In this step by step tutorial, we will show you how to rename Roku in under 2 minutes.
Roku’s userbase has almost tripled in the last two years, with 43 million monthly active users alone in the United States. There’s no doubt Roku makes some of the best media streaming devices in the market, and they are pretty affordable as well.
Given how versatile Roku devices are, you probably have multiple Roku devices set up in your house, whether it’s in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, or kids’ room. Having multiple Roku devices in the house means that you don’t have to fight for the remote, and you can assign individual viewing profiles to every device.
While having more than one Roku device on the same network comes with its own set of advantages, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to deal with issues, especially when you have the same Roku models set up in all the rooms.
Suppose you are trying to mirror your phone’s screen, cast content from apps, or control your Roku using an Amazon Echo device. Then, you find out that all of your Roku devices share the same name or use the default model numbers for whatever reasons.
Of course, the workaround is to rename them to something easier to identify or assign room names to each device to tell them apart.
If you don’t know how to change Roku name, make sure to follow this guide till the end. There are different options for you to try out.
Rename Roku from your Roku Account
Assuming that you have already gone through the initial setup on the Roku device, you can rename it from your Roku account page. Here’s how to do it:
- First, visit my.roku.com from the browser on your smartphone or computer.
- Next, enter the email and password associated with your Roku account, verify the reCAPTCHA, and click the Sign in
- Scroll down to the ‘My linked devices’ section on your Roku account page. You should see your Roku device on the list, followed by its serial number.
- Click the Rename option under your device’s name, enter the new name in the following text field, and click Update.
If you have multiple unnamed Roku devices linked to your Roku account, the only way to identify them is to check their Serial number.
To learn what your Roku device’s serial number is, simply go to Settings from the Home screen, then visit the About page in the System menu. You can then cross-match it with the serial numbers on your Roku account page to identify the device and rename it to your preference.
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Change Roku Name from Roku Mobile App
The official Roku app on Android and iOS is mainly used as an alternative Roku remote. It lets you control your Roku devices, cast media files directly from your phone, and enter text on Roku devices with your phone’s on-screen keyboard.
You can also use the app to rename your Roku devices on the go. All you need to do is make sure that your phone and Roku devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot or local network.
In case you don’t have the Roku app on your Android device, follow the instructions below.
- Start with opening the Play Store app on your Android phone.
- Next, tap the search bar and enter Roku in the field.
- Select the Roku app from the search results and tap the Install button on the following page.
iPhone (iOS) users can go through the steps below to install the Roku app.
- Launch the App Store from the iOS Home Screen.
- Go to the Search tab to search for the Roku
- Tap Get next to the Roku – Official Remote app in the Apps results.
If you already have the Roku app installed and set up, you won’t need to do it again. Instead, the following steps will show you how to change the name of your Roku devices via the official Roku app:
- First, launch the Roku app from the app drawer or the home screen of your Android or iOS device.
- Now tap the cogwheel (Settings) icon on the bottom navigation panel of the app window.
- After that, tap Edit Name under your Roku device and type in your preferred name for it.
Once again, if you have multiple Roku devices in your house, tap the Switch Roku Device option on the Settings page and select the device you want to rename.
The following instructions above have shown you how to rename Roku devices. If you have an older version of the Roku mobile app, make sure to update it to get the device renaming functionality.
Once you correctly assign recognizable names to your Roku devices, you will be able to identify them quickly the next time you want to mirror your phone’s screen, cast content, or control your Roku device hands-free using Alexa.