How can I use my Roku to browse the Internet on my TV?

Greg Fritz February 21, 2012
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How can I use my Roku to browse the Internet on my TV?

  1. arun
    September 20, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    How can I use my Roku to browse the Internet on my TV?

    • TXFire
      September 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      At this time you can not. You need a separate interface for your laptop to the TV. There are many devices on the market to do this, just look for wireless display adapters.

  2. john
    September 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

    i hope Roku comes out with something like this soon and another question is ( does any one no any hack for Roku maybe that could be the answer to are problems......)

    just think about it ill look it up to seee if i got any thing

  3. Junito
    August 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I think another way to phrase it, would be, how to mirror the desktop display using roku. Basically, you using Roku to stream desktop content, Not using Roku to browse the net. Just as if you were connecting your laptop to the hdmi of you Hdtv, but instead your using the box.

  4. brandi
    July 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    How to browse internet on roku using android internet

  5. Dry Sabre
    June 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I have the same question, and this is just funny to read Karkala's responses! Read the question first, dude! And don't use this forum to promote your freaking FB pages! Crap....

    • shamicca
      July 7, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      did anyone ever get an answer to this?

      • Flaggy
        July 15, 2012 at 7:39 am

        The answer, at the time of writing this, is "no".

        Some people have tried, are trying and will try to create a browser app for Roku. I've never tried. But it seems an obvious one to go for. Although I can't help thinking that's there's a fundamental stumbling block somewhere. If there weren't then there'd be browsers out there already. And one probably published by Roku.

        Memory restrictions, no keyboard, maybe? I dunno.

        But as it stands, none are available. Yet.

        • Rohit Mehra
          July 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

          I agree with Flaggy and in the 1 week of using Roku my conclusion is, its fairly restrictive and it appears that provisioning a browser has been purposely avoided so that the app providers can earn subscription revenue. If Smart TVs can provide internet an internet browser, there's no reason Roku cannot and I will watch for another month before returning my Roku box and TV to switch for a Smart TV that gives me wider choice than Roku. ROKU are you listening?

        • Mike
          October 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm

          I was very excited to use my smart tv by samsung to access the internet. I bought and installed the LAN adapter and did a few other steps. I did get Youtube but nothing close to web browsing. After a long grilling of the rep. at samsung, I learned that none of these devices can support Java script and therefore no web browsing.

  6. Bernadette
    June 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    My says to enter a code and that where I am stuck, can't get passed that screen.

  7. Bernadette
    June 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Can't find a place to enter code????

  8. Sekou Nabe
    June 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    How can I use my Roku to browse the Internet on my TV?

    • Susendeep Dutta
      June 7, 2012 at 6:34 am

      Did you tried solutions suggeseted above?

      • Debra
        June 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

        The questions above answer how to connect the Roku to GET ROKU CHANNELS ONLY.

        The original question - and one most of us want answered is - how to go beyond the designated Roku only channels and get to, say, http://www.google.com.

        Include instructions that end with "and then you're at http://www.google.com and you can go anywhere from there"

        • CoolHappyGuy
          June 17, 2012 at 6:32 pm

          Yes! Karkala Nayak was trying to be helpful but didn't understand the question. We are not asking how to hook up Roku. Instead, is there a way that we can use our Roku box to browse the internet such as we do using Chrome/Firefox/IE, etc?

  9. Girlsrule
    April 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    It didnt help

  10. Karkala Nayak
    February 21, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Hello Greg,

    Here is a website that will give you instructions 
    http://support.roku.com/entries/244199-how-do-i-set-up-my-roku-player 

    Here is another link to a PDF on instructions how to set the net on tv using Roku
    Here it is a link to view PDF online
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    And Here the link to to download the pdf
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    Here is another website for help::
    http://techtips.salon.com/reset-roku-ethernet-connection-3985.html 

    I hope it helped
    :)

    • Topsalesin2010
      February 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

       Thank you my friend, I will look into it tonight. :-) I'll let you all know how it works out.
      Greg

      • Karkala Nayak
        February 22, 2012 at 3:46 am

        Sure Greg, Do feedback on your progress...
        And try the first link. It has appropriate instructions on the whole setup..good day.:)

        • Topsalesin2010
          February 23, 2012 at 6:30 am

           Hello, ok after having found time to read the answers, I need to pose the question more clearly than I had previously. The question is this. How can I use my TV as a MONITOR  and the ROKU PLAYER AS THE INTERNET BROWSER INTERFACE allowing me to surf the net with my laptop's wireless connection and use the projection TV as the monitor. Like internet tv?
          Thank you.

        • Karkala Nayak
          February 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

          Hello Topsalesin2010,

          Did you check this site.
          http://support.roku.com/entries/244199-how-do-i-set-up-my-roku-player 

          In this website they have clearly described the full procedures on how to connect to a TV and browse the Internet...and how to connect the internet connection? and everything that is needed....
          After reading your described question..I am sure that the website that I have given will help you set the Internet and Browse the Internet through TV...

          I hope it helped..
          :)

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          March 5, 2012 at 8:53 am

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          March 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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          March 27, 2012 at 9:56 am

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    • Dry Sabre
      June 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      Try to understand the question, dude!

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