This article shows you how to find a Roku’s IP address using the Roku remote, your router, or the Remoku add-on for Google Chrome.
How to Use Your Remote to Find Your Roku IP Address
Your Roku IP address is easiest to find on the device itself. The IP address of your Roku is easy to find in its menus. Just look in the right places.
- Go to Settings from the Roku’s main menu.
- Look for the option having to do with networking.
- Find out about it under that menu. There, you’ll find the IP address of your Roku and other useful information about your device’s network.
How to Find Roku’s IP Address Without a Remote
You might not always have direct access to your Roku’s menus, such as when you’re trying to fix a problem or set up something from another room. In any case, there are a few ways to get to your Roku’s IP address over your network.
Using the Remoku Chrome Add-On
A Roku remote add-on for Google Chrome called Remoku is the easiest way to find out your Roku’s IP address.
Remoku is a web app that lets you control your Roku over your network using a virtual remote on your computer. Because of this, it needs a way to find Roku devices on your network and connect to them. That’s exactly what you’ll be counting on in this case.
- Open Google Chrome, and then open the Chrome Web Store. If you don’t know where it is, there’s probably a link to it in the bar where you keep your bookmarks. If you don’t have a Chrome Web Store, search Google for “Chrome apps,” and it should be the first result.
- Search for “Remoku” once you’re in the Chrome app store. The only result you want is the one that comes up first.
- To add it to Chrome, click “Add to Chrome.”
- Use the icon in the upper-right corner of your Chrome window to open Remoku. The window for the virtual remote will open.
- You can see the app’s menu across the top. Choose the settings. The tools you need to connect to your Roku are in the top box of the settings menu.
- What you need are the first two lines. Make sure the IP address pattern in the first line matches your network. Most people can use the default IP address, but if you’ve made any changes to your network, make sure the configuration is the same. On the next line, you can say how many Rokus are on your network and start looking for them.
- Remoku will go through all of the IP addresses on your network and look for ones that belong to Roku devices. It will list them when it finds them, so you can find your Roku’s IP address.
It’s on your router.
If you would rather go straight to the point, there is another way, but it depends on your router. Most routers have a way to see what devices are currently connected. However, not all routers let you see the name of the device or look up the MAC address. You’ll need one of those things to find the IP address on your Roku.
- Open your favourite web browser and type the IP address of your router into the URL bar. This will let you log in to the admin interface of your router.
- Depending on your router, you may immediately see a list of all the devices that are connected. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to log in to the router and go to the status pages. These usually have information about how to connect.
- Your router could list the Roku devices by their hostname, which would make it easy to find the Roku devices on your network. They would have their name listed next to their IP address.
- Even if you don’t see any Roku names on the list, that’s fine. In the list of devices, look for the MAC addresses. Most routers have a place for it.
- If not, it doesn’t matter. If you know the full MAC address, you can look it up yourself on sites like WhatsMyIP.org. When you look up Roku devices, they will say that Roku made them. Even though this is a roundabout way to get there, you can still link an IP address to your Roku.
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