In this article, we are going to share a list of some best working browsers for Roku devices, that will enhance your browsing experience with Roku. You can browse your favorite content using these browsers.
Just like Firestick and Chromecast, Roku is a popular digital platform that allows users to stream movies and TV shows from various OTT platforms like Netflix, Prime, and Hulu. But the only problem with Roku is, only a few options are available for browsing. However, you can still enjoy using Roku.
We will also share how you can browse the internet on Roku using your Android phone.
Best Browsers for Roku
Roku doesn’t have any browser to access the Internet. But you can install and use 3rd party browsers in Roku. In this guide, we will share some best working browsers with the Roku streaming device. Let’s get started.
Opera is a popular Internet browser, offers an awesome browsing experience with the Roku device. You have to attach your Roku device with your PC or laptop to use the Opera browser. Opera is a very lightweight browser with all the required features. Also, Opera comes with a built-in VPN. So you can unlock unlimited content for free.
- Simple and East UI
- Free VPN for anonymity.
- Fast browsing
- No cons
2. Web Browser X
Web Browser X is another popular web browser, with a simple UI. You can use Web Browser X to visit websites. To navigate webpages, you can use the left and right, up and down buttons using the Roku device.
- Fully rendered pages
- Save or bookmark web pages.
- Old-fashioned UI.
3. POPRISM Web Browser
POPRISM for Roku allows users to browse the Internet very easily. The only drawback is, the interface is not good as compared to other browsers. POPRISM is a very plain and standard Roku web browser. You won’t see more graphics and high-end images in the POPRISM browser.
You can use your Roku remote to navigate through different options.
- Free browser
- No images/GUIs or CSS
4. Web Video Caster
Web Video Caster is another awesome web browser for Roku. It allows you to browse the Internet and watch your favorite TV shows and movies on Roku. The only drawback is that this browser is paid. You have to pay around 4.99$ per month. But if you look at its features and service, then $4.99 is worth it.
It provides seamless support to Roku TV so that you can browse popular movies and TV shows. You can also access subtitles on this browser.
- Supports Roku, Fire TV, and Chromecast
- Supports Bookmarks, History, and more with the premium version.
- Allow you to cast local videos from your smartphone
- Tab casting not working
5. Media Browser for Roku
Apart from browsing, you can also control and play all your local movies and media files using Media Browser for Roku. You can also watch live TV using this browser. However, this required a digital TV tuner card. You have to install Media Browser Server on a local network.
Browse, control, and play media files
Easy to use interface
Allow you to stream media from PC to Roku TV.
- Still searching
6. The Roku Channel
Roku Channel allows you to browse the Internet very smoothly. You can watch the latest news, movies and stream your favorite TV show on Roku. The Roku Channel will get all data from Yahoo and update its UI with the latest media content. If you want to use premium features, then you have to pay for it.
- Stream all type of media
- Update new content regularly
- Effortless surfing & streaming
- Paid for pro features
How to Cast a Web Browser to Roku from Android
If you want to browse the internet on Roku from Android, then follow these steps:
1) Open your Android settings app and then go to connected devices.
2) Now click on Pair New Devices and wait until your phone finds a Roku streaming stick or set-top box.
3) Click on the name of your Roku device and wait for some time. Now your Android phone and Roku are connected.
4) Now open the web browser that you want to use and search your media.
(Note: Your Android phone should have a Miracast feature for this process.)
If you are facing any issue with the Roku streaming device then you can reset Roku box and Roku remote with our in-depth guide.
We have shared all working Roku browsers to surf the Internet. If you want to watch more content apart from OTT platforms, then you have to install these Roku internet browsers. It is very easy to install these browsers.