Stream Your Favorite Content with the Best Roku VPN

Sidestep network restrictions with the best VPN for your entertainment needs.

  • Avoid ISP throttling with unbreakable VPN encryption
  • Stream seamlessly with our 10 Gbps network
  • Change your IP address to confuse online trackers
Use a Roku VPN to Stream Your Favorite Content Without Restrictions

Use Roku Anytime with PIA VPN

Roku devices let you watch your favorite streaming services on your TV. Connect a Roku device to the internet, plug it into your TV, and start streaming!

To get the most from your Roku device, especially the 4K Roku sticks, you need a VPN. ISPs can throttle your bandwidth when they see you connected to streaming services. They’ll slow your connection to a crawl, ruining your movie night.

PIA VPN lets you dodge ISP throttling and bypass network blocks to give you complete control over your streaming sessions.

Use Roku Anytime with PIA VPN
PIA Smart DNS for Roku

PIA Smart DNS for Roku

Smart DNS is a “VPN-lite” that gives you only the features you need for high-quality streams.

Subscribe to PIA VPN and install your Smart DNS directly on your Roku device to change your virtual location directly from your TV.

Smart DNS doesn’t route your traffic through a VPN server, which means your internet connection speed won’t be affected in any way.

Use PIA VPN with Roku in 3 Steps

Setting up PIA VPN for Roku is easy. Follow the 3 simple steps below and you’ll bypass ISP throttling to get the best connection speeds for buffer-free viewing.

Step 1

Select your device from the list

Step 2

Choose your location

Step 3

Get your Smart DNS IP address

PIA’s Top Roku TV VPN Features

No Logs Policy
Strong Encryption
No data caps
Tough Protocols
Open Source Transparency
24/7 Customer Support

Select Your Virtual Location

PIA offers servers in 91 countries worldwide, meaning you'll always have secure access to your favorite shows — wherever you're connecting from.

How to Watch Roku with a Router VPN

Install PIA VPN on your router for ultimate online protection. Any device connected to your router gets protected, and better yet, the router only counts as one device on your PIA subscription.

Installation is easy if you buy a FlashRouter, just follow the steps that come with the router. Other routers can be a little trickier to set up, but we’ve created an easy-to-follow installation guide for you.

How to Create a Virtual Router on your PC

You can use PIA VPN to turn your desktop into a virtual router.
With the VPN enabled, any device you connect to your virtual router will be protected.
Devices connected to your actual router won’t be protected using this method, however.

Step 1

Subscribe to PIA, install the app, & connect to a server

Step 2

Enable internet connection sharing on your computer

Step 3

Configure your computer to host a wireless network

Step 4

Connect any device and get VPN protection

What’s the Difference Between Amazon Fire Stick and Roku?

Ready to watch your favorite shows with a VPN? Make the right device choice.

Amazon Fire Stick is a great choice if you’re an Amazon Prime member or use Amazon devices. The Fire Stick integrates with Alexa and is also cheaper than Roku devices. That said, only top-of-the-line Fire Sticks stream in 4K, while most Roku devices do.

Roku is more expensive but gives you access to more free channels. Its remote comes with more features, including private listening. Unless you're an Amazon Prime member, Roku is the better choice.

PIA VPN vs. Free VPNs

Free VPNs aren’t a good option for Roku. They won’t have the features you need and offer limited server locations.


  • No Logs policy
  • Worldwide Server Network
  • Lightning-Fast Speeds
  • No Bandwidth Limit
  • Advanced Features
  • Open Source Transparency

Free VPNs

  • Tracks All Activity
  • Limited Server Options
  • Slow Speeds
  • Bandwidth Limit
  • Limited Security Features
  • May Contain Malware


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No, Roku is only available in select countries — the United States, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and 10+ Latin American countries. If you're traveling abroad, and want to take your Roku accounts with you, PIA makes it easy. Simply change your IP address to your home country to access Roku from anywhere.

ISPs often practice throttling. They’ll slow down your connection during peak hours based on what you’re doing online. Streaming is a high-bandwidth activity, making you a sitting target for throttling. A VPN hides your activity from your ISP. You can stream as much as you want with lightning-fast speeds and forget about throttling.

Absolutely! Roku doesn’t support VPN apps directly, so you’ll need to install it on your router or configure your desktop as a virtual router. Check out our Knowledge Base for installation guides, or contact our 24/7 Customer Support team if you need help.

No! You aren’t doing anything illegal when you encrypt your data and change your IP address on your Roku device. You have a right to defend your privacy online with a VPN in most countries. That said, we never condone breaking local laws or licenses, with or without a VPN.

Yes. Roku doesn’t natively support VPNs, but it’s not a problem. Setting up PIA VPN on your router is a piece of cake. If you buy a FlashRouter, it’s already configured for VPN use. Otherwise, you’ll have to check our Knowledge Base for installation guides.

Once you’ve put PIA VPN on your router, any connected device gets protected, including your Roku. One PIA subscription lets you connect 10 devices simultaneously. Your router only counts as one device, no matter how many devices you have connected to it.

Roku can get blocked for various reasons — government restrictions, distribution rights issues, or simply because Roku doesn’t do business in a country. Fortunately, PIA VPN lets you change your IP address so you can bypass annoying network restrictions. Subscribe to PIA VPN to bypass censorship and unblock streaming services on restricted networks such as public Wi-Fi.

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