How to Get Roku Stick on Laptop? [Updated 2022]

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If you are wondering how to use your Roku Stick on your Laptop, you have landed at the right article. This article has all the possible methods that can be used to get Roku Stick on your Laptop. Most Laptops come with an output HDMI port. It will be pretty challenging to get your Roku content on it. You might feel the process is effortless once you go through this article.

What is a Roku Stick?

Roku Stick is a product of the Roku Streaming Service to convert your TV to a Smart TV and watch contents available in the Roku Channel Store on your Roku TV. There are many Streming Devices offered by Roku, such as Roku Express, Roku Stick, Roku Ultra and Roku Streambar.

Roku Stick is a portable, and small Roku Device created to stream all the contents of Roku on any device with an HDMI port by connecting to a high-speed WiFi network Internet. There are two types of Roku Stick you can buy right now at the Roku Store, which are Roku Streaming Stick 4K and 4K+.

Roku Streaming Stick 4K+:

Roku Straming Stick 4k+

The Roku Stick, Roku Streaming Stick 4K+, comes at the cost of $69.99 with 4K, HDR, and Dolby Vision picture and video streaming quality. The device might be small, but it is very powerful with a long-range WiFi connection. Along with the purchase of the Roku Streaming Stick 4K+, you get Roku Voice Remote Pro which has private listening, personal shortcuts and a lost remote finder function.

Roku Streaming Stick 4K:

Roku Straming Stick 4k

Roku Streaming Stick 4K functions such as picture quality and WiFi connection are similar to the Roku Streaming Stick 4K+device. Still, you do not have access to features like private listening, personal shortcuts and a lost remote finder function. The Remote that comes with this device would be the simple Roku TV remote with voice control. The cost is less than the other one, which is $49.99.

Can I use Roku Stick on my Laptop?

Even though your Laptop has an HDMI Ports, it is an output port, and you can connect your Stick, but it will not work with your laptop on the HDMI port. One way is to use the Plex app. It will also be better if you try an HDMI adaptor to connect and use Roku Stick on Laptop.

How to Get Roku Stick on My Laptop?

As said before, almost all laptops have output HDMI ports, and Roku Stick does not work on these types of HDMI ports. So, to use the Roku device, you need to get the Plex app on your Laptop and on your Roku Stick to watch the contents of the Roku device on your Laptop screen.


NOTE: You must have a Roku account to access its contents on Plex.

The steps you have to follow to get the Roku device content on your Laptop screen are provided here,

  • Switch on your Laptop and connect to a WiFi connection.
  • Open any web browser and search for the Plex app or user the URL
  • Under Plex Media Server, choose your platform according to the OS of your Laptop.
  • Download and Install the respective Plex Media Server application for your Laptop’s OS.
  • Go to your Roku Account in the Web Browser and to the Roku Channel Store.
  • Search, find and subscribe to Plex App on Roku Channel Store.
  • Now connect your Roku Stick to a power source and to the Same WiFi network where your Laptop is connected.
  • Your Roku device and Laptop are now connected through the Plex app.
  • Open the Plex Media Server application on your Laptop and start streaming Roku Stick contents in it.

You see, this is not that much tough of a process to do to get a Roku device on Laptop. The Roku Stick and your Laptop must always be in the same WiFi network to maintain the connection using the Plex app. Read Connect Roku to WiFi to know more about it.

Is There Another Method to Connect Roku Stick on Laptop?

This method is not yet been tested but is a hypothesis. It may or may not work, but you can try this method. You need to have an HDMI adaptor to connect your Roku Stick to your Laptop.

Go through the shopping sites to find an HDMI adaptor which can change the output HDMI port of your Laptop to an input HDMI port. If you find such a product, then you can use directly connect the device to your Laptop and can access Roku device on your Laptop.

After connecting the Roku Stick to the HDMI ports of your Laptop, this will serve as a power supply, and no external power supply is needed. Now connect to a WiFi Network and start streaming Roku contents on your Laptop. Read Turn On TCL Roku TV Without Remote to know more about it.

The End

At last, you can now enjoy watching Roku Stick on your Laptop through the Plex app when connected to the same WiFi network. You can also try connecting your Roku Stick to your Laptop using an HDMI adapter. There is nothing wrong with trying, and it will not affect your Laptop. If you want to know more about Plex, you can go to its official site.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Buy Roku Stick?

Visit the official Roku website and sign up or sign in. Under the Shop products drop-down, select Streaming Players. Here you can find all the Roku Streaming devices. You can choose between the Roku Streaming Stick 4K or 4K+, which are of cost $49.99 and $69.99.Tap on Add to Cart and then View Cart. Enter yoru address for shipping and then complete the payment process. Once ordered, your Roku Stick will reach on time to the address mentioned.

Is it Possible to Connect Roku Stick to my Laptop?

Since almost all of the Laptops have an output HDMI port, you cannot connect your Roku Stick to it. If you have an input HDMI port on your Laptop, you can undoubtedly connect your Roku Stick on your Laptop.

Can I use Roku Box on my Laptop?

At present, it is not possible, but it can be made possible if you use extended applications and hardware such as the Plex app and adaptors.

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