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Roku has recently exceeded 29 million customers. This shows how popular this nifty streaming box is among people who want to cut the cords, ditch TV cables, and move onto streaming-based services.

Unfortunately, some of the best channels and streaming apps on Roku are geo-restricted to the US. Unless you have a US IP address, you won’t be able to access these.

Using PureVPN is one of the easiest ways to get a US IP instantly on-demand, if only you could get set it up on Roku.

In this article, I will show you how to setup PureVPN on Roku and gain complete access to all channels from anywhere in the world.

How to Setup PureVPN on Roku

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Setting up any VPN service on Roku is a little bit tricky. The thing is, Roku does not have built-in support for VPNs, so you can’t directly install an app from a store like you’re probably accustomed to doing.

What you can do, though, is to install the VPN on your PC, and share a connection from your PC to Roku. The process will take you 3 minutes and is easy to execute.

Plus, you’ll only have to do it just one time and you’ll be set for life. Just follow the steps below to complete the process:

Step 1: Subscribe to PureVPN
Step 2: Download and install the PureVPN app on your Windows PC
Step 3: In the taskbar, click on Internet connection icon > Network & Internet Settings
Step 4: Find mobile hotspot on the left hand menu and toggle on the Share my Internet connection with other devices button
Step 5: Now, on the same left hand menu, click Status > Change adapter options
Step 6: Right-click on PureVPN Tap Adapter > Properties
Step 7: Check the box next to “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection” within the sharing tab
Step 8: In the drop-down field, choose the connection you just created and press OK
Step 9: Now launch the PureVPN app and connect to a US server
Note: You should now configure your Roku to US region if you haven’t already. If that’s already configured, jump to step 16.
Step 10: Connect PureVPN to a US server and visit on your PC or mobile
Step 11: Set country to United States when asked to choose country
Step 12: Enter a US ZIP code such as 10007, 90612, 93725 etc.
Step 13: Factory reset your Roku device by holding the reset button at the back of your device for 15 seconds
Step 14: Select Settings > Network when your Roku starts up again
Step 15: Choose Set up Connection > Wireless
Step 16: Choose PureVPN from the list of available Wi-Fi options
Step 17: Enter your Wi-Fi password and connect

This will connect your Roku to the VPN-enabled Wi-Fi you just created.

How to Setup PureVPN on Roku (via Phyical Router)

Roku can be connected via a VPN-enabled physical router rather than using your PC as a virtual one. This will allow you to unblock streaming channels on Roku by simply connecting to your Wi-Fi router.

For this, however, you will need to follow these steps:  first need to configure PureVPN on a router, which is another whole process in itself. Once you do that, follow these instructions below:

Step 1: You must create a PureVPN account

Step 2: Once subscribed, you need to configure PureVPN on a router

Step 3: Now open Roku Home, go to Settings > Click on Network > Then click on Setup Connection

Step 4: Click on Wireless 

Step 5: It will check for local Wi-Fi Networks. Click on your Wi-Fi connection

Step 6: Enter Password 

Step 7: Once connected, the status will say ‘Connected’ 

Step 8: Now you can stream anything over Roku!

How PureVPN Unblocks Channels on Roku

Licensing agreements prevent Roku from offering the same services throughout the world. The device automatically detects the country you are in from your IP address. All addresses outside of the US are denied access to US-only geo-restricted services.

This is unfair since everyone pays the same for Roku devices. But licensing agreements must be honored for any streaming platform and Roku is no different. PureVPN bypasses these restrictions by giving you a temporary US IP address for the duration of your VPN connection.

Here are the steps you need to follow to unblock these channels:

  • Subscribe to PureVPN and follow instructions to setup PureVPN on Roku
  • Open Roku Home
  • Install Netflix or any other streaming service you want to use
  • Now enter Username and Password
  • You will be able to stream American Netflix in no time

Final Thoughts

Setting up PureVPN on Roku isn’t exactly a piece of cake, but it is certainly doable. For people addicted to binge-watching, Roku unlocked via PureVPN will definitely make this addiction a lot worse. But if you’re still not satisfied and want an alternative, here are some good VPNs for roku.