Can I protect my Roku device?


Roku streaming devices currently come with a few pre-installed apps. Roku regularly adds new ones, but unfortunately you can't install your own.

However, you can set it up on your PC or Mac computer first, and then connect to your Roku device using an Ethernet cable.

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Most Roku devices rely on Wi-Fi, but the Roku Ultra also features an Ethernet port, so you can connect it directly to a computer or router by cable.

VirtualShield does not support installation on routers at this time. The alternative option is to connect to your computer first. That will allow you to share the VPN connection with other devices.

Roku Ultra Setup

How to share the VPN connection on your Windows computer:

Open VirtualShield and log in to your account, if you are not logged in already.

For more help logging in and connecting, see our support article.

Connect the Roku device to your computer using a Crossover cable.


Open Windows Control Panel.

To open Control Panel, click the Start button, type control panel in the search box and press Enter.

Navigate to Network and Sharing Center, and click Change Adapter Settings.


Right-click the VirtualShield network, and select Properties from the context menu.

If you don’t see this network, connect to the VPN first and open Network and Sharing Center again.

In the Sharing tab, select Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.


Below Home networking connection, choose the connection you want to share with your console, then click OK to save your changes.

This is typically named Local Area Connection if you are using a wireless connection, or Ethernet if you are using a hardwired connection.

Next, open the Settings from the Roku menu and select Network.


In the Network menu, select Wired (Ethernet), then choose Use a LAN Cable.

You can also set up the Connection Method as Easy so that your Roku will automatically scan your internet connection.

When prompted, choose Do not use a Proxy Server.


Finally, save/accept your Settings.
That's it! You are now ready to share the VPN connection with your Roku device.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Common Questions

Can I share the VPN connection with my mobile device?
Yes! You can add VirtualShield to your Android phone or tablet first, and then stream it to your Roku via Chromecast.

Can I share the VPN connection over Wi-Fi?
Unfortunately it is not possible to share the VPN connection with wireless devices at this time. You will need to install VirtualShield on each of the various devices you would like to protect.

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