How to Setup TorGuard on Roku in 2020
Installing TorGuard on your Roku device will help you stream Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and other services directly on your Roku device. Learn how to set up TorGuard on Roku in the easiest way possible. (Specially written for beginners)
So you just got yourself TorGuard VPN and a brand new Roku device. Now you must be wondering, how do you get both of them to work together so you can watch more than 500000+ amazing movies and TV episodes on Roku.
Am I right?
Well, in order to set up TorGuard on your Roku device, you’ll need either a physical router or a computer that can run as a virtual router. Then you can provide a VPN connection to your Roku device.
The reason why you’ll have to go through all this trouble is that Roku doesn’t currently have native support for VPNs. And because of that, if you’re not in the US or in any of the few supported countries, then you’re not going to able to access popular channels on Roku due to licensing issues.
This is exactly why, in today’s guide, I will show you how to set up TorGuard on Roku in the easiest ways possible via physical and virtual routers.
Does TorGuard work with Roku
Yes, TorGuard works with Roku devices. But, to make it work, you’ll need to install TorGuard on your router. You can also install it on your computer (PC or Mac) and then create a virtual wifi connection to connect your Roku device to.
If it sounds complicated, believe me, it’s not.
But do keep in mind that not every VPN is going to be able to help you unblock content on Roku. You’ll need to get a VPN that actually offers support for routers and also boast powerful unblocking capabilities.
With TorGuard, you wouldn’t have to worry about any of that. TorGuard not only supports torrenting, but it also offers 3000+ servers along with tons of security features to help unleash the full potential of your Roku device. Just check out our TorGuard review to get an idea of how good this VPN service is.
How to Setup TorGuard on Roku (Via a router)
In order to set up TorGuard on your Roku device, you’ll need a router compatible with TorGuard or a computer (Windows, Mac) that can run as a virtual router. If you have the prerequisite ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to get started:
Step 2: Once that’s done, follow this guide to set up any VPN on your router including TorGuard
Step 3: After that, make sure that you are connected to the same server location as the location you used when first registering your Roku account
Step 4: Now, head over to Settings on your Roku > Click on Network > click on Setup Connection
Step 5: Next, select Wireless
Step 6: From the list of Wi-Fi connections, find your Wi-Fi connection and click on it
Step 8: Now, type in your Password
Step 9: Once connected, you will see your status change to ‘Connected’
That’s it. Now that you have installed TorGuard on to your router and provided a VPN connection to your Roku device, you can watch any blocked content on Roku. Best of all, since TorGuard is fast, you’ll be able to watch your favorite shows without any buffering issues.
In case you found the installation process for a physical router a bit difficult, just follow the virtual router method covered below. It is easier.
How to Setup TorGuard on Roku (Via a virtual router)
Now we’ll check out the steps to create a virtual VPN connection from your PC or macOS computer. After that, we can share a connection with our Roku device. To get started, just follow the easy steps covered below.
Virtual Router on Windows
Once you create a virtual wifi connection running TorGuard VPN on your PC, you can connect your Roku device to the new connection you just created. Here’s how you can achieve this:
Step 1: Subscribe to TorGuard
Step 2: Download and install the TorGuard app on your Windows PC
Step 3: Next, on your PC, click on the taskbar located at the bottom right then the Internet connection icon > Network & Internet Settings
Step 4: Locate mobile hotspot on the left-hand menu and turn on the Share my Internet connection with other devices option
Step 5: Now click on the Status located on the left-hand menu and then click on Change adapter options
Step 6: Now, Right-click on the TorGuard Tap Adapter and then click on Properties
Step 7: Next, click on Sharing tab and checkmark the box next to “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection”
Step 8: From the drop-down menu, select the hotspot for TorGuard that you just created and click on OK
Step 9: Now, your PC can run as a virtual wifi router with TorGuard running in the background
Step 10: Now, launch the TorGuard app on to your computer and connect to any US server
Step 11: Next, on your Roku’s main menu, select Settings > Network
Step 12: Then select Set up Connection > Wireless
Step 13: Now, you should see a list of all Wi-Fi networks. Just select the virtual Wifi connection you created earlier for TorGuard
Step 14: Now, enter your Wi-Fi password when asked and connect your Roku device to TorGuard
Note: In order to be able to access U.S specific content on Roku, make sure that your Roku device is set up properly with a US region. If not, just follow the steps mentioned below:
How do I change my Roku region to the U.S?
In order to watch U.S. content on your Roku device, you’ll need to set up your Roku device with U.S region settings. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Launch the TorGuard app on your computer and connect to any U.S. server
Step 2: Now, create a Roku account with your first name, last name, email, and password
Step 3: After that, when asked to choose a payment method, just skip the step since you don’t have a U.S. credit card
That’s it, your new Roku account is now created. But in case you were already signed in to your Roku device with a non-U.S. account, you can just factory reset it by going into Settings > System > Advanced system settings > Factory reset to sign out.
Virtual Router on macOS
In order to create a virtual hotspot from your macOS computer with TorGuard, you’ll need to first plug in an Ethernet cable into your macOS computer. After that, just follow the steps below:
- First, click the Apple logo located in the top left corner
- Next, click on “System preferences”
- Now, select “Network”
- Click on the “+” icon at the bottom left corner
- Now where it says “Interface”, choose “VPN”
- As for “VPN type” choose “IKEv2”
- For the “Service name” type in any network name
- Next, copy and paste in the US server address Remote ID (you can find it on the internet)
- Next, click on “Authentication settings”
- Click on “Username and Password of your VPN account.”
- Now, click on “Ok”, then click “Advanced”
- Next, click on “Send all traffic over VPN connection” and then click “Ok”
- Click on “Apply” and then “Connect”
- Now, again click on the Apple logo and go to “System preferences”
- Next, select “Sharing”
- Tick mark the box that says “Internet sharing”
- Now, choose “Wi-Fi” > “Network name” and type in the network name as “Channel: [default]”, “Security” as WPA2 Personal, and for “Password”, type in your chosen password. Now where it says “Verify” type in the password again
- Finally, click on “Ok” to finish the process
You have now created a virtual wifi connection from your macOS computer. Now you can connect your Roku device to the newly created connection for restriction-free streaming.
But in case you face any connectivity issues, you can always check out our TorGuard not working guide for quick troubleshooting tips.
How TorGuard Unblocks Channels on Roku
Since Roku is only available in a few countries, you can only really enjoy it if you’re in the US or in any of the few supported countries.
But if you have a powerful VPN like TorGuard, you’ll never have to feel left out. You’ll be able to simply spoof your actual location and mask your IP to virtually appear in the US. If that doesn’t make any sense, here’s all that you’ll need to do to access any blocked channel or app on Roku.
- Power on your Roku device
- Install Netflix, Hulu or any streaming app on your Roku (How to watch Netflix with TorGuard)
- Log in to the streaming app of your choice using your Username and Password
- Search for any content you’d like to watch and enjoy
That’s how easy it is to bypass geo-restrictions with TorGuard. But in case you end up not satisfied with Torguard, then you can always cancel your Torguard subscription and get a full refund.
Now that you know how to install TorGuard on a router and connect your Roku device to a VPN encrypted wifi connection, we can now take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about setting up a VPN on Roku.
Is TorGuard any good?
Yes, TorGuard is quite good. It comes with 3000+ servers and features that can help you securely unblock pretty much anything you can imagine. This makes it an ideal choice for Roku users.
How do I get US Netflix on Roku?
Getting US Netflix on Roku is quite easy. Navigate to Channel Store, then Movies & TV. After that, select Netflix, and then Add Channel. Once you’re done, go-to channel and you should see Netflix. But before you launch Netflix, make sure you connect to a US server using any VPN.
Are Rokus region-locked?
Yes, Roku devices are region locked, meaning you can only access content that is available in your region. Basically, it depends on the country where you registered the Roku account from. If you can only watch US channels, then your account must have been registered in the US.
So, as you can see, setting up TorGuard with your Roku device is not all that hard. If you own a TorGuard compatible router or a computer that you can use as a VPN wifi hotspot, you’ll be able to lend a connection to your Roku device and access any channel you can think of.
I hope you found today’s guide to setup TorGuard with Roku useful. But just in case you don’t wish to use TorGuard and want to try something else, then you can alternatively check out our list of some best VPNs for Roku.
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