You will need it for making new connections and for troubleshooting.
There are many reasons why you would want to get your Roku’s IP address. It’s an important piece of information about any device on your network, and for something with as many streaming apps as a Roku, you’d be hard-pressed not to run into a scenario where you need to find the IP.
How to find the Roku IP address with your remote
It’s easier to find your Roku’s IP address from the device itself. Your Roku makes its IP address available in its menus. You just need to know where to look.
On the main Roku menu, scroll down to Settings.
- Under that submenu, find About . There you will find your Roku’s IP address and other useful network information about your device.
How to Find Roku IP Address Without a Remote
You may not always have direct access to your Roku’s menus, whether it’s troubleshooting or setting something up from another room. In either case, you can access your Roku’s IP address through your network in a couple of different ways.
With Remoku Chrome Extension
The easiest way to get your Roku’s IP is with a Roku remote plugin for Google Chrome called Remoku.
Remoku is a web application that allows you to use a virtual remote on your computer to control your Roku over the network. For that, you need a feature to find and connect to Roku devices on your network. That’s exactly what you’re going to rely on here.
Open Google Chrome and then open the Chrome web store. If you don’t know where it is, there’s probably a link in your bookmarks bar. If you don’t have it, do a Google search for “ Chrome apps ,” and the Chrome Web Store should appear as the first result.
- Remoko.” The first and only result is the one you are looking for.
- Open Remoku via the icon at the top right of your Chrome window. The virtual remote will open.
- The first two lines are what you need. On the first line, match the IP address pattern to your network. The default IP address will work for most people, but if you’ve 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 to find them.
- Depending on your router, you may see a list of connected devices right away. Otherwise, you must log into the router and navigate to the status pages. These usually contain connection information.
- If you don’t see any Roku names listed, that’s fine, too. Find the MAC addresses in the list of devices. Most routers have a column for it.Some routers allow you to look up the device manufacturer by the MAC address right on the interface. Select the MAC and the information you need will appear.
- If not, it’s not a big deal. 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 search for them. It’s a roundabout way to get there, but this method still allows you to associate an IP address with your Roku.