Today we are going to show you how to find the Roku IP address. The IP address is an important part of the information about any device on your network. When using a streaming service like Roku you might need to find this information at some point. But don’t worry, with the methods we are going to share with you, you will have no problems finding the Roku IP address.
How to find the Roku IP address with the remote control?
It’s easiest to find your Roku’s IP address from the device itself. You just need to know where to look. Follow these steps:
- From the Roku main menu, scroll down to settings.
- Look for the settings option.
- Under that submenu, look for the section called About. There, you will find your Roku’s IP address and other useful network information about your device.
How to find the Roku IP address without a remote control?
You may not always have direct access to your Roku‘s menus. But, you can access your Roku’s IP address through your network in two different ways.
Use the Remoku Chrome extension
The easiest way to find your Roku’s IP address is to use a Google Chrome extension called Remoku.
Remoku is a web application (a Chrome extension) that allows you to use a virtual remote control on your PC to control your Roku over your network. Follow these steps:
- Open Google Chrome, then open the Chrome Web Store.
- Once you’re in the Chrome Web Store, search for “Remoku.” The first and only result is the one you are looking for.
- Select the blue Add to Chrome button.
- Open Remoku via the icon at the top right of your Chrome window. The virtual remote control will open.
- At the top, you will see the application menu. Select Settings . The top box of the settings menu contains all the tools to connect to your Roku.
- The first two lines are what you need. In the first line, make the IP address pattern match your network. The default IP address will work for most people, but if you have made any changes to your network, make sure the settings match. The next line allows you to specify the number of Rokus on your network and start scanning for them.
- Remoku will scan the range of IP addresses on your network and look for the ones that belong to the Roku devices. When it finds them, it will list them for you and you can find the IP address of your Roku.
How to find the Roku IP address from router settings?
If you prefer a more direct approach, there is another option, but it depends on your router. Most routers have a way to see currently connected devices, however, not all routers allow you to see the device name or look up the MAC address; you will need one of these to identify the IP address on your Roku.
- Open your web browser and navigate to your router’s administration interface. This is usually just the IP address of the router.
- Depending on your router, you may see a list of connected devices immediately. Otherwise, you should log in to the router and look for the status pages. These usually contain information about the connection.
- Your router may list Roku devices by hostname, which will immediately identify the Roku devices on your network; they will be listed by name next to their IP address.
- If you don’t see any Roku names in the list, that’s fine too. Look for the MAC addresses in the list of devices.
- Most routers have a column for this. Some routers allow you to look up the device manufacturer by MAC address directly on the interface. Select the MAC, and the information you need should appear.
- If it doesn’t, that’s OK too. You can look it up yourself on sites like whatsmyip.org as long as you have the full MAC address. Roku devices will list Roku as the manufacturer when you look them up. It’s a roundabout way to get there, but this method allows you to associate an IP address with your Roku.