If you see a 'Make sure your Roku device is powered on and connected to your WiFi network' message on the device selection screen in the Roku app, your Roku device was not detected over your network.
First, try going through network setup to ensure your Roku device is visible ('awake') on your home network: Go to Settings >Network from your Roku device (or Settings > Network > Repeat guided setup from an original Roku device).
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After you have successfully checked your connection, tap 'Try Again' in the Roku mobile app.
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If that did not work, try exiting the Roku app, turning your phone's (or tablet's) Wi-Fi off and on and re-entering the app.
Next, confirm your Roku device is on the same network as your phone:
- On your phone, open Settings and check your network's IP address. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Your network name and write down the number next to 'IP Address.' Your IP address will be a four-part number (e.g. 192.168.0.125).
- Now, check the IP address of your Roku device. If you have a Roku TV, go to Settings > System > About. For all other Roku devices, go to Settings > About from your Roku device (Settings > Player info from original Roku device). Write down the number next to “IP Address.”
- The first three of four numbers of the IP address of your phone and your Roku device should match (e.g. 192.168.0 from IP address 192.168.0.101). If these numbers do not match, your Roku device and phone are not on the same network.
If the IP address numbers match, you can connect manually by entering the IP address of your Roku device in the Roku app. Tap 'Connect Manually' in the mobile app and follow directions.
If the IP address numbers do not match and your Roku device and phone are not on the same network, try the following:
- If your Roku device is connected via Wi-Fi, check that your phone or Roku device aren't accidentally connected to a neighbor's Wi-Fi network.
- If your Roku device is connected via Ethernet, connect it wirelessly to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone. Go through Wi-Fi setup on your Roku device by selecting Settings > Network. Have your network password ready.
- If you are using a combination cable modem/wireless router, try adding a separate wireless router to your network and connecting your Roku device and phone to it.
- If you have multiple wireless routers in your home, check that your Roku device and phone are connected to the same router (same SSID).
If the app still does not show your Roku device, try powering down your Roku device, phone, and router. Restart all devices, wait 3 minutes, then launch the Roku app again.I installed a Roku Streaming Stick (RSS 3600R), connected it to my wireless network, and activated it. It is working and it streams channels from the Internet flawlessly.
Now I am trying to get the Roku Mobile App (version 4.0.4) to work on my iPhone, but I am getting nowhere. The reason is that my home network has an IP address that the App thinks is 'public', because it is not in one of the normal ranges for private IP addresses. Specifically, it is 192.150.23.x, which I am using for good technical reasons (it was assigned by my employer).
My RSS has been assigned the IP address 18.104.22.168 (as shown in Settings). My iPhone has been assigned address 22.214.171.124 -- as you can see, on the same network. There is full connectivity between all devices on the network -- no AP isolation, VPN, or anything like that. I have a conventional NAT router; the only unconventional thing is the IP address on the LAN side of the router.