How to set up smart DNS on Roku?

Roku, one among the best streaming service is now available in the market to stream your favorite movies and videos online. The latest models of Roku devices like Roku streaming stick, Roku express, Roku express +, Roku premiere, Roku premiere + and Roku Ultra provides you best streaming quality.

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Access to the service is restricted using an automatic region detection technology. Using the smart DNS service, it is possible to change the location and even the users outside US can access it.

To set up smart DNS on Roku

A DNS account is essential to set up a DNS on Roku, Once you register for an account with smart DNS service, you will receive new DNS settings automatically. Setting up a smart DNS on Roku becomes an essential step in Roku activation.

You can now configure the settings on your Router. Here are some of the simple and easy steps you can follow to setup Smart DNS on your Roku.

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The setup procedure varies depending up on the model of the router

  • The first step is to disconnect your Internet from your Roku device.
  • Now go to the administration page of your router with the help of an internet enabled device.
  • Enter your credentials like username or password.The credentials are also available in your router’s manual.

Registering IP address with smart DNS provider

  • Sign in to the client area from any of the devices that are connected to your Router.
  • Follow the setup instructions which are provided.
  • You can now click on the activation link, once you have completed the setup instructions.
  • Add your IP address now to start activating your DNS settings.

To add the IP address manually

  • It is also possible to add the IP address manually by typing my IP address on Google.
  • Note down the number which is displayed on your screen.

Instructions for adding the IP address to the data base

  • Instructions for adding your IP address are provided clearly on your DNS Service website

DNS service is now ready to use

  • Once your DNS service is ready to use, you can set the region to the USA and sign in your account.

Creating a Roku activation account

Creating a US Roku activation account is an easy process.

  • Go to http://www.roku.com/link and click on the Sign in link
  • Now select the create account option and enter USA when the page prompts you to enter the country name.
  • Type your email address, password, and PIN which is authorized for Roku store purchases.
  • You can now enter the details of your credit card.

To complete the Roku activation set up

  • Restart your Roku device now and perform the Factory Reset.
    • Go to settings >Select Factory Reset
  • Follow the onscreen instructions on the screen to sign in to your new US account.

To change the DNS settings during Roku activation

DNS settings can be found under your Network settings. Settings are also provided by your Smart DNS provider.

  • Press Ok now and click on the save option to save the settings.
  • Restart your router before you proceed with further steps.

You can now follow the above guidelines to set up DNS service during your Roku activation process.

If you still find any difficulty in following the above guidelines, you can call us on our Toll-Free number 1-855-729-8080 and our network support team is here to assist you.

Roku media player to download and watch videos

Roku media player is now available on the market today with its best features. Using this media player, you can watch photos, videos and play music.

Start streaming now to enjoy your favorite movies and videos on your Roku media player

A USB thumb drive is essential to use the media player and the player is pre installed on some of your Roku devices.

More about Roku media Player

Setting up of Roku media Player is easy if you have a Roku device with a USB port. The application finds the USB port drive quickly. You can select the server and the file type now and the application will scan for the available files and the directories from which you can browse and select the media file.

File Formats supported

The application supports video file formats like MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264) and MOV (H.264). Other file formats supported by the player includes

Music –AAC, MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), FLAC

Image-JPEG, PNG, GIF

The media player also allows you to browse and play contents from servers on your local network as well as USB. Other media servers supported are Twony, Windows Media Player, Plex, and Tversity. Unsupported file types cannot be viewed using your Roku media player.

The type of audio formats that are supported depends on the type of TV/AV receiver to which your Roku device is connected.

To play music or Video on your Roku Player using a USB Device

  • The first step is to identify the USB Port of the player and insert your USB Device.
  • You will be prompted to complete the Roku account activation process first if your Media player is not configured. A Roku activation code is essential for creating a Roku account.
  • Go to the respective website to enter the Roku activation code.
  • If you have already configured your device, the media player will automatically detect your drive.

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To play the content available on LAN

DLNA (Digital Living network alliance) is a standard technology available using which you can share the content between the devices.

How to use your Roku media player

  • Ensure that your Roku device is already configured.
  • The first step is to go to media type selection and select the media type.
  • Now choose the device from which you have the content to play.
  • Press ok or select the play file option.
  • You have options like Play/pause, forward or Rewind buttons to play videos as per your requirement.
  • Press * button on your remote for play back and browsing.

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Options to convert your files are also available on your Roku media player.

To know more about your Roku media player and the Roku account activation using the Roku activation code, you can call us on our toll-free number +1-855-729-8080 and our network support team is here to assist you.

How to install Kodi on Roku?

Enjoy streaming your favourite movies and videos online? All you have to do is Install Kodi on your Roku.The application provides you better streaming and allows you to watch your favourite videos and movies with high quality. The software is compatible with any devices like Mac, Windows, Android, IOS, X box and PS4.

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To use Kodi on Roku, you need to install it first on your Roku device.

To know more on how to install Kodi on Roku? Simply follow the set of guidelines below…

You can use an android or windows device with an active internet connection for installing Kodi.Wireless network connection is the most preferred one and essential for the installation.

Step 1

The first step is to connect your android or windows device to the same wireless network.

Step 2

Down load the Application 

The application can be downloaded from any websites that have the Latest versions of the software. First, select your device like Android or windows and then download the latest versions which are compatible with your device.

Step 3

Screen mirroring

Screen mirroring allows you to scan or mirror the screen on a smart TV display and your content will be displayed exactly as you see on your Android device.

 

Turn on screen mirroring on your Roku device

  • To turn on screen mirroring, go to the settings menu on your Roku device.
  • You can now select screen mirroring under the system menu and enable the option

The next step is to turn on screen mirroring on your Android device, tablet or smart phones. Some devices may have screen mirroring with different names like the smart view, Screen casting, HTC connects and a few more. Follow the below steps to turn on screen mirroring on your Android device.

Go to the settings menu and search for the display option or other options like Network, display, Cast, and connection.

If you are using a windows device, the first step is to turn on your wireless display.

  • Go to the device tab or control panel now and choose the option Project.
  • You can now tap on the option, Add a wireless display
  • Now select the device you want to connect and make sure that both the devices are connected to the same network.
  • Now turn on the Kodi app to get connected

After installing Kodi on your Roku, you can also install best Kodi add ons like Phoenix, USTV Now, Navi-X, Stream Engine, Studio Beats, House Mix, BBC I Player and a few more for best and improved streaming.

You can stream your videos on Kodi with a safe and secure access now with the help of Ivacy.

Follow the below steps to download Ivacy on Kodi.

  • The first step is to choose your Ivacy with your username and password.
  • Download and install the Ivacy Add-on for Kodi.
  • Now connect your device to US fast server and the application will now become secured to use with Ivacy protection.

If you want to know more on how to install Kodi on your Roku device, call us on the toll-free number  1-855-729-8080 and our network support team is here to assist you or Visit our website Setup Roku.

How to activate Netflix on Roku

Netflix is one among the top and best streaming service now available on all your Roku devices to stream your favourite movies and videos online. Browsing through My list option is the best feature available on Netflix which represents categories like Comedies, dramas, and TV shows and are preferred by most of the users.

An active internet connection is essential to activate Netflix on your Roku device. All most all the Roku devices allow you to stream Netflix in High definition.

You can activate the best and top streaming service now on your Roku by following the few guidelines below.

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Setting up your Roku device

  • Before you activate your Netflix account, it is essential to set up your Roku device properly. Select the correct HDMI port of your audio and video connection.
  • Ensure that you have plugged in the corresponding cables for Both Roku device as well as your television.
  • You can choose either a wired or wireless connection and make sure that you have entered the correct username and password
  • Turn on your television and Roku device now to begin the setup or Roku activation process for Netflix.

Activating your Netflix

The activation process of Netflix slightly varies between Roku 1 and other Roku devices.

If you are a Roku 1 user, Go to the home screen of your device and select the Netflix option.

  • To find Netflix on the screen, navigate to channel store and select Movies and TV option
  • The first step in Netflix activation process is to select the Netflix icon on your TV screen with Roku remote
  • An Roku activation code will be generated after you follow the onscreen instructions on your screen.
  • Enter the Roku activation code which appears at Netflix.com /activate.
  • After your Netflix is activated, select the Netflix option to add your favorite channels. If you have not subscribed your Netflix yet, sign up to create an account.

If you are using a Roku device, other than Roku 1, Go to the home screen and select the Netflix option.

  • Go to the streaming channels and then select the Movies and TV option.
  • Select Netflix option now to add your favorite channels.
  • Make sure that your Roku device has identified your Netflix account.

 Netflix in Ultra HD

Ultra HD is now available on your Roku devices and can also be used to stream Netflix and watch your favorite videos in high quality. To stream your Netflix in Ultra HD, you require TV compatible with Ultra HD Feature, Roku device with an HDMI port, the plan that supports streaming, and an active internet connection with a speed of 25 megabits per second.

Latest models of Roku devices like Roku 4, Roku premiere, Roku premiere+ and Roku Ultra supports the Ultra HD feature in Netflix.

Some users often face issues using the Ultra HD feature or playing content in Ultra HD. In that case, you can go to the settings from Roku home menu and select the 4K Ultra HD feature from the display.

Try connecting the Netflix again after selecting the above feature.

You can now follow the above guidelines to activate Netflix on your Roku device. If you still find any difficulty in understanding the above steps, our network support team is here to assist you. Call our toll-free number 1-855-729-8080  to Setup Roku to enjoy the Netflix channel.