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