can find your Roku IP address.
How to find your Roku IP address with the remote
The easiest way to find the Roku IP address is within the device itself with the remote control. You just need to know where to look.
- From the Roku's main screen, go to ‘Settings’.
- Find the ‘Network’ option.
- In the submenu on the right, select ‘About’. Here you'll find your Roku's IP address and other information about your Roku device and network.
How to find your Roku IP address without a remote
If you don’t have direct access to your Roku menu due to troubleshooting, or because you're trying to configure something from another room, no worries!
You can access your Roku's IP address over your network through the mobile app, in a web browser with the Google Chrome extension or your router. We’ll go over each of the ways.
How to find the Roku IP address with the mobile app
If you have installed and set up the Roku app on your phone, you can find your Roku IP address in just a few taps.
- Launch the Roku app.
- Tap on the ‘Settings (gear) icon’ at the top right of the screen in the Roku Channel or Channels tab.
- Tap on ‘System info’. Here you’ll see the IP address and other networking details.
How to find the Roku IP address in a web browser with the Google Chrome extension
You can also find the Roku IP address with a Roku remote add-on for Google Chrome called Remoku. It’s a web app that allows you to control Roku on your computer over your network - much like a virtual remote. The way it works is, it needs a feature to find and connect to the Roku device on your network.
Remoku is not the perfect solution and it doesn't always work perfectly with every model Roku. Some users have reported that it sometimes fails to work, but it’s worth a try if you don’t have another solution.
- Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
- Go to the Chrome Web Store. If you don't know where to find it, open the bookmarks bar - there should be a link to it there. If you don’t see it, go to Google and search for ‘Chrome app’. The Chrome Web Store should come up as a first result.
- In the Chrome app store, search for "Remoku." Tap on the result that shows up. Or you can directly go to the Remoku extension.
- Click on ‘Add to Chrome’. In the pop-up window, click on ‘Add Extension’ to confirm.
- Once you install the Remoku extension, open it by clicking on the Remoku icon (a black square with an R in it) in the upper right corner of your Chrome window.
- From the top menu select ‘Settings’. In the first two lines of the settings menu, you’ll see all the tools for connecting to your Roku.
- The first line shows your home network IP. If you have a standard home network (network IP begins with "192.168.1…"). In the second line, you can specify the number of Rokus on your network before you start scanning to find them.
- Click on ‘Scan’ and wait a couple of minutes for the app to scan each of the IP addresses on your network to find your Roku. If you have made any changes to your network, correct it so that the configuration matches.
- When it finds them, it will present them in a list so you can find your Roku's IP address.
How to find your Roku IP address through the router
There is another alternative method if you prefer a more direct approach, but this one depends on your router.
Note: You can see the devices currently connected on most routers, but not all routers allow you to see the name of the devices and look up the MAC address. If by chance you have a router that does let you see the names of the devices - good news - you can identify your Roku IP address with it.
- Open your web browser.
- Enter your router's IP address in the URL bar to log in to your router's admin interface.
- You should see a listing of connected devices immediately. If you don’t, you should sign in to the router and browse the status pages, which usually contain connection info.
- Your router should list the Roku devices by their hostname, which would immediately identify the Roku devices on your network - they should be listed by name next to their IP address.
- If you don't see any Roku names listed, you can try looking for MAC addresses in the listing of devices. Most routers should have a column for it.
- However, if your router doesn’t, one last way to try is to search for it on sites like WhatsMyIP.org if you have the full MAC address.
Note: Some routers allow you to search for the device manufacturer by the MAC address right in the interface. Select the MAC and you should be able to find the info.
When you look for Roku devices, they will list Roku as the manufacturer. It’s a workaround method, but it lets you associate an IP address with your Roku.
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