The Roku Box is one hot little piece of technology. You can stream content from , Hulu, Amazon and God knows what. The only problem is that these services only work from within the US. Unless that is, you connect your Roku Box to a VPN connection.
Important Update: Instead of using VPN you can use a DNS service called Unlocator, which is much smarter, faster and easy to use.
There is no VPN Client for Roku
Ok so we have already found out, that if we want to stream , Hulu or Amazon to our Roku Box outside the US, we will need to connect to VPN.
How to use VPN with Roku
The problem with using VPN together with the Roku box is that it does not have a build in VPN client. This means there is not direct way to connect the Roku Box to a VPN connection. Instead you need to share your VPN connection with the Roku Box so it can take advantage of the VPN tunnel. You have 3 different options to achieve this – all the methods use Unlocator and are listed below:
- Share a VPN Connection in Windows
- Share a VPN Connection in OS X
- Share a VPN Connection From a Router
Once connected to a VPN tunnel using one of the above methods simply use the Roku box as if you were located in the US and you are good to go.